1816 State Constitutional Delegate Memorial Ceremonies

In June 2016, in celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, the Indiana Archives and Records Administration honered the Founders of Indiana: forty-three early settlers who met in Corydon two-hundred years ago to establish Indiana’s statehood and write its first Constitution. During the month of June the Archives staff planned a series of graveside memorials to honor these early pioneers. From June 9 to June 29, 2016, they traveled around the state to memorialize each 1816 State Constitutional Delegate with a public ceremony at his burial site. Each event featured an IARA staff person serving as Master of Ceremonies, a keynote speaker who shared information about the delegate’s life and achievements, a flag ceremony, a wreath-laying, and in some cases military honors and/or music.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016

    • Noblesville, IN – Noblesville City Hall, 8:30 AM. – James Noble

  • Friday, June 10, 2016

    • Near Corydon, IN – Pennington Chapel, 12 PM – Dennis Pennington
      --- Keynote Speaker: State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads

    • Near Laconia, IN – Old Goshen Cemetery, 1:30 PM – John Boone

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016

    • Bloomington, IN – Rose Hill Cemetery, 11:30 AM – William Lowe, David H. Maxwell
      --- Keynote Speakers: State Rep. Matt Pierce, Dr. James H. Capshew

    • Near Vallonia, IN – Driftwood Church Cemetery, 1:30 PM – William Graham

  • Monday, June 13, 2016

    • Near Carlisle, IN – Johnson Cemetery, 10:30 AM – John Benefiel

    • Carlisle, IN – Carlisle Old City Cemetery, 12 PM – James Scott
      --- Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice Brent Dickson, ret.

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    • Vincennes, IN – Greenlawn Cemetery, 10:30 AM – John Badollet

    • Near Vincennes, IN – Indiana Presbyterian Cemetery, 12 PM – John Johnson
      --- Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice Loretta Rush

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    • Rockport, IN – Old Rockport Pioneer Cemetery (now occupied by the South Spencer School Corporation), 11:30 AM (CDT) – Daniel Grass

    • Near Tobinsport, IN – Lamb Cemetery at the intersection of Tobinsport Road and Highwater Road, 1:30 PM (CDT) – Charles Polke

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016

    • Near New Trenton, IN – Braysville Cemetery, 10:30 AM – Solomon Manwaring

      *Parking available in the Half Price Fireworks parking lot, located at 2533 Harrison Brookville Rd, West Harrison, IN 47060*
    • Lawrenceburg, IN – Dearborn County Courthouse, 12 PM – James Dill

    • Greendale, IN – Greendale Cemetery, 1:30 PM – Ezra Ferris

  • Friday, June 17, 2016

    • Salem, IN – Crown Hill Cemetery, 11:30 AM – John DePauw, Benjamin Parke
      --- Keynote Speaker: Attorney General Greg Zoeller

       

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016

    • Winchester, IN – Jericho Friends Meeting House, 4010 E - 100 S, 10 AM – Jeremiah Cox

    • Richmond, IN – Elkhorn Cemetery, 12 PM – Hugh Cull, Joseph Holman

    • Cambridge City, IN – Bicentennial mini-park gazebo at US 40 and Foote Street, 1:30 PM – Patrick Beard

  • Monday, June 20, 2016

    • Near Delphi, IN – Morning Heights Cemetery, 12 PM – Samuel Milroy

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    • Connersville, IN – Covered Bridge Shelter in Roberts Park, 2900 N Park Rd, 10 AM – James Brownlee
      --- Keynote Speaker: State Representative Tom Saunders

    • Brookville, IN – Old Brookville Cemetery, 12 PM – Enoch McCarty

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    • New Albany, IN – Fairview Cemetery, 10:30 AM – Patrick Shields

    • New Albany, IN – Scott Cemetery, 12 PM – John K. Graham

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016

    • Jeffersonville, IN – Colston Memorial Park, 10:30 AM – James Lemon

    • Sellersburg, IN – Silver Creek Cemetery, 12 PM – Thomas Carr, Sr.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016

    • Madison, IN – John Paul Park, 10 AM – Nathaniel Hunt

    • Hanover, IN – Hanover Cemetery, 12 PM – Samuel Smock

    • Mount Sterling, IN – Mount Sterling Cemetery, 2 PM – William Cotton

  • Saturday, June 25, 2016

    • Princeton, IN – Warnock Cemetery, 10 AM CENTRAL time – Alexander Devin

      *Located at the Northeast corner of Warnock and Main streets in Princeton*
    • Near Owensville, IN – W.H.H. Smith Cemetery, 11:30 AM CENTRAL time – James Smith

      * Located about 160 yards east of CR-450W, and 1 mile north of the intersection of with CR-525S.  (north-northeast of an  abandoned farm house.)*
    • Near Hazleton, IN – David Robb Cemetery, 1 PM CENTRAL time – David Robb
      --- Keynote Speaker: State Auditor Suzanne Crouch

    • Mount Vernon, IN – Sherburne Park, 3 PM CENTRAL time – Dann Lynn
      --- Keynote Speaker: State Auditor Suzanne Crouch

  • Monday, June 27, 2016

    • Ft. Wayne, IN – McCulloch Park (former Broadway Cemetery), 12 PM - William Polke
      -- Keynote Speaker: Senate President Pro-Tem David Long

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    • Indianapolis, IN – Floral Park Cemetery, 10 AM – Daniel C. Lane
      --- Keynote Speaker: Treasurer Kelly Mitchell

    • Indianapolis, IN – Crown Hill Cemetery, 12 PM – Robert Hanna

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    • Charlestown, IN – Charlestown City Cemetery, 12 PM – Jonathan Jennings
      --- Keynote Speaker: Governor Mike Pence

For additional information, please contact jcorridan@iara.in.gov