This cemetery is located on the River Ridge inside the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (now known as "Facility One") near Charlestown. Click here for a topographical map of this site, courtesy of www.TopoZone.com.
Friend Cemetery is not a Quaker cemetery as some have thought. The property was owned by the Friend family at the time of its acquisition by the government circa 1940.
Kerry Dupaquier of ICI Americas (see photo at left) is the Marketing Specialist for Facility One and was our guide on the 6-hour tour. He even took us to visit the house formerly used as the residence of the Plant's commanding military officer during its heyday.
We visited Friend Cemetery (a/k/a Dailey Cemetery) on 11/29/97 and found it in beautiful condition.
There are 48 houses here that were used by the federal government to house military personnel during the 50 or so years that the Plant was active after its creation in the World War II era. Several of these houses (which have been vacant since approximately 1994) have commanding views of the Ohio River.
The photo at right shows two stones at Friend Cemetery that have been repaired in recent years by ICI Americas and the federal government with stainless steel sleeves.
Granted, these sleeves are not necessarily attractive and in a few cases the edges obscure the carvings; however, without such repairs these stones would doubtless have been destroyed years ago.
We hope to have a complete on-line index here soon.
The photo at left is a beautiful stone over the adjoining graves of Susan Dailey and Philip Dailey.
The following is the index Jeanne
Burke abstracted from this site during our 11/29/97 tour of the ten cemeteries
inside the Plant. The surnames of the persons buried at Friend Cemetery
. . . . BELL Mary M., wife of Uriah 09/26/1823 07/31/1857
BELL Susan M., daughter of Uriah and Mary 07/12/1857 09/14/1857
DAILY John M., son of Philip and Susan M. 04/30/1853 10/21/1893
DAILY Philip, husband of Susan M. 02/04/1816 02/17/1875
DAILY Susan M., wife of Philip Daily 06/24/1832 08/24/1860
HAWN Dorothy, wife of Peter Hawn (81 yrs.) ???? 03/1841
HAWN John (either 17 or 47 years) ???? 09/13/182__??
HAWN Peter, husband of Dorothy ???? 05/09/1827
RILEY Sarah Ann, wife of Joseph No dates
SHIELDS Martha E. 01/18/1844 05/10/1855I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Further information may be available from:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
New Albany-Floyd County Library or Sellersburg Library 180 West Spring Street 430 North Indiana Avenue New Albany, Indiana 47150 Sellersburg, Indiana 47172 Telephone: (812) 949-3527 Telephone: (812) 246-4493
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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