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Warren County, Ohio
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Roachester Methodist 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

Roachester Methodist Cemetery

Variant Name(s) Methodist

Township

Salem

Status

Inactive

First Known Burial

1849

General Condition

Average Maintenance

Tombstone Condition

Fair

OGS Cemetery #

12288

Location:

From Route 22 & 3, go north on Whitacre Drive (Twp Rd 0277) opposite of where Route 123 turns east off 22 & 3.

Coordinates:

39 21' 28"N, 84 05' 53"W

STR/ VMD

1494

Property Account:

  • Property Account: 4813294; Parcel ID: 14313520060 - 1.25 acres

  • Property Account: 4810414; Parcel ID: 14313520070 - 0.09 acres twp garage

Parcel ID:

See above

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

his is an inactive cemetery owned and maintained by the Salem Twp trustees. A township garage building is located in the center of the cemetery, with burials on both sides of the structure. It appears that a part of the garage "may be" part of the old Methodist Episcopal Church that was located here as shown on an inset map of Roachester on Warner's 1867 Wall Map of Warren County. From current aerial maps it appears that the eastern portion of the cemetery "may" have been used as the construction site of additional township garage buildings. To the east of these township buildings is the old District #3 schoolhouse that was built in 1875.

from page 666 of Beers 1882 History of Warren County, Ohio
"The Methodist Episcopal Church, in the same village, a one-story brick, was erected prior to the year 1830; upon ground deeded to that congregation by Mahlon Roach. It was one of the early religious societies of Salem Township. It is now a part of the South Lebanon Circuit, and has a membership of forty. The minister in charge is Rev. G. M. Hammell."

and from page 667 of Beers 1882 History of Warren County, Ohio
" Roachester was the first village laid out in the township. The first plat contained forty lots, owned by Mahlon and James Roach, and was recorded October 12, 1816. It became a thriving country village of 800 inhabitants, containing two or three dry goods stores and groceries, a post office, three hotels, cabinet, blacksmith, and wagon-making shops, and physicians and lawyers. The following were some of the leading citizens about 1840: Lewis Fairchild, merchant; James Turk, gun smith; Isaac Patterson, cabinet-maker undertaker; Drs. Thacker, Hunt, Starbuck, Leever and Roach, and Dr. James Scott, our present Representative in the Legislature; J. Phillips and S. Parker, blacksmiths; John Harford, shoemaker, and Judge Mickle, Joseph Thacker, and Captain Gilham, hotel-keepers. Roachester was then notorious for its musters. Muster days were not only devoted to instructions in the science of the drill, but to the settlement of all personal difficulties by fisticuffs; and on these occasions blood and whisky flowed freely. After the village of Morrow began to be settled, there was a general exodus of all business to the new village, and Roachester became almost deserted. The ravages of time and fire have destroyed about half of the buildings. The town now contains a population of about 100 inhabitants, two groceries and a blacksmith shop."

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 3, page 53 - 54
    • Early Vital Records Volume 8, page 87 - 88
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 page 381 - 383 [also see on-line Name Index]
    • Darren & Laurie Waters revisited the cemetery in April & May 2006 for the Warren County Genealogical Society Virtual Cemetery Project and photographed all extant tombstones. The results of their efforts are presented on these pages and will also be incorporated into a future edition of Volume 6. They were able to locate and photograph all but 6 tombstones that had been identified in previous readings of the cemetery. If you have photos of any of the missing tombstones please consider contributing the image to our Virtual Cemetery Project.
    • Tom Luce has provided additional photos of the Jabish and Rebecca Phillips gravestones

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===> Roachester
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 Deceased Died Military Cemetery Vol Page Twp.
  ___, Samuel H.     Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
A Apgar, Daniel P. 1899   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Apgar, Hannah 1899   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
Need photo Apgar, Mary 1892   Roachester Methodist 6 383 Salem
  Ashcroft, Caroline 1853   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
C Camren, James H. 1852   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Camren, Joseph 1848   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Camren, Margaret 1851   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Clise, William [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Cones, Joseph [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
D Dilatush, James 1857   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Dilatush, Lucinda 1866   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Dilatush, Uceba 1856   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Dilatush, Vanwickly 1861   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Dougherty, Marian 1899   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
Need photo Downs, James E. 1859   Roachester Methodist 6 383 Salem
  Downs, Mary 1871   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Dwyer, Elizabeth A. 1856   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
E Espy, John [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
F Fairchild, Carrie Foster 1866   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
Need photo Fairchild, David B. 1864   Roachester Methodist 6 383 Salem
  Fairchild, Stephen A. (Dr.) 1864 Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
G Gilham, Rachael 1840   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Gilmore, John A. 1843   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Gilmore, Prudence 1856   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
Need photo Gilmore,       Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
H Howard, Emma 1859   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Huntington, Janette H. 1847   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Huntington, Thomas W. 1847   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
K Kelly, Enoch [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Kind, William [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
L Need photo Lemmon, Samuel   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
Need photo Lemmons, William   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
M Need photo McFadden, Nancy 1871   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Mercer, Samuel H.   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
  Moore, Etta T. 1910   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
N Nutt, Thomas W. 1859   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
O Osborn, Jane 1851   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Osborn, John 1861   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
P Patterson, I. S. 1874   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Phillips, Jabish 1882   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Phillips, John P. . 1862   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Phillips, Lydia Ellen 1864   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Phillips, Rebecca 1864   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
R Reed , Eliza Jane 1855   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Robinson, James A. 1901   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Robinson, Lucinda C. 1886   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Robinson, Wellington P. 1874   Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
Need photo Rose, J. W.   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
  Ross, Alice V. 1910   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Ross, Samuel [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
S Need photo Shenard, Richard   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
Need photo Shenard, Thomas   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
  Sheward, James [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Sheward, Mathew F. [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
Need photo Shourd, Jesse 1849   Roachester Methodist 6 383 Salem
Need photo Shumard, Silas   Civil War Roachester Methodist WPA   Salem
  Simpson, Charles 1918   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Simpson, Elizabeth Fugate 1936   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Simpson, Hannah 1894   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Strader, Ann 1849   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Strader, Milton 1846   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Strader, William S.  1844   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Supinger, Rebecca 1848   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
T Trickey, Nancy 1875   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
U Underwood, Rebecca 1850   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
W Weer, Samuel 1862   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Weer, Sarah 1881   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Whitacre, Margaret 1860   Roachester Methodist 6 383 Salem
  Winfield, James [no dates] Civil War Roachester Methodist 6 381 Salem
  Worley, Eleanor 1861   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Worley, Francis B. 1849   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Worley, Jason 1855   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem
  Worley, Walling 1854   Roachester Methodist 6 382 Salem

 

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