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Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:30 pm

Remains of 17 Indiana settlers reburied

Associated Press

 

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – The remains of 17 Indiana settlers dating back to the 1800s have been relocated.

The News and Tribune reports that the descendants of the settlers recently gathered to honor them.

The remains originally were buried at a family cemetery in Clarksville. Descendants say the land was deeded to all future heirs, and that there should be no reason for moving the remains.

Excavations were announced in June and began on section of a road easement next to the Stewart-Emery Cemetery as part of environmental studies for a multi-phase project to widen Blackiston Mill Road.

Town Manager Kevin Baity says the remains were excavated from a roadway that is owned by the town.

The remains were handled under state and federal guidelines. They were moved to Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

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Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind.