Enoch Pomeroy Searle - Grave Site and Death Date Found
After about 5 years of searching I have found where Enoch Pomeroy Searle died and was buried.Born in Shalersville, Illinois, E.P. Searle, lived for many years in Jasper County, Missouri.He had always been very active in the Congregational Church. Various documents reflected that he moved from Jasper County, Missouri where he had been a succesful land developer.
He moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee and after a few years just disappeared.I finally found him. He had moved to Grandview, Tennessee.Grandview was for many years a school community sponsored and controlled by the Congregational Church.E. P. Searle converted from the Congregational Church to the Presbyterian Church.This was not uncommon.Many Congregationalists later became Presbyterians.
On April 22, 1896, Enoch P. Searle was ordained a Presbyterian minister.He was minister in Grandview, Tennessee.This information comes from the Presbyterian Ministerial Directory 1898.
According to "Tennessee - Rhea County Tombstone Inscriptions", Historical Records Project, Official Project No. 465-44-3-115, Copied under the Workers Progress Administration in 1938, E.P. Searle is buried in the Stebbins or Presbyterian Cemetery in Rhea County, Tennessee.
The inscription in this book for his grave reads:
This finally gives us a date of death of 1899 for E. P. Searle.I have never run across any other source for a death date or location of burial for Enoch P. Searle anywhere else.
I hope this helps all of Enoch P. Searle's descendants.Searle's widow, Lizzie Gaylord Searle, went back to Illinois where she later died and is buried.If you are a descendant of one of E. P.and Lizzie Searle's many children, I would love to here from you.