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Jeffery Cemetery
aka Minst Cemetery or Stolle Farm Cemetery
Turtlecreek Township, Warren County, Ohio

List of Known BurialsJ, M, S [no surname/illegible] [Jeffery Cemetery Home page]

          

The Jeffery Cemetery is an area about 40' by 50' located on a vacant 40.6 acre parcel of farmland owned by S.M.G. Land Holdings LLC. The parcel is a part of the original farm where Francis Jeffery settled in 1816 that was later known as the Minst Farm. The name is also found spelled Jeffrey rather than Jeffery.
This cemetery is very difficult to find. It is behind a corn field back along an old dirt road that leads to the burned down old home site. The old barn is still standing. From this entry point, it is a good hike through the woods past a small creek (Hawley's Run) and up a slight hill. The cemetery is on top of the small hillside. Most of the fence surrounding the cemetery is still intact but in poor condition. It is very overgrown with brush and small trees.
There are four definite rows of graves. Of the 18 known graves many of the headstones are still intact but not set in their bases. Chester Dunn of the Warren County Genealogical Society was able to get names and details on the 18 stones in this cemetery and published it in Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6. The rest of the graves are marked by plain unlettered limestone field markers. It is not known who is buried in the unmarked field stone graves.
Location:  
  • about 950 feet east of the property at 3830 Oregonia Road and about 1050 feet south of the east-west run of Oregonia Road.
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #14207 [Jeffery Cemetery]
  • Coordinates: 39° 27' 06"N, 84° 07' 32"W
  • TRS: Range 4 North Township 4 East Section 7.
Links:  
Many details about this cemetery come from a scale drawing found among the papers of William Jeffery. The date the drawing was made and by whom is not known. It was drawn on fine linen paper using brown ink and the handwriting looks very much like that of Francis Jeffery J.P., of Washington Township, 1850’s and 1860’s. Much of the information was provided by Robert Jeffery, great grandson of Francis Jeffery.
Transcriptions:  
Variant Names:  
  • Minst Cemetery; Stolle Farm Cemetery

Jeffery Cemetery Burials
Transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon 1 October 2003
Of the 18 known graves the headstones of all but no’s 7-8, 10-17 and 18 are broken and badly damaged. Measurements are from center to center of lines and headstones.
Scale 1 link = 1/16 inch.

Graves
1. Sarah Jeffery d/o Francis & Eleanor Jeffery. Headstone badly damaged.
2. Hester A. Sherwood d/o Francis & Eleanor Jeffery. Headstone badly damaged.
3. Elizabeth Sherwood d/o Francis & Eleanor Jeffery. Headstone badly damaged.
4. Eleanor Jeffery d/o Francis & Eleanor Jeffery. Headstone badly damaged.
5. Nothing written in
6. Simon Sellers
7. Melinda – dau Francis Jeffery (uncle Frank)
8. Polly D. – wife of Francis Jeffery
9. Mary Jeffery – dau of Francis Jeffery (the elder)
10. Francis Jeffery (who came from New Jersey to Ohio in 1816)
11. Eleanor Jeffery (wife of Francis Jeffery)
12. John Jeffery (son of Francis and Eleanor J.)
13. Nothing written in
14. John Sellers
15. Henrietta Sellers (wife of John S.)
16. Saml. Sherwood (son of Henry and Hester A. Sherwood)
17. David Monger (old settler died 1830) difficult to read could be 1836
18. Mary Monger (wife of D. M. died 1820)
19. Not written in
20. Not written in
21. Gabriel Sellers
22. Mary Ellen Mast (consort of Absalom Mast, former wife of Simon Sellers.)

All the rest of the graves are marked by plain unlettered limestone and it’s probably not known who is buried in them.
The Jeffery Cemetery information was taken from a scale drawing found among the papers of William Jeffery. When the drawing was made and by whom is not known. It was drawn on fine linen paper using brown ink and the handwriting looks very much like that of Francis Jeffery J.P., of Washington Township, 1850’s and 1860’s. I was told that very little of this cemetery still remains
The above information was given by Robert Jeffery, great grandson of Francis Jeffery. The Jeffery Cemetery is located on the farm now owned by Ralph Stolle, formerly a part of the original farm where Francis Jeffery settled in 1816.

See scale drawing below of the Jeffery Cemetery.
a-b cedar
c-d wild cherry
e black oak
f hickory
g-h walnut


List of Known BurialsJ, M, S [no surname/illegible] [Jeffery Cemetery Home page]

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