Bristol in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cathcart Memorial / Nicholson Memorial
Buried in this cemetery were two soldiers. Befitting the honor due and so that future generations will always know this marker was dedicated July 4th 1956 by Charles W. Harker Post 143, American Legion, Bristol, Indiana.
Revolutionary War Solider
Died after 31 March 1834
Died April 1839
Prenina Leonard Cathcart
1791 - 1877
Buried in this cemetery were many persons, including James Nicholson, 5/11/1768 - 11/7/1835, Elizabeth Jane Thompson, his wife, 1/26/1777 - 8/26/1850, Sarah Jane, a daughter, Elizabeth Basset Nicholson, wife of George, 10/16/1810 - 2/16/1838.
James came with three brothers from north Ireland. Two lost their lives in the early part of the War of 1776. James settled in Virginia, thence joining Daniel Boone in his trips to Kentucky, where he married Boone's first cousin Elizabeth Jane Thompson; thence to Logan County, Ohio, thence to here in 1828, being the first white settler in the township.
Location. 41° 43.364′ N, 85° 49.192′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of W. Vistula Street and Chestnut Click for map. Marker is located in the Cathcart Cemetery behind the Elkhart County Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 W. Vistula Street, Bristol IN 46507, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cathcart Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Graves et al v. Indiana (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trout Creek Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bonneyville Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); William Tuffs Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); District Schoolhouse (approx. 5.5 miles away in Michigan); Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 5.5 miles away in Michigan); Mottville Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away in Michigan). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
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