John T. Phillips, husband of Emeline, born Feb. 5, 1819; died Nov. 13, 1881
Here's the Chronicle's death notice of my g grandparents, but I can't quite answer your question. Under head "WESLEY CHAPEL" the notice reads: "Several of our citizens went to Gilead last Sunday to hear Rev. Hester preach the funeral sermon of John Phillips and wife." They had died a couple days apart in typhoid epidemic. The "wife" was the Mrs. Emeline Phillips in the diary. So maybe Gilead was a settlement. I've been to Wesley Chapel Cemetery around the church and their graves are there.
1941 D.A.R. Cemetery Records.
There was a Methodist church here at one time -called Mt. Carmel,
later moved to Mt. Gilead, Scott Co.
Arbuckle, James Oct. 15, 1819 - Jun 25, 1899
Arbuckle, Sarah A., w/o Jas. Arbuckle, May 12, 1821 - Jan 21 1861
Knowlton, James H., s/o J.J. & M.E. Knowlton, died 1865
Knowlton, Eliza E., d/o J.J. & M.E. Knowlton, no dates
Lapp, Eliza Whitsett, 1859 - 1936
Steward, Eliza F., w/o Jas. H. Steward, d. May 14, 1880, age 30 yrs
Steward, Stephen G., Dec 12, 1844 - May 19, 1869
Steward, Sarah E., d/o J. & S. Steward, 1857 - 1874
Steward, Sarah, w/o J. Stewart, Dec 30, 1818- Mar 15, 1887
Steward, Margaret A., w/o J. Steward, Oct 30, 1839 - Oct 2, 1881
Whitsett, Rebecca, Mar 10, 1776 - Jan 17, 1855
Whitsett, William, Sr., May 6, 1767 - May 9, 1854, age 87 yrs.
Whitsett, Maria C., w/o A.H. Whitsett, Jan 1, 1824 - _____
Whitsett, Allen H., Jan 12, 1827 - Oct 26, 1892 Whitsett, Mary J., w/o Allen H. Whitsett, d. Mar 23, 1858, age 29 yrs.
This is the only Claflin that fits the bill re the tavern: 1835 married in Jefferson County, IN Elizabeth Scholl(Shull?) and Robert Claflin he was born Canada1850 Robert and Elizabeth ClaflinDec 1855 Husband Robert Claflin diesElizabeth (nee Scholl) Claflin had a boarding house (mixed surnames,probably a boarding House)in Madison, Jefferson Co., INa widow with family and others on 1860 Census1860 She is 52 and runs a Boarding House.--from Bob Haefner