SKEEN GRAVEYARD

Shelby Township
Jefferson County, Indiana

April 2000 Survey – done by Jackie Owen

LAST NAME FIRST MIDDLE BORN DIED INSCRIPTION(S) COMMENTS
Matthews Rebecca I. 03 Dec 1872 W of E. – Age 22y
Skeen * Izellar 16 Feb 1847 05 May 1887
Skeen James R. 18 Mar 1815 23 Feb 1893
Skeen * Martha A. 25 Mar 1840 24 Feb 1850
Skeen * Mary J. 04 Sep 1841
Skeen * Rebecca V. 20 May 1850 03 Dec 1874
Skeen * Sallie J. 30 Jan 1857 05 Feb 1861
Skeen * Samuel F. 12 Mar 1844
Skeen Sarah F. 09 Mar 1819 03 Dec 1896

COMMENTS:

  • I checked and rechecked both Rebeccas names and dates. I thought maybe I had misread Rebecca Matthews' stone because her death date was so close to Rebecca Skeen's. I thought maybe Rebecca Skeen & Rebecca Matthews were the same person.

  • All the names listed were on just one stone, except for Rebecca Matthews her stone was in poor shape and hard to read, (the other one was in great shape and easy to read) but I think I have all the info correct according to the stones.

  • The following inscription was on the back of the Skeen stone:

                                                                                                                Family Record.
                                                                James R. Skeen & Sarah Fallis were married in Vevay, IN
                                                                                by Rev. Wm. Northcote, June 20, 1839

* These names and dates were also on the back of the Skeen stone, but it is thought to be a memorial site and that these people aren’t actually buried here.

KEY:  SS = Same Stone, W = Wife, S = Son, D = Daughter, y = year(s), m = month(s), d = day(s)