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Warren County, Ohio
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Old Franklin Cemetery
Franklin 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. See below for helpful information, such as directions, history status, etc, about this cemetery.

Helpful Information about this cemetery

Cemetery Name

Old Franklin

Variant Name(s) 4th Street

Township

Franklin

Status

Extinct

First Known Burial

1807

General Condition

Moved

Tombstone Condition

n/a

OGS Cemetery #

14199

Location:

South side of Fourth Street and east of Back Street from Riley Blvd to Legion Hall.

Coordinates:

~ 39 33' 33" N, 84 18' 9.95" W

STR/ VMD

Section 31, Township 1 North, Range 5 East

Property Account:

 

Parcel ID:

 

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map  ** Coming Soon **

Cemetery History

Franklin's early village cemetery was located on the south side of Fourth Street and east of Back Street.  In those early days the streets running north and south were Front Street nearest the Great Miami River (now called River Street).  Next came Center Street which is now called Main Street.  The next one was Back Street.  By 1829 the Miami Canal had been built along Back Street, and then after the canal was abandoned the street was known as Canal Street and is now called Riley Boulevard in honor of J. T. Riley, the Mayor from 1930 to 1952.

A few graves were moved to construct the Canal.  Then about 1870 graves were moved from the "right of way" for the Big Four Railroad which began operation in 1872.  The 1875 Atlas of Warren County shows a double track between Fourth and Fifth Streets, with three tracks north of Fourth by the terminal. 

After Mr. P. T. Dickey's death in 1874, Levi Cross was given possession of a portion of the graveyard so he could build a lumber company near both the canal and railroad.  It later became Anderson Lumber Company and is now the site of the Franklin City maintenance building.  Mr. Croll was to move the graves of the dead to some spot designated by their relatives.  Many were taken to Franklin's Cemetery, some to Springboro Cemetery.  Some may have been moved to other places in the Fourth Street Cemetery. 

The remaining graves in the Fourth Street Cemetery were moved to Woodhill in the 1930's as a WPA Project while J. T. Riley was Mayor.   The land east of Anderson Street now is the site of the Franklin Public Library, the American Legion Hall, and a Franklin water tower.  Immediately following the war there were temporary wooden buildings to house veterans and their families. 

In the late 1870's as the Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin began to increase the numbers of interments, Fourth Street Cemetery began to steadily decline. 

Franklin Township Clerk Judy Parker checked the list of "Old Franklin Cemetery" burials compiled by Lois Baker and Marsha Fitzgerald which appeared in Gateway to the West about 1978, with current Woodhill Cemetery records.  The list below are her results as adapted for this website.  This is the most comprehensive list we have.  If you have any additional information about people buried in this cemetery, please email us.  If two spellings are given the first is from Gateway to the West and the second from Township records. 

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. TURTLECREEK CHAPTER:
    None
  • WARREN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY:
    Unpublished--will be included in Vol. 13

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UNKNOWNS

Surname

Given Name

Death

Cemetery

Vol

Page

UNKNOWN

?

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

?

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

?

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

?

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

?

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

?

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

Infant Daughter

?

Old Franklin

*

*

UNKNOWN

Jacob

?

Old Franklin

*

*

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A

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

AINSWORTH

Archer

1825

Old Franklin

*

*

AKIN

Ann (Aknis)

1850

Old Franklin

*

*

ALLEN

Chloe

1823

Old Franklin

*

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B

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

BAIRD

Sarah Jane

1840

Old Franklin

*

*

BALL

Esther

1840

Old Franklin

*

*

BARKALOW

William

1807

Old Franklin

*

*

BRANDON

Elias B.

1862

Old Franklin

*

*

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C

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

CENTIK

Phoebe (Clutch)

1833

Old Franklin

*

*

CENTIK

William (Clutch)

1836

Old Franklin

*

*

CUME

John (Cumie)

1832

Old Franklin

*

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D

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

DAVIS

George L

1822

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Aseal

1807

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Basel

1822

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Edward

1816

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Elizabeth

1837

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

James E

1814

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Mary G

1833

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Rebecca F

1848

Old Franklin

*

*

DEARTH

Samuel G

1853

Old Franklin

*

*

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E

No Known Entries

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F

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

FAMIL

William (Farrell)

1845

Old Franklin

*

*

FINNEY

Mary C

1844

Old Franklin

*

*

FOX

Anne

1840

Old Franklin

*

*

FOX

Christian

1821

Old Franklin

*

*

FOX

John

1816

Old Franklin

*

*

FOX

Michael

1837

Old Franklin

*

*

FOX

Susannah

1836

Old Franklin

*

*

FRANCIS

Anna

?

Old Franklin

*

*

FREES

Daniel H (Frers)

1842

Old Franklin

*

*

FUNK

Samuel

?

Old Franklin

*

*

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G

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

GILLESPIE

George

1882

Old Franklin

*

*

GILLESPIE

George Jr.

1820

Old Franklin

*

*

GILLESPIE

Jane

1814

Old Franklin

*

*

GREENE

Priscilla D

1847

Old Franklin

*

*

GUTHRIE

Infant

1913

Old Franklin

*

*

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H

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

HANKINS

Daniel

1831

Old Franklin

*

*

HAYS

Eliza D

1847

Old Franklin

*

*

HENRY

Aaron (same grave as Mellen)

1824

Old Franklin

*

*

HENRY

Mellen

1824

Old Franklin

*

*

HILT

Nancy

1842

Old Franklin

*

*

HON

Daniel (Flon)

1813

Old Franklin

*

*

HUDSON

Phoebe

1834

Old Franklin

*

*

HUNTER

Margaret

1839

Old Franklin

*

*

HUNTER

Samuel B

1841

Old Franklin

*

*

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I

No Known Entries

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J

No Known Entries

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K

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

KINDER

Abraham

1809

Old Franklin

*

*

KINDER

George

1834

Old Franklin

*

*

KNIPPLE

Henry C

1840

Old Franklin

*

*

KNIPPLE

Louis (Lewis)

1833

Old Franklin

*

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L

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

LANIER

Helena

1847

Old Franklin

*

*

LICK

John (Nathaniel J. Lick)

1831

Old Franklin

*

*

LIGHTFOOT

Edward

1840

Old Franklin

*

*

LIGHTFOOT

Mary D

1847

Old Franklin

*

*

LIGHTFOOT

William

1847

Old Franklin

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M

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

MARLATT

Infant

1834

Old Franklin

*

*

MARLATT

Infant-Twins

1830

Old Franklin

*

*

MARLATT

William

1829

Old Franklin

*

*

MAXWELL

Amos

1845

Old Franklin

*

*

McCANDLES

Elizabeth (McCandless)

1813

Old Franklin

*

*

McGILLIARD

Francis

1837

Old Franklin

*

*

McGILLIARD

Mary Annah

1834

Old Franklin

*

*

McGILLIARD

Robert

1843

Old Franklin

*

*

McGILLIARD

William V

1835

Old Franklin

*

*

McKEE

Louisa

1810

Old Franklin

*

*

McKNIGHT

William

1821

Old Franklin

*

*

McLAIN

William (McLane)

?

Old Franklin

*

*

MESLER

Wilhomina (Wilhelmina Mabler)

1839

Old Franklin

*

*

MORROW

Sarah Jane (Mowrev)

1842

Old Franklin

*

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N

No Known entries

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O

No Known Entries

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P

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

PARKHURST

Columbus

1836

Old Franklin

*

*

POTTOR

Noah (Potter)

1830

Old Franklin

*

*

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Q

No Known entries

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R

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

RABB

Jane

1822

Old Franklin

*

*

RABB

John

1813

Old Franklin

*

*

RABB

Samuel

1829

Old Franklin

*

*

RAINES

Bennett (Rains)

?

Old Franklin

*

*

ROBBINS

Effie

1822

Old Franklin

*

*

ROBBINS

Jonathan

1824

Old Franklin

*

*

ROGERS

Aaron

1855

Old Franklin

*

*

ROGERS

Abigail (Mrs. Aaron)

1842

Old Franklin

*

*

ROGERS

Mary Ann

1841

Old Franklin

*

*

ROSSMAN

Elizabeth

1814

Old Franklin

*

*

RUSWORTH

Anchor

1825

Old Franklin

*

*

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S

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

SANSEL

Elizabeth

1838

Old Franklin

*

*

SCHNECK

David (Schenck)

1827

Old Franklin

*

*

SCHNECK

Maud Ann (Schenck)

1834

Old Franklin

*

*

SCHNECK

Obediah (Schenck)

1840

Old Franklin

*

*

SCHNECK

Obediah (Schenck)

1841

Old Franklin

*

*

SHARE

Henry G.

1827

Old Franklin

*

*

SHARE

Simon L.

1828

Old Franklin

*

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T

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

TIPTON

Joseph H

1834

Old Franklin

*

*

TIPTON

Sarah

1834

Old Franklin

*

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U

No Known Entries

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V

Surname

Given Name

Died

Cemetery

Vol

Page

VAN SCHORK

David (Vanchick)

1839

Old Franklin

*

*

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W

No Known Entries

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X

No Known Entries

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Y

No Known Entries

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Z

No Known Entries

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