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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.

Greenwood Cemetery
Wilmington Road
Turtlecreek Twp, Warren County, Ohio

What remains of this cemetery are in an overgrown wooded area next to a small ditch with corn fields on either side. All of the remaining tombstones and nearly all of the footstones are all now broken off and laying on the ground - some in pieces. Considering the placement of the remaining stones, there were probably many more burials and stones.

Location:  
  • The cemetery is located on the north side of Wilmington Road about 1/10th of a mile east of Waynesville Road between house numbers 4173 and 4229 Wilmington Rd. and just east of a culvert passing under the road.
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12303 [Greenwood Cemetery]
  • Coordinates: 39º25’43” N; 84º07’43”W
  • TRS: Township 5E Range 3N - SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 12
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Variant Names:  
  • GNIS lists as an unnamed cemetery

Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
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footstone
In memory of
Mary Bell__?

daughter of Amos & Dicey Bell__?
who died Sep 9, 1875
aged 11 years & 2 months [see close-up of inscription]

[end of surname has been chipped off]

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Arne H Trelvik

15 Oct 2004
 

Jesse Marsh
died Jan 10, 1848
aged 50 years & 8 months

see photo of "John" Marsh , son of Jesse Marsh contributed by Beverly (Himes) Barger, the 3rd great granddaughter of Jesse Marsh

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Arne H Trelvik

15 Oct 2004

footstone
In memory of
Elizabeth Murray

wife of William Murray
who died Jul 5, 1838
in the 55 year of her age
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Arne H Trelvik

15 Oct 2004
  In memory of
Mary Jane Turpin

daughter of Henry & Mary Turpin
who died Sep. 21, 1820
aged 8 months
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15 Oct 2004

footstone
In memory of
Mary A. Watson

daughter of Wm. & Mary Ann Watson
who departed this life Apr. 3, 1841
aged 4 months
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Arne H Trelvik

15 Oct 2004

footstone
Mary Ann Watson
consort of Willliam Watson
died Dec. 13, 1840
aged 22 years 10 months & 9 days
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Arne H Trelvik

15 Oct 2004

footstone
In memory of
William T. Watson

who departed this life
Sepy. 25, 1840
aged 29 years 5 months & 22 days
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15 Oct 2004
  William H. Wilson
son of Edward & Julia Ann Wilson
died Sep. 26, 1840
aged 1 year & 3 month
by
Arne H Trelvik

15 Oct 2004

FOOTNOTES: [a place to add additional information that you might want to submit]

12 Nov 2011

David Johnson email:

I see the Greenwood Cemetery I found in 2002 is now published on line.
I found it across the street from a home I lived in at the time on Wilmington Road in Oregonia, Ohio in Warren County.
The only headstone viewable at the time was Jesse Marsh.
In doing an online search on his name I found a Great Great Great granddaughter looking for his grave from many years prior.
I contacted her (she lived in Texas), sent her the location, maps, and pictures of the site. She eventually came to view the grave and put that along with other family lineage on her website. She did a great job of publiching her family linage.
After locating the Jesse Marsh information, I was curious if anyone else could be buried there and maybe find out who they were.
I went back to the cemetery and uncovered all the grave stones you took pictures of.
Interesting, there are many more graves there, but without headstones.
They can be found simply by using a metal rod or probe and sticking it into the ground. Whenever you hit stone rubble, there will be a grave.
That was the same method I used to find and uncover the headstones in the pictures. Over the years, the headstones were buried under 2+ inches of soil.
However, from memory, I thought there was nine headstones, but I would have to go and find my old records which are boxed up from several moves, which now we are back here in Warren County in Lebanon, Ohio.
Apparently and sadly, locals over the years would come into the cemetery and take the headstones for halloween.
The local newspaper (The Western Star) ran an article of this find back in 2002. They were there photographing my search for additional graves as I was uncovering more headstones.
After all this, I took all the information to the Lebanon historical society for their records. At the time, their prior records were very minor and only showed a couple of graves registered by the DAR.
Just thought you might be interested in this additional information and why the headstones were easy for you to find.


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