McDavitt Family Historical Page


Franklin Coon


Died as a result of wounds in the Civil War

Franklin is believed to have been buried in this cemetery

Jeffersonville Township, Clark County, Indiana

Marker at Old Civil War Cemetery
near downtown Jeffersonville

Close-up of Civil War Cemetery
(transcript below)

The old Civil War Cemetery near present-day downtown Jeffersonville was located on what is now Mulberry Street (about 2 blocks south of the Hardee's on Court Street). The cemetery is located on what is now a children's playground behind Rosehill Elementary School.

According to the above monument, the Union and Confederate dead buried here were NOT exhumed; however, it is possible that the bodies were, indeed, moved to Walnut Ridge. This has not been confirmed, but bears investigation.

There stands today a large stone marker adjacent to the fence around the playground with the following inscription:

"Presented by Frank R. Kossa, Col. (Ret.) USAR, on behalf of Lawrence Capehart Post 35, The American Legion, Joseph M. Bittner Post 1832, Veterans of Foreign Wars."