Elmer Mackison provided the following information in April of 1997: "Located on U.S. 31, north of Clark County line, in Scott County, Indiana, this rural cemetery contains the graves of some of the descendants of the Pigeon Roost Massacre, which took place September 3, 1812. A 44-foot monument marks the common grave of 16 of the 24 pioneers killed here.

The Shawnees had crossed White River and headed south when they struck this little three-year-old settlement. Many of the men of the settlement were away from home, serving in the war of 1812. Elias Payne, his wife and seven children, Isaac Coffman, Henry Collings' family and Richard Collings' family were some of those massacred.

"The little Cemetery extends to the foot of the large monument, a memorial to those pioneers, and today this is all a little rest park with picnic tables and large shade trees. "In 1812 this land was in Clark County, Indiana."

The following is the index of the adjacent cemetery, as provided by Elmer Mackison:

ABBOTT Flora E. d. 7/17/1884 (wife of R. N.) age 18 yrs. 1 mo. 23 days

ABBOTT Homer E. d. 10/3/1884 (son of R.N. & F.E.) age 3 mos.25 days

ABBOTT John C. (Co. H. 144th Ind. Inf. Civil War)

ABBOTT Lula V. b. 4/4/1873 d. 5/6/1952 ABBOTT Mary Anna b. 3/1/1898 d. 8/12/1898

ABBOTT Richard N. b. 7/20/1861 d. 4/29/1938

ABNER Nell b. 1933 d. 1970

ANGLE Carl b. 1944 d. 1944

APPLEGATE Myrtle May b. 11/10/1909 d. 11/11/1909

APPLEGATE Sophia Belle b. 12/22/1910 d. 1/9/1911

BARRETT Granville b. 1876 d. 1962

BARRETT Sarah Jane b. 1888 d. blank

BATEMAN Louis (only date) b. 1914

BATEMAN Glenn b. 1917 d. 1918

BATEMAN Barbara E. (only date) b. 1934

BEDWELL Sarah A. b. 7/15/1832 d. 9/23/1911

BEHRENS Henry b. 1858 d. 1936

BEHRENS Anna b. 1860 d. 1948

BELL Lanbert G. b. 8/3/1915 (son of C. & J.M.)

BLIZZARD John M. (Co. K., 66th Ind. Inf. Civil War)

BOEHL Baihell b. 11/18/1889 d. 10/6/1891

BOFFIN Daniel d. 11/18/1895 Age 89 years

BOFFIN Sarah (wife of Daniel) b. 12/5/1796 d. blank

BOSWELL Anna R. b. 10/16/1885 d. 7/12/1933

BOWEN Anna F. b. 1916 d. 1968

BOWEN Margaret b. 3/1/1939 (age 3 yrs. 9 mos. 1 day)

BOWEN Martha b. 1883 d. 1969

BOWLIN Levi (Pvt. Co. 1, 149th Inf. W.W. 1) b. 4/3/1899 d. 5/10/1968

BRACE (?) Silas F. b. 5/1/1820 d. 8/31/1844

BRAMBERGER James L. b. 1895 d. 1954

BREEDLOVE Elson Lee b. 9/2/1949 d. 5/26/1959

BROADY Amanda Katharine b. 1/12/1839 d. 1/6/1874 (wife of John C.)

BROADY Asa D. (age 78 yrs. 7 mos. 17 days) b. 3/5/1807 d. 1/6/1874 [Another record states death date as 1885]

BROADY Infant daughter of Albert & Eliza b. & d. 10/2/1897

BROADY Florance (daughter of J. F. & M. C.) b. 10/13/1869 d. 11/2/1869

BROADY Florence (daughter of J. C. & A. K.; age 19 days) b. 11/2/1869 d. 11/21/1869

BROADY Amanda K. (wife of J. C.; age 34 yrs 10 mos. 24 days) b. 1834 d. 1/6/1874

BROADY Nancy A. (wife of J. C.) b. blank d. 3/23/1882

BROADY J. C. (murdered) (age 45 yrs 10 mos 13 days) b. 1839 d. 8/5/1885

BROADY (Brady) Nora I. (daughter of A. & E. J.) b. 4/3/1891 d. 8/19/189?

BROADY Joseph (Rev. War Soldier) b. 1760 d. 1835

BROADY Mary (wife of Joseph) b. ???? d. 1824

BROADY Sarah (wife of Asa D.) (age 40 yrs. 10 mos. 7 days) b. 1815 d. 8/13/1856

BURCH Grace b. 3/18/1899 d. 3/13/1929

BURCH Arthur H. b. 1862 d. 1936

BURCH Lydia B. b. 1872 d. 1962 BURCH Minnie b. 1896 d. 1934

BURCH Ward b. 1900 d. 1925

BURCH Earl (on the same stone as Johnie McWilliams) b. 1914 d. 1925

BURR Ruth LaMaster b. 1918 d. 1949