Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society

Miami Monthly Meeting Friends Cemetery
Wayne Township

 

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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

Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends Cemetery

Variant Name(s) Friends (Hicksite & Quaker) Cemetery or Waynesville Friends Cemetery

Township

Wayne

Status

Inactive

First Known Burial

1808

General Condition

Average Maintenance

Tombstone Condition

Fair / Good

OGS Cemetery #

12328

Location:

South side of High Street, about 100 feet west of S.4th Street, starting on the west side of the Orthodox Friends [Red Brick] Meeting House in Waynesville, Ohio

Coordinates:

39 31' 48.64", 84 05' 29.90"

STR/ VMD

Section 6, Township 4 East, Range 4 North

Property Account:

Parcel ID:

See above

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

The Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends was established on the 13th day of the 10th month,1803 being a part of the Restone Quarterly Meeting and the Baltimore Annual Meeting. The eastern boundary was the Hocking River, the southern was the Ohio River, but there was no limit to the north or to the west. The Miami Quarterly Meeting was opened, Fifth month 1809. The building of the White Brick Meetinghouse at Waynesville was begun in 1811 to accommodate the Quarterly Meeting. In 1828, a division in philosophy was followed by withdrawals by one side or the other into so-called "Hicksite" and so called "Orthodox" branches. Further separations occurred within the Orthodox body. When the separation occurred in 1828 , the Yearly Meeting split into two bodies: Indiana Yearly Meeting Orthodox (later Friends United Meeting) and Indiana Yearly Meeting Hicksite (later Friends General Conference). At Waynesville the Hicksite body retained the white Brick Meeting House and in 1836, the Orthodox body constructed the Red Brick Meeting House.

In 1804 Miami Monthly Meeting purchased this land to use as a graveyard. Burials were made without regard to status or family association, but rather by date of death. Some of the earliest graves are marked with a plain rock obtained from a nearby creek while later markers are typically small limestone headstones, often carved with only the individuals' names (sometimes only initials) and date of death. There is also a Revolutionary War soldier buried here, showing that the early Friends were tolerant even while maintaining the peace testimony.  Civil War veteran, John L. Newmann is also buried here.

When the two meetings separated in 1828, the graveyard was also divided. The sugar maple in the middle of the cemetery is on the line that goes from the street through the tree to the edge of the property. The portion between this line and the Red Brick belongs to the Wilmington Year Meeting, while the western portion belongs to Miami Monthly Meeting. The Hicksites began burials in 1832. The cemetery is shown in two parts on the 1867 Warren County Wall Map. The eastern part (bottom of map) is the original cemetery and the western part (top of map) is the new (Hicksite) part. New sign added 2007.

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. TURTLECREEK CHAPTER:
    Early Vital Records Volume 10, page 99-130 [copied from Burials Book]
  • WARREN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY:
    None.  Ronnie & Sue Milby photographed all extant tombstones in March and April, 2007 for the "Warren County Virtual Cemetery" Project. Their efforts resulted in 304 records, which include a number of footstones and gravestone that are broken and/or illegible. All their photos have been added to the  Warren County OHGenWeb project. When a Row and Grave Number is provided, those burials are in the new or Hicksite part of the cemetery. Their efforts will be incorporated into the new cemetery books planned by the society.
  • Hicksite Register of Interments are located in the archives of Wilmington College. No Orthodox burial books are known to exist

Gravestone Images

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

 

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