Baird's History of Clark Co. (1909)
advises that "The old Pisgah Presbyterian church on Camp Creek, 3 miles
east of New
Washington, was organized on the 27th day of February, 1816."
This cemetery is located in Washington Township of Clark County, Indiana.
The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society has published an index of this site and that book is available from SIGS for $11 for non-members and $8 for SIGS members.
The following index appears to have been done circa 1960 and indicates the following burials there:
BOYER Andrew, consort of Malinda Boyer b. 02/05/1811 d. 02/02/1878 BOYER James H., son of L. & M. A. Boyer b. 02/05/1817 d. 03/30/1858 BRITAN Ancil N. b. 05/11/1848 d. 05/04/1852 BRITAN Ann L. b. 05/15/1843 d. 02/04/1927 BRITAN Jane A. Dickey, wife of W. W. Britan b. 09/08/1819 d. 07/23/1899 BRITAN Lyman W., child of J. A. & W. W. Britan b. 11/08/1857 d. 01/22/1863 BRITAN Myra, child of W. A. & Emma T. Britan b. 11/01/1885 d. 08/03/1886 BRITAN William W. b. 02/22/1814 d. 08/19/1889 BRITAN Willis, child of W. A. & Emma T. Britan b. 11/16/1879 d. 11/16/1879 DICKEY Rev. John McElroy, born in York District, South Carolina (age 59 yrs., 11 mos., 5 days) b. ???? d. 11/21/1849 DICKEY Margaret O. Steel, wife of Rev. J. M. Dickey (age 49 yrs., 6 mos., 18 days) b. ???? d. 10/21/1847 ENGLISH James E., Co. A., 3rd Indiana Cavalry (Veteran's stone) GILTNER Catherine, wife of John Giltner (67 yrs., 6 mos., 25 days) b. ???? d. 04/16/1859 GILTNER Catherine (71 yrs., 7 mos., 23 days) b. ???? d. 11/17/1849 GILTNER Catherine E., daughter of E. F. & R. Giltner (age 19 yrs., 28 days) b. ???? d. 06/10/1839 GILTNER Claudis, son of E. F. & R. Giltner b. 02/08/1872 d. 05/16/1877 GILTNER Earl Palmy, son of J. M. & L. C. Giltner b. 08/20/1886 d. 11/01/1886 GILTNER Elizabeth, wife of J. G. Giltner (67 yrs., 9 mos., 15 days) b. ???? d. 09/18/1870 GILTNER Elizabeth Ann, daugh- ter of J. & E. Giltner (27 yrs., 11 mos., 9 days) b. 11/15/1850 d. 10/24/1878 GILTNER Jacob G. (82 yrs., 5 mos., 12 days) b. ???? d. 1881 GILTNER John (76 yrs, 3 days) b. ???? d. 06/08/1860 GILTNER Michael (62 yrs.) b. ???? d. 12/24/1837 HENDERSON America Jane, wife of B. S. Henderson (19 yrs., 9 mos.) b. ???? d. 08/18/1841 HENDERSON Benjamin S. (60 yrs., 5 mos., 16 days) b. ???? d. 06/17/1886 HENDERSON Ellen (common stone with William Hender- son) b. 12/01/1776 d. 06/06/1834 HENDERSON Johnie F., son of J. T. & F. A. Henderson b. 11/28/1866 d. 08/09/1881 HENDERSON William (common stone with Ellen Henderson) b. 05/12/1775 d. 06/18/1848 RODGERS Andrew G., son of T. & E. Rodgers (stone in very poor condition) b. ???? d. 08/181__? RODGERS Eliza Beth b. 04/05/1794 d. 05/12/1864 RODGERS Harriett M., daughter of N. N. & M. J. Rodgers b. 12/21/1847 d. 02/02/1855 RODGERS John (64 yrs, 3 mos.) b. ???? d. 08/23/1834 RODGERS Moses (_3 yrs, 3 mos., 26 days) [broken stone] b. ???? d. 02/12/1883 RODGERS Nancy, wife of John Rodgers (73 yrs., 7 mos., 4 days) b. ???? d. 09/08/1849 SHOWE Daughter of F. E. & D. A. Showe b. 02/14/1865 d. 02/14/1865 SHOWE Daughter of F. E. & D. A. Showe b. 03/07/1866 d. 03/07/1866 SULLIVAN "H. I. S." on foot- stone in Sullivan lot SULLIVAN Joseph (born in Ran- dolph County, North Carolina) b. 01/13/1794 d. 03/31/1850 SULLIVAN Joseph E., son of T. M. & E. M. Sullivan (age: 14 days) b. 10/1851 d. 11/01/1851 SULLIVAN William B. b. 07/01/1832 d. 09/13/1833 WOOD Rev. J. Wood, for 28 years a Home Mission- ary at Dugan, Illinois (age 57 yrs, 2 mos.) b. ???? d. 06/05/1870 UNKNOWN Daniel K., son of ____________________ (broken stone - no more found) No dates No datesThis index indicates that "[a]t one time, there were many more stones located in this cemetery. Clark County resident, Mr. Dickey, since deceased, told of viewing a wagon loaded with tombstones, as it was leaving Pisgah Cemetery."
The index also indicates that "[t]he stones, as here given, were recorded about 1970."
The following is the text of a plaque in the Pisgah Cemetery, included in the index:
I have no further information on this cemetery. This index was obtained from the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130, telephone: (812) 285-5635.
Plaque in the Pisgah Cemetery
"To the Glory of God and the Sacred Memory of the Rev. John McElroy Dickey born in York District, S.C., Dec. 16, 1789, died Nov. 21, 1849. At the age of four years he had read the entire Bible. He was licensed to preach by the Muhlenberg Presbytery, Ky., 1814 and came to Indiana the same year, serving the Washington, New Lexington, Pisgah and Graham Churches. He taught school and his skill as a craftsman enabled him to fashion the woodwork of farming implements as he did the work of a model farmer, surveyor, legal advisor and shoemaker while preaching the gospel. His favorite place of mediation and preparation of sermons was on horseback as he rode through tangled forest to the regions beyond. Gifted musically, he wrote hymns and composed the music for them which he taught to his congregation. He was described as plain, modest, resolute, tireless, true and sweet voiced. He opposed slavery and intemperance and promoted Christian education. Becoming the 1st President of the Board of Trustees at Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana. He wrote the 1st history of the Presbyterian Church in Indiana and, in recognition of his work as an evangelist and organizer of Churches, history has recorded him to the distinction of being known as the father of the Presbyterian Church in Indiana. He was followed in the ministry by his son, the Rev. Ninian Steele dickey, and his grandson, the Rev. Solomon Cravans Dickey, D.D., founder of the Winona Lake Assembly, Winona Lake, Indiana.
"Erected by grateful admirers to perpetuate as history and landmarks the old Dickey Homestead nearby, and this graveyard, where rest the mortal bodies of this man of God and his faithful wife, Margaret Steele Dickey, mother of 11 children who, amid the manifold duties of home and farm, in the wilderness sustained a weekly woman's prayer meeting." Dedicated Nov. 21, 1938
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