Weaver Cemetery, Grant County, Indiana
Beginning in the 1830s and 1840s, free African Americans, primarily from North Carolina and Virginia, moved north and formed communities in Indiana. One of these was the Weaver Settlement in Liberty Township, Grant County. At one time, Weaver was a thriving village with three churches, a general store and a number of other businesses. A century later, most of the residents of Weaver had moved to towns and cities, and the small community was gone. Weaver Cemetery, on the north side of County Road 600 South between Roads 250 and 300 West is the only vestige of this once viable community. Transcriptions of Weaver Cemetery may be found in the following books:
- Mrs. John W. Kendall, Cemetery Records of Grant County, Indiana, Vol. I (Marion, Ind.: General Francis Marion chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, ca. 1944), pp. 244-246. (ACPL call no. 977.201 G76dac)
- Sheila D. Watson, Pioneer Cemeteries of Grant County, Indiana, Vol. II (Marion, Ind.: Privately Printed, 2002), pp. 421-425. (ACPL call no. 977.201 G76wa)
A more comprehensive list of burials in Weaver Cemetery may be found in the Marion Public Library's Genealogy Database. The Weaver Cemetery listing in the Marion Public Library database has been compiled from a variety of sources in addition to tombstone readings, including obituaries and death records. This is helpful to researchers since a number of people buried at Weaver had no stones.
These photographs of the stones in Weaver Cemetery were taken by Dawne Slater-Putt 22 October 2009.
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