Paris Cemetery is located within Michigan Township, Clinton County, Indiana. The cemetery is south of Michigantown but north of Boyleston on the west side of State Road 29.
After discussing the restoration of Paris Cemetery with the township trustee, I telephoned the IRS, the Indiana Department of Revenue, and the Indiana Attorney General's office in regard to cemetery restoration involving fund raising and tax-deductions. Fund raising letters were mailed to various descendants of Paris Cemetery as well as members of the neighboring community in April 2009. I have volunteered my time, knowledge, skills, and equipment for the restoration of Paris Cemetery in which I refer as Gracing God's Acres. There is only one tombstone that has not been completed which is the tombstone of Rachel Brittain. Her tombstone needs extensive repairs. Check back often as I will be uploading before and after photographs to pages until all of the information is complete. If you would like to receive a photograph without From the Fayette Files information, please contact me.
I believe my genealogical quest and love of cemeteries began during my 5th grade year while completing a history project at Fayette Elementary. I have been researching my Indiana family tree for almost 25 years and conducting genealogical research for various families for over 15 years. With my extensive genealogical background, I am currently working toward certification in Genealogical American Record Research, Genealogical Methodology, and Genealogical Librarianship.
A member of The Association for Gravestone Studies, Indiana Genealogical Society, Clinton County Genealogical Society, Wabash Valley Genealogical Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution, Captain Harmon Aughe Chapter. I am a volunteer with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Find-A-Grave, and Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness.
Should you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please contact me.
From the Fayette Files ~ Indiana Genealogical Research
Gracing God's Acres ~ Cemetery Restoration
Tami K. Pelling
P. O. Box 265