Lost Creek Community Grove

Genealogy without documentation is mythology.

Indiana became a state in 1816, and Vigo County was formed in 1818. Lost Creek Township was formed In 1831. Free People of Color, began to migrate to Indiana in earnest around 1830.

Free People of Color refers to any non-white person, who was not a slave, and legally free, prior to emancipation as a result of the Civil War. After the Civil War, everyone was free, so the term no longer applied.

The pioneer families were those who settled before 1840, and they were the families of Anderson, Alexander, Archer, Artis, Bass, Beatty, Bushnell, Chandler, Chavis, Cole, Cooper, Evans, Jasper, Malone, Norton, Patterson, Riley, Roberts, Stewart, Stuart, Trevan, and Walden.

The core families arriving between 1840 thru 1860 were Allen, Batton, Bell, Boone, Hathecock, Hucle, Manuel, Mitchell, Pettiford, Powell, Russell, Underwood.

This site chronicles all of the people who settled the antebellum Lost Creek Settlement, their ancestral origins, their migration, and their descendants. There have been several published versions of the history of the Lost Creek Settlement, but they have always been from a singular point of view, and not representative of the overall community heritage. It is my hope to clarify exactly what the settlement was at the time it was settled, and not from a viewpoint of what it was 100 years later. (more)

Descendants of these settlers, who have verified their Native American ancestry via DNA testing, are the families of Allen, Anderson, Bass, Batton, Cooper, Evans, Harris, Manuel, Norton, Russell, Shepard, Tyler, and Underwood.

Community Links

Community Events Calendar

Lost Creek's Native American Roots

Find-a-Grave - Roberts Cemetery

Find-a-Grave - Russell Cemetery

Find-a-Grave - Stewart Cemetery

Find-a-Grave - Stewart Lawn Cemetery

Find-a-Grave - Underwood Cemetery

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society

Sandhills Genealogical Society Family Trees

Lost Creek Settlement Families

feature 1 The Lost Creek Settlement History
Details the arrival of the core families who settled in the Lost Creek Settlement

feature 2 The Underwood Settlement
The history of the combined Underwood, Russell, and Batton families who founded and settled the Underwood Settlement in southern Vigo County.

feature 3 The Anderson Family
History of the Anderson Family from 1712 in Virginia to their settlement in Lost Creek

feature 4 The Bass Family
The Bass family, the first mixed race family in America. Their history from the arrival of John Smith in 1607, to the arrival of Jethro Bass in Vigo County

feature 5 The Cooper Family
One of the first families to settle in Lost Creek.

feature 6 The Evans Family
History of the descendants of the Evans Family, who settled in the Lost Creek Settlement.

feature 7 The Pettiford Family
History of the descendants of Archibald Pettiford, including Isaac Pettiford, who settled in the Lost Creek Settlement.

feature 8 The Russell Family
History of the descendants of George Russell, who settled in the Lost Creek Settlement.

feature 9 The Shepard Family
History of the descendants of Thomas F. Shepard and Elizabeth Bass.

feature 10 The Stewart Family
History of the Stewart Family, a mix of Scotish and African slaves, who migrated to Lost Creek.

feature 11 The Walden Family
History of the Walden Family.

feature 12 The Roberts Family
History of the descendants of Ishmael Roberts, who settled in the Lost Creek Settlement.

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