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

Springboro Cemetery
Clearcreek 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

Springboro

Variant Name(s) n/a

Township

Clearcreek

Status

Active

First Known Burial

1848

General Condition

Highly Maintained

Tombstone Condition

Very Good

OGS Cemetery #

12210

Location:

In Springboro, located on both sides of West Lower Springboro Road at Weidener Road
Address:  2348 W. Lower Springboro Rd, Springboro OH 45066. 
Phone: (937) 748-9199

Coordinates:

39 32' 52.13" N, 84 14' 33.5" W

STR/ VMD

Section 13, Township 2, Range 5

Property Account:

0122572 (16.92 acres)
0123382 (14 acres)

Parcel ID:

04134020020 (16.92 acres)
04134020012 (14 acres)

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

From Paths through the Wilderness: Stories from the Springboro Area by Don Ross, p. 54-55, it reads:

The Springboro Cemetery Association was formed on February 24, 1848. Future Presidential candidate Seth Ellis, C. B. Surface, William Carpenter, James Allen, Joseph Haines, and John Ward were chosen as trustees of the group, which promptly faced a problem that wasn't resolved for 18 years: the acquisition of a tract of land.
A site was finally financed in 1866, a mounded parcel of land on the lower road to Franklin. Preparing the land for the use of residents put the group into heavy debt. The new Springboro Cemetery and its association floundered.
Attracting community interest was difficult because there were so many other burial sites in the area, tied to churched which commanded strong loyalty from their members.

In 1866 only nine plots were sold. Ten more in 1867 hardly pulled the group to solvency.
A combination of factors finally turned it around. Churches found that maintaining their sites was too costly. Many cemeteries were running out of space. The new Springboro became a veritable garden spot, with multiple choices for graves. Most importantly, some families decided to exhume their ancestors to move them to a large area which many generations of a family could share.

By 1891, a total of 133 burial had occurred in the Springboro Cemetery. Remains from 101 deceased had been brought from other places. The crisis had passed.

The east side of the cemetery is a Springboro history lesson. Pioneer Martin Keever, lying under a horizontal slab with 15 lines of scripted biography, is buried next to his wife, Christena. Marmaduke Crockett, a relative of Davy, is also interred there, as are Jeremiah Stansell and early Springboro mayor M. J. Farr.
George and Harrison Gregg were moved to the site from the Universalist Cemetery. They were Civil War casualties. Their cousin Perry, a Civil War hero, is nearby.

Reverend Jacob Christman, who began preaching to the German Reformed congregation in 1802, has a conspicuous spire near the center of the east section; he was moved there from that church's original burial site.

There is a Veteran's Circle around a central flagpole. Surrounding that area are significant family plots with names like Beck, Hyner, Siegfried, and Napoleon Johnson.

The association is still in charge, and years ago they opened a second large section on the west side of Lower Springboro Road.

 

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 ===> Springboro Cemetery
To submit images ==> email to Arne H. Trelvik at atrelvik@gmail.com [please send high resolution digital images if available]

 

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