The dedication of Grace Lawn Cemetery took place in 1864, which included the sale of lots at auction. After Grace Lawn was developed in 1864, many bodies from the old Middlebury street cemetery were removed by relatives to Grace Lawn Cemetery. Also moved from the old cemetery was George Claybourn, a freed slave from Virginia. George (born about 1785) was in Elkhart as early as 1843 and was listed in both the 1850 and 1860 Elkhart census. He died about 1869.
Find A Grave volunteer Robert Ashton has reported a problem 11-26-12 with your photo request for George Claybourn.
The general problem they reported is:
They also reported, specifically:
Cemetery transcription shows he has an unmarked grave in Block Q.
Grace Lawn Cemetery
Plot: unmarked grave in Block Q
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Oct 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99757290
You were a freed slave! So happy you got to experience freedom after so much unfair atrocity! RIP.|
Added: Nov. 17, 2012
Added: Oct. 28, 2012