This cemetery was located in the west half of Grant 4 on Utica Pike, about 1-1/2 miles east of the old city limits of Jeffersonville. (This would have been from Division Street, the western boundary of the old town of Port Fulton, then 1-1/2 miles east on Utica Pike.)
Grants 2, 3 and 4 were owned by Michael Lacassagne, who willed 300 acres in Grant 2 and 500 acres in Grant 4 to Col. Robert K. Moore of Louisville. Lacassagne's will (probated in Jefferson County, Kentucky; proved November 8, 1797) created the cemetery and establishes Lacassagne as the first burial therein.
Lacassange expressed his desire "to be buried at Richmond, provided I shall not die at such a distance too far away to render the removal of my body [im]practicable . . . and to have a small, well-built house of brick or stone erected over my grave."
In about 1800, Col. and Mrs. Catherine Moore built a brick house in Grant 4, about 1-1/2 miles east of Jeffersonville. It was known as "Richmond". The house was thought in later years to be haunted.
Col. Robert K. Moore died in the spring or summer of 1808, as proved by the suit of Robert K. Moore v. Aaron Bowman, Minute Book of the Court of Common Pleas of Clark County, Indiana, on September 14, 1808. The suit was dropped due to the death of the Plaintiff [Col. Moore]. Also, there is further substantiation of the death of Col. Moore in that there are three articles in The Western Courier, published at Louisville, from November 9, 1814 to December 14, 1815, in which Catherine Moore advertises a farm to rent "in Richmond", just above Jeffersonville. In those days, women did not own property unless they were widowed.
Catherine Moore died before April 21, 1851, as her will was probated in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on that date. She was buried at Richmond, according to the article in The National Democrat, published at Jeffersonville, Indiana, on June 1, 1888, reproduced in the Lacassagne/Moore Cemetery records at the Jeffersonville Public Library.
It is not known if any Moore children are interred here. The heirs of Catherine Moore, who were mentioned in her will, wer the Ewings, children of her daughter, Sarah R. L. Moore Ewing. One of these children married Robert B. Hopkins. Perhaps the present day Ewing and Hopkins Lanes are named for these descendants of Col. Robert and Catherine Moore.
The above research compiled by Jeanne Burke of Charlestown, Indiana
LACASSAGNE Michael b. ???? d. Oct-Nov 1797 MOORE Col. Robert K. b. ???? d. Summer 1808 MOORE Catherine (wife of b. ???? d. Before Robert Moore) April 21, 1851I 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.
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