Jeffersonville Township, Clark County, Indiana

Neighborhood dog "on guard" at David McBride Family Cemetery. All of the stones are piled beneath the large tree to the right of center. Pile of McBride family stones beneath the old tree in the lot between 618 and 624 Spicewood Drive in Parkwood Subdivision in Clarksville.

This cemetery is located (in 1995) in Parkwood Subdivision in Clarksville. The cemetery lies on the lots between 618 and 624 Spicewood Drive. All stones are down; some are broken; others are missing.

We visited David McBride Family Cemetery after the CCCPC meeting in Clarksville on April 4, 1998. The lot is beautifully maintained and the grass appears carefully manicured. The pile of broken stones, however, is just heart-breaking.

Pictured at left is the stone of CLARISA MINERVA McBRIDE, who died 11/06/1875.

An unknown number of people are buried here, but all are members of David McBride's family and this cemetery is on the old McBride farm.

David McBride is the only McBride listed on the 1820 and 1830 Clark County Censuses.

The burials below cover the period of 1848 to 1924.

McBRIDE         David (no stone;

                born near Greensburg,

                Westmoreland Co., PA    b. 02/14/1796   d. 02/11/1881

McBRIDE         Mary A. (wife of

                David; her maiden 

                name was Ross; died

                at 74 years, __ mos.,

                27 days)                b. ????         d. 03/26/1870

McBRIDE         Rebecca (age 25 yrs,

                5 mos., 15 days;

                probably daughter of

                David & Mary McBride)   b. 1823         d. 05/06/1848

McBRIDE         Clarisa Mineva,

                second wife of David

                (age 76 yrs., 1 mo.,

                3 days; first husband

                was a LEWIS)            b. ????         d. 11/06/1875

McBRIDE         Douglas (son of John

                & Laura McBride)        b. 1860         d. 1924

McBRIDE         Samuel H. (son of John

                R. and Laura Grayson

                McBride; he was a

                physician)              b. 1865         d. 06/11/1891

McBRIDE         John Ross               b. 09/16/1825   d. 01/22/1905

                (son of David & Mary)

McBRIDE         Laura Grayson, wife of

                John R. McBride         b. 06/26/1833   d. 01/15/1905

ROSS            "The Widow Ross", mother-in-law of David McBRIDE, 

                was living with her daughter and son-in-law in 1830

                (per census information), but died before 1840.  In 

                1830, she was aged 70-79.  Her first name is unknown.

                She is probably also buried at David McBride Cemetery.
The above information is from headstones, census records and Mrs. Florence McBride Salyards (who passed away on April 21, 1998) and was abstracted by Jeanne Burke circa 1997.

The following McBRIDES are listed in Clark County's marriage records index for 1790-1850:

McBRIDE, David          ROSS, Mary      18 Dec 1817

McBRIDE, Margarette     JOHNSON, James  14 Nov 1847

I have no further information on this cemetery. Additional information may be available from the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130, telephone: (812) 285-5635.

E-mail: Dee Pavey

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