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Bristol in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cathcart Memorial / Nicholson Memorial

 
 
Cathcart Memorial / Nicholson Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 12, 2013
1. Cathcart Memorial / Nicholson Memorial
Inscription.
(Side One)
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.

Robert Cathcart
Revolutionary War Solider
Died after 31 March 1834
Age 86

James Cathcart
Died April 1839
Prenina Leonard Cathcart
1791 - 1877

(Side Two)
Nicholson

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
Entrance to Cathcart Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 12, 2013
2. Entrance to Cathcart Cemetery
Street. 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.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cathcart Cemetery<br>with wide view of Cathcart Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 12, 2013
3. Cathcart Cemetery
with wide view of Cathcart Memorial
Cathcart Cemetery<br>with wide view of Nicholson Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 12, 2013
4. Cathcart Cemetery
with wide view of Nicholson Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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