Franklin County, Ohio
Genealogy and History

   

Blendon Cemetery
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Old Church Pioneer Cemetery

(This was originally transcribed by Barb Ziegenmeyer in 2007 for the sole use of Genealogy Trails.)

Source: "FIRST SETTLEMENT OF BLENDON TOWNSHIP FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO"
By H. Warren Phelps, of Columbus, Ohio

 

A cemetery was laid out, containing about one-half acre of land, by Francis Olmsted and Jonathan Noble,
along the division line of their farms, each giving one-half, one-third mile south from Blendon Four Corners, on the east side of road

The burials there were: 

NAME

DATE OF DEATH

AGE

Relationships

Other Info

BELL, Laura Aug. 23, 1846 41 yrs 23 days d/o. of Francis and Cloe [Case] Olmsted w/o Thomas Bell Removed to Western Pioneer Cemetery
COLVILLE, Melinda April16, 1859 aged 21 yrs 4 mos 5 days w/o J.B. Colville d/o Horace & Didama Moon  
INDIAN, Unknown Mar.17,1839 aged 88 yrs   An Indian who came from Erie, N.Y., in 1832 with Wm. H. Grinnell
MOON, Celestia July 13, 1858 aged 16 yrs 10 mo 14 days d/o Horace & Didama Moon  
MOON, Henry H. Sept. 1, 1844 aged 10 mos s/o Horace & Didama Moon  
NOBLE, Catherine E.  Nov.18, 1878 aged 76 yrs widow of Orrin Maiden Name [Preston]
NOBLE, Hannah April 17 1846 aged 66 yrs 3 mo 7 days 2nd wife and widow of Jonathan came to Ohio from Conn. in 1815
NOBLE, Harry and ????     son and daughter of Orrin & Catherine  
NOBLE, Henry June 12, 1878 aged 41 years son of Orrin & Catherine  
NOBLE, Horace Sept.14, 1844 aged 22 yrs, 9 mos s/o Jonathan and Hannah  
NOBLE, Infant Nov. 1, 1839   d/o Orrin & Catherine  
NOBLE, Jonathan Mar. 28, 1832 aged 57 yrs   Born in Litchfield Co., Conn.
NOBLE, Lester Apr. 21, 1865   son and daughter of Orrin & Catherine Died while in Military, Sgt Co. H. 95th R.O.V.L.
body removed to Riverside in 1890
NOBLE, Lucretia Feb 24, 1867 32 yrs 2 mos 10 days d/o Orrin & Catherine E. widow of Osaac Perry and wife od Edwin Phillips
NOBLE, Mary Sept.27,1877   w/o Henry Maiden anme [Durant]
NOBLE, Mary June 27, 1839 12 years d/o Jonathan and Hannah  
NOBLE, Mary E. Aug. 2, 1853 20 yrs 11 mos 11 ds d/o Orrin & Catherine E.  
NOBLE, Orrin Aug. 11, 1844 44 years s/o Jonathan and his first wife  
OLMSTED, Abigail Jun. 28, 1856   w/o Francis C.  
OLMSTED, Abigail Aurella Apr. 16, 1833 6 yrs 1 mo 16 ds d/o Francis C. and Abigail  
OLMSTED, Cloe Jun. 9, 1833 71 year w/o Francis maiden name [Case]
OLMSTED, Francis Jan. 21, 1828 aged 68 yrs   He served 1778-1781 in Col.S.B. Webb's Conn. Regt in Revolutionary War pensioned in 1818
OLMSTED, Francis C. July 1 1853 aged 66 yrs 16 ds s/o Francis & Cloe  
PERRY, Estella ???   d/0 Isaac & Lucretia [Noble]  
PERRY, Isaaac Mar. 9, 1859 27 yrs    

This cemetery not having been used by the people generally, the remains of the bodies were removed to the
Old Church Pioneer Cemetery, in the center of Blendon township, in October, 1902, and there given a prominent position.
In some of the graves, where the bodies had lain for fifty years, there were only small particles left, but in every grave there was some evidence.
The eight children brought to Ohio by the two pioneer families were:

Edward Phelps, aged 16; married Elizabeth Jamison, June 26, 1817.
Abram Phelps, aged 15; married Lucy Bill, Feb. 15, 1827.
Azubah Phelps, aged 12; never married.
Lucuida Phelps, aged 9; married William Williams, JuJy 10,1817.
Chloe Phelps, aged: 7; married Menses Gillespie, Nov. 1, 1817,
William Phelps, aged 4; married Jane Watt, Aug. 21, 1824.
Isaac M. Griswold, aged 8; married Mary Osborn, Sept. 4, 1833.
Edwid B. Griswold, aged 1; never married.
One son, Homer Moore Phelps, was born at Blendon, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1812; married Elizabeth G. Connelly, Jan. 14, 1835.
All of the above were married by Rev. Ebenezer Washburn.


The pioneers buried in Old Church Central Pioneer Cemetery, in center of township, except otherwise stated:

GILLESPIE Menses Aug. 24, 1846 50 yrs 4 mo 10 ds h/o Chloe Phelps He was a soldier in the War of 1812; was in battle
PHELPS Abraham Aug. 18, 1834 43 yrs 4 mo 3 ds   He was a soldier in the War of 1812; was in battle
PHELPS Azubah April 14, 1860 65 yrs 10 mo 25ds    
PHELPS Azubah Oct. 18, 1849 84 yrs 8 mos 15 ds w/o Edward maiden name Moore
PHELPS Chloe Oct. 9, 1865 66 yrs 4 mos 10ds w/o Menses Gillespie  
PHELPS Edward Sr. Aug. 10, 1840 81 yrs 11 mos 14 ds   He served in 8th Co., 1st Reg. Conn. Line in 1877 Revolutionary War
PHELPS Edward Jr. Feb. 22, 1845 54 yrs 9 mos 12 ds   He served in the Army in the War of 1812
PHELPS Elizabeth G. Aug 12, 1899 87 yrs 8 mo 4 ds w/o Homer M. maiden name Connelly
PHELPS Elizabeth Oct. 16, 1890 94 yrs 5 da widow of Edward Jr. maiden name Jamison, she received a widow's pension
PHELPS Homer M. June 1, 1883 71 yrs 3 mo 22 ds    
PHELPS Jane Mar. 17, 1856 44yrs 2 mo 22 ds w/o William maiden name Watt buried in cemetery near Ft. Wayne Ind.
PHELPS Lucinda Nov. 25 1873 76yrs 9 mo 27 ds w/o William Williams buried in Yankee Street Pioneer Cemetery, Genoa, Delware Co., Ohio
PHELPS Lucy Bill 1875 83 yrs widow of Abram buried in Green Lawn Cemetery Columbus, Ohio
PHELPS William Nov. 18, 1862 44 yrs 3 mo 7 ds   buried in Cemetery near Ft. Wayne Ind.
WILLIAMS William Nov. 18, 1862 73 yrs 6 mo 5 ds   He was a soldier in the War of 1812


Pioneers buried in West Pioneer Cemetery

BENTON Elizabeth Sept 15, 1862 73 Yrs d/o Paul & Roxana Meacham and w/o Eliakim Benton  
GRISWOLD Edwin B. May 19, 1839 35 yrs 8 mo 27 ds    
GRISWOLD Isaac July 14, 1869 89 yrs 8 mo 17ds He was a soldier in the War of 1812  
GRISWOLD Isaac M. May 20, 1839 35yrs 5 mo 2 ds   Buried in Winchester, Illinois
GRISWOLD Mary Jan.12 1802   widow of  Isaac M. Griswold w/o David Johnson Buried in West Pioneer Cemetery
GRISWOLD Ursula Apr. 16, 1854 71yrs 3 mos 15 ds w/o Isaac  maiden name [ Clark ]  
MEACHAM Alfred Apr. 30, 1828 25 yrs 5 mos    
MEACHAM Riley May 29, 1876 76 yrs 7 mos 24 ds married Hannah Baldwin Feb 28 1821 she died Apr. 8, 1848 married Elizabeth Follimer Crist June 2, 1808 she died June 12, 1888
MEACHAM Worthy May 17, 1870 69 yrs 5 mo 7 ds    
MOORE Benjamin Sr. Oct. 16, 1825 69 yrs 7 mos 15 ds   Served in 8th Co. 1st Reg't Conn. Line Revolutionary War
MOORE Laura Apr. 14, 1829 37 yrs 1 mo 4 ds 1st w/o Simeon Moore Jr. maiden name Meacham
MOORE Laura Jan, 19, 1891 80 yrs 2nd wife of Simeon Moore maiden name Patterson Buried in Riverside Cemetery
MOORE Roxanna Aug. 10, 1847 73 yrs 8 mos  ds widow of Paul Meacham 3rd wife of Simeon Moore madien name Phelps
MOORE Simeon Sr. June 26, 1825 64 yrs 3 mos   Served five years in Harmon's Co. 4th Reg't Conn. Line 1777-1782 Rev. War
MOORE Simeon Jr. Aug 2, 1853 62yrs 1 mo 25 ds   Served as soldier in War Of 1812
PALMER Ethan Mar. 30, 1818 35yrs 10 mos 20 ds    


The descendants of all these pioneers now reside in nineteen states.
There was a cemetery located on lands of Matthew Westerveldt and Garrit Sharp,
in the north part of the township, about 1820, and was designated as the Methodist Cemetery.
In it the Westervelt Sharp, and other families buried their dead. It is still used for burial purposes.





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