David Wise Daily

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David Wise Daily

  • Birth 16 Aug 1798 Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 1878 Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Lot 333
  • Memorial ID 12910916

David W. Daily was reportedly the first white male child born in Clark County, Indiana. His father, Philip Daily, removed from Fort Beargrass, Kentucky to Indiana in 1796 and settled at a point some 2 1/2 miles south of Charlestown, in the then wilderness which was chiefly inhabited by Indians, and in about 1801 the father commenced to build a new house which was said to have been the first hewed log in that portion of Southern Indiana.

It was here, on the homestead, that D.W. Daily was born, and on 30 Aug 1818, he married Miss Mary A. Shirley, daughter of Charles Shirley and Rebecca (Collier). He served as Sheriff of Clark County, Indiana for four years, and one time member of the Indiana State Senate, and in 1833 was appointed guardian of Mahala Daily, Mary Ann Daily, and Philip Daily, children of his brother,Jacob Daily, who died in 1832.

After a lingering illness Mr. Daily departed this life on Thursday, August 29th 1878, aged 80 years and 13 days.

Sadly, the "Old Homestead" which was unfortunately among the hundreds of acres confiscated along the river and located within the confines of the Army Ammunition Plant, was demolished in 1940 by the U.S. Army and the DuPont Company which burned all the old farmhouses for security reasons (spies etc.), fenced in the land and built rocket and black powder plants here. Locals who weren't employed at the plant, were not allowed inside except those visiting the family cemeteries within the government property.

Note: Unmarked grave, but notes of direct descendant, David L James, and the Charlestown Public Library indicate he was "buried in an unmarked grave in cemetery 74.'


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Mary India Daily (1873-1896)
Capt. Seth S. Daily (1839-1888)
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  • Maintained by: Sunnyann
  • Originally Created by: Mike Hensley
  • Added: 6 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12910916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Wise Daily (16 Aug 1798–29 Aug 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12910916, citing Baird Cemetery, Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sunnyann (contributor 47063609) .