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

Muddy Creek / Keltner Cemetery
Deerfield 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

Muddy Creek

Variant Name(s) Keltner

Township

Deerfield

Status

Inactive

First Known Burial

1803

General Condition

Average Maintenance

Tombstone Condition

Good

OGS Cemetery #

12217

Location:

This cemetery is located on Western Row Road very close to Butler-Warren County Road (which is the dividing line between Butler and Warren counties). It is 2 miles SW Mason. North side of Western Row Road (TR 54), a short distant east of Butler-Warren Road, about 1/2 way to Olympia Drive. The cemetery is maintained by Deerfield Township.

Coordinates:

39 20' 14.16" N, 84 20' 52.34" W

STR/ VMD

SW corner of Section 5, Township 3, Range 2

Property Account:

1137344

Parcel ID:

15053530180

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map
  • USGS GNIS National Mapping Information for Muddy Creek Cemetery (Feature ID 1042214)
  • TopoZone map at coordinates 39 20' 15"N, 84 20' 53"W
  • Warren County Auditor for the Property Account #1137344 [Parcel ID 15053530180] - 0.9 acres
  • Aerial Map from Windows.Live Local
  • Beers History of Warren County, Ohio, page 642 says,
    "In 1803, the Union yard was opened for the interment of the dead. This is in the Bowyer community, about a mile north of the present Union Church. About the same time the Muddy Creek Graveyard was started."
  • "From Palmyra To Kirkwood - The Early Progress Of Mason" by Dallas Bogan says,
    "The early Baptists of the township found solace worshiping in each other's home. In 1804, they were recognized and admitted into the Miami Baptist Association. There is the possibility that William Mason's brother, the Rev. John Mason, was accountable for the congregation. Sometime later, a church not yet built, allowed the members to hold their services in a log schoolhouse along Muddy Creek near the Butler County line. A church was built later just west of this location along with the establishment of a cemetery. The first names recorded at the church were: John Seward, T.T. Brown and Robert Witham. "

Cemetery History

It was established in 1803, and took its original name from the Muddy Creek, which ran along side it. The Muddy Creek Baptist Church began first holding services in private homes, then moved to the school house near the Muddy Creek Cemetery. The church was admitted into the Miami Baptist Association in 1804 then by 1854, it had been dropped from the minutes of the Association. More recently the cemetery has been known as the Keltner Cemetery because it was on the Marion Keltner farm. The 1891 land plat of Deerfield Township shows the cemetery on the property of J. M. Vorhis (110.26 acres) in Section 5.  The property currently measures 200 ft x 222 ft.   More recently the cemetery has been known as the Keltner Cemetery because it was on the Marion Keltner farm. The 1891 land plat of Deerfield Township shows the cemetery on the property of J.M. Vorhis (110.26 acres) in Section 5.

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • none
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
  • USGenWeb Archives
    • This database was submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Sherry Jenkins on 9 November 1999. The submission was based on data received from Lita and Eric Yarberry who compiled the information in conjunction with the 1998 cemetery restoration that was done by Carl Muennich, Secton and Eric Yarberry for his Eagle Scout Project. This listing identifies 18 additional burials not found by the Warren County Genealogical Society efforts described above. Seven of these were based on data other than a tombstone reading; six were based on stones that were found during the 1998 restoration but not replaced in the cemetery. The other five were footstones present in 1998 but not found during the 2006 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 ===> Muddy Creek
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 #  Given Name Death Veteran Cemetery Vol Page Twp.
Need photo ----, ---- 1862   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo ----, ----     Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo ----, ---- 185[?]   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo ----, ----     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo ----, ----     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo ----, Infant     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
A Ayers, Infant 1842   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
C Carter, Cassius 1849   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Carter, Joseph 1833   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Compton, John C. 1845   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Compton, Margaret 1841   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Compton, Mary 1850   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Compton, Richard 1858   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Corrington, Freeman 1850 War of 1812 Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Creassey, Margaret Ann 1852   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
F Need photo C. F.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Feltner, Emma 1865   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Ferris, Peter     Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
G Gaston, Jos. 1854   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
H J. H. or M. J. H.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  W. H. [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Huls, Eliza 1822   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Huls, Emiline 1824   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Huls, Katharine 1821   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Huls, Malvina 1856   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Huls, Martha Jane 1845   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Huls, William 1831   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
I Need photo C. R. I.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
J Need photo G. J.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
L H. L.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Laymon, Anna 1853   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Long, John L. 1860   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Long, Mary Ann 1848   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
M Manning, Daniel 1849   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Manning, Mary     Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Meighen, Elizabeth 1835   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Minor, Abia 1834   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Minor, Alison Eli 1833   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Minor, Ann 1819   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Minor, Mary Ann 1834   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
R Roberts, Malinda Orriminah 1849   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
S E. S.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo J. H. S.  [footstone]     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Sentney, [??]y 18[?]9   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Sherwood, Stephen 1828   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
  Stephenson, Mary Jane 1862   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Stout, Austin 1839   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Stout, Daniel 1833   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Stout, Emily     Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Stout, Horatio P. 1852   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Stout, Joseph 1825   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Stout, Nancy 1852   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Stout, Philip 1868   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Swearingen, Caroline 1863   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Swearingen, Mary Catharine 1863   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
T Thompson, Alexander M. 1854   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Thompson, John 1847   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Thompson, Joseph 1840   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Thompson, Matilda 1855   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Thompson, Sarrah M. 1865   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
  Thompson, Wm. 1848   Muddy Creek 6 362 Deerfield
Need photo Tullis, Joel 1848   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
W Wikoff, Lorenski B. 1811   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Wright, A. M.     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Need photo Wright, M.     Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield
Z Zind, Simon 1861   Muddy Creek photo   Deerfield

 


 

NOTES

The following were listed in Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 but were not found during the 2006 visit by Chuck Griffen.

Surname Given Name Died Age Other
Compton Richard 9 Jan 1858 75y 10m born N.J.
Ferris Peter 20 Aug ____    
Huls Malvina 2 Oct 1856 1 day daughter of Joseph & Amanda M. Huls
Manning Mary   60th year consort of Daniel Maning [all that is left]
Stout Daniel 6 Jul 1833    
Stout Emily     wife of Horatio P. Stout [rest of marker gone]
Stout Horatio P. 25 Nov 1852 42-4-21  

 

The 1998 cemetery restoration done by Carl Muennich and Eric Yarberry included 18 entries not included in the Warren County Genealogical Society efforts as shown in the tables below.

The following were found during the 1998 cemetery restoration but not found during the 2006 visit by Chuck Griffen

Surname Given Name Died
[footstone] C. F. [no dates]
[footstone] G. J. [no dates]
[footstone] J. H. S. [no dates]
[footstone] W. H. [no dates]
Wright A. M. [no dates]

 

The following were found during the 1998 cemetery restoration but the USGenWeb Archive listing indicates the stones were "found but not placed"

Surname Given Name Died Age Other
-?- -?-   60th year  
[footstone] C. R. I. __ Aug ____    
Huls Martha Jane 12 Oct 1845 3-?-? dau. of Joseph H. & Amanda M. Huls
Long John L. 26 Nov 1860 ?4y 8m  
Minor Ann 6 Sep 1819 69-4-21 consort of Abia Minor
Tullis Joel 7 May 1848   son of John & Temperance Tullis

 

The following were included with the USGenWeb Archive listing with a notation "stone not present". The source of this information is not known.

Surname Given Name Born Died Age Other
-?- -?-   185?    
-?- -?-     39-3-???  
___ infant     3-4-6  
Laymon Anna 26 Jan 1810 23 Mar 1853 43 years wife of Rev. D. Laymon
Sentney ?__y   18?9    
Swearingen Caroline 14 sep 1839 30 Apr 1863   wife of Wm. Swearingen & daughter of ___ Nixon?
Wright M.   [no dates]    

 


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