Rose Public Cemetery

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Rose Public Cemetery

Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana, USA
Memorials 12 added (33% photographed)

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This cemetery is across the road from Hicksite Cemetery. It was for non-Quakers or Quakers who wanted memorials (at a time when Hicksites prohibited them.)

(I have been told the above is completely bogus...well, except for the location. Stand by for the real story...)

Here's a "raw" version of the truth:

Its founding had nothing to do with Quakers who wanted tombstones. It was founded ca 1843 as the Duck Creek Antislavery Friends Burying Ground. The split was a bitter one revolving around interactions with other denominations in the operation of the Underground Railroad, and the anti-slavery Friends did not want to be buried in the same ground as either the orthodox or the Hicksite Friends, so they started their own burying ground across the road from the Hicksite one. The differences were resolved by 1856 and the antislavery Friends were reunited with either the orthodox or the Hicksites (whichever they had split from in the first place), so there were few burials there, and it became used as a public cemetery


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GPS Coordinates: 39.87316, -85.46198

  • Added: 28 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2367862