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Hursttown Burying Grounds. Jackson Twp., Harrison Co., IN

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Hursttown Burying Grounds. Jackson Twp., Harrison Co., IN

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 12:11PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Hurst, Dyer, Lindsey, Kepley, Dome, Hubbard, Stevens, Wise, Miles
The following list was compiled by Benjamin Franklin Hurst, of Corydon, IN, about 1919.

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Tombstones mark the following Graves at the Hursttown burying grounds on the bank of Big Indian Creek, 5 miles north of Corydon. This place was abandoned about 1900. These notes were taken 1919.

Eliza J., wife of Chas. D. Stevens b. 1854 d. 1895.
Jas. Hubbard, d. 1854. Aged 85.
Patty, wife of John Hurst, d. 18522, aged 94.
John Hurst, Sr. b. 1763. d. 1840.
Martha, wife of Elija Dome d. 1859, age 28.
Sarah Kepley, b. 1798 d. 1891.
Kewis Kepley, b. 1796 d. 1870.
Perlina Kepley, b. 1828 d. 1890.
Harbin Green Hurst, b. 1821 d.1885.
Susan Eliza Hurst, wife d. Apr. 2, 1865, aged 39.
Fannie Hurst, Daughter b. May 28, 1851 d. Oct. 7, 1852.
Edward Hurst (son of P.P.) drowned in 1852. Aged 5.
Asbury Hurst, (son of Wm.) b. 1830 d. 1850.
Nancy Dyer Hurst, b. Mar. 16, 1797 d. May 13, 1866.
Wm. Hurst, Husband, b. Apr. 26, 1792. d.1869.
Hugh Hurst, (son ofWm) d. 1817. age 1 yr.
Bradford Hurst, (son of Wm) d. 1818. Infant.
Jonas Hurst, (son of Wm) d. 1826. Infant.
Elija Hurst, (son of John) b. 1774 d.
Polly Lindsey, wife, b. 1778 d. 1859.
Nimrod Merritt Hurst, (son of Nimrod) d. 1867. aged 23.
Dennis Allen Hurst, (son of Dennis P.) d. 1867. age 5.
Emily Wise. Dau. of Peter Wise and Laura (Hurst) Wise. d. 1851. Infant

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Notes: Another listing, of graves in this cemetery, was published in the Indiana Historical Society Magazine several years ago. There is also a film in their collection of estate papers on file at the library in Indianapolis [I don't have that film's name], that includes an interview with a woman who added some details about graves marked with river rock. She indicated that these graves, about 15 in number marked burials of slaves who died on their way north by way of the underground railroad.

John HURST (1732-1825), also known as "Capt." John Hurst, is buried here. A US government military service marker was placed on his grave, about 1957, through the efforts of a kinsman, Clara Hurst Miles and the Hoosier Elm Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The cemetery is on the banks of Big Indian Creek, and is on private land. I do not know who the current owner is, although if interested, you could check the land records at the Harrison Co. Courthouse in Corydon, IN.

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