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Union Township, Warren County, Ohio
- This is a landlocked cemetery about 1/4 acre in size, surrounded by
the 119.76 acre farm at 4376 Cox-Smith Road (TR 241) that is about 2/10s
of a mile south of Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Road (CR 38). The cemetery
is a 104' x 114' parcel off the road about 1800 feet south of the first
bend in Cox-Smith Road.
- "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio
Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12314 [Besler Cemetery]
- Coordinates: 39° 21' 54.23"N, 84° 15'
- RTS: Range 3 North Township 4 East Section 13
GNIS - Not Included
Map at 39° 21' 54.23"N, 84° 15' 34.58"W
County Auditor for Union
Cemetery Association, Property Account # 6606679, Parcel ID 12134000050,
- Range 3 Township 4 Section
13 from Warner's 1867 Warren County
Ohio Wall Map -
[Nothing is shown to indicate the presence of a
cemetery which at the time would have been on the 248 acre farm of J.
- Beers History of Warren County,
" . . . David Fox, Sr., settled
on Muddy Creek, west of Deerfield, about 1797 or 1798. He lived on the
farm, on which he settled, until his death. In connection with his son
Absalom, he built a grist-mill
on Turtle Creek and operated a copper still. In the Fellowship
Churchyard are tombstones with these inscriptions: " David
Fox, died January 23, 1847, aged eighty-two years six months
and sixteen days." "Sarah, wife of David
Fox, died June 7, 1850, aged eighty-two years eight months
and twenty-six days." David Fox was accompanied
on his removal to this township by his brother Jonathan
and his brother-in-law, Sampson Sergeant. . . ."
- D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County
Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
- Warren County Genealogical Society
- Not included in Current Cemetery Books - See Besler
Cemetery web page
- 4 Dec 2009: Our thanks to LaVonne
Smith who photographed all extant gravestones for the "Warren
County Virtual Cemetery" Project. The gravestones for Absalom,
Jonathan and Hannah Fox were found surrounded by briar
bushes in an open field.
- 13 Mar 2012: The property owners have cleared
the brush away. LaVonne
Smith and Dana
Palmer visted the cemetery on 13 Mar 2012 and photographed all
extant gravestones. The property owners indicate that the burial
ground was used by Smith, Cox and Fox families.
- All of the photos have been added to this website.
These efforts will be incorporated into the new cemetery books planned
by the society.
- Other Known Transcriptions
- Current property owner is listed as Union Cemetery Association
20 Apr 2011 Michael
"I find 68 year old Hannah Fox and 73 year old husband, Jonathan Fox,
listed on the 1850 Census living in Union Township, Warren County, Ohio. I have
little doubt they are the same Hannah and Jonathan buried in Besler Cemetery.
Son Absalom Fox was also listed as living with them, age 46. Jonathan Fox was
listed with a real estate value of $5600 and both he and Hannah were listed
as being born in Pennsylvania while son Absalom was listed as being born in
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