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Collinsville Cemetery


Seven-Mile Presbyterian Church at Collinsville was erected or organized in 1810. It was a frame building and stood eight rods west of the present house. Some of the early members were Samuel DAVIS, Robert IRWIN, Sen., Matthew RICHARDSON, Ralph BROWN, Robert SWANN, Oliver SMITH, father of Samuel SMITH (who now lives in Seven-Mile, eighty years of age), John ARMSTRONG, and Samuel YOUNG. The land on which the house stood was given for this purpose-- two acres, including the graveyard--by Matthew RICHARDSON. The house was about thirty by forty feet, and was furnished with slab seats, with legs for supports; from James YOUNG's saw-mill. In the course of time better seats were put in, and the pews were sold, but this practice was soon discontinued, because of the dissatisfaction which it caused. For the choir-leader the class had Daniel CORSON, who stood close to the pulpit and "lined" the hymns, and Matthew J. RICHARDSON, who pitched the tunes. The Rev. Francis MONFORT was one of the first ministers.
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio", 1882]

Burials:

Davis, Samuel - d. March 27, 1843; aged 72.
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio", 1882]

McMechan, Rev. James, Sen. - d. October 1, 1819, "in the 59th year of his age"
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio", 1882]
McMechan, Mary - d. April 1813, "in the 40th year of her age"
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler Co, Ohio", 1882]

Ray, Philip - d. October 7,1849; aged 61
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio", 1882]

Young, Alexander - b. September 22, 1794; died July 13, 1861
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler Co, Ohio", 1882]
Young, David d. August 21, 1849; aged 52.
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio", 1882]
Young, James E. - died February 6, 1873; aged 60.
[src: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio", 1882]







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