This cemetery is located off Tunnel
Mill Road, on Old Highway 62, 3 miles South of New Washington. Though this
cemetery was believed to be in Charlestown Township, the Charlestown Township
Trustee reported on 07/02/97 that Works Cemetery was in Oregon Township.
However, the Washington Township map clearly shows this site to
be in Section 145 of Washington Township (see Washington
Twp. map in PDF format).
This site is referred to by several
names, including Henly/Work Cemetery and Bower/Work Cemetery.
This cemetery is located on Old
State Road 62, west of Hibernia Road, in Washington Township, Clark County,
The following index was extracted prior to 1947 by B. C. Holmes:
BOWEN Dr. Abraham Bowen, son of Absolem & Nancy (28 yrs.) b. ???? d. 01/08/1868 BOWEN Absolem b. 09/22/1804 d. 01/07/1877 BOWEN Adam (age 74 yrs.) b. ???? d. 07/17/1828 BOWEN Adam, son of A. & N. (infant) b. ???? d. 1825 BOWEN Infant son of Oliver & Emma Bowen b. 10/11/1870 d. 04/1871 BOWEN Julia Ann (age 48) b. ???? d. 10/11/1807 BOWEN Nancy b. 02/13/1808 d. 01/03/1875 BOWEN Nancy Emiline Bowen b. 05/06/1837 d. 12/06/1856 BOWEN William E. Bowen, M.D. b. 05/06/1826 d. 10/27/1866 HENLY Cartarmis, wife of Jesse (age 32 yrs., 4 mos., 18 days) b. ???? d. 03/12/1806 HENLY Catherine, wife of Jacob (63 yrs., 2 mo., 23 days) b. ???? d. 07/26/1863 HENLY Jacob (age 42 yrs., 2 mo., 13 days) b. ???? d. 03/03/1840 HENLY Jesse (age 59 yrs.) b. ???? d. 11/27/1829 RATTS Malinda, wife of Francis b. 05/11/1816 d. 08/22/1855 WATERSON Infant son of J. & Ann E. Waterson b. 02/15/1888 d. 02/15/1888 WATERSON James b. ???? d. 01/26/1894 WORK Elizabeth b. 07/03/1796 d. 07/05/1850 WORK Henry b. 04/26/1792 d. 10/04/1873 WORK Nora E. Work, daugh- ter of Jesse & Jane b. 1863 d. 1864 WORK Samuel b. 10/01/1787 d. 12/28/1871The following excerpt is from History of the Ohio Falls Counties, published 1882, concerning the Bower/Work Cemetery:
I 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.
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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