Friend Cemetery
Washington Twp
Section 35 Township 13N Range 5W
39 31 06N Latitude; 86 56 00W Longitude
This cemetery is on private property. Obtain permission from property owner before visiting this cemetery.
Directions:
Go southwest of Manhattan on Co Rd 450W for two miles. This road will make several turns and become 500W. Co Rd 750S will meet this road coming in from the west. At that point, there is a lane going east. Follow that lane east about mile, then go south through the field to the woods where you will find the cemetery. A GPS will be a big help in finding this cemetery.
Condition: Poor
Recent records indicate this cemetery was destroyed by loggers. This is not true. The area was logged not too many years ago, and the loggers did in fact go right through the middle of the cemetery. But the loggers did not appear to damage any stones. I was able to locate almost all the stones from older readings. There are some mature trees that need to be cut and removed. The area should also be mowed. Some of the stones are standing and in good condition. But most are flat on the ground or leanings against trees.
* = computed birth
Birth Death Age
Surname First Name Other inscriptions M D Y M D Y Y M D
FRIEND John   * Sept 16 1800 Apr 13 1879 78 6 28
FRIEND Elizabeth w/o John * Oct 10 1808 Mar 5 1861 52 4 23
FRIEND Frank E. s/o F. M. & S. * Dec 22 1860 Apr 24 1863 2 4 2
GOODRICH Oliver P.   * Jan 5 1825 Apr 27 1855 30 3 22
GOODRICH Hanah   * July 23 1773 Aug 31 1850 77 1 8
GOODRICH Mary Ann d/o E. & K. * Dec 6 1834 May 8 1851 16 5 2
UNKNOWN Partial Stone Partial Stone               19 8 9
  Partial Stone Partial Stone               70    
Additional stones copied from the "Putnam County History - Indiana Sesquicentennial 1966 -pg. 392.
FRAZIER Thomas   * Nov 3 1785 May 12 1852 66 6 9
GOODRICH Mary d/o O. P. & E. * Oct 4 1854 Apr 24 1855 0 6 20
SNYDER Polly w/o Henry Snyder *     1802 Nov 5 1872 70    
YOUNG Perry age about 24 years *     1839 May 25 1863 24