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Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project
a project of the Warren County Genealogical Society a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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Old School Baptist Church Cemetery
(aka Clear Creek Graveyard)
Clearcreek Township, Warren County, Ohio

Index to Available Gravestone Photos
List of Known Burials A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [no surname/illegible] [Old School Baptist Church Cemetery Home page]
[To contribute your photos email them in jpg format to Arne H Trelvik with any other details that you would like to share]


This is an old, inactive cemetery originally established as a graveyard for the first Baptist church in Warren County that was once located at this site. There were 231 known burials in the cemetery dating from 1800 (Phebe Kelsey) to 1984 with all but four of them occurring before 1900.  There are 10 known veterans buried in the cemetery including 5 from the Revolutionary War, 3 from the War of 1812 and 2 from the Civil War. See list below.

The last known burials in the cemetery were of Charlotte Hoffman (1980) & her husband Otto Hoffman (1979) who had lived in the house adjacent to the cemetery and of Anna H. Troeger in 1984.
The cemetery is maintained by Clearcreek Township.

Location:  
  • The cemetery is located "off" the east side of State Route 48 about 7/10th of a mile south of State Route 73 [about 1/2 way between State Route 73 and Lower Springboro Road at house number 6890]
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12207 [Old School Baptist Church Cemetery]
  • Coordinates: 39° 32' 10.16"N, 84° 10' 11.57"W
  • TRS: Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section 30 in Township 4E, Range 4N
Links:  
Transcriptions:
  
  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4, page 64 - 67
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Pages 342-347 of Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 - see on-line Name Index
      Our thanks to Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer, Dana Palmer who photographed all extant gravestones on 11 Sep 2010 & 9 Oct 2010. Dana's photos have been added to those previously submitted by Arne H Trelvik in 2004 & 2005 and by John Walker in 2005. All of the photos have been added to this website. These efforts will be incorportated into the new cemetery books planned by the society. If you have photos of any additional gravestones at this cemetery, please consider adding them to the Warren County Virtual Cemetery Project.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • none known of
Variant Names:  
  • referred to as "Clear Creek Graveyard near Ridgeville" on pages 893, 901 of Beers History of Warren County


   

WPA Plat Map of Old School Baptist Church Cemetery #75 (page 52)
listing the following veterans

Row
Grave
Conflict Name
4
1
Veteran [War of 1812] Rockhill, Ebz.
15
11
War of 1812 Pence, Jac. [no gravestone found]
10
5
Civil War Murray, Jno.
unknown
War of 1812 Olinger, Phil. [see note below]

Other veterans said to be buried here but not included on the WPA listing are as follows:

Conflict Name
Revolutionary War Arnet, Thomas
Civil War Brown, David [thought to be wrong]
War of 1812 Crane, Daniel
Revolutionary War Githens, Joseph Sr.
Revolutionary War Gray, Daniel
War of 1812 Hayes, Caleb W. [no gravestone found]
Revolutionary War Hormel, Henry
War of 1812 Kelsey, James
Civil War Murray, Wm. P.
Revolutionary War Venard, Thomas

NOTE:
It is thought that the WPA entry for Phil. Olinger is wrong. 
It is believed that the Philip Olinger who served in the War of 1812 lived in Red Lion and was buried in the Warrick Rhodes Cemetery

 
       

Photos by Dana Palmer of Terry Easton and Andy Palmer working on the Joshua Davis gravestone on 13 Nov 2010 with help from Megan and Joseph Palmer
         

Index to Available Gravestone Photos
List of Known Burials A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [no surname/illegible] [Old School Baptist Church Cemetery Home page]
[To contribute your photos email them in jpg format to Arne H Trelvik with any other details that you would like to share]

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This page created 10 Oct 2004 and last updated 20 January, 2014
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