Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
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Hill Graveyard / Rosebud Acres Cemetery
Hamilton Township

 

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Alphabetical Surname Index Cemetery Description Virtual Cemetery Cemetery Main Page


This online index only lists the individual, death date (if known) and reference page. We are creating a master index of everyone who is buried in this county and their burial location to aid researchers. We are especially in need of people buried here who have no stones or whose stones no longer exist. If you have any of this information or if you have additional information for anyone who is buried in this cemetery, please email the Warren County Genealogical Society.

 

Cemetery Description

Cemetery Name

Hill Graveyard

Variant Name(s) Rosebud Acres, Seyforth

Township

Hamilton

Status

Inactive

First Known Burial

1800

General Condition

Neglected

Tombstone Condition

Poor

OGS Cemetery #

12244 & 1789

Location:

The Hill Graveyard is an inactive (1.465 acres), overgrown cemetery located in a wooded area on the north side of ravine located west of Schlottman Road and east of Baxter Road, very close to the Warren - Clermont County line. At one time, Baxter Road extended eastward to Schlottman Road (formerly called Williamsburg Pike) and provided access to the cemetery. That eastern part of Baxter road was abandoned sometime after 1903, causing the cemetery to become landlocked.

Coordinates:

39 16' 28.24" N, 84 14' 4.31" W

STR/ VMD

2192

Property Account:

2635980

Parcel ID:

1601300040  (0.5448 acres)

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

This cemetery is mentioned in some of the earliest references to burials in Hamilton Twp. Beers History of Warren County says "Hill’s Graveyard, on the hill near the Clermont County line, was used for this purpose as early as 1800, in which year there was buried J. Hill, as shown by the rude headstone". The Beers History also refers to the cemetery in discussions of early settlements and early churches of Hamilton Township. 

On the 23rd of May 1842, Philip Hill transferred 1 acre and 33.75 poles of land to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church for $1 and the public good for the special purpose of a burying ground and meeting house. The deed is recorded in Warren County Deed Book 25, page 287. The Warren County Auditor lists the property as a 1.465 acre parcel which can be seen in the aerial image obtained from the Warren County GIS Department.

A plat of the cemetery (created by the WPA during the depression) shows 176 plots arranged in a 22 rows containing 8 plots each. The only grave identified on the plat is that of Jno. Simonton, a civil war veteran. Based on where the Jno. Simonton grave is positioned, it would appear that the WPA has the plat upside down.

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4, page 16 [26 burials for deaths from 1841 to 1890 for the cemetery under the name "Rosebud Acres"]
  • Page 702 in Volume 2 of GATEWAY TO THE WEST [Greeneville, OH: Anita Short & Dale Bowers, 1978] has an undated transcription (by Mrs. Gordon M. Hower) which records 30 burials for deaths from 1813 to 1890.
  • "Monument Inscriptions prior to 1900 from Cemeteries in Clermont County, Ohio, Vol 10" lists 36 burials found during a ca. 1959 reading of the "Hill Private Cemetery" by the Beech Forest Chapter D.A.R. They list the cemetery as being in Goshen Twp, Clermont Co.
  • About 1999, Jim and Mary Baldwin who live nearby, read the cemetery and recorded 20 burials, one of which was not in either of the above listings.
  • On 19 Aug 2000, a group visited the cemetery in conjunction with a reunion of the descendants of Adam Simonton of Ohio and found all of the Simonton tombstones [except Ann Simonton] noted in previous readings of the cemetery.
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Not currently in one of their 12 cemetery books but the results of the following readings will be added to the next edition of Volume 5
      [see online index]
    • On 3 July 2003, Kim Wilmes, Chuck Griffin and Arne Trelvik visited the cemetery on behalf of the Warren County Genealogical Society and found the gravestones listed below.
    • On 7 Jun 2006, Larry W. Collins visited the cemetery on behalf of the Warren County Genealogical Society and photographed all extant tombstones. Larry unearthed additional stones not found during the 2003 visit.

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===>
Hill Graveyard
To submit images ==> email to Arne H. Trelvik at atrelvik@gmail.com [please send high resolution digital images if available]

 

Alphabetical Index

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Photo Deceased Died Military Cemetery Vol Page Twp.
 C Clinton, ----     Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Clinton, Elizabeth 1858   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Clinton, Ellen 1882   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
Need photo Clinton, Isaac     Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
Need photo Clinton, James 1890   Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
  Clinton, Jos. 1867   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Clinton, Mattie 1865   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Clinton, Rachel 1846   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
 D Donnels, Mary 1847   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
 G Gillespie, Junius 1851   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Girton, (Daughter)---- 1855   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
Need photo Girton, Arthur Elliot 1863   Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
 H E. H. [footstone-1st] [no dates]   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  E. H. [footstone-2nd] [no dates]   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Henry, James D. 1875   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Henry, Lucinda 1873   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Henry, Sarah Jane 1861   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
Need photo Hill, (Daughter)     Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
  Hill, Amelia 1854   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Hill, Anna Belle 1859   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Hill, Benjamin 1841   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
Need photo Hill, Eliza 1862   Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
  Hill, Elizabeth 1851   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Hill, James 1863   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Hill, Julia Ann 1855   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Hill, Philip 1848   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
Need photo Hill, William 1862   Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
  Hill, William 1878   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
 R Ramsey, Mary E. 1852   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
Need photo Ramsey, Sarah E. 185[?]   Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
 S Simonton, Alonzo L. 1869   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Simonton, Ann     Hill Graveyard   * Hamilton
  Simonton, Ellen 1848   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Simonton, Infant Daughter 1842   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Simonton, Jno. [no dates] Civil War Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Simonton, Mary 1867   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Simonton, Peggy 1845   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton
  Simonton, Thirza 1864   Hill Graveyard photo * Hamilton

 


 

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