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

Old Franklin / 4th Street Cemetery
Franklin 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

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:

Franklin's early village cemetery was located on the 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:

n/a

Parcel ID:

n/a

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

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.   

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. TURTLECREEK CHAPTER:
    None
  • WARREN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY:
    Some listed in Vol. 4 pp. 170-171
  • Some names listed in Franklin Township Deed Removal List. 

 

Gravestone Images

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Alphabetical Index
This is a partial listing only known by those recorded as being moved to other recorded cemeteries.  If you have any
additional information on people buried in this extinct cemetery please email us at
wcgs@co.warren.oh.us

If two spellings are given the first is from Gateway to the West and the second from Township records.

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.
  ----, ----     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, ----     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, ----     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, ----     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, ----     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, ----     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, Infant Daughter     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  ----, Jacob     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 A Ainsworth, Archer 1825   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Akin, Ann (Aknis) 1850   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Allen, Chloe 1823   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 B Baird, Sarah Jane 1840   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Ball, Esther 1840   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Barkalow, William 1807   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Brandon, Elias B. 1862   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 C Centik, Phoebe (Clutch) 1833   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Centik, William (Clutch) 1836   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Cume, John (Cumie) 1832   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Davis, George L. 1822   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 D Dearth, Aseal 1807   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, Basel 1822   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, Edward 1816   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, Elizabeth 1837   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, James E. 1814   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, Mary G. 1833   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, Rebecca F. 1848   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Dearth, Samuel G. 1853   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
 F Famil, William (Farrell) 1845   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Finney, Mary C. 1844   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Fox, Anne 1840   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Fox, Christian 1821   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Fox, John 1816   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Fox, Michael 1837   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Fox, Susannah 1836   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Francis, Anna     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Frees, Daniel H. (Frers) 1842   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Funk, Samuel     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 G Gillespie, George 1882   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Gillespie, George (Jr.) 1820   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Gillespie, Jane 1814   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Greene, Priscilla D. 1847   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Guthrie, Infant 1913   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 H Hankins, Daniel 1831   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Hays, Eliza D. 1847   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Henry, Aaron 1824   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Henry, Mellen 1824   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Hilt, Nancy 1842   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Hon, Daniel (Flon) 1813   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Hudson, Phoebe 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Hunter, Margaret 1839   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Hunter, Samuel B. 1841   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 K Kinder, Abraham 1809   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Kinder, George 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Knipple, Henry C. 1840   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Knipple, Louis (Lewis) 1833   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 L Lanier, Helena 1847   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Lick, John (Nathaniel J. Lick) 1831   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Lightfoot, Edward 1840   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Lightfoot, Mary D. 1847   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
  Lightfoot, William 1847   Old Franklin / 4th 4 170-171 Franklin
 M Marlatt, Infant 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Marlatt, Infant Twins 1830   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Marlatt, William 1829   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Maxwell, Amos 1845   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McCandles, Elizabeth (McCandless) 1813   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McGilliard, Francis 1837   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McGilliard, Mary Annah 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McGilliard, Robert 1843   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McGilliard, William V. 1835   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McKee, Louisa 1810   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McKnight, William 1821   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  McLain, William (McLane)     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Mesler, Wilhomina (Wilhelmina Mabler) 1839   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Morrow, Sarah Jane (Mowrev)) 1842   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 P Parkhurst, Columbus 1836   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Pottor, Noah (Potter) 1830   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 R Rabb, Jane 1822   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rabb, John 1813   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rabb, Samuel 1829   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Raines, Bennett (Rains)     Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Robbins, Effie 1822   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Robbins, Jonathan 1824   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rogers, Aaron 1855   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rogers, Abigail (Mrs. Aaron) 1842   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rogers, Mary Ann 1841   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rossman, Elizabeth 1814   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Rusworth, Anchor 1825   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 S Sansel, Elizabeth 1838   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Schneck, David (Schenck) 1827   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Schneck, Maud Ann (Schenck) 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Schneck, Obediah (Schenck) 1841   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Schneck, Obediah (Schenck) 1840   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Share, Henry G. 1827   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Share, Simon L. 1828   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 T Tipton, Joseph H. 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
  Tipton, Sarah 1834   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin
 V Van Schork, David (Vanchick) 1839   Old Franklin / 4th Deed * Franklin

 

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