Falls Twp. Location from Corbin: 1 E, 2 ½ S.
The 1883 Atlas shows that this land was owned by William Corzine and the 1918 Atlas shows it belonged to J.A. Corzine.
The first recording of a deed for this cemetery is as follows: James A. Corzine deeded a tract of land 295' N-S X 325' E-W in SE corner of NE ¼ to the Spring Creek Cemetery Co. The deed was dated May 13, 1893, and recorded April 29, 1895.
A Quit Claim Deed was given by W.M. Corzine to the Corzine Cemetery District, dated April 22, 1958, and filed May 22, 1958, for the following described tract:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter, then South along East line of said section, 186'; then West 316'; then North 628' 6"; then East 6' to the corner of said Cemetery; then South 442' 6"; then East 6' to the corner of said Cemetery; then East along South line of said Cemetery to the place of beginning, and containing approximately 1.408 acres.
A Warranty Deed dated April 5, 1962, and filed April 6, 1962, was executed to perfect the title to the following tract of land:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Northeast ¼ of Section 16, then North on the section line 442 ½'; then West parallel to the South line of said section 325'; then South parallel to the East line of said section 442 ½'; then East along the South line of said section 325' to the point of beginning.
The first burial is believed to be that of Morgan E. Sturm, who died Oct. 25, 1878. Other early burials were: Purdy A. Anderson, son of W.F. and Emma Anderson, born Feb 12, 1878, and died May 23, 1879; W.R. Corzine, son of D.R. and E.A. Corzine, died Dec. 24, 1881, at the age of 1 yr, 2 mo, 13 da.
An interesting inscription was found on a large marker belonging to the Corzine family. It reads: "The Inspirations and Achievements of Our Pioneer Forefathers Are Not In Vain, and May Their Graves Be The Foundation of a Greater Civilization."
GPS Coordinates: 37.0928, -97.5292
- Added: 1 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #92240
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