Charlestown Township, Clark County, Indiana

This small cemetery is located about a 1/4 mile off North Patrol Road, inside Army Ammunition Plant.

A car or pickup truck can easily drive back the unpaved lane but the buses, of course, could not carry us back there during our tour on 11/29/97. Many of the nearly 100 participants made the relatively easy trek back to this beautiful little family cemetery, deeply nestled in these woods.

I know of no indexes for this site; however, the known surnames include:

Ferguson, King and Slaughter

When we visited Kessler Cemetery, it was clean and had been recently mowed. All of the visible stones were in good repair.

Of considerable note was the 12 to 15-foot tall King monument marking the grave of John and Sarah King (see close-up photo at right).

Quite impressive considering this little cemetery is stuck so far back in the woods. There is a wire fence around the graves.

Kessler Cemetery was one of the highlights of our trip.

The following is a beginning of an index for this small cemetery:

.               .                       .               .

FERGUSON        Ann, wife of Samuel;

                about 70 years old      ????            04/17/1835
FERGUSON        Benjamin (born in       01/31/1791      12/24/1839

                Culpepper Co., VA)
FERGUSON        Sarah, wife of

                Benjamin, daughter of

                Samuel Hay (1760-1840)  02/16/1801      09/16/1852
FERGUSON        Mary, consort of

                James P.                ????            02/17/1822
FERGUSON        Mary (19 years)         ????            12/24/1839
KING            John, husband of

                Sarah F.                04/26/1824      08/10/1887
KING            Sarah A. FERGUSON,

                wife of John (age 46)   03/20/1827      01/11/1873
SLAUGHTER       Mary FERGUSON, consort

                of James P. Slaughter   ????            ??/17/1822

I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Further information may be available 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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