It is hard to write about a subject when
one doesn’t know much about it. But anyway, here goes. Everything known
today about the Vawter family cemetery is the result of the fine work of the D.A.R.
done in 1978.
According to their research, ownership of the property surrounding
the twelve by thirty foot cemetery left the Vawter family July,
1883 when it was transferred to Caswell and Emily Morrison. The cemetery,
however, remained the property of Elizabeth (Vawter) Wright at
that time. The cemetery is mentioned twice again in December, 1884
and August, 1894 title transfers. It was omitted in a February, 1896 and
subsequent transfers. To make a long story short: nothing remains to mark
Relatives of the Vawter family interviewed
by the D.A.R. remember four or five stones that disappeared after the
possession of the land left the Vawter family.
So, who is buried here? All sources are in
agreement that James M. Vawter and his wife Irena are interred here. It is
plausible that their infant children/grandchildren are buried here.
Possibly friends or nearby neighbors may be buried here
The cemetery lies north of
county road 450 N.