Hastie Cemetery

Most of the information in this section was taken from "Lexington Township Cemetery Book, 1813~1988". This information is reproduced here with permission from the Scott County Historical Society.


Lexington Township
Scott County, Indiana

This abandoned family burying ground is located in Lexington Township (on the Leo Coomes Farm) in the northeast fourth of the Northeast Quarter of Section 25, T3N, R8E. It is in part of the Quarter Section of 160 acres entered on July 22, 1813 by John Fields. It is on a knoll about 75 yards north of State Road 356, one-eighth of a mile west of the Jefferson County Line, and just east of the fine old Federal Style Hastie Homestead (brick). The cemetery is surrounded by a substantial cast-iron fence. William Hastie, who is buried here, came to Scott County from Scotland previous to 1830. There are only five marked burials, but at least three more graves are marked only by rough stones.

... From CEMETERY RECORDS, SCOTT COUNTY, published in 1978.

This cemetery has been cleaned and restored by the Scott County Cemetery Commission.

HASTIE, William Died: 9/29/1878, Age: 82 yrs.
" Margaret Died: 3/25/1836, Age: 34 yrs.
" Ruth M. Died: 2/7/1839, Age: 5 yrs.
" Infant son of William & Margaret (No Dates)
" Ruth Mary (No Surname - No Dates)
Ruth M. possibly duplicates Ruth Mary??

The following entry was found in the "Chronicle" dated 1/18/1975, written by Dr. Carl R. Bogardus:

JACKSON, Soloman 12/3/1760-1/12/1848, American Revolutionary Soldier
3 children: Jesse, James, Sarah (Jackson) Hogue
wife, (buried in same cemetery?)

Soloman Jackson was born in Warren Co., North Carolina. In 1814, Soloman, his wife, and their five children left North Carolina in a large covered wagon drawn by four horses.

More information can be found in The Chronicle dated 1/18/1975.

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