This is a very small family cemetery completely hidden from view by mulberry trees and farming area. Miss Ethel Vinnedge of Creston, Indiana, also made the survey and her findings were different from those of Mrs. Joseph E. Brown and Mrs. W.A. McBride are given in parenthesis. Survey made on July 22, 1956. Mr. Dixon Barr, S.A.R., of Crown Point Indiana was also a member of the party which located the site.
The cemetery is about a half a mile south of Creston in Cedar Creek Township on the old McCarty farm, now the property of Richard Hamman. It can be reached by going south on County Road E (the Cedar Lake-Lowell Road), turning west at the sign which designated Lake Dale-Carlia, and going about a quarter of a mile. The cemetery is on the south side of the road; there is a narrow worn lane which leads around the area.
MCCARTY, Charles W. S.; died Sept 11, 1849; aged 1 yr. 10 da.; son of William P. and Sarah H.;
(Miss Vinnedge has died Sept. 4, 1849; aged 1 yr 19 das.)
- Deida; wife of Hon. Benjamin McCarty; died Mar. 28, 1848; aged 52 Yrs. 3 mos. 3 das.
- Mary M.; dau. of William and Sarah; died Oct. 9, 1851; aged 1 yr. 16 das.; (aged 1 yr 6 das.)
- Sarah; wife of William P.; died Dec 8, 1853; aged 24 Yrs. 3 mos. 6 das.; (aged 24 yrs, 8 mos. 5 das.
YOUNG, Emily L; child of J. and S. Young; died July 3, 1853; aged 4 yrs. 5 mos.; (1 yr. 5 das.)
- James M.; son of J. and S.; died July 3, 1853; aged 18 mos. (gave death date only which was the same as ours)
- Sally; wife of James; died July 24, 1854; aged 35 yrs. 5 mos. 4 das. (died July 21, 1854; aged 35 yrs.)
- Headstone with the initials "S.H.Mc"
Additional info on the McCarty family:
1850 Census (none of these Youngs were on the 1850 census):
92 92 McCARTY E. S. 33 M Farmer 800 Indiana
92 92 McCARTY Rhoda 41 F Virginia
92 92 McCARTY Henry Lee 5 M Indiana X
94 94 McCARTY William P. 28 M Mill Wright 600 Indiana
94 94 McCARTY Sarah H. 20 F Ohio
95 95 McCARTY Benjamin 57 M Farmer 2,800 Tennessee
95 95 McCARTY Miles F. 26 M Farmer 500 Indiana
95 95 McCARTY Fayette A. 23 M Farmer 100 Indiana
95 95 McCARTY Margan G. 20 M Farmer 200 Indiana
95 95 McCARTY Jonathan W. 17 M Farmer Indiana
Early Land Owners
McCarty, Enoch S. Lake IN 1841/03/25
McCarty, Fayette A. Lake IN 1844/01/17
McCarty, Miles F. Lake IN 1842/06/15
McCarty, Morgan Green Lake IN 1845/10/29
McCarty, William P. Lake IN 1842/06/15
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