History Open House: The Hays Cemeteries

  • Monroe Lake
  • September 10, 2022
  • Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9967
  • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Property Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plate, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state license plate.

Local history enthusiasts and family descendants are invited to drop by for an open house focusing on the individuals buried in three different Hays cemeteries, located on the south side of Monroe Lake. We’ll be highlighting the individuals known to be buried in these cemeteries, as well as the history of the cemeteries themselves!

If you have family history/stories, photos, documents, etc. pertaining to any of the below individuals, please stop by and help us add to our historical records! Our archive is primarily digital and we’ll be able to scan most photos/documents during the open house (so you don’t have to worry about original items being misplaced).

Hays #1 Cemetery
• Anna Boruff, 1819-1823
• Mary Ann (Boruff) Sciscoe / Pigeon, 1819-1890
• William Austin Deckard, 1882-1883
• Milton Eads, 1863-1892
• N. H.
• W. H.
• Charles Lewis “Louis” Hays, 1833-1900
• David Hays Sr., c1806-1900
• Rebecca (King) Hays, 1811-1887
• Mary Pauline (Norman) Hays, 1834-1919
• Maude Ann “Maudy” Siscoe, 1880-1881
Hays #2 / Sol Hays / Southern Hays Cemetery
• Everett Cain, 1901-1901
• Charles L. Hays, 1858-1936
• Louis G. Hays, c1853-?
• Peter Hays, 1857-1892
• Robert Hays, 1866-1934
• Solomon Hays, 1828-1892
Hayes #3 / Grubb / Chrisenberry Cemetery
• Unknown
If you know about any additional burials that are not included on these lists, please share!

If you have information pertaining to burial location of any of the below individuals, we want to know about it! The below people are believed to buried in one of the “Hays” cemeteries near the lake, but we don’t know which one…

• Dora Cain, 1901-1907
• Carl Richard Eads, 1910-1910
• Alonzo Norman, 1876-1908
• Arney Earl Norman, 1905-1907
• Noah L. Pritchett, 1911-1916
• Della Sexton, 1851-1903

History Open House: The Hays Cemeteries
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  • Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • Property Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plate, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state license plate.