Bloxom-Hopewell Cemetery
Green Township, Clark County, Ohio
Chillicothe Road, Selma, Ohio

Transcribed by Julie Noble October 24, 2002
Prepared by Sara Greer, October 25, 2002

History of the cemetery:

The following is a quote about this cemetery (found in the Green Township Cemetery Abstracts binder at the Clark County Library): "Oral history of Bloxom Cemetery: It started probably as a white cemetery, then it was used by blacks. City of Springfield used it for a while as an indigents cemetery. It was later used by blacks and is now still in use mainly by black families - 1972"  (There is no name or indication of the person who made this quote. )

About this list of interments:

These entries are compiled and transcribed from several sources: (1) a reading done by myself Sept 12, 2002; (2) from cemetery records given to me by Mr. & Mrs. R. Allen Battin, long time Selma residents; and (3) from the Green Township Cemetery abstracts binder at the Clark County Library, which, in itself, was compiled from a series of readings of this cemetery. First read on Jan 14, 1959, and rechecked by George F. Robinson (author, "Robinson's History of Green County" S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1902) on Feb 4, 1959, then read again in May 1972 by Julie M. Overton and Eloise Fowler,and again sometime in the 1970's by Ann Snodgrass, member Clark County Genealogical Society.

In the Summer of 1994, new names and dates were added due to the events of recent burials and the uncovering of olderstones that were partly underground. As found during the most recent reading, most of these stones are either broken and / or very weathered and difficult to read.Many of them are lying flat on the ground, or found piled together and have obviously been moved from their original settings . There are several other stones that are extremely weathered and not at all legible. I have written what could be read today.

Any entries enclosed in parentheses are from the cemetery records or previous readings and any entries in quotation marks are actual inscriptions on the markers themselves. Where there are no stones existing today, I have made notations.

Location of Bloxom-Hopewell Cemetery: On Chillicothe Road about 1/10th of a mile north of Rte 42. The cemetery sits up on a hill on the northeast side of the road. There is a grey retaining wall that extends about 20 feet straight up right at the edge of the road. The cemetery cannot be seen from the road and one has to climb the steep driveway up into it to view it. Chillicothe Rd is about three quarters of a mile west of Selma Pike.

Name

Birth

Death

 Aged

Additional Information
Allen, Sarah no dates, broken marker     "In memory of Sarah, wife of Wesley Davisson Allen"
(broken marker…top only)
Anderson, Rose E. 1887 1976   “Mother” (bur w/Depp's) (same marker as Clara Henderson)
Bacon, Ann no dates on record     (d/o Joseph and Elizabeth Bacon)
marker no longer exists
Bacon, David (8/7/1813) (9/20/1837) (24y1m13d) (s/o Joseph and Elizabeth Bacon) marker no longer exists
Bacon, Elizabeth no dates on record     marker no longer exists
Bacon?, Rebecca Ann   (10/12?1843)   (this could be "Ann" (above)..found each name on two different sources) marker no longer exists
Baldwin, David   (12/11/1831) (44y 6m 9d) marker no longer exists
Bate, Josiah (7/7/1774) (7/26/1825) (51y) (the stone is broken and the rest worn so badly it’s unreadable)
Belcher, Mary   ( ?/7/1836) (71y?) marker no longer exists
Bloxom, Charles no dates on record     marker no longer exists
Bloxom, Richard Jr. no dates on record     marker no longer exists
Bocock, John   (1823) (30y) marker no longer exists
Bond, Edward (1741) (1826)   (f/o Elizabeth (Bond) Wildman) marker no longer exists
Bond, Edward Sr.   (5/23/1826) (85y) marker no longer exists
Bond, Mary (1743) (4/14/1831) (aged 88y) marker no longer exists
Boyls, Erasmus 12/17?(or 14)/1834 6(or 1)/23/1837   "Erasmus Mc (sic) son of Samuel & Elizabeth Boyls"
Bozarth, Isabella   (12/31/1840) (18y 10m 24d) (w/o Joshua) marker no longer exists
Bozarth, John   (6/17/1858) (30y 1m 1d) marker no longer exists
Bozarth, Joshua   ( 1869)   marker no longer exists
Bozarth, Thomas   dates unknown   marker no longer exists
Bucher, (sic) Penelope   (10/15/18(25?)   (w/o John) marker no longer exists
Butcher, Joseph   10/28/1865 84y 8m 24d “There is rest in Heaven”
Butcher, Mariah   4/25/1843 24y 9m 23d " wife of John Butcher"
Butcher, Mary   8/7/1886 (or 36) aged 64? Yrs  
Butler, Sarah S. 1868 1940   (w/o Wm. H….same marker)
Butler, Wm. H. 1870 1939    
Caliman, Ethel Hoyt (1/8/1895) (7/13/1982)   (bur w/ Wards; d/o Edward & Mary Ward)
Clark, Florence I 1894 no date   (same marker as Thereasa)
Clark, Lucy Ella 1875 1941    
Clark, Thereasa M. 1899 no date   (same marker as Florence I.)
Conner, Catherine 1838 1910   (this stone is in the shape of two hearts connected together side by side)
Conner, Jackson 1829 no date   h/o Catherine….same marker
Crouse, Sarah E.   Jan 15, 1851 32yrs 9mo 10d  
Davison, Mary   ( 2/7/1868 or 48?) (55 or 75y?) (d/o Geo & Ruth Davison) marker no longer exists
Depp, Fonetta L. 1909 1988   “Mother”
Depp, J.F. Roenia F. (Jerdenia) 1850 1909    
Depp, Theresa Y. 2/14/1967 9/23/1969   “Sister”
Depp, William H. Jr. 10/27/1936 6/8/1995   " US Army "
Depp, William H. Jr. 1892 1968   “Father”
Dixon, Veedas 1917 1965   (killed in truck vs. RR accident w/ Florence West)
Foog, William Harry   4/23/1894 70y “There is an hour of peaceful rest
        to mourning wanderers given
        A balm for every wounded beast
        Tis found above in Heaven”
Gay, Annabelle 1900 1982   (w/o Ralph Sr….same marker)
Gay, Ralph Sr. 1898 1966    
Gill, William       " CO D 1st W VA CAV" (rel. to Elizabeth Bloxom, w/o John Gill)
Hadden, Benjamin   (5/13/1837) (84y) marker no longer exists
Hannabery, Mary Ann   (10/7/1855) (9m 7d) (d/o J.W. & B.M.Hannabery) marker no longer exists
Harper (very tall pillar…no dates, no first names)       (very tall pillar…no dates, no first names)
Harper ?, Catherine   6/2/1849   (bur w/ Harpers)
Harper, Elijah 2/1/1800 6/24/1868   (h/o Rebecca Branson)
Harper, John   1819   " PVT 7 MD Troops Rev War 1819"
Harper, John D.   (10/7/1846) (20y 8m 2d) (s/o E. & R. Harper) marker no longer exists
Harper, Lewis   (10/9/1846) (16y ?m ?d) (s/o E. & R. Harper) marker no longer exists
Harper, Mary (2/14/1801) (4/6/1873)   (w/o Thomas) marker no longer exists
Harper, Rebecca   10/13/1846 43 ys 8 mo 11d "Rebecca wife of E. Harper"
Harper, Thomas (11/5/1797) (1/13/1878 or 1/8/1875)   (f/o Geo. W.; h/o Mary Sirlott) marker no longer exists
Henderson, Clara A. "PH.D." 1907 1973   “Daughter” (bur w/ Depp's) (same marker as Rose Anderson)
Hollaway, Cathren L. 9/13/1837 9/4/1838 11mo 22d "dau of Benjm & Electa L. Hollaway"
Huffman, William Aaron   10/27/1847 (57) 1y 5m 15 (17)d "son of J.& .L. Huffman"
Jones, Erasmus J. (9/22/1839) (9/30/1839) (8d) (twin of Erasmus & Susannah Jones) marker no longer exists
Jones, Erasmus   (April ?, ????) ("son of Samuel & Rebecca") (marker was buried in the ground when it was read in 1959) marker no longer exists today.
Jones, Erasmus   3/1/1850 83y 11m  
Jones, Mary   9/25/1855 78y 8m 8d "wife of E. J. " (nee Sellers)
Jones, Susannah (9/22/1839) (9/30/1839) (8d) (twin of Erasmus & Susannah Jones) marker no longer exists
Jones, Susannah (8/22/1813) 10/6/1839 26y 1m 2wk "wife of Erasmus J. Jones" (Her Erasmus J. is not buried here)
Jones, W. W. no date on record     "Co. I 4th U.S.C.T." marker no longer exists
Kizer, Jacob   (12/8/1850) (82y) marker no longer exists
Kizer, Mary   (10/15/1858)   (w/o Jacob) marker no longer exists
Laing, Robert   8/15/(1859) 80y (broken)
Lawrance - The spelling of this surname is as it is on the markers below.        
Lawrance, ?   (18(60?))   "dau of ? & E. " marker no longer exists
Lawrance, Anstice   7/9/1844 4y 8d "dau of J.B. & A Lawrance"
Lawrance, Armillia 10/3/1800 no date   "wife of J. B. Lawrance" (same marker)
Lawrance, Catherine   (6/2/1849) (aged ?) (buried below ground in 1959) marker no longer exists
Lawrance, Cathren (3/13(or 8)/1788) (1/5/1811(or 41 or 47)) (23y 8m 1d) "consort of H. Lawrance" marker no longer exists
Lawrance, Deluna C.   3/7/1841 (or 47) 23y 8m 7 (or 1)d  
Lawrance, Dewit G.   7/5/1844 1y 2m 27d "son of J. B. & A. Lawrance"
Lawrance, Electa   2/2/1859 (1y 6m) "dau of J & E. Lawrance"
Lawrance, H. (2/4/1822) (1850)   marker no longer exists
Lawrance, Irene Ann 1/27/1824 4/3/1846   "consort of H. Lawrance Jr."
Lawrance, John B. 8/10/1791 10/12/1871   (h/o Armillia…same marker) (also h/o Dorothy Sirlott)
Lawrance, Martin   9/5/1846 24(or 21)y "son of J.B. & A Lawrance"
Lawrance, Mary Ann   11/18/1845 21y 1m 16d "dau of J.B. & A. Lawrance"
Lawrance, Ona C.   (?/?/1841)   marker no longer exists
Lawrance, Sally C. 2/5/1808 9/5/1823 15y 7m  
Madden (or Maddin) , Benjamin   (5/15/1837) (81 or 84y) marker no longer exists
Marshall, Robert G (or C)   9/17/1846 45y 3m 11d  
Marshall, Maria (5/3/1822) (1/4/1830)   "dau of John & Nancy" marker no longer exists
McKeever, ?       this name is on the other side of the same pillar as James and Joseph, but it’s unreadable)
McKeever, James   3/4/1890 37y 7m 4d (on same marker as Joseph & ?)
McKeever, Joseph   9/6/1858 29y 10m “native of Ireland” (has 2 markers)
Miller, Ann   10/21/1860 63y (w/o John H….same marker)
Miller, John H.   5/2/1876 79y (f/o Alfred Miller)
Miller, Laura A.   8/10/1870 2yrs (dau of Alfred & Ellen (Tindall) Miller)
Miller, Sarah E.   Oct 14, 1860 21y (w/o Alfred Miller; d/o John & Nancy (Tindall) White)
Nickens, Daily 5/7/1872 8/7/1950    
Nickens, George 1867 1949    
Nickins, Julia A.   1/25/1903 59y "wife of W. Nickins"
Nickins, William 1838 1911    
Odom, Eugene B. 1898 1960    
Porter, Green   8/13/1848 (or 18) (36y) (broken badly and half buried, lying flat on the ground)
Rakestraw, George   (9/15/1849) (3m) "son of J. Rakestraw" marker no longer exists
Rakestraw, John (9/13/1843) (3m) "son of J. Rakestraw" marker no longer exists
Rakestraw, Josaih 12/29/1825 10/16/1845   "son of J. & P Rakestraw"
Rakestraw, Joseph P.   4/27/1875 73y 8m  
Rakestraw, Mary A.   9/20/1851 9y3 m12(or 26)d "dau of J & P Rakestraw"
Rakestraw, Prissilla   8/9/1853 24y 3m 18d "dau of J & P Rakestraw"
Rakestraw, Rebecca   (1822) (42y) (wife of Challday or Chadley) marker no longer exists
Rakestraw, Rebecca 9/17/1827 9/18/1849   "dau of Joseph & Prissilla Rakestraw"
Rakestraw, Isabellia   9/3/1849 36y "wife of Jos Rakestraw"
Rakestraw, Thomas E.   ( 7/16/1839) (5m) (s/o J Rakestraw) marker no longer exists
Rice, Leland E. 1913 1977   “Daddy”
Roberts, Forrest (1907) (1915)   marker no longer exists
Roberts, Frank 9/14/1911 3/18/1972   " Ohio PVT US Army World War II"
Sellers, Polser   (2/27/1851) (69y 5m 24d) (b/o Mary (Sellers) Jones?; dau Belinda m. Nathan Littler) marker no longer exists
Shafer, Stephen no dates on record     "Co F. 74th Ohio INF" marker no longer exists
Sper or Spencer? (12/4/1816) (12/25/1833) (16y21d) "son of ?" marker no longer exists
Tindall, Sarah 1793 8/15/1872 79yrs "wife of Thomas Tindall"
Tindall, Thomas   (6/3/1856) (79y) marker no longer exists
Wade, John   (10/31/1833) (52,53 or 59 y) (mrkr was broken off when read the first time in 1959)
marker no longer exists
Wade, Mary   (11/7/1844) (55y 2m 24d) (w/o John) marker no longer exists
Ward "Mother"   (d. circa 1920 if she is the wife of Port Ward)   "Mother Ward" no dates
Ward, Edward L. 1871 1950   (s/o above)
Ward, Homer M. 1898 1964   (s/o Edward & Mary Ward)
Ward, Mary E. 1873 1957   (w/o Edward)
White, John M.   4/24 (or 21)/1851 (37y6m11d) (s/o William White; h/o Nancy Tindall)
Wildman, Elizabeth (5/23/1778) (12/15/1815) (37y) (d/o Edw & Mary (Fox) Bond; w/o John Wildman) This was the first burial in Bloxom Hopewell Cemetery.
Marker no longer exists.

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