Some of these histories of cemeteries of Madison County were originally published in the Winterset Madisonian newspaper on August 26, 1953, July 1956 and July 18, 1958. They have been transcribed and posted with the permission of Ted Gorman, owner of the Winterset Madisonian newspaper.

All cemetery names are linked to their Madison County address.


Blair Chapel Cemetery

The Blair Chapel, Cemetery in Section 3 of South Township, was named after the Rev. John M. and Martha J. Blair, who came to Madison County from Kentucky. The deeded the land to the county September 5, 1870.

The Madison County history says that the Blair’s came with a group of nine wagons, horses, oxen, carriages, etc., and later persuaded his brother, Alexander Blair, who had migrated from Kentucky to Indiana, to come on to Madison county. Others who came in the early 60’s, from Kentucky, to what was called the Kentucky settlement were: Rev. Richard Armstrong; Elza and John Blair, Jr.; James and William Blair; William Turk; John Heneger; Peter Carter; James McKinney; William Carter; Alexander Eskew; Thomas Rhodes; George Breeding; B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Carter; Rev. C. (Campbell) Hughart; Joseph A. Breeding; J. M. Eskew; J. T. Blair; J. M. (John Milton) Eskew; J. T. Blair; George H. Kinnaird; W. T. (Wm. Thomas) Jesse; Henry Monday and David Mosby and their families. Many of the descendants of those families who continued to live in South township, and others who moved to Scott township, are buried in this cemetery.
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