Swope Graves


Oak Hill Cemetery
Evansville, IN

A lot of the stones in the Swope plot in Oak Hill Cemetery
were in bad shape. They were limestone tablets and the weather made them unreadable.

There are eight bodies there and it appears that there is one stone and no body. It looks like Albert Asbury Swope put up a stone in memory of his father, James Asbury Swope. The Cemetery has no burial number for James Asbury Swope, therefore it appears that he is not buried there.

These stones have now been replaced with new granite stones.
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Maps to Oak Hill Cemetery grave sites:

Below are the pictures of the old stones.

This is a view of the Swope Plot. Jane Hull Patterson Swope, James Asburys wife, is buried just this side of James Asbury. No stone. Also Edward B. Swope is buried down and to the left from Henry Erskine, no stone.

This is James Asbury's stone. It is in every poor shape. We do not believe he is buried here but that his son put up a memory stone here. A.A., his son, bought this lot and he was only thirteen when his father died. Jane Hull Patterson Swope is buried beside her husband, but there is no stone.

Albert Asbury Swope's stone was partially buried.
This is not a headstone, it is a recognition of being in the war.
Albert Asbury Swope does not have a headstone.

Albert Asbury Swope's stone after clearing.

Sarah Ann Hornby Erskine Swope is buried beside her husband and her stone is in bad shape.

Henry E. Erskine, A.A.'s step son, his stone is also in bad shape. A.A. inherited the old Swope place from Henry.

Edward B. Swope is buried here but has no stone. He was 18 when he died and we believe that he was James Asbury's son.

William Bloomer was
married to Clara J. Swope

Clara J. Swope Bloomer Jantz. Clara must have married a Jantz after William Bloomer Died. Not sure where the Jantz came from.

Daisy C. Mace was Clara Swope Bloomer's Daughter

There were six graves that needed to be marked or remarked.