Garard Cemetery
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Old Railroad Track Path Back to Garard Cemetery.

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Garard Cemetery was also known as Stafford or Shanlee Cemetery. It is located in Hamilton Township east of Wheeling Pike and north of Indiana State Road 28, about a 1/4 of a mile off the road in a patch of woods.

There is NO public road to this cemetery. If you plan on visiting this cemetery you will need to hike back through a field and into the woods.

Travel Wheeling Pike to Highway 28 turn right travel east a 1/4 mile. Follow the path that was an old Railroad track north between the two fields back to the woods . Garard cemetery is located at the back of the woods on high ground. According to local residents, at one time the cemetery could be accessed from Wheeling Pike but the Railroad bridge is no longer standing and the creek or ditch is too deep to cross.

The cemetery is overgrown and the tombstones are broken and lying on the ground. If this cemetery is not cared for soon, all traces of it will be gone forever.

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Elizabeth Garard & Unknown Tombstone

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Joseph Garard Tombstone

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Alonzo Morris & Lucretia Garard Tombstones

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Unknown Tombstones

The following is a list of burials from an earlier reading of the cemetery.

Last NameFirst NameDeath DateAge
GARARDElizabethOctober 12, 186332 years Wife of Justus
GARARDJustusApril 5, 186355y 5d Husband of Elizabeth
GARARDLucretiaFebruary 16, 185415m 15d Daughter of W. & C.
GARARDJoseph KirbyMarch 15, 186322y 5m 3d Son of Justus & Elizabeth
LEEJames A.February 13, 185637y 7d
MORRISAlonzoDecember 6, 18501m 23d Son of O.D. & D.
MORRISMaryJanuary 16, 18481y 3m 23d Daughter of O.D. & N.G.
MORRISNancy G.May 8, 184032 years Wife of Owen D. Morris
MORRISA.A.No DatesFather - J.K.G. & J.G.
NORRICKAgnes C.July 31, 18511y 4m 14d Daughter of A.T. & M.E.
PROTSMANStephen NewellMarch 12, 18568 months Son of J.W. & J.
TURNERManirvaJuly 21, 18511m 26d Daughter of J. & P.

Garard Cemetery Map

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