From a papr/newsletter regarding Randolph Co:
"In 1822 Tucker wrote that this graveyard was much out of repair, few tombstones were found.Many graves appear but nearly all have only rough stones without any marking.A Friends Meeting House was once here, but has been gone for forty years or more."
"In the past few years several different persons have gone into this cemetery to locate and read all stones possible.There are variations in their records, due to difficulty in reading and deteriorating stones.Photos on many of the stones were taken.Among known persons attempting to preserve the records have been Willard Heiss, Thomas D. Hamm, Gregory Hinshaw, David Addington, and Eunice Addington."
"Sparrow Creek Cemetery is located in White River Township about 300 yards west of Road 500 West, just north of Road 200 South in a small grove of trees in the middle of open fields planted in various crops each year.Through the years the untilled area has gradually grown smaller as it is farmed around."
Following is a combination of all known records, with some family information added by Thomas Hamm and others."
Addington-Thomas, s/o John & Elizabeth, B. 12th mo. 1, 1778, d. 3rd mo.8, 1839
-Mary, w/o Thomas, d/o Thomas & Mary/Mercy Smith, b. 1st mo.18, 1786, d. 4th mo.25, 1845
-Joseph, s/o John & Elizabeth, b.21st of 7th mo.1776, d. 20th of 2nd mo.1836
-Celia, w/o Joseph, d/o John & Elvira Townsent, b. 22nd of 2nd mo. 1785, d. 5th of 3rd mo. 1852
-Thomas, s/o Joseph & Celia, b. 14th of 7th mo. 1811. (no date of death)
-Elisha, s/o Joseph & Celia, b. 11th of 9th mo. 1817, d. 4th of 3rd mo. 1839
Stephen, s/o Joseph & Celia, b 12th of 1st mo. d. 1st of 3rd mo. 1839
-Thomas, d. 2nd mo 17, 1855, aged 23y 4m, 8d. (stone broken)
"Information furnished by David Addington - Joseph & Thomas Addington were born in South Carolina, sons of John & Elizabeht (Heaton) Addington.John moved his family to Wayne Co., IN about 1806.After the death of his wife, Joseph marr. 2nd Celia Townsend in 1808 near Chester in Wayne Co., IN.Thomas married Mary Smith in 1807 in Wayne Co., IN.Joseph and Thomas migrated to Randolph Co., IN about 1834/35 and entered land in Franklin Twp. and South of Maxville in White River Twp.Elisha & Stephen, s/o of Joseph & Celia, died of milk sickness in 1839 within four days of each other.Rachel Elliott, d/o Joseph & Celia, had several children before she died at an early age.Thomas, s/o Joseph & Celia married in 1833 to Beulah Hunt and they had four children before he died @ 1840.Thomas Addington who died in 1855 is probably the son of Jesse, and grandson of the elder Thomas."
Other surnames in the cemetery were Beals, Elliott, Oren, Puckett, and Kean.