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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
in partnership with the Warren County OHGenWeb Project.

Ford Cemetery
Cozaddale-Murdoch Road
Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio

Gravestone Photos A-L  M-Z
Alphabetical Index   [no surname/illegible] [Ford Cemetery Home page]

The Ford Cemetery is a long neglected cemetery located in a heavily wooded area on a privately owned 139 acre parcel of vacant farm land in Virginia Military District Survey #4239.  Some of the early owners of the property can be identified by looking at various maps which would include J. Spence (1856, 1867, 1875), T. D. Spence (1892), W. F. Eltzroth (1903) & J. M. Cretcher (1932). The cemetery is included in the WPA Veteran Grave Registration Project as Cemetery #26 on page 13 which shows 7 rows containing 10 graves each.  The plat does not identify any veteran burials.

There were 33 known burials in this cemetery from 1815 to 1886 plus a footstone which does not match any of the names. Sadly, hardly any of the stones remain standing in 2009 and many of the stones are in pieces. Our volunteers were able to find and photograph all but the stone for Nancy Fulks, dau. of J. & C. Fulks who died on 20 Dec 1835 aged 26 days.

  • On Cozzadale-Murdoch Road (CR#26), about 0.6 miles southeast of Zoar Road (CR#153) or 0.5 miles northwest of Dallasburg Rd (TR#51) to mailbox at 9882 Cozzadale-Murdoch Road.  The cemetery is about 1500 feet off the road in a northeastly direction and could be difficult to find without a GPS unit. Please note, this is private property.
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12235 [Ford Cemetery]
  • Coordinates: 39° 17' 24.66" -84° 10' 52.74"
  • Virginia Military District Survey #4239
  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4, pages 24a
    • Early Vital Records Volume 21, pages 134a (listed as Cozaddale-Murdock Ccmetery) listing 27 burials
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 page 5 listing 32 burials dating from 1815 through 1886 as read by Chester Dunn, Betty Dunn & Evelyn Preest
    • Our thanks to Warren County Genealogical Society volunteers, Henry Johnson, Vicki L. Bergerhouse and Dana Palmer who photographed all extant gravestones on 6 Oct 2009 for the "Warren County Virtual Cemetery Project." They were able to photograph gravestones for 32 of the 33 known burials in the cemetery as well as numerous footstones, including one marked J. D. H. which does not match any of the gravestones.  They also found many fieldstones and other worn stones which are no longer identifiable.  All of the photos have been added to this website. These efforts will be incorportated into the new cemetery books planned by the society.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • none known of
Variant Names:  
  • Cozaddale-Murdoch Cemetery (in DAR readings)

Warner's 1867 Warren County Ohio Wall Map
Virginia Military District Survey #4239
Cemetery on J. Spence farm - location is not marked
Evert's 1875 Combination Atlas of Warren County
Virginia Military District Survey #4239
Cemetery marked on J. Spence farm
1932 Plat Book of Warren County, Ohio
Virginia Military District Survey #4239
Cemetery on J. T. Cretcher farm - location not marked 
WPA Veteran Grave Registration Project
Ford Cemetery  #36 from page 13
no veteran burials listed
2009 General Area Photos
      corner of cemetery


Gravestone Photos A-L  M-Z
Alphabetical Index   [no surname/illegible] [Ford Cemetery Home page]

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This page created 9 October 2009 and last updated 26 February, 2017
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