Franklin County, Ohio
(This was originally transcribed by Barb Ziegenmeyer in 2007 for the sole use of Genealogy
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
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:
DATE OF DEATH
|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|
|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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