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Hunt Cemetery/ Burial Ground

South East corner of Yankee and Princeton Roads

 

Labeled in the 2003 OGS, Cemeteries of Ohio book as

Hunt Cemetery and Huntsville Baptist Cemetery.

1868 or 1875 map in the Middletown Library has a cross marking the burial area.

Section 20, Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Tombstones are currently visible.  Currently land is being used for grazing sheep.

Longtime residents have said that on some winter days one could see the fallen tombstones.

 

LName

FName

Death

Age

Relationship

HUNT

Thomas

Jun 25, 1814

68Y 9M 28D

 

HUNT

Anna Fitch

 

 

Wife of Thomas Hunt

HUNT

Nathan Smith

Oct 2, 1819

Born  Dec 6,  1775

 

HUNT

Elizabeth Vandine

By Nov 13, 1814 when Ira married 2nd Wife

 

wife of Ira Hunt

HUNT

Zelphia

1819

 

Wife of Nathan Hunt, died 36 hours after Nathan S Hunt

WHITTLESEY

Duran

Sep 26, 1823

48Y

 

WHITTLESEY

Ruth

Sep 24, 1855

75Y

Wife of Duran Whittlesey

DAVIS

Samuel

Mar 12, 1828

Born 1781

 

REEVES

 

 

 

 

YOUNG

 

 

 

 

BOGGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Butler County Cyclopedia(1882):

Among the early settlers of this vicinity were the HUNTS, VOORHEESes, Wm. ELLIOTT, ELijah HUGHES, John HARDEN, John HOLDEN, John MALALLY, Charles LEGG, and others. The place was named from Thomas HUNT, who died Jun 25, 1814, aged 68 years, 9 mos, and 28 days. He came here prior to 1800. His wife, Anna Hunt, lies by his side in the old private grave-yard. Duran WHITTLESEY and his wife, Ruth, also lie in this yard; he was buried Sep 26, 1823, and was 48 years old. She died Sep 24, 1855, at 75 years of age.

 

From a 1935 writing about Township cemeteries, found at the Middletown Library,

There were two adjacent cemeteries in “Huntsville”.  One burial ground was on the hill and the other farther south(?) from “Huntsville”.  The graves on the most north graveyard had 3 or 4 graves while the one on the hill had about 15 graves.  This 1935 commentary notes the following burials;

Samuel Davis, born 1781 and died 3-12-1828.  Family names include- Reeves, Young and Boggs.

 

Huntsville is the name for the area at the intersection of Yankee road and Princeton Roads, in Liberty Township

 

For Nathan & Zelphia Hunt burial reference Alta Harvey Heiser’s article in the Hamilton Journal News  Dec 12, 1952, Microfilm available at the Lane Library, Hamilton, Cummins Room.

Elizabeth Vandine Hunt wife of Ira Hunt died by 1814 when Ira Hunt married 2nd wife.  She is most likely buried in this cemetery/ burial ground

 

Reference http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbutler/cyc/491.htm The Butler County Cyclopedia, 1882,  to learn about the Huntsville in Butler County.

 

 

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