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Warren County, Ohio
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Warrick-Rhodes 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

H E L P!
Based on previous readings, we're missing photos of 37 of 58 known burials in this graveyard. If you have any photographs from this cemetery, or know of addition burials or other history, please consider sharing them with us by emailing them to Arne H Trelvik

Helpful Information about this cemetery

Cemetery Name

Warrick-Rhodes

Variant Name(s)
  • Christian Church (New Light) Cemetery
  • Farm Cemetery (old)
  • Lewis Farm Cemetery
  • Old Farm Cemetery
  • Rhodes Cemetery
  • Warrick Cemetery
  • Warwick Cemetery
  • Westfield Baptist Cemetery [Westfield was the original name given to Red Lion]

Township

Clearcreek

Status

Abandoned

First Known Burial

1822

General Condition

Neglected

Tombstone Condition

Poor

OGS Cemetery #

12203

Location:

Landlocked parcel 670 feet east of State Route 123 starting at a point 4/10ths of a mile north of SR 122

Coordinates:

39 29' 53.16" N, 84 15' 12.63" W

STR/ VMD

Section 15, Township 3 East, Range 4 North

Property Account:

0131121

Parcel ID:

08151260010

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

From previous readings of this cemetery, we know of 58 burials that occurred between 1822 and 1873 with over 2/3rds of these occurring by 1850. The first was for a John Roberson who died on 8 Jul 1822 and the last was for Hannah Decker who died on 7 Mar 1873. One of those buried here was a Revolutionary War soldier, Isaac Morris (1741-1828). Another was Sylvester E. Crane (1841-1862) who died while serving in the 2nd OVI during the Civil War. [Sylvester, however, is also found to be listed as being buried in Springboro Cemetery]. The Plat of the cemetery drawn for the WPA Veteran Graves Registration Project identifies the graveyard as the Lewis Cemetery but only lists a Nathan Stroughbridge (Civil War Veteran) as the only veteran being buried here. There is no mention of him in any of the other readings done for this cemetery.

This graveyard has quite a variety of names associated with it. Beers History of Warren County tells us that a New Light (Christian) Church was established near Red Lion as early as 1815 or 1816 and that they had erected a "good brick church" that existed in 1882 but was not being used by the New Lights at that time. From Warner's 1867 Warren County Wall Map, we see that a Christian Church was located on the site of this cemetery when the map was drawn. The 1875 atlas marks the location as a cemetery (no name on map) and the 1903 Atlas shows the location as a part of the Charles Lewis Farm with nothing to indicate the presence of the cemetery. The 1932 Warren County Plat book again identifies the cemetery location in the corner of the C. L. Lewis farm with F. F. Lewis owning adjacent farms to the north and west of the cemetery. The graveyard is also known as the Westfield Baptist Church Cemetery but I do not have any information on when the baptists began using it. Westfield was the original name of Red Lion. Correspondence on file at the Warren County Genealogical Society indicates that in 1982/83 the cemetery was heavily overgrown with saplings, brush and tall grass which was removed by bush hogging the entire lot, breaking and damaging many of the gravestones in the process.

The September, 2007 photographic survey of the cemetery by Glenna M. Porter provided photos of 21 of the 58 known burials. Interestingly, Glenna photographed 2 gravestones marking 2 burials that had not been recorded in previous readings of the cemetery - Rachel Gustin who died 30 Aug 1823 and Margaret Jane Decker who died 28 Nov 1836. Unfortunately, one of the missing stones is that for Revolutionary War soldier, Isaac Morris.

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4, page 92-94 [listed as "OLD FARM CEMETERY north of Red Lion]
    • Early Vital Records Volume 10, page 84-85 [listed as "FARM CEMETERY (Old) north of Red Lion]
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Currently not included in any of their publications
    • Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer, Glenna M. Porter photographed all extant tombstones on 12 Jun 2007 for the "Warren County Virtual Cemetery" Project. All of her photos have been added to this website and will be incorportated into the new cemetery books planned by the society. Glenna reports that additional stones were piled up around the edge of the cemetery and inaccesible to her at that time. If you have any older photos from this cemetery please consider sharing them with us.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • Warren County, Ohio Cemetery Records by Lindsay M. Brien, page 44-45 [Lewis Farm (Old) north of Red Lion]

 

Gravestone Images

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

 

 

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