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Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends Cemetery
Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio

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looking east from end of New Burlington Road, showing sign with cemetery in the distance

looking east at the west portion of the dry-laid stone fence which completely surrounds the cemetery

looking northeast at burial grounds. A few stones on ground in the right foreground as well as alongside the western fence but generally in decent shape.

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This Quaker Cemetery was located at the Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting which was indulged on the 10th mo. 10th 1805 by the Miami Monthly Meeting in Waynesville. The cemetery is surrounded by a wonderful dry-laid stone fence . The meeting house (see below) was relocated to Caesars Creek Pioneer Village when the Caesars Creek Reservoir was created. The northern part of the reservoir is located just east of the cemetery.

From a list of other sites "indulged" on page 20 of "Proceedings, centennial anniversary, Miami Monthly Meeting : Waynesville, Ohio, 10th month, 16-17, 1903" Waynesville, Ohio: Press of Miami Gazette, 1903.
"Fifth - "Caesar's Creek" - granted 10, 10, 1805, and opened not far from the site of the present Caesar's Creek meeting house, on the n.w. side of the creek, about 7 miles nearly east of Waynesville, 10, 24, 1806-
Merged later in the established m.f.w. [meeting for worship] of the same name."

Februay, 1971 photos contributed by James A. Wilson of Centerville, Ohio

 

July, 1973 photos contributed by James A. Wilson of Centerville, Ohio

     

James A. Wilson of Centerville, Ohio provided the following commentary:

The photos I took in February 1971 depict the Caesar’s Creek Friends Meetinghouse building (constructed in 1849 and later renovated in 1905) and grounds, the stone wall surrounding the cemetery (the stone wall was constructed in 1868-1869), the interior of the cemetery, as well as the Haines and Wilson tombstones. The photos I took in July 1973 depict the same Meetinghouse building and grounds, as well as the same stone wall. The photographs I took in February 1971 were taken after the Corps commenced to acquire land for the project but before any actual construction began. Construction began in October 1971. The photographs I took in July 1973 were taken after construction had commenced but well before completion, which was in 1978.
The old iron gate at the entrance in the stone wall to the cemetery “went missing” subsequent to the time these photos were taken. The Wayne Township Trustees (present owners) have indicated that they are planning to make improvements, including finding a gate of some kind for that entrance in the stone wall into the cemetery.

The first log cabin meetinghouse was built in what is now Chester Township, Clinton County, on the east bluff of the Caesar Creek valley. The last regular worship service was held at the Caesar’s Creek Meetinghouse on November 20, 1967, after the Corps began acquiring land. The minutes of the Caesar’s Creek Meeting authorized keeping a “book” for recording burials, but I do not yet know exactly where that book (or copies of it) is now kept.

Except for two very small parcels (.25 acres and .50 acres), the Caesar’s Creek Friends Meetinghouse, the grounds, and the cemetery were excluded from the land acquisitions by the Corps, and legal title remained with the Society of Friends at Caesar’s Creek. Members of Caesar’s Creek Friends Meeting donated the Meetinghouse building to Pioneer Village in Massie Township, and donations were raised for the purpose of funding the move of the structure eight miles to that location. On November 15, 1975, the Meetinghouse was moved off its old foundation to a nearby field. On November 24, 25, and 26, 1975, a private contractor moved the Meetinghouse building to Pioneer Village at a cost of $8,000.00. The Meetinghouse building was set on a foundation at Pioneer Village in the spring of 1976.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began acquiring land in the Caesar’s Creek valley and surrounding areas in Warren, Greene, and Clinton Counties in 1962 for the purpose of constructing the Caesar Creek Lake project. The Corps began actual construction of the Caesar Creek Lake project, i.e., the dam, dikes, as well as clearing the Caesar’s Creek valley and surrounding area, in October 1971, and construction of the lake project was not complete until 1978. Water impoundment (flooding) of the Caesar’s Creek valley actually began in January 1978, thereby creating the reservoir now known as Caesar Creek Lake, which was formally dedicated in July 1978. During the period the project was under construction, the Corps cleared the valley of trees and buildings and the surrounding areas of buildings. There was a lot of bow hunting for deer, hiking, and other recreation in the creek valley and surrounding areas during this period of construction.


  Location:  
  • West side of Caesars Creek Reservoir about 440 feet east of the deadend of New Burlington Road (CR 36)
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12327 (Caesars Creek) and #12332 (Quaker H.H.)
  • Coordinates: 39° 32' 51"N, 83° 59' 01"W
  • Virginia Military District Survey #2382
  Links:  
  Transcriptions:  
  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 19, page 93
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • Bowers, Dale, and Anita Short. 1989. Gateway to the West. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub. Co., page 697-701, Caesars Creek (Friends) Cemetery
      [from transcriptions by Anita Short in the summer of 1964]
    • Clinton County Historical Society (Ohio). 1980. Cemetery records of Clinton County, Ohio, 1798-1978. Wilmington, Ohio: Genealogy Committee of the Clinton County Historical Society., page 32-36, Caesars Creek Friends Cemetery 1802-1970
      [compiled from Monthly Meeting Records, tombstone readings and family histories provided by relatives]
  Variant Names:  
  • Caesar's Creek Cemetery
  • Caesars Creek Burying Grounds
  • Quaker M. H. Cemetery on WPA era Plat Map shown below [often found mispelled in various indexes as Quaker H.H. Cemetery]

26 May 2007
photo by
 Arne H Trelvik

The Caesars Creek Meeting house originally located at this site has been moved and can now be seen at the Caesars Creek Pioneer Village [new url 25 Jul 2008]
The sign reads as follows:
"The Friends meeting house was built in 1849. It was preceded by two log buildings the first of which was built in 1805. The building and a cemetery were located close to Caesar's creek on the New Burlington road. The cemetery is surrounded by a wonderful dry wall stone fence.

"The remaining members of the meeting house wished to have the building preserved, so they gave permission for the CCPV to move it to the Village site. Professional movers were hired, and the building was moved intact to the Village. It has now been restored and is being used for a variety of meetings."

Quaker M.H. Cemetery, Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio
Plat of Cemetery #84 from the depression era WPA Veteran Graves Registration Project, listing the following soldiers:

Lot
Grave
Name Conflict Code - Name
5
9
Hawkins, Jas. 33 - Other Service
2
12
Mendenhall, Sam'l 19 - Civil War
2
1
Stanfield, Wm. R. 19 - Civil War
3
7
Walton, Edw. R. 19 - Civil War
9
5
Wilson, Enos 19 - Civil War
 
OTHER KNOWN VETERAN BURIALS [not on the WPA plat]
    Collett, Daniel Revolutionary War
    Damico, Dortha M. World War II

Index of Known Gravestones
The name will be "clickable" if a photo is available
15 More are needed!!!!
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NAME
DEATH
VETERAN
A
 
Anderson, James
1858
 
B
 
Ballard, John
1898
 
Ballard, Lydia
1900
 
Beach, Elta Lorena
1873
 
Beach, Harrison
1905
 
Beach, Mary A.
1910
 
Beach, Sarah Ellen
1873
 
Bond, Susley
1880
 
C
 
?. R. C. [footstone]    
M. E. C. [footstone]    
W. A. C. [footstone]    
Carothers, Jennie F.
1879
 
Carothers, Willie A.
1879
 
Chenoweth, Earl 1931  
Chenoweth, Horace
1917
 
Chenoweth, Walter
1889
 
Chenoweth, unknown    
Collett, Daniel
1835
Revolutionary War
Collett, Sarah R.
1854
 
Compton, Adelaide
1948
 
Compton, Ally
1884
 
Compton, Amos
1821/24
 
Compton, Amos
1863
 
Compton, Amos
1880
 
Compton, Amos S.
1904
 
Compton, Ann
1861
 
Compton, Ann
1904
 
Compton, Ann R.
1879
 
Compton, Anna Ellen
1945
 
Compton, Catharine
1906
 
Compton, Catherine M
1909
 
Compton, Christopher
1860
 
Compton, Dinah
1852
 
Compton, Eli
1884
 
Compton, Eli
1883
 
Compton, Elijah
1923
 
Compton, Ella S.
1930
 
Compton, Esther
1919
 
Compton, Eunice
1879
 
Compton, Henry
1880
 
Compton, J. Orville
1925
 
Compton, Jesse
1908
 
Compton, Joel T.
1885
 
Compton, John
1843
 
Compton, John
1860
 
Compton, John
1893
 
Compton, Joseph
1914
 
Compton, Judith
1869
 
Compton, Louisa J.
1949
 
Compton, Maria
1886
 
Compton, Martha
1914
 
Compton, Mary
1863
 
Compton, Mary A.
1894
 
Compton, Mary E.
1874
 
Compton, Mary E.
1910
 
Compton, Nancy
1876
 
Compton, Nancy
1899
 
Compton, Phares
1877
 
Compton, Phebe
1860
 
Compton, Phoebe Elizabeth
1917
 
Compton, Rebecca
1895
 
Compton, Rebecca
1902
 
Compton, Rhesa A.
1865
 
Compton, Ruth
1882
 
Compton, Samuel
1861
 
Compton, Samuel B.
1904
 
Compton, Sarah Jane
1862
 
Compton, Seth
1887
 
Compton, Stephen
1862
 
Compton, Susannah D.
1889
 
Compton, Theresa
1878
 
Compton, William
1884
 
Compton, William Foster
1896
 
Cook, Charity
1822
 
Cook, Dinah
1844
 
Cook, Hannah
1895
 
Cook, John
1861
 
Cook, Maria
1921
 
Cook, Mary A.
1853
 
Cook, Sam'l.
1835
 
Cook, William
1858
 
D
 
Damico, Dortha M.
1965
World War II
E
 
Easterd, Clarrisa
1853
 
Ellis, Indiana Lindley
1924
 
F
 
Farquhar, Clarence Eugene
 
Farquhar, Iradel
1861
 
Farquhar, Linden W.
1867
 
Farquhar, Philip
1912
 
Farquhar, Sarah E.
1873
 
Farquhar, William Henry
1854
 
Farquhar, Willie A.
1872
 
Furnas, Hannah
1864
 
Furnas, John
1830
 
Furnas, Rebecca
1844
 
Furnas, Robert
1863
 
Furnas, Ruth
1824
 
Furnas, Solomon
1833
 
G
 
Genethan, Philip
[no dates]
 
Green, David H.
1870
 
Guantt, John W.
1849
 
Guantt, Titus F.
1849
 
H
 
Haines, Eli
1897
 
Haines, Ella C.
1946
 
Haines, Emily S.
1909
 
Haines, Mary E.
1866
 
Haines, Stephen A.
1866
 
Haines, Zimri F.
1935
 
Harner, Ada
1888
 
Harner, Clement L.
1888
 
Hawkins, Amos
1852
 
Hawkins, Amos
1896
 
Hawkins, Benjamin H.
1832
 
Hawkins, Charles
1858
 
Hawkins, Henry
1877
 
Hawkins, James
1898
Veteran
Hawkins, Jehu S.
1922
 
Hawkins, Jesse
1928
 
Hawkins, Mary M.
1877
 
Hawkins, Massie
1891
 
Hawkins, Nancy W.
1944
 
Hawkins, Noah
1905
 
Hawkins, William
1857
 
Hawkins, Willie A.
1866
 
Hill, Joseph H.
1896
 
Hollingsworth, David
1850
 
Howe, Charles E.
1917
 
Howe, Jessie B.
1956
 
Huff, M.
1846
 
I
 
J
 
Jackson, Andrew
1930
 
Jackson, Clinton W.
1872
 
Jackson, Ella Blanche
1943
 
Jackson, George W. 1894  
Jackson, H. D. 1890  
Jackson, Infant Son
1870
 
Jackson, Sarah 1903  
Jackson, Zenobia
1911
 
Jay, David
1883
 
Jay, John
1884
 
Jay, Layton
1860
 
Jay, Lydia
1886
 
Jay, Rebecca
1855
 
Jay, Rebecca
1854
 
Johnson, Margaret
1849
 
Johnson, Margaret A.
1931
 
Johnson, Orlistis R.
1849
 
Johnson, Robert
1853
 
Johnson, Robert T.
1852
 
K
 
L
 
Loyd, John W.
1893
 
Loyd, Michael
1882
 
Loyd, Phebe
1888
 
Lumpkin, Elmer
1893
 
Lumpkin, Mabel
1895
 
Lumpkin, Wayne E.
1904
 
M
 
McPherson, George W.
1908
 
Mendenhall, Anna R.
1876
 
Mendenhall, Bettie
1869
 
Mendenhall, Hazel E.
1894
 
Mendenhall, Ida A.
1927
 
Mendenhall, Mary Catharine
1879
 
Mendenhall, Morris D
1877
 
Mendenhall, Ruth
1886
 
Mendenhall, Samuel
1879
Civil War
Mendenhall, William
1853
 
Mendenhall, Wm. Allen
1884
 
Miars, Infant Dau
1919
 
Mills, Ann P.
1911
 
Mills, Charity
1860
 
Mills, Charles F.
1922
 
Mills, Charley A.
1876
 
Mills, Dinah
1853
 
Mills, George
1918
 
Mills, Hannah P.
1945
 
Mills, Job
1902
 
Mills, John Linley
1863
 
Mills, Linda Sue
1958
 
Mills, Lizzie
1863
 
Mills, Lydia
1879
 
Mills, Nannie D. C.
1897
 
Mills, Sarah W.
1863
 
Mills, W. Elmer
1935
 
Moon, Burtcel B.
1976
 
Moon, Emma C.
1924
 
Moon, Eunice E.
1918
 
Moon, Jemima
1864
 
Moon, Lonnie
1871
 
Moon, Mary A.
1922
 
Moon, Neri
1920
 
Moon, William B.
1950
 
Morgan, Matilda
1864
 
Morgan, Ruth J.
NC
 
Morgan, William
1897
 
N
 
Neill, Abigail
1849
 
O
 
P
 
Painter, Donald H.
1969
 
Painter, Elva Hinshaw
1946
 
Painter, Gladys Sprain
1941
 
Painter, Hannah S.
1892
 
Painter, Joseph C.
1905
 
Painter, Joseph Henry
1939
 
Painter, Marjorie B.
1966
 
Penn, George S.
1922
 
Q
 
R
 
Reagan, Mary
1852
 
Robinson, Francis M. 1938  
Robinson, Harold
1954
 
Robinson, Louie B. 1962  
Robinson, Mary
 
Romine, Emily
1886
 
S
 
Sexton, Ann
1832
 
Sexton, Elizabeth
1833
 
Sexton, Hannah
1917
 
Sexton, John
1841
 
Sexton, Mary
1877
 
Sexton, Rebecca
1832
 
Sexton, Samuel (M.D.)
1896
 
Sexton, Sarah
1927
 
Shepherd, Charles R.
1953
 
Shepherd, Cora L.
19__
 
Shepherd, Emma
1885
 
Shepherd, Ernest
1963
 
Shepherd, Lydia E.
1933
 
Shepherd, Maud
1889
 
Speer, Lydia M.
1857
 
Spradling, Wm.
1971
 
Spray, Alva G.
1883
 
Spray, Charles F.
1863
 
Spray, Dinah
1864
 
Spray, Elizabeth E.
1863
 
Spray, Eunice
1895
 
Spray, Jesse
1881
 
Spray, Jesse
1891
 
Spray, John
1842
 
Spray, John
1853
 
Spray, Mary
1844
 
Spray, Mary
1843
 
Spray, Mary Ann
1860
 
Spray, Rebecca
1871
 
Spray, Sarah
1840
 
Stanfield, Charity A.
 
Stanfield, Elizabeth
1856
 
Stanfield, Evan J.
1906
 
Stanfield, Margaret
1906
 
Stanfield, Massey Kennedy
1873
 
Stanfield, Neva
1923
 
Stanfield, Ruth
1882
 
Stanfield, Samuel
1854
 
Stanfield, Wm M.
1906
Civil War
Steddom, Edward R.
1929
 
Steddom, Martha E.
1932
 
Stewart, Edith Ellen
1902
 
Stewart, Elizabeth
1883
 
Stewart, Mathew M.
1916
 
Stewart, Thomas
1885
 
Stiles, Celestia
1856
 
Stiles, Victory
1855
 
T
 
U
 
V
 
W
 
Walker, Dinah
1843
 
Walker, Lewis
1844
 
Walton, Alice 1918  
Walton, Anna E.
1878
 
Walton, Attie
1869
 
Walton, Catharine
1864
 
Walton, Deborah
1842
 
Walton, Edward
1867
 

Walton, Edward R.

1906
Civil War
Walton, Edward T.
1856
 
Walton, John
1860
 
Walton, Mary
1844
 
Walton, Mary
1855
 
Walton, Moses
1897
 
Walton, Rachel
1848
 
Walton, Rachel
1855
 
Walton, Rebecca Catharine
1878
 
Walton, Ruth Etta
1878
 
Walton, Samuel
1844
 
Whitson, Jordan
1847
 
Whitson, Mary
1862
 
Wilson, Amos
1907
 
Wilson, Ann
1867
 
Wilson, Edgar J.
1896
 
Wilson, Ella
NC
 
Wilson, Ellanora
1917
 
Wilson, Enos
1900
Civil War Service thought to be wrong
Wilson, Enos B.
1949
 
Wilson, Jennie Haines
1939
 
Wilson, John
1951
 
Wilson, Mary B.
1899
 
Wilson, Rebecca B.
1879
 
Wilson, Samuel
1936
 
Wilson, Sarah
1853
 
Wilson, Spencer B.
1853
 
Wilson, W. Gilbert
1905
 
Wilson, Walter T. 1946  
Wynter, Lynn
1872
 
X
 
Y
 
Z
 

       

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