Frank Potter - Mary Dils - John Dean

Kentuckiana Genealogy: County: Clark Co., Indiana: Frank Potter - Mary Dils - John Dean
By jeanneburke ( on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 04:59 pm:

The Dils family, Elial (?), his wife, and his father- and maybe a daughter (can't remember now) were removed from an old family cemetery on Hamburg Pike and reburied in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. The company that owns the old Dils farm wanted to expand and hired archaeologists to locate and remove the Dils family remains.
This is unheard of in Clark County. Usually, developers just plow through an old cemetery like that and completely destroy it.

The Dils farm is about a mile, as the crow flies, from Potter's Lane, which in olden times, went to Potter's farm.

By Erin Palli ( on Sunday, October 13, 2002 - 06:01 am:

Unfortunately, yes, it's as whacked as the title sounds:

Mary Dils b. 1861 married John Dean (no vitals known) in West Virginia, and moved to Indiana. It would appear, she got remarried to Frank Potter b. 1856 in Indiana (I show nothing in the marriage records for Clark or Floyd County). What links them to Clark County is Jessie Mae Potter b. 1886 in Clark County, their daughter.

Any info on Frank Potter, or John Dean would be appreciated. In return, I've collected marriage and birth records of Potters (just in case I happen to connect with one or more of them) I'd be willing to look over to see if I have some info of worth and freely share.


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