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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