Lewis Cemetery in Lostcreek Township of Miami County, is in the southeast quarter of Section 25. It is in a field 3/4 mile east of Casstown. This is likely the site of the old Salem Presbyterian Church.


The following information was in a letter from Elise Lindenberger to my father, Coleman Scott, undated but probably written in the 1940�s or 50�s. I went there in Sept and Oct 2005. It had been recently  been  cleared and is being maintained by Lostcreek Township. I was able to correct some information and record several more entries that were not on Mrs. Lindenberger's list. I also took several photographs which are being provided to the Cemetery Preservation Society along with this list.

James H. Scott 2005

Dear Coleman: Here are the burials in what is recorded as Lewis Cemetery, Lostcreek Township, but which has also been known as Salem cemetery.   I think there was once a Presbyterian Church near the cemetery, Salem Presbyterian Church. Most stones give date of death and age I figured out birth dates from that.

Baird, John: died1844: 24 years 3 months 2 days: born 1819     

Baird, Nancy, wife of Wm. Baird:1838: 53 years: born 1785

Bodkin, Charles: died1844: 75 years: born 1769

Bodkin, Silence, wife of Charles:1846: 73 years: born 1776  (photo)

Brevard, Phebe, wife of Zebulon:1841: 62 years: born 1779

Clark, Nathaniel: 1848: 24 years 5 months 24 days: born 6/23/1824

Collins, Jane M, wife of Samuel:1850: 32 years 5 days: born1818  (photo)

Fordice, Zadok:1837: 28 years 6 months 17 days: born 1/29/1809

Godman, Asa W.: 1842: 41 years: born 1801

Myers, Nancy, wife of John: 1840: 64 years 8 months 7 days: born1776

Robins (or Robinson), Sarah, wife of Benjamin: 3/8/1843: 23 years 6 months 23 days: born1819

Scott, William: 5/6/1834: 86 years 7 months 8 days: 7/8/1747: Revolutionary War   (photo)

Scott, John:1872: 80 years 26 days: born1792: War of 1812

Scott, Elizabeth, wife of John: 1855: 51 years 9 months 25 days: born1804 (photo)  (photo detail) (Scott  Group Headstones photo)

Scott, Infant Son of John and Elizabeth Scott June 22, 1838

Scott, John, son of John and Elizabeth Scott Died Sept 13, 1849: 8 years 8 months & 14 days

Scott, James, son of John and Elizabeth Scott Died July 6, 1834 Aged 11 months & 5 days  (photo)

Scott, Emily J. daughter of William (John�s nephew) and Mary Scott Died Sept 12, 1855 Aged 1 year

Snodgrass, Mary, wife of T.:1839: 43 years: born 1796

Wallace, Benjamin:1833: 81 years 9 months 19 days: born 11/5/1751

Bright, Samuel:1852: 29 years 21 days  (photo)

Martin, William:18__: 78 years 11 months 22 days  

Martin, Margaret wife of William:1851: Aged 64 yrs 5 months 22 days: born 1/8/1787

Martin, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Margaret:1853: 23 years: born 1830

Wallace, Mary, wife of WM.1837: born1777

Collins, Bennett E. daughter of S. & J. Collins,1850: 5 years 3 months 20 days.  (photo)

Martha, wife of Robert _____:1851: Aged 8? Years 9 months 6 days  (photo)

Chamberlain, DeWitt (photo)

Bright, John et al (photo)

____, John C (photo)


Additional to this list are from a list in the Local  History Library.

Bright, Samuel, d. June 16, 1852;  age 29 yrs 21 da

Fordyce, Mary, dau. of Uri & Margaret; d. July 29, 1842, age 8 yrs

Fordyce, James, son of Uri & Margaret; d. Mar. 3, 1843, inf.

Godman, John W., son of A. W. & & Elsy; d. Jan. 22 1842, inf.

Martin, William,  d. June 30, 1851;  age 64-5-22

Martin, Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. & Margaret; d. July 29, 1853, age 23 yrs.

McFarland, Mary, dau. of John K. & Mary; d. Dec. 26, 1832 age 2 yrs

Myers, Mary, dau. of J. E. & R. M.; d. Nov 14, 1846, age 3 yrs

Shaffer, Daniel, son of Jacob & Catherine; d. Aug 27, 1838 age 5 yrs

Wallace, Mary, w. of Wm.; b  Sept. 16, 1777, d. Aug. 29, 1837

Young, Margaret, dau. of J. A. & Alvina; d. Apr. 10, 1857,  inf.

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