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Shakers of Union Village
North Family Cemetery

(listed as the East Shaker Cemetery in some references)


2009 Photo Looking East

2009 Photo Looking South

The North Family Cemetery is located in "Armco Park" which was acquired by the Warren County Park District on 23 September 2008.

The cemetery was visited by Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer, Katherine Lollar Rowland, in August, 2004 as part of the Warren County Virtual Cemetery project.  Warren County Genealogical Society representatives revisted the cemetery in July, 2008 to view the location and condition of the stones.  Additional photos that were taken while we were there have been added to this page.

In 2009, the Warren County Park District installed an attractive new fence and entrance gate for the cemetery. A local company, The Valley of the Daylilies generously donated a variety of daylillies.   The volunteer group, "Friends of the Warren County Park District" dug the plants at the nursery and planted them around the perimeter of the fence.

Katherine Lollar Rowland writes,
"Many inferences have been made in articles and lectures,to the effect that the Shakers did not put monuments on gravesites. However, there were, apparently, exceptions, at least toward the last years of Union Village. Five markers, complete with names, now stand in the old North Family Cemetery; in addition, there are two field stones without names; and one concrete base with marker missing. "

Location:  
  • The cemetery is located in the on the west side of State Route 741 about 1.3 miles north of State Route 63. The cemetery is on the east side of the service road heading south from the main entrance to the park in a large grassy enclosure surrounded by tall walnut trees. On 23 Sep 2008 the property became a part of the Warren County Park District.
  • Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12299 [East Shaker Cemetery]
  • Coordinates: 39° 27' 22"N, 84° 16' 44"W
Links:  
Transcriptions:  
  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 21, page 135
      [I believe that this is a list of burials in the cemetery located at the intersection of Routes 63 & 741. I don't think it includes burials in the North Family Cemetery.]
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Not currently included in any of the society publications.  Information from the photos taken by Katherine Lollar Rowland and other society volunteers will be used to add  the cemetery to the new cemetery books planned by the society.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • None known of
Variant Names:  
  • The cemetery is listed as "East Shaker" in the GNIS system and elsewhere which we believe is incorrect. The cemetery is located immediately west of the site of the "North Family" at Union Village and a considerable distance from the site where the "East Family" of the Shakers was located.

Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
(photos are reduced to a 600 pixel width and thumbnails to a 100 pixel width. Larger images "may" be available)

Helen Avis
- 1935 -

[also see 5 Sep 1935 Western Star Obituary for Helen Avis]

by
Katherine Lollar Rowland
17 Aug 2004

&
Arne H Trelvik

25 July 2008


Temperance DeVan
1830 - 1908

by
Katherine Lollar Rowland
17 Aug 2004

&
Arne H Trelvik

25 July 2008

Emily Robinson
born 1838
died 1897

[this stone is propped up with a stick and needs to be reset]

by
Katherine Lollar Rowland
17 Aug 2004

&
Arne H Trelvik

25 July 2008


Harriett Snooks
1824 - 1905

by
Katherine Lollar Rowland
17 Aug 2004

&
Arne H Trelvik

25 July 2008


Margaret Swayer
1818 - 1905

[Also see obituary from The Western Star 30 March 1905 which has her name spelled Margaret Sawyer]

by
Katherine Lollar Rowland
17 Aug 2004

&
Arne H Trelvik

25 July 2008

  No
Markers

Center Family journals of a comparable time period reveal four other burials in North Family Burying Ground:

Sarah E. Cochran (1823 - 1908)
Mary Ann Holland ( 1820-1909) - see obituary in The Western Star 19 Aug 1909
Emily V. Patterson ( 1825-1910) - see obituary in The Western Star 3 Nov 1910
Jeannette Wallace (1842-1903)

List contributed by
Katherine Lollar Rowland
17 Aug 2004

       


2004 Photo Looking West

2004 photo Looking Southeast

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