This large cemetery is conspicuously
located on Blackiston Mill Road in the City of Clarksville, immediately
behind the "old" Kmart shopping center, near Highway 31 in Jeffersonville
Township. It is adjacent to the little ice cream shop/barber shop there
and almost directly across from the "new" super Kmart, which moved in 2000
into the former HQ building supply store.
|Barbara Colvin Popp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
advises that the correct name for this site is "Stewart-Emery Cemetery".
Further, Mrs. Popp and her husband Tom have cared for it over 20 years.
The Popps tell us that the neighbors only mow a path for their convenience
to walk through. In fact, some of the neighbors are a nuisance, leaving
behind discarded shrubs and grass clippings, and have cut certain evergreens
Mrs. Popp advises that there are many graves here without stones. Ivy Dietrick, her cousin, used to care for the cemetery and she hired men to mow and clean up. Any stones that were broken or laying loose, they disposed of them.
Mrs. Popp informs us there was a big flu epidemic in the 1800's that killed many Clark Co. citizens and many were buried in a mass grave near the "old" Kmart's parking lot in this cemetery.
The cemetery is full to capacity and the last burials here were Ruth S. Colvin (d. 1962) and Taylor L. Colvin (1954), Mrs. Popp's parents.
We spent approximately 15 minutes in Stewart Cemetery on April 4, 1998 and found two stones not on the index found at the Jeffersonville Library. Those are marked below with an asterisk (*). Additional information has been provided by Mrs. Barbara Colvin Popp <email@example.com>.
According to the data available
to us today, the first burial here was in 1835 and the last was in 1962.
|Stone of Anderson Stewart (1812-1885)||Stone of Nancy Stewart (1818-1890), wife of Anderson Stewart|
The following index was found at the Jeffersonville Library and "appears" to be circa 1960 or 1970 (it was typed on what appears to be an old manual typewriter, judging from the font and uneven impression of the characters. The source of this index is unknown.
ADAMS Emma b. 1861 d. 1917 BENJAMIN Julia (age 20 yrs.) b. ???? d. 03/25/1895
BEUTEL * Amelia (wife of Fred) b. 1850 d. 19?? BEUTEL Fred W. b. 1858 d. 1916
COLVIN Ruth S. b. ???? d. 1962
COLVIN Taylor L. b. ???? d. 1954
The above COLVIN data provided by Mrs. Barbara Colvin Popp <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
DARKIES Sgt. Sam. L. K., Co. E., 53rd Ind. Inf. b. 09/27/1839 d. 05/09/1888
DARKIS * Susan ("Mother") b. 1844 d. 1930 [adjacent to Sam Darkies' stone; different spellings] DIERKING Elizabeth b. 06/27/1822 d. 07/17/1837 DIERKING William D. b. 10/16/1843 d. 07/28/1903 JACKSON Martha b. 06/02/1837 d. 08/22/1854 JAMES Martin b. 04/14/1826 d. 06/30/1896 LAVEY Ruth Rosella b. 03/03/1899 d. 07/02/1899 LONG William b. 02/14/1832 d. 04/20/1859 KELLEY Charles b. 12/08/1894 d. 01/02/1895 MALONEY Aria B. b. 09/05/1851 d. 03/13/1906 MALONEY Michel b. 10/08/1852 d. 04/13/1886 STEWART Anderson b. 10/30/1812 d. 09/19/1885 (husband of Nancy) STEWART Harry b. 04/09/1876 d. 01/18/1908 STEWART Isaac T. b. 1855 d. 02/21/1874 STEWART Nancy A. b. 07/04/1818 d. 07/14/1890 (wife of Anderson) [listed as "Nannie A. Steward" on library index; stone says "Nancy A. Stewart"] STEWART Rachel b. 11/22/1822 d. 09/23/1855 STEWART Robert b. 09/22/1819 d. 07/17/1835 STEWART Robert b. 03/16/1783 d. 01/1871 STEWART Rosanne (age 83 yrs.) b. ???? d. 05/10/1858 STEWART William V. b. 04/09/1857 d. 07/26/1887I 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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