|The multiple names by which this
site is known (Baird, Fifty-Four and Seventy-Four) have caused a fair amount
of confusion; however, Jeanne Burke reports having found a handwritten
record indicating that they are all one in the same. Until this theory
is proved inaccurate, we shall assume that they are indeed one site.
Baird Cemetery has a lovely stone wall and appeared in 1997 to be in excellent condition.
This large, beautiful cemetery is located just off 8th Street inside the Army Ammunition Plant near Charlestown.
The principle surnames (more than
2 burials) reported there include:
|Neither one of the photos shown
here show the entirety of Baird Cemetery. The photo at right shows the
Gibson plot, with its stone fence, near the center of Baird Cemetery, which
is also enclosed with a dry-stack stone fence (constructed without mortar).
The woman in the foreground is cemetery restorationist Betty Johnson. Immediately to her left (with a blue hat) is her husband, Dan Johnson. Together Dan and Betty have restored more than a half dozen pioneer cemeteries in Clark County. To Dan's left is Mary Jo Harrod (in a white sweater), a member of the CCCPC.
The following inscriptions were copied by B. C. Holmes before 1940 or shortly after that date as in July 1940, the property was condemned and taken by the federal government for construction of the Ammunition Plant (recently deactivated). It has been supplemented by the work of Jeanne Burke of Charlestown as a by-product of our 11/29/97 tour of the ten cemeteries inside the Plant.
Based on the names listed above, this list would appear to still be incomplete. We hope to update it and get it posted here at the first opportunity.
Clay ASBERRY b. 08/1891 d. 09/1908
D. L. BLYTHE b. 03/09/1820 d. 07/03/1880
Mary M., wife of D. L. BLYTHE b. 08/15/1824 d. 12/15/1907
Bernard CARNEY b. 11/08/1802 d. 06/06/1859
David V. DAILY b. 07/31/1859 d. 08/07/1921
David W. (22 yrs., 6 months, 4 days) DAILY b. ???? d. 10/14/1847
David W. (Jr.), son of DAILEY b. 01/21/1827 d. 11/02/1868 D. W. and M. A. Daily; Lt. Col. of Union Army
J. B. DAILY b. 1857 d. 1918
Jacob (45 yrs.) DAILEY b. ???? d. 06/14/1832
Mary A., wife of Philip DAILY b. 1769 d. 12/26/1845 (daughter of Valentine Wise; born in Frederick, Maryland; married Philip Daily in Jefferson Co., Kentucky, 02/02/1786)
Philip, consort of Mary A. Daily DAILY b. about 1762 d. 03/14/1830 For more information on the DAILY/DAILEY line in Clark Co., see: "The Daily Branches of Clark Co." at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sunnyann
Philip (Sr.); emigrated to Indiana in 1796; died in his 69th year DAILY ???? ????
Seralda A. Bottorff DAILY b. 04/08/1853 d. 02/06/1898 (wife of David V.)
Mary Ann (wife of EASTHAM b. ???? d. 09/16/1890 Wallace S.; 65 years)
Wallace S. (husband of EASTHAM b. ???? d. 02/29/1889 Mary Ann; 65 years)
_______ (2nd wife of GIBSON b. ???? d. 06/17/1840 John; 81 years; broken stone)
Eleanor (32 years) GIBSON b. ???? d. 05/07/1838 Jacob H., 4th Indiana GIBSON b. 11/15/1841 d. 07/17/1932 Cavalry, 77th Reg., Indiana Volunteers
John, Capt.; husband GIBSON b. ???? d. 07/30/1856 of (1st) Mary Ann and (2nd) ________; 70 years, 1 mo., 19 days
Joseph, Sr. (37 yrs.) GIBSON b. ???? d. 06/08/1825 (husband of Rachel)
Joseph (age 20 years, 7 months) GIBSON b. ???? d. 05/17/1853 Hugh GIBSON b. 03/28/1801 d. 03/08/1860
Margaret; daughter of GIBSON b. 11/07/1815 d. ???? Capt. John and Mary Ann Gibson
Mary Ann; 1st wife of GIBSON b. ???? d. 03/14/1833 Capt. John Gibson; 47 years
Rachel (wife of Joseph Sr.; 42 years) GIBSON b. ???? d. 11/09/1837
Sallie E., wife of GIBSON b. 11/27/1845 d. 07/22/1909 Jacob H.
Susan (67 years) GIBSON b. ???? d. 03/21/1887
Hannah M. HAY b. 11/30/1817 d. 09/18/1897 Jeanne Burke reports that Hannah M. Hay was the wife of Samuel Hay (II) and was formerly Hannah Huckleberry.
John D. (7 years) HAY b. ???? d. ????
Mary E. (5 years) HAY b. ???? d. ????
Samuel HAY b. 12/08/1813 d. 01/17/1887 Jeanne Burke reports that this is the Samuel Hay II whose father was Samuel Hay (1760-1840), a soldier of the Revolutionary War in Lancaster County, PA, and who married in 1792 to Ann WOOD. His second wife was Elizabeth Holland. Both wives may be buried here, but we have found no stones for them.
Samuel T. HAY b. 09/19/1853 d. 07/09/1887 Jeanne Burke reports that this Samuel T. Hay was murdered by Jacob Robison (Robinson) in a dispute over a fence.
Anna E., wife of Geo. HIKES b. 11/27/1845 d. 03/16/1919
Eddie B., son of Geo. HIKES b. ???? d. ???? and Anna E. (1 year, 5 months, 25 days)
Edward K. (son of HIKES b. 02/08/1884 d. 10/26/1891 Walter S. and Mary C.)
George C. (or G.) HIKES b. 07/12/1812 d. 10/27/1877 (husband of Anna E.)
Mamie (daughter of HIKES b. ???? d. ???? Walter S. and Mary C.)
Mary C. (wife of HIKES b. 1859 d. 1945 Walter S.)
Walter S. (husband of HIKES b. 1851 d. 1947 Mary C.) Ann (wife of George) HUCKLEBERRY b. about 1776 d. 09/27/1856 (80 years, 4 mo., 11 days)
Andrew J. (husband of HUCKLEBERRY b. 01/21/1815 d. 05/31/1888 Rebecca) George (husband of Ann; age 83) HUCKLEBERRY b. ???? d. 06/19/1856
Jerusha GIBSON (wife HUCKLEBERRY b. 11/07/1813 d. 09/13/1880 of Peter) Peter (husband of HUCKLEBERRY b. 01/25/1825 d. 05/15/1899 Jerusha) Rebecca HESTER (wife of Andrew J.) HUCKLEBERRY b. 04/15/1814 d. 11/29/1886 Rosanna (daughter of Jacob & Winifred) HUCKLEBERRY b. 03/08/1804 d. 07/20/1888 Callestia (68 yrs, 10 mo., 19 days, wife of Jonathan) KING b. ???? d. 05/06/1862 David H. KING b. 06/11/1817 d. 07/18/1881 Jonathan (63 yrs) KING b. ???? d. 06/17/1853
L. D. LEWMAN b. 02/07/1869 d. 11/24/1937
Basil E. MYERS b. 1860 d. 1924
Mary MYERS b. 1862 d. 1949
W. J. (husband of NICKLES b. 02/01/1875 d. 03/21/1926 Zella)
Zella (wife of W. J.) NICKLES b. 11/11/1874 d. 04/10/1908
Clydie J. REED b. 01/30/1887 d. 07/05/1887 and Claudia J. REED b. 01/30/1887 d. 07/18/1887 (twin children of J. D. and D. S. Reed) Absalom (son of J. & STRUTT b. 03/12/1804 d. 01/22/1876 G.)
John (50 years) STRUTT b. ???? d. 02/14/1847
Mary, wife of ______ STRUTT b. ???? d. 03/23/1870 (57 years, 7 mos., 5 days)
Mary Huckleberry, wife of Jacob Strutt (married 11/23/1819) STRUTT b. 05/03/1802 d. 12/02/1875
HUCKELBERRY, Edward married DAILY, Mary W. on 13-Dec-1822 HUCKLEBERRY, Alban V. married SIMPSON, Catharine B. on 01-Jan-1846 HUCKLEBERRY, Andrew J. married HESTER, Rebecca on 29-Apr-1838 HUCKLEBERRY, Ann married JOHNSON, William B. on 06-Oct-1831 HUCKLEBERRY, Charles married PRIOR, Mary Ann on 20-Oct-1831 HUCKLEBERRY, Christena married BARRICKMAN, Isaac on 08-Mar-1825 HUCKLEBERRY, Daniel married STREET, Elizabeth on 14-Oct-1819 HUCKLEBERRY, David married HEATH, Sally on 16-Oct-1814 HUCKLEBERRY, David married MARTIN, Ann on 11-Jan-1829 HUCKLEBERRY, Edmund married ST. CLAIR, Jemima on 12-Mar-1846 HUCKLEBERRY, Effy Elizabeth married LONG, John H. on 14-Jan-1847 HUCKLEBERRY, Eleanor married WORK, Joseph on 23-Jan-1844 HUCKLEBERRY, Eliza Jane married EPLER, George on 06-Oct-1836 HUCKLEBERRY, Elizabeth married SMITH, Blakely on 19-Sep-1830 HUCKLEBERRY, Hannah married NAY, Samuel on 07-Nov-1833 HUCKLEBERRY, Henry married WIGLE, Susannah on 27-Jul-1813 HUCKLEBERRY, James married SHERLEY, Lydia on 12-May-1828 HUCKLEBERRY, Jane married PRATT, Riley on 10-May-1849 HUCKLEBERRY, John married ATHON, Sarah on 07-Feb-1830 HUCKLEBERRY, John C. married MALOTT, Susan on 24-Jun-1829 HUCKLEBERRY, Levina married COPPLE, David on 01-Dec-1813 HUCKLEBERRY, Mahala married SWITZER, John on 11-Apr-1833 HUCKLEBERRY, Margaret married McAFEE, Clark on 29-Oct-1833 HUCKLEBERRY, Mary married STRUTT, Jacob on 23-Nov-1819 HUCKLEBERRY, Mary Ann married McWILLIAMS, P. M. on 20-Dec-1836 HUCKLEBERRY, Maryan married DONALDSON, William on 12-Nov-1840 HUCKLEBERRY, Nancy married HEARTLEY, Hugh on 09-Jun-1827 HUCKLEBERRY, Nancy married STEWART, Anderson on 24-May-1838 HUCKLEBERRY, Nathaniel married RAMSEY, Sarah Elizabeth on 05-Sep-1843 HUCKLEBERRY, Nelson married BOTTORFF, Mary E. on 21-Jun-1838 HUCKLEBERRY, Peter married GIBSON, Jerusha on 25-Jan-1849 HUCKLEBERRY, Samuel Hamilton married BOTTORFF, Nancy on 09-Dec-1841 HUCKLEBERRY, Sarah Jane married KING, Wilson on 21-Dec-1843 HUCKLEBERRY, Susan married WILLIAMS, Preston on 09-Sep-1834The following STRUTT marriages are noted in Clark County's marriage records for the period of 1790-1850:
STRUTT, Clarrissa E. married CALLAHAN, David on 19-Sep-1850 STRUTT, Henry married GIBSON, Catherine on 21-Dec-1822 STRUTT, Jacob married HUCKLEBERRY, Mary on 23-Nov-1819 STRUTT, John married GIBSON, Elizabeth on 16-Dec-1830 STRUTT, Winney Ann married CLOAK, David on 13-Oct-1836We visited Baird Cemetery on November 29, 1997, during our tour of the ten pioneer cemeteries inside the Ammunition Plant. Like all the others we saw that day, it was in beautiful condition. The grass was mowed. All or most of the stones appeared in excellent condition, considering their delicacy and age. Extensive repairs have been made to the stones with stainless sleeves. There is a remarkable stone fence around the large graveyard.
NOTE FROM LOIS:
Baird Cemetery is a good deal larger than I had anticipated. We were only there a short time but I would venture a guess that there are at least 100 graves here.
Baird Cemetery was unquestionably one of the highlights of our trip.
I presently have no further information on this cemetery. This information was obtained from either the:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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