|Neighborhood dog "on guard" at David McBride Family Cemetery. All of the stones are piled beneath the large tree to the right of center.||Pile of McBride family stones beneath the old tree in the lot between 618 and 624 Spicewood Drive in Parkwood Subdivision in Clarksville.|
This cemetery is located (in 1995) in Parkwood Subdivision in Clarksville. The cemetery lies on the lots between 618 and 624 Spicewood Drive. All stones are down; some are broken; others are missing.
We visited David McBride Family Cemetery after the CCCPC meeting in Clarksville on April 4, 1998. The lot is beautifully maintained and the grass appears carefully manicured. The pile of broken stones, however, is just heart-breaking.
Pictured at left is the stone of CLARISA MINERVA McBRIDE, who died 11/06/1875.
An unknown number of people are buried here, but all are members of David McBride's family and this cemetery is on the old McBride farm.
David McBride is the only McBride listed on the 1820 and 1830 Clark County Censuses.
The burials below cover the period of 1848 to 1924.
McBRIDE David (no stone; born near Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA b. 02/14/1796 d. 02/11/1881 McBRIDE Mary A. (wife of David; her maiden name was Ross; died at 74 years, __ mos., 27 days) b. ???? d. 03/26/1870 McBRIDE Rebecca (age 25 yrs, 5 mos., 15 days; probably daughter of David & Mary McBride) b. 1823 d. 05/06/1848 McBRIDE Clarisa Mineva, second wife of David (age 76 yrs., 1 mo., 3 days; first husband was a LEWIS) b. ???? d. 11/06/1875 McBRIDE Douglas (son of John & Laura McBride) b. 1860 d. 1924 McBRIDE Samuel H. (son of John R. and Laura Grayson McBride; he was a physician) b. 1865 d. 06/11/1891 McBRIDE John Ross b. 09/16/1825 d. 01/22/1905 (son of David & Mary) McBRIDE Laura Grayson, wife of John R. McBride b. 06/26/1833 d. 01/15/1905 ROSS "The Widow Ross", mother-in-law of David McBRIDE, was living with her daughter and son-in-law in 1830 (per census information), but died before 1840. In 1830, she was aged 70-79. Her first name is unknown. She is probably also buried at David McBride Cemetery.The above information is from headstones, census records and Mrs. Florence McBride Salyards (who passed away on April 21, 1998) and was abstracted by Jeanne Burke circa 1997.
The following McBRIDES are listed in Clark County's marriage records index for 1790-1850:
McBRIDE, David ROSS, Mary 18 Dec 1817 McBRIDE, Margarette JOHNSON, James 14 Nov 1847
I 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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