Clermont County Genealogical Society
Smyrna Cemetery
Franklin Township, Smyrna Road
GPS:  38˚ 50’ 11.5” N    84˚ 4’ 51.01’ W


Directions:  Take St. Rt. 32 from Batavia towards Mt. Orab.  Exit the St. Rt. 133 exit, turn right.  Upon entering St. Rt.
276/133 intersection-  turn left and enter the Village of Williamsburg.  Continue on St. Rt. 133 out of town and turn right
to continue on St. Rt. 133 at the “Y”.  Enjoy the country drive.  Pass through Bethel.  Enter the Village of Felicity – stay
right entering the town limits.  Turn left on Walnut Street.  This will run directly into Felicity – Higginsport Road.  Continue
on Felicity-Higginsport Road and you will come upon Smyrna Road (turn left).  Cemetery is located down the “no outlet”
road on the right.  Park on the road at the widening allotted for cemetery parking.  Easy access.

Pictures and additional inscriptions taken by Pamela Smith, CCGS member, in July, 2007.  This cemetery is
in pretty bad shape.  A lot of the stones are buried very deep.  I was reluctant to dig too much as I was a
little skeptical in regard to the Indian “Sweet Lips” being buried at this site and the supposedly
weird happenings stated by Richard Crawford, a Clermont Historian.  I did not want to disturb any
sacred Indian burial ground. (see below).  A lot of broken stones.  I plan on making another trip in
the dark to witness this “haunting”.

Stones I could not locate previously recorded:
Anderson, James H.
Baker, Mary
Brunson, Nycanor
Goodwin, Cally F.
Hurley, Lamira
Logan, Lewis Ashby 
McKibben, Amanda
McKibben, Eliza W.
Miller, Irwin
Moyer, Philip
Pollard, Geo B.
Reynolds, Helen T.
Shriver, Albert
Wise, Charles (the info previously recorded was for Nannie his wife-error)
Wise, Martha Ann

Felicity's Smyrna Cemetery is haunted by an old Shawnee sorceress, “Sweet Lips”, who was killed by her tribe for
betraying them. There are stories of what appears to be an Indian woman roaming around the Smyrna Cemetery
searching for her people. She is reported to be seen on foggy moonlit nights bent over in grief hoping to make amends
with her people who left her behind more than 200 years ago. A bright gravestone can be viewed (glowing) in the darkest
nights where it is believed Sweet Lips is buried.

Inscriptions
Additional Inscriptions
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Alexander, Anna
Alexander, David
Alexander, Gary Fry
Alexander, Joseph
Alexander, William
Alexander, Willis, Corpl
Allen, Alfred
Allen, Anna
Armacost, Infant dau
Baker, Lizzie
Baker, Mary
Barber, Amanda Mace
Barber, Amanda Mace monument
Barber, David
Barber, John Randolph
Barber, Nackey
Barber, Nackey bottom
Barber, Wm. Spencer, Rev. facing down
Barr, Lizie
Barr, Wilson
Bolender, Charles
Bolender, Infant Daughters
Bolender, Infant Son
Boulxxxx, Thomas
Brown, Mary L.
Brown, Mary L. bottom
B, TB footstone
Carley, Abigail
Carley, Agnes G.
Carley, son
Carley, son
Carter, Phebe
Clark, William T.
Coleman, Charles
Colthar, Ellen W.
Colthar, Henton S.
Cooper, Agnes (not sure)
Croswell, Effie M.
Crouch, Mary Lizzie
Day, Emma L.
Drake, Henry J. P.
Edwards, Lizie E.
Edwards, Polly B.
Edwards, Winifred
Fallin, Frances Ann
Fallin, Sarah
Fallin, Sarah bottom
Fry, Rebecca Alexander
Gibson, Caroline D.
Gibson, EFR
Gibson, George
Gibson, Mary
Gibson, Samuel D.
Goodwin, D. S.
Goodwin, Samuel K.
Goodwin, Sarah A.
Harman, Eliza A.
Harman, John bottom
Harman, Mary E.
Harman, Mary E. bottom
Harman, Mollie
Hayden, Elizabeth
Hurley, Henry W.
Hurley, Julia A.
Hurley, Lizzie J.
Hurley, Sarah
Hurley, Thomas
illegible..
illegible..
illegible..
illegible, DAD
Irwin, Ellen Taylor
Irwin, Samuel Wilson
Logan, Eliza R.
Logan, John, Sr.
Logan, L. A.
Logan, Margaret
L, MEL Footstone
McCormick, John W.
McCormick, John W. closuep
McKibben, John T.
McKibben, Lucy M.
McKibben, Rachel Flora
McKibben, Rachel Wells
McKibben, Rachel Wells bottom age 74
McKinley, Susie B.
Miller, Caroline N.
Miller, Elizabeth
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Donald R. Johnson

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