Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
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Old Quaker Cemetery
Salem 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 Quaker Cemetery

Variant Name(s) Roachester Quaker Cemetery, Hopewell Preparative Meeting Burial Ground

Township

Salem

Status

Inactive

First Known Burial

1814

General Condition

Low Maintenance

Tombstone Condition

Poor

OGS Cemetery #

12287

Location:

Landlocked parcel on the East side of Ward Rd. (TR#199), 363 feet northeast US Route 22 & 3. The cemetery is in the back  of the property at 4736 Ward Road.  There is a 20 foot easement along the south and west borders of the 4736 Ward Road property for public access to visit the cemetery.

Coordinates:

39 21' 31.17"N, 84 05' 44.21"W

STR/ VMD

1494

Property Account:

4813251

Parcel ID:

14313260020

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

Beers History of Warren County, page 665-666 contains the following regarding this cemetery
" The Friends Meeting House, a one-story brick building at Roachester, was erected about the year 1818. The ground upon which it was built, one acre, was deeded October 17, 1816, by James and Mahlon Roach to Isaac Thomas, Jr., Benjamin Nincle, Jonah Cadwallader and Andrew Whitacre, Trustees of the Friends of "Hopewell Meeting." It was given for both church and burial purposes. The following-named persons were the heads of families then belonging to this society of Friends: Benjamin Butterworth, Robert Whitacre, Thomas Cadwallader, Ruth Tribby, Elijah Thomas and Jesse Williams. Years prior to the building of the meeting house, Robert Whitacre was instrumental in the organization of this meeting, which was called Hopewell, after a meeting of Friends in Virginia. They worshipped for some time in a small log house which stood about three-quarters of a mile southeast of the present building. About the close of the late civil war, the society became weak and the meeting was "laid down." In 1872 it was revived, but again suspended in the Spring of 1882. Since the division in the Society of Friends, it was a Hicksite congregation."

The purchase of this property by the Quaker church was recorded in Volume 6, Page 386 of the Warren County Deed Records.  On 12 Jul 1976 the Trustees of the Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends, Ernest Cook, Harold Whitaker and Charles McCulloch, sold a 1.35 part of the original tract to Fernando & Nona Cress for $5,000 which was recorded in Vol 492 page 916 of the Warren County Deed Records,  This parcel contained the old meeting house and the surrounding land except for the "L" shaped burial grounds.  The deed provided a 20 foot right of way "for the benefit or advantage of the grantor and for all other persons desirous of visiting the burial place of the dead situated on the property owned by Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends, which is a part of the original tract ..."  Since the 1976 sale, the former meeting house has been used a private dwelling with the property changing hands numerous times.  After the latest sale on 3 Sep 2009, the deteriorated meeting house was torn down and the 1.35 acre property surrounding the cemetery is being cleaned up by the new owners who live next door. 

Cemetery Transcriptions

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===> Old Quaker Cemetery
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 [no surname/illegible]

Photo Deceased Died Military Cemetery Vol Page Twp.
A Ayers, Mary R. 1876   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
C Cadwallader, Aaron 1904   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Cadwallader, Aquilla 1850   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Cadwallader, B. [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Cadwallader, Jonah  1879   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
Need photo Cadwallader, Martha Jane 1931   Old Quaker obit   Salem
  Cadwallader, Priscilla 1870   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Cadwallader, Rachel 1848   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Carlyle, Rachel 1866   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Cummings, Christena 1863   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
Need photo Curl, Bryant [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker CW Burials 94 Salem
D Dempsey, Henry [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
E Epson, ___ 1820   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
G Gaskill, Anna 1840   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Gause, Sidney 1853   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
H Hamilton, Cyrus [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Need photo Harper, Jno. [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hart, C. B. 1889   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hart, Judith C. 1879   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hart, Judith H. 1864   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hart, Margaret L. 1868   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hollingsworth, David 1849   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hollingsworth, Esther 1892   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Hollingsworth, James 1864   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Hollingsworth, Jonah R. 1846   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hollingsworth, Lydia 1863   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Hollingsworth, Moses W. 1911   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hollingsworth, Patience 1839   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Hollingsworth, Rhoda 1864   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Need photo Hollingsworth, Rhoda 1884   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
M Need photo D. H. M.  [footstone] [no dates]   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  McKinney, Andrew W. 1864   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  McKinney, Jessie Louisa 1858   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  McKinney, Walter A. T. 1858   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Morris, Lydia 1845   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
R Need photo Roach, Abraham 1853   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Need photo Roach, Anna 1851   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Roach, Caroline 1824   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Roach, George 1831   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Roach, Mahlon 1853   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Need photo Roach, Mahlon 1859   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Roach, Mary E. 1863   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Roach, Nancy M. 1830   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Roach, Richard "Doc" 1843   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Roach, Sarah 1863   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
S Strange, R. R. [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Strange, Wm. [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
T T [footstone], A. G. T. 1823   Old Quaker photo   Salem
  T [footstone], R. M. T. 1835   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Need photo Talmage, Eugenia E. 1856   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Townsend, Emily 1862   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Tribbey, Elisabeth 1882   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Need photo Tribbey, Ruth 1848   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
W Whitacre, Andrew 1864   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Whitacre, Aquilla H. 1878   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Whitacre, Emily 1863   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Whitacre, John R. 1877   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Whitacre, Lydia C. [no dates]   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Whitacre, Mary 1874   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Whitacre, Moses M. 1842   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Whitacre, Patience 1836   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Whitacre, Priscilla 1847   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Whitacre, Rachel 1875   Old Quaker 6 385 Salem
  Whitacre, Robert 1828   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
  Winfield, Olive 1853   Old Quaker 6 384 Salem
Y Yarnell, Wm. [no dates] Civil War Old Quaker 6 384 Salem

 

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