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Shawhan Cemetery
aka Landaker Cemetery [& sometimes called Hill Cemetery]
Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio


Entrance

This is a small inactive cemetery. Warren County property records shows the cemetery with about 190' of frontage and ranging from 128 to 139 feet deep - a little over 1/2 acre. It appears that the grass is being cut but most of the stones are in poor condition. Brush growth on the perimeter has overtaken some of the stones.

1856 and 1867 maps of Warren County show this cemetery on a 170 acre parcel of land owned by John Shawhan. John obtained 36 acres in 1825 from the estate of his father, Darby Shawhan. In the same year he purchased 100 acres from Thomas Watson and added 35 more acres in 1829 which he purchased from Gilman Greely. John Shawhan died in 1869 and is buried in the cemetery along with with wife, Rebecca (Leggett) Shawhan who died in 1841 and 3 of their children; Rebecca Shawhan who died in 1834, Nancy Shawhan who died in 1845 and Perry Shawhan who died in 1873.

In 1871, 93.63 acres were sold in a Sheriff's sale by the heirs of John Shawhan to a William Phillips with the property then changing hands a number of times between 1871 to 1875 passing to Christian B. Odell, Frederick F. Stevens, Wilhelm Adams and finally to Michael Humbert who purchased the property in 1875 and held it until 1896 when the property was sold to Edward F. Fuller in a sheriff's sale.

The next transaction found in the Warren County Recorder's office occurred in 1917 when Lucie L. Clement sold the property to Emanuel Landacre. The deed recorded on page 311 of Deed Book 102 indicates that the sale involved the property of Edward F. Fuller which was devised to his wife, Lucinda S. Fuller & inherited by Lucie L. Clement [wife of John B. Clement], their only child, "excepting therefrom 54/100 acres heretofore sold to Salem Township".

If you have any additional background information about this cemetery, please email it to Arne H Trelvik

Also see submitted footnotes


Location:

East side of Morrow Woodville Road (County Road 24) about 1/2 way between the bridge over First Creek and the intersection with Gheils Carroll Road (Township Road 168). Warren County property records show the plot to be about 135' deep with about 190' of frontage.

Coordinates: 39° 19' 42"N, 84° 07' 16"W
Virginia Military Survey #2537is listed in the "on line" auditors records for adjacent properties but Range Book A for Surveys 1501 through 3000 indicate that the deeds incorrectly list Survey #2537 and should have been recorded as survey #2527.

Links:

Cemetery Transcriptions:

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4 page 61 as the Shawhan Cemetery and containing 16 entries. Seven of those were for Mounts family members who were later removed to the Morrow Cemetery.
    • Early Vital Records Volume 8 page 94 as the Shawhan Cemetery
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • The Society has an undated transcription of tombstones on file that was prepared by Pam Barricklow, Ruby York and Kathy Black.
    • Cheryl Jordan read and photographed the cemetery in the fall of 2004 and contributed nearly all of the photos on this page. She found all but 3 of the stones identified in previous transcriptions plus added a number of previously unrecorded burials in this cemetery. About the same time Ron Miller unearthed and cleaned many of the stones in the cemetery.
    • The cemetery will be included in new cemetery publications being prepared by the Society.
Variant Names:
  • Early obituaries refer to this as the Shawhan Cemetery
  • The depression era "Veterans Grave Registration Project" by the WPA calls it the Landaker Cemetery from the name of the surrounding property owners
  • The USGS Geographic Names Information System uses the name Landaker Cemetery
  • We are told that sometimes it is also called the Hill Cemetery but we don't have any sources for that or for the origin of that name
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)
I would be happy to include any photos that you may wish to contribute to this page
  Virginia Military District Survey #9556 from Warner's 1867 Wall Map of Warren County, Ohio By
Arne H Trelvik
13 Jan 2007
 

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aged 6 years 10 months & 3 days

[bottom piece of broken stone - only age remains]

by
Cheryl Jordan
7 Nov 2004
  Photo #2254
group of broken stones
photos contributed by Cheryl Jordan 31 Oct 2004
   
Bill May
[small "footstone" type markers - no other information]
by
Cheryl Jordan

31 Oct 2004
  Sylvester Beeman
son of E. W. Beeman
died --- [remainder of stone missing]
by
Cheryl Jordan

31 Oct 2004
Silas I. Bennett
born Jan. 22, 1812
died Sep. 23, 1888
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
  Mary Bennett
wife of
S. L. Bennett
born
July 17, 1814
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
Anson Brace
Co. E.
17th Ohio Inf.
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004

Francis Brace
Co. F.
175th Ohio Inf.

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004
    CARROLL
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
Daniel Carroll
died Feb. 8, 1887
aged 87 years 4 months & 18 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
  Photo #2227 illegible by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
Sarah Carroll
wife of Daniel Carroll
died Nov. 3, 1851
aged 50 years 11 months & 13 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004

Daniel Carroll Sr.
died
Mar. 7, 1827
aged 66 years

[see footnote] indicating that inventory of his estate was dated April 1826 and that the correct date of his death is probably Mar. 7, 1826]

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
Moses McElvain
son of Robert & S. J. McElvain
born 1 Oct 1852
died Sep. 9, 1853
aged 11 months & 21 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
Oscar H. McElvain
son of
R. & M. McElvain
died July 28, 1861
aged 4 years 9 months & 26 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
   

Carroll & Mills Tombstones Grouping

Notes:

  1. Between visits to this cemetery someone unearthed these nearly buried stones. We don't know who but we thank them.
  2. Warren County Marriage Records list a 24 Aug 1813 marriage of David Mills and Darcus Ligget
  3. Warren County Marriage Records list a 17 Dec 1822 marriage of Francis Carroll and Dorcas Mills.
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004

Dorcas Carroll
wife of F. Carroll
died Oct. 5, 1853
aged 68 years 5 months & 11 days

[The stone below the monument is a footstone marked D.C
Warren County Genealogical Society
records list her as the wife of I. Carroll]

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004

Francis Carroll
died 1 Apr 1836
aged 40 years 4 months & 9 days

The inscription reads "The first grave north is a son of Francis & Dorcas Carroll aged 13 months"

[child's age difficult to read - perhaps 14 months]

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004

David Mills
died Apr. 8, 1814
aged about 30 years

The inscription reads, "The first grave south is a son of David & Dorcas Mills aged 3 months"

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004
 
footstone
perhaps this footstone marked D. M. is for David Mills although it is no where near to where the broken tombstone for David Mills is now located. by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004
 

Charles Carroll
son of
J. & M. J. Carroll
died Sept. 11, 1858
aged 7 months & 7 days

[difficult to read - inscription in part from Warren County Genealogical Society records]
see footnote

by
Cheryl Jordan

21 Nov 2004

Lucinda Carroll
wife of Daniel Carroll
died [date missing from broken stone]
aged 30 years 10 months & 7 days

[Warren County Genealogical Society records has died in Apr]

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct 2004
 

Mary J. Carroll
wife of
John Carroll
died May 3, 1858
aged 21 years 6 months & 21 days

see footnote

by
Cheryl Jordan

21 Nov 2004

top bottom
Samuel Carroll
son of William & Matilda Carroll
born Mar. 1, 1829
died Jul. 22, 1830
Daniel Carroll
son of William & Matilda Carroll
born Oct. 7, 1835
died May 1, 1836
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
 
Carroll
William Carroll
died Nov. 24, 1881
aged 83 years 6 months & 15 days
Matilda Carroll
wife of William Carroll
died Feb. 24, 1890
aged 84 years 10 months & 23 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
Pile of Broken Stones by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
William A. Carroll
son of
W. & M. Carroll
died
June 27, 1872
aged 24 years & 9? days
[or 10? days]
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
  Nehemiah Drake
son of
J. & E. Drake
died
July 24, 1832
aged 6 years
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
Nancy J. Grimm
wife of Geo. Grimm
died
Jan. 11, 1830
aged
28 years 1 month & 19 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004

Homer Chamberlain
son of S. & M. Chamberlain
died
Oct. 14, 1856? [chipped through year - perhaps 1850?]
aged 5 years 11 months & 14 days

by
Cheryl Jordan

7 Nov 2004

Elizabeth Coddington
wife of Jonathan Coddington
died
Oct 15, 1860
aged 26 years and 8 months

[between visits, someone unearthed this partially buried stone]

by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004

1st visit

2nd visit

Emma Coddington
daughter of J. & E. C. Coddington
died 23 Feb 186_ [rest of date chipped off - Early Vital Records Vol 4 has Feb 3, 1864]
age 3 years 4 months & 9 days

  • stone originally found leaning against the Silas & Elizabeth Bennett monument. Between Cheryl's visits, it was moved to an existing base
  • perhaps the same as this Emma Coddington in the Rootsweb WorldConnect database which shows Emma to be the daughter of Jonathan Coddington and Elizabeth Catherine Kirkhart
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 7 Nov 2004
Nancy Coddington
wife of William Coddington
died
Jan. 21, 1877
aged
80 years 4 months & 15 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct 2004

Wm. Coddington
died Nov. 11, 1861
aged 77 years 6 months & 15 days

[WPA plat of this cemetery indicates that William Coddington was a veteran of the War of 1812.]

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct & 1 Nov 2004

Henry Coghlan
son of Isaac & Phebe Coghlan
died Sept. 30, 1851
age 20 years 7 month & 13 days

plus remains of footstone "H. C."

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct, 1 & 7 Nov 2004

Phebe Coghlan
wife of Isaac Cochlan
died Oct. 5, 1850
aged 39 years 1 month & 25 days

[between visits, someone unearthed this partially buried stone]

by
Cheryl Jordan
29 Oct 2004
Sarah Ann Drake
wife of J. M. Drake [perhaps J. D. Drake]
died 21 Jun 1855
aged 37 years & 28 days
by
Cheryl Jordan
1 Nov 2004
 

Barbary Hiteman
daughter of J. & M. Hitesman
died
9 Oct 1854
aged 1 year & 2? months [worn stone - could be 3 months]

 

by
Cheryl Jordan
7 Nov 2004

Maria Hitesman
wife of
John Hiteman
died Sept. 8, 1868
aged 44 years 5 months & 10 days

by
Cheryl Jordan
31 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
 

J. B. Ireland
Co. A 12th O.V.S.
Killed in picket action near Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia
Dec. 14, 1863
aged [illegible - Service Record for James Benton Ireland indicates he was 24 when he enlisted on 20 Apr 1861]

see footnote

by
Cheryl Jordan
6 Nov 2004
 

John C. Ireland
son of Thomas and Hannah Ireland
died [rest of stone broken and missing. Bob Ireland indicates that it said,
"died October 5, 1842
aged 2 years 7 months & 10 days"

see 21 Nov 2004 footnote & 30 May 2005 Footnote

photos contributed by Bob Ireland 30 May 2005
 

Group of Broken Stones

see below

by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004

Edward Jones

[rest of inscription illegible]

by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004

Wilson Jones
died Feb. __, 1862 ???
aged

[stone in fragments]

by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
Catharine Matthews
wife of Thomas Matthews
died Aug. 31, 1830
aged 85 years
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
  Martha Jones
daughter of Henry & Mary Jones
died Nov. 19, 1853? [or perhaps 1859]
aged 24? years
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
  ___________________
aged 46 years 3 months & 8 days
[only thing remaining is bottom of broken stone with the age]
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
Henry C. Jones
died May 3, 1874
aged 84 years
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct 2004

Mary Jones
wife of Henry C. Jones
died Nov. 19, 1857
aged 62 years

 

by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct 2004
 
Lazure
Family
Monument
top and base.
LAZURE
Middle section with inscriptions is laying on the ground next monument
In memory of
Jane Lazure
wife of J. N. Lazure
died Aug. 21, 1888
aged 43 years 5 months & 12 days
In memory of
May Lazure
daughter of J. N. & Jane Lazure
died Sept. 15, 1890
aged 19 years 3 months & 21 days
"The storn that wrecks
the wintry sky,
No man disturbs their
sweet repose.
Nor summer evening
latest sigh,
That shuts the rose."
by
Cheryl Jordan

31 Oct & 7 Nov 2004
Elizabeth Murphey
died March 7, 1858
aged 87 years & 2 months
by
Cheryl Jordan

1 & 7 Nov 2004
 

Leonadus Phillips
son of
Wm. & C. A. Phillips
died Sept. 16, 1849
aged 1 year 9 months & 12 days

by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004
  SHAWHAN
       
John Shawhan
died
Nov. 20, 1869
aged 76 years 11 months & 12 days
Rebecca Shawhan
wife of J. Shawhan
died July 22, 1841
aged 45 years & 19 days
by
Cheryl Jordan

29 Oct 2004

PILE OF BROKEN STONES

see below

by
Cheryl Jordan
31 Oct 2004
John Hustead
died July 14, 1863 [perhaps 1860?]
aged 22 years 4 months & 20 days
by
Cheryl Jordan
31 Oct 2004
Nancy Shawhan
daughter of J. & R. Shawhan
died May 29, 1845
aged 17 years 4 months & 21 days
by
Cheryl Jordan
31 Oct 2004
Rebecca Shawhan
wife of J. Shawhan
died July 22, 1841
aged 45 years & 19 days
by
Cheryl Jordan
31 Oct 2004
Rebecca Shawhan
daughter of J. & R. Shawhan
died
13 Dec 1834
aged 9 years 1 month & 2 days
by
Cheryl Jordan
31 Oct 2004

Perry Shawhan
dier May 14, 1873
aged 41 years 10 months & 18 days

[Early Vital Records Volume 4 also says "son of J. & R. Shawhan"]

by
Cheryl Jordan

1 Nov 2004

J. Walter Turk
son of J. & A. Turk
died Apr. 20, 1861
aged 44 years 7 months & 11 days

[age from Warren County Genealogical Society records]

by
Cheryl Jordan

31 Oct & 1 Nov 2004
 

stone
not
found

[see photo at
Morrow Cemetery]

Elizabeth Shawhan
wife of David R. Shawhan
died Sept. 17, 1847
aged 24 years 11 months & 7 days

Information from
Early Vital Records
Volume 4

 

 
stone
not
found
Malinda Shawhan
daughter of David R. & E. Shawhan
died ____ age 4 years
Information from
Early Vital Records
Volume 4
 
stone
not
found
Early Vital Records Volume 4 lists the following Mounts family burials in this cemetery. Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 1 lists all of them as being buried in the Morrow Cemetery and it is assumed that they were removed from here to that cemetery.
Name
Born
Died
Age
Other
Mounts, Elizabeth
1847
1888
 
Mounts, Dr. James L.
1831
1909
 
Mounts, Louis F.
1865
1909
 
Mounts, Milton
6 Oct 1879
66 years
 
Mounts, Martha W. Smith
1832
1909
wife of Dr. J. L. Mounts
Mounts, Nancy
20 May 1799
2 Aug 1878
 
Mounts, Sarah
28 Apr 1904
wife of Milton Mounts

FOOTNOTES:
Email Arne H Trelvik if you would like to add any comments regarding this cemetery or those who are buried there.

8 November 2004 The Warren County Genealogical Society records also list a Mary J. Carroll and a Charles Carroll, both of whom died in 1858. No tombstones were found for them at the time of the 2004 visit.
21 November 2004
Thanks to Ron Miller from Wisconsin who stopped at the cemetery to clean off some of the stones. Ron is a Carroll family descendant and pointed the way to the tombstones for Mary J. Carroll and Charles Carroll which were hidden in the brush. Photos are now included.
21 & 30 Nov 2004

Bob Ireland indicates that he is a descendant of Francis Ireland who married Ruth Coddington and was a brother of J. B. Ireland.

The transcription of the John C. Ireland marker comes from Ron Miller by way of Bob Ireland. Ron got the transcription from a listing at the Warren County Historical Society. The marker was apparently also seen by Craig Martin Weaver in 1965 or 1966 as he noted it in his manuscript that was published in 1966.

Cheryl Jordan was not able to find the John C. Ireland stone in 2004 and indicates there is a base of a broken stone near the J. B. Ireland stone.

26 Jan 2005 Ron Miller writes about Daniel Carroll Sr.,
" When I visited, I noted that his tombstone said he died on March 7, 1827. However, his probate records, including the inventory of his estate, took place in April 1826. I strongly believe that he died on March 7, 1826. The style of his tombstone makes me think it was put there many years after his death, probably by one of his sons, and they got the wrong year."
30 May 2005 Bob Ireland writes,
" was out at Landaker this morning and someone has found the stone of John C. Ireland and placed it next to James Benton Ireland’s marker. A couple pictures are attached. Also, James Benton Ireland and John C. Ireland as well as my gg grandfather Francis were sons of Thomas J. Ireland and Hannah Creamer Miranda Ireland who are buried at Morrow"


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