Table of Contents

Thank you Lois B Johnson for sending me this picture to use - click on the photo to see a history of Fair Play Fire Company #1

Indiana Legion
Notes and Information from the time of "Morgans Raid"

Church & Listings & Photos

Wirt Cemetery Pictures   2009 pictures of headstones at Wirt Baptist Church Cemetery 

Manville Christian Church & Cemetery     Milton Township - PICTURES 

Nelson Cemetery      Lancaster Township, Jefferson County

Pisgah Cemetery      Graham Township

Maddox Cemetery    Smyrna Township

Lick Branch Church & Cemetery      Graham Township, Jefferson County  

Carmel Cemetery    Pictures taken during a visit July 2010

Brown/Bacon Cemetery   Madison Township

Various Small Cemeteries    Milton Township

Zoar Cemetery     Hanover Township 

Hanover Cemetery   Hanover Township 

Sharon Hill Cemetery   Republican Township 

Brushy Fork Cemetery  Shelby Township  

Canaan Cemetery  Shelby Township    

Burials of 82nd Infantry

Caledonia Cemetery  Shelby Township  

McKay Cemetery  Milton Township

Hebron Baptist Church Monroe Township

Link to Find A Grave for The Paris Methodist Cemetery, on the Jefferson/Jennings line near Old Paris.

Carmel United Presbyterian Church Cemetery   Hanover Township

Find a Grave site for Hall-Walton Cemetery    Jennings County-with Jefferson County Connections

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Obituaries - Death Notices & Newspaper Clippings
These will be updated on a regular basis as new clippings are found.

Newspaper Clippings

Obituary of Nathan Powell  Died 1905

Jefferson County Obituaries & Death Notices - Various Dates

Obituary of Amariah Foster  Died 1846

Obituary of Aquilla Robertson  Died 1895

Obituary of Daniel D. Jones  Died 1851

Stout Collection of Jefferson County Information

Obituary of Elizabeth Jane Wiggam  Died 1922

Obituaries of Rev. John McCoy  Died 1891

Records & Histories

Monroe Presbyterian Church Histories Located near Middlefork Monroe Township

Neil's Creek Anti-Slavery Society   Families Involved and their descendents

Morgan Raid Damage Claims   Jefferson County, and a few people from other areas. Claims against the State for Damages during Morgan's Raid

Biography of Robert Miller     A Jefferson County Pioneer

Report on Polly Trumbo    Contributed by Donald Trumbo

Deeds pretaining to Solomon and Mary Davis and Family    Contributed by Lyndon Comstock  

Early Madison Indiana Railroad History  1911 Newspaper Article

Dupont History     Lancaster Township

Jefferson Proving Ground   Information on both Jefferson and Jennings Counties

1828 Voter List      Republican Township 

Madison Business Directory    1859 - 1860 

Jefferson County Negro Registries    1853-1858

Madison High School Annual   Student Information 1896

Early History of Madison   by John Vawter

Solomon Jackson   Jefferson County Pioneer  

Owens Family Notes    Taken from Jennings Family Papers   Notes taken by Jonathan Lopnow while researching the Owens Family   

    The Fighting Baxters   Pioneer Family

Madison Weekly Herald     May & July 1947  

Old Pictures of Madison Indiana   taken about 1900   

Evan Thomas Family Bible   A link to Roy Hutchinson's site actual pictures of the Thomas Family Bible

Pages from McCasland Family Bible    From Revolutionary War Pension Records          

The Nay Family  Jefferson County Connections

Neavill's Grove "Old Settlers Meetings"  Still going strong in Jefferson County after 124 years

Old Settlers Meeting - 1885

Old Settlers Meeting - 1891, list of deaths since last meeting

Lemuel Wells   Pictures of Lemuel & Mary "Polly" (Walton) Wells also will of Lemuel Wells 

William Cunliff   Death -Service record - Family Information 

Pleasant Township Presbyterian Church Minutes PDF file may be slow to open

In and Around Dupont    PICTURES contributed by Jim & Joyce Graham

Coffee Creek Baptist Association - Excerpt from J.C. Tibbets Book, Published 1883

Burnside Family Bible   Contributed by Larry Stout

Dryden Family Bible

Road Tax 1816 List of Names

Jefferson County Temperance Society 1828

Apprenticeships in Early Records Various dates


Eighty-Second Indiana Infantry  Information on all Officers and Soldiers of this Regiment in the Civil War - from the Adjutant Generals Report 

G.A.R. Records   Muster Records for some Jefferson County, Grand Army of the Republic Posts

Ninth Indiana Legion   Jefferson County - from The Adjutant Generals Reports after the Civil War 

Sixth Indiana Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry      Civil War 

Muster Roll   of Capt. Williamson Dunn's Co. Mounted Rangers 1813 -1814 and Biography of Williamson Dunn 

Militia Enrollment Graham Township - 1862

Militia Enrollment Lancaster Township - 1862

Revolutionary Soldiers Jefferson County - 1938

LINK to Information on Rev. David W. Moffat D.D.

Miscellaneous Mysteries

Unknown Photo   can you help identify these men

   Property Near Dupont  

Family Histories - Photos & Genealogy Reports

Patton and Elliott Pictures & Information

Gordon Family

Descendants of Abel Hutton 

Descendants of John Boyd Wells

Descendants of Thomas Roseberry

Dixon Family History    Herny & Alcey Dixon-John B. Dixon

Family of Cora Dryden    Lancaster Township

Decendants of Robert McClanahan   Pictures included contributed by Ardath Blue 

Walton Family Genealogy   Pictures & Information from Gilbert Maupin


Biography of Ulric Z. Wiley   

Biography of Samuel Hayes   

Biographies from Bartholomew County -- with Jefferson county connections

William A. Guthrie - Biography

The following sections on Jefferson County History were written in 1889 by William Parker Hendricks for the Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana. I have broken the writing into sections to make for smaller files. William Parker Hendricks had first hand knowledge of much he wrote, it makes for very interesting reading, but keep in mind you need to research what you find here as he did not know everything about everyone. (SLK)
Formation of Jefferson County    Early Indiana History, Jefferson County, Townships and how they were set up. 

Early Settlers of Jefferson County    Settlement names & dates   

Early Religion in Jefferson County   Denominations where they were located 

History of Madison   also mentions other communities in Jefferson County  

Citizens of Madison    Prominent Citizens of Madison

History of Hanover College    Just outside of Madison  

Jefferson County Biographies     A-Z written 1889 

Jefferson County Library History Records       Link to the Madison-Jefferson County Library Site

Links & Resources

Link to Map of Jefferson County from the Library of Congress

Jefferson County Historical Society
615 W. First Street, Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 265-2335

420 W. Main Street, Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 265-2744
e mail

John Paul Chapter DAR

Jefferson County Courthouse-300 East Main St., Madison, IN 47250
Clerks Office  phone-(812) 265-8122 this is where the county marriage records, and will and probate books are kept. For Naturalization, Marriage, Divorce, Wills, Civil and Probate Records.
Recorders Office (812) 265-2903-For Deed, Sheriff's Sales, Mortgage, Misc. & Soldier's Discharge Records.
Commisioners Office  (812) 265-8944-For county map with cemetery locations.

Jefferson County Health Department-715 Green Road, Madison, IN. 47250-(812) 273-1942-
For Birth and Death Records.

Historical Overview of Jefferson County

Madison's Railroad 

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Genealogical Society

My Indiana Home     I am sorry but this excellent Jefferson County web site is no longer on line here is a link to it on the "Way Back Machine"

Lattimore Family  Very Good information

Indiana State Library

Bible Records   This site puts bible records & pictures on line for researchers use. 

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Indiana

Indiana Magazine of History-on Line-very interesting 

Here is a really neat site that shows state boundry changes so you can see what has happened over the years.
Interactive Maps

Eleutherian College
    Lancaster, Jefferson County

To search for African American Roots.
People of Color South  POC  

Old time Disease definitions, Cemetery Inscription Meanings,Kinship, Occupations.
Useful Definitions

McCaslin and Related Families     Excellent information on Indiana McCaslins

Vawter Family Web Site        Including Branham, Crawford, Wise, Lewis, Stribling, Glover and Moncrief

The Lanier Mansion    Historical Landmark 

Baxter Family  Family of Melvin & Estella Comstock Baxter

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