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

Underwood Cemetery
Massie 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

Underwood

Variant Name(s) Seceder's Church

Township

Massie

Status

Abandoned

First Known Burial

1820

General Condition

Endangered

Tombstone Condition

Poor

OGS Cemetery #

12282 & 15908

Location:

East of Harveysburg. West side of Brimstone Rd. (CR 25) and North of Hwy 73 on Middletown Rd behind the Renaissance Festival buildings.  Take the entrance to the Renaissance Festival office off Brimstone Rd.  Follow the road until it dead ends.  The cemetery will be on your left.  

Coordinates:

~39 29' 57.74" N, 83 59' 12.9" W

STR/ VMD

770

Property Account:

4303067

Parcel ID:

10053000010

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

This cemetery is very near the Renaissance Festival property in a wooded area.  Part of the allotted cemetery is being farmed. There are no visible tombstones.  They could be buried underground. 

According to Howard Doster, the Gaddis family owned the property from 1815 to about 1840.  The Underwood's owned it from 1856 to about 1950.  Howard said his 98 year old mother remembered when her father, Dan Underwood mowed the graveyard with a scythe while she picked wildflowers. 

From page 651 of Beers History of Warren County, "About the year 1820, near where the road from Waynesville to Wilmington crosses the Clinton County line, a log church was built in the interest of the Seceders, with the assistance of other denominations and those not belonging to any society. As it was free to all, it was known as the Public Meeting House. It also was used as a schoolhouse. In the ground surrounding it many bodies were buried, most of them having since been moved to other grounds; but many remain there, and the ground is now held by the township for burial purposes."

Cemetery Transcriptions

Linda Eckert is currently photographing this cemetery.  Probing still needs to be done. 

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===>
To submit images ==> email to Arne H. Trelvik at atrelvik@gmail.com [please send high resolution digital images if available]

 

Alphabetical Index

No known transcripts exist.  If you have any further details on people buried in this cemetery, please email us at wcgs@co.warren.oh.us

 

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This page was created on 23 December 2009 last updated on 11 October 2010