Samuel Sisco

Bede Cisco standing beside the footstone of Samuel Sisco
Gravestone located in Bethleham Baptist Church Cemetery near Newtonville, Indiana

Samuel Sisco, son of Samuel G. and Sarah Rice, was born 4 October 1869 and died 7 September 1871. He is buried in Bethleham Baptist Church Cemetery [Woodburn Cemetery] (Hammond Township), located on the north side of Highway 70, west of Newtonville.

It is #1 for Hammond Township in Volume 1 of Spencer County (Ind.) Cemetery Inscriptions (Compiled by Spencer County Historical Society, Rockport, Indiana, 1987), and the listing for Samuel is on page 145. The inscription is said to be on a footstone. Personal inspection of the stone on 21 March 1998 found what may be a small headstone, perhaps sandstone; it is barely legible. The stone has "SAMUEL G" on the horizontal top, "SISCO" on the top line of the vertical side. The next line on the vertical is "BORN," below which is the date; the third line is "DIED," below which is the date. Some indecipherable text follows. The inscription is on the west side of the stone. The stone is located on top of a ridge in the cemetery, under an evergreen. There are no other stones nearby for at least a 10 foot radius. There are no other stones in the north-south row until the downslope of the ridge. The cemetery was entered from the east, going through a cow pasture, through another pasture to a large gate at the southeast corner of the cemetery. The gravestone for Samuel is located northwest of the entrance.

The above information was compiled by Bede Donald Cisco 7/98

See the entire Samuel G Sisco document for more information on his anccestors and descendants