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a project of the Warren County Genealogical Society a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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Hill-Wagoner Cemetery
aka
Hills Graveyard
, Wagoner Cemetery, Jones-Paxton Cemetery, Ramsey Cemetery & unnamed cemetery on Wagner Estate
Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio



This cemetery, about 3/4 of an acre in size, is one of the very early burial grounds in Hamilton Twp. According to deed records, John Hill [thought to be a Revolutionary War Veteran] obtained the property from Thomas Paxton. John Hill died in 1803 and was buried in this cemetery. The earliest known burial recorded in the cemetery was that of Elizabeth Hill, the wife of John Hill in 1800.

The farm containing the cemetery was passed on to John Hill's son, Benjamin Hill and when Benjamin died, it passed to his daughters Mary Ann E. (Hill) Cornelius and Susanna/Susannah Marie (Hill) Morgan. In 1849, the two daughters and their husbands sold about 3/4 acre of the land that was referred to as Hills Graveyard for $1 to "Robert Hill, William Ramsey and John Monroe in trust forever, for the use of a public place of Burial, free for all those who may desire to use it as such." We do not know if Messrs. Hill, Ramsey and Monroe held any official office at the time of the transfer - perhaps they were the township trustees. The last known burial in the cemetery was that of Jacob Michaels in 1878. This parcel is identified as account #2622742, Parcel ID 16073780030 in the Warren County Property Records with the owner listed as "CEMETERY".

Location: Links:

This cemetery is located within the city limits of Loveland in Hamilton Twp, Warren County, just north of the county line, north of the railroad right-of-way and just behind (south of) the building lots at the end of Sentry Hill Drive. Sentry Hill Drive is on the right (east) side of State Route 48 as you head north up the hill out of Loveland.
[looking down the hill at the railroad tracks]

Virginia Military Survey #2192
Coordinates: 39° 16' 15"N, 84° 15' 06"W

Cemetery Transcriptions: Variant Names:
  • WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & D.A.R. TURTLECREEK CHAPTER:
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4 starting on page 15 [30 entries]
  • "Monument Incriptions Prior to 1900 from Cemeteries in Clermont County, Ohio, Vol. X" by Beech Forest Chapter, D.A. R. 1962, page 59-60 lists 33 burials from undated reading
  • Gateway to the West, Volume 2" by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short , page 702-703 lists 13 names and 4 footstones attributed to an undated reading of the cemetery by a Mrs. Gordon M. Hower
  • "Monument Incriptions Prior to 1900 from Cemeteries in Clermont County, Ohio, Vol. X" by Beech Forest Chapter, D.A. R. 1962, page 59-60
    lists 33 burials from an undated reading
  • Ohio Records & Pioneer Families, Vol. XIX No. 2", 1978 Ohio Genealogical Society, page 61, lists 16 burials from a 1947 reading.
  • US GenWeb Archives - Ramsey Cemetery, Miami Twp, Clermont Co - transcription submitted by Shirlene Jensen on 4 Apr 2005 lists 16 burials from a 1947 reading by Joe M. Weine.
  • WARREN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY [WCGS]
    • The cemetery was read and photographed for the society on 5 Sep 2005 by Larry Collins, Chuck Griffen and Arne Trelvik and found all or parts of 12 stones and 3 footstones. They returned on 23 Sep 2005 and probed parts of the cemetery, uncovering a number of additional stones. All of these will be included in the 2nd edition of Warren County Cemetery Records, Volume 5.
      We extend a special thank you to the Brady family whose community spirit helped us to find the exact location of the cemetery and provided us with access to it.
  • The USGS GNIS uses the name Hill Cemetery with a variant name of Wagoner Cemetery, Hamilton Township, Warren County
  • WPA Plat Map uses the name "Wagoner Cemetery"
  • "Early Vital Records of Ohio, Warren County Records Volume 4", 1959, Turtlecreek Chapter D.A.R. refers to the cemetery as the "Hill Cemetery on Earl Wagner Estate, East of Loveland, Warren County, Ohio"
  • "Gateway to the West, Volume 2" by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short , page 702-703 refer to the cemetery as the "Wagoner Estate Cemetery, Hamilton Twp, Warren Co.
  • "Monument Incriptions Prior to 1900 from Cemeteries in Clermont County, Ohio, Vol. X" by Beech Forest Chapter, D.A. R. 1962, page 59-60 refer to the cemetery as "Private Cemetery on Earl Wagner Property, Miami Twp, Clermont Co."
  • "Ohio Records & Pioneer Families, Vol. XIX No. 2", 1978, by the Ohio Genealogical Society, page 61 refer to the cemetery as "The Ramsey Cemetery, Miami Twp, Clermont Co"
  • We believe that all of the listings below from "Ohio Cemeteries: 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society published in 2003 refer to this cemetery:
    • OGS #12238: Hill-Wagoner Cemetery, Hamilton Twp, Warren Co
    • OGS #12259: Jones Paxton Cemetery, Hamilton Twp, Warren Co
    • OGS #12244: Ramsey Cemetery, Hamilton Twp, Warren County, Ohio
    • OGS #1808: Holmes Wagner Cemetery, Miami Twp, Clermont Co
MAPS: [click on thumbnail for larger image
Approx. Plat from
1849 Deed
Plat from
1850 Partition Suit
Military Survey 2192
from 1856 Wall Map

Military Survey 2192
from 1867 Wall Map

WPA plat of
Wagoner Cemetery

Aerial Map from
Warren Co. Web Site

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)

The tombstone photos were contributed by the Warren County Genealogical Society [WCGS]. Sadly, many of the stones listed in previous readings were not found in this overgrown, abandoned cemetery.

We have relied heavily on past readings of the cemetery to help us identify many of these badly worn and broken stones.

  Remains of vault noted on the WPA plat map by WCGS
5 Sep 2005
 

[footstone]

L. B.

by WCGS
5 Sep 2005
Charlie Black
son of
J. & S. A. Black
rest illegible - others have said
died 19 Jul 1859
aged 5 years 1 month 16 days
by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
Christena M. Cornelius
daughter of J. C. and M. A. E. Cornelius
died
17 Jun 1862
aged 22 years 3 months 11 days.
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005

John Donnell
died
Mar. 6, 1870
aged
58 years 1 month 21 days

[NOTE: A reading of the Evergreen Cemetery in Clermont County, by the Beech Forest Chapter D.A.R. has an entry for a "John Donnell - b. Jan 15, 1812; d. Mar. 6, 1870"]

by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
  Louis Fels
son of
M. & M. Fels
died June 28, 1859
aged 1 year 1 month 27 days
by WCGS 26 Sep 2005

top part of stone missing - thought to be for
L. B. Hall
died Apr. 26, 1855
aged 51 years

by WCGS 26 Sep 2005

[footstone]
M. A. H.

perhaps for either
Mary Ann Hall, wife of L. B. Hall, died 11 oct 1851 age 46 years 3 months
or

Molly/Mollie Hall, wife of Alexander Hall, died 4 Sep 1811 aged 50 years

by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
 

top part of stone missing - thought to be for
Sarah L. Hall
daughter of A. and M. J. Hall
died Apr. 28, 1854
aged 1 year 2 months & 10 days

suffer little children in ____ ___ me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of God

by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
William A. Hall
son of A. & M. J. Hall
died Oct. 19, 1852
aged 4 years & 3 months & 11 days
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
   
front back - epitaph
Sacred to the memory of
George Hallenberger
born June 13, 1838
died 6 Oct 1880
Dear father, you have gone and left us
And you loss we deeply feel
But it is God who has bereft us.
He can all our sorrow heal.
by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
 

Sacred to the memory of
John Hill
who died Jan'y 6th, 1803
aged 68 years
[close-up of inscription]

Sacred to the memory of
Elizabeth Hill
consort of John Hill
who died Sept. 15th, 1800
aged 56 years
[close-up of inscription]

Laid in the dust he must abide
This sleeping by his consort's side
Children living come and see
Where your once loved parents be
Her flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpets voice shall sound
Then burst the bands with sweet surprise
and in her saviours image rise

J. H. [footstone]

E. H. [footstone]
by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
  Hattie A. McHuron
daughter of
A. M. and E. F. McHuron

died July 8, 1863
aged 3 months 29 days
by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
  Jacob Michaels
born
Feb. 14, 1822
died
July 16, 1873
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
Sallie L. Michaels
born
June 8, 1858
died
Oct. 16, 1874
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
  C. F. Radcliffe
Co. D.
36th Ind. Inf
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005

top part of stone missing - thought to be for
Arthur A. Ramsey
son of H. C. and F. V. Ramsey
died April 25, 1863
aged 1 year 9 months and 25 days

by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
Frances V. Ramsey
wife of H. C. Ramsey
born in England Feb. 14, 1841
died Sep. 5, 1863
[dates missing from this broken stone - above were taken from previous readings some of which listed Feb. 14, 1841 as the death date with no birth date shown]
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005

footstone

bottom of stone
top part of stone missing - thought to be for
Girtrud Russell
wife of John G. Russell
born in New Jersey
died Jan. 18, 1854
aged 30 years 8 months and 2 days

Footstone has G. R.

by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
 

[footstone]

G. E. S.

by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
  Willanna VanDeusen
daughter of
C. & K. VanDeusen
died Feb. 8, 1863
aged 2 years 9 months & 28 days
by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
 

top part of stone missing - remaining inscription does not seem to match any of the previous readings done at the cemetery

____________ ______________
Feb. 2, 1963?
aged 27 years 3 months 17 days

by WCGS 5 Sep 2005
 

       

bottom part of stone missing

doesn't seem to match any of the previous readings done at this cemetery. Others readings have included a
Lizzie Baumann daughter of H. [or F.] and M. Baumann who died 8 Aug 1856 aged 8 [or 9] months 28 days.
Some parts of the inscription "suggest" that this may be that stone but it is too worn to say conclusively.

by WCGS 26 Sep 2005
Below are the remains of some of the stones and stone fragments which no longer have any visible markings on them

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