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From: "Stan4 Follis" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Toney's at Four Mile Church - Railsback Cemetery
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:43:40 -0500
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Railsback Cemetery is found on Google map - see long link below. The wrought
iron fence was falling down on the east side in the middle and the gate also
towards the middle of the fence was broken on the west side toward the creek
when I was there in 2005. Was lots of overgrowth along most of the fence.
The cemetery is essentially a small woods now. I parked on a grassy strip of
ground off State Line Road that lines up with CR 225N just north of the
cemetery. I parked my 4 wheel drive SUV about where the green bump is in the
Google Satellite photo - it was tall bumpy grass. If the corn is growing you
will likely drive right past it. I went in spring just after the snow melt
and could barely see the cemetery across the bare dirt field.
If you zoom in all the way in the Google map - use scroll mouse or click the
+ sign you can actually see the white tombstones through the leafless trees
in the satellite photo taken in winter.
On Behalf Of Merle C Rummel
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [BRE] Toney's at Four Mile Church
> Thank you Merle for all the work you have done on the Brethren churches,
> especially the Four-Mile Church and the photos so all can see and feel
> our ancestors have done. My gr-grandfather, Levi Gordon's first wife was
> Frances Moss, the daughter of Abraham Moss& Nancy Rife. I was so glad to
> see the photo of the Lybrook/Railsback cemetery after twice trying to
> it on our trips back to Preble County and never having accomplished that.
South of Boston IN (where I live) you have to go about 5 miles down
IN227 (becomes OH177) - at the state line - turn south on State Line
Road - about one mile - the Cemetery is to the west, across the field,
in a clump of trees (you do have to know the right clump) - and this is
the only to get back to it - down a narrow lane (the old road) and still
cut through a field.
Going south, the brick buildings on the highway just above the corner,
is the Jacob Lybrook house site (present building built by his daughter
and husband) - south, at the twist in the road which crosses the bridge
over Four Mile Creek, you will pass John Lybrook's house. He went back
to Virginia and married Fanny Toney, and brought her mother, Susanna
Toney back with them, the first Toneys here (probably 1809) - then some
of her brothers and sisters (4-5) came out - and some went on west.
You can go a mile south of the Four Mile Church (Nine Mile Road - off
IN227 -a half mile nothwest of the state line) - just past James Toney's
house, and take the same old road (now a driveway/lane) back to near
Philip Lybrook Sr's house - to his son, Elder Baltzer Lybrook's house,
which is just across Four Mile Creek from the Cemetery, but it is
terribly hard to get over there that way.
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