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Lefever Farm Graveyard
Turtlecreek Township, Warren County, Ohio


Little is known about the burials on this farm.  The farm was owned by the Lefever family from 1805 through 1884.  A Peter Lefever bought 50 acres in the NE part of the West 1/2 of Section 28 on 20 April 1805 (Warren County Deeds Vol. 1:267). This Peter Lefever sold the property the following year to an Elias Lefever (1770-c1854) who was probably his brother.  The farm remained in the Lefever family until sold by Elias' daughter-in-law Martha (Irons) Lefever to a Mary M. Loer on 28 Oct 1884 (Warren County Deeds Vol. 63:610).  Martha Lefever was the widow of Peter Lefever (1812-1868)

A farm pond was built near the burial site in the late 1950s.  Current owner recalls more stones at the burial site at one time.  When filling the pond back in at a later date, a bulldozer accidently broke up the burial site as well.  The remaining stones & fragments that were recovered have been placed by an evergreen tree. 

Location:  
  • Farm at 1220 Stubbs Mill Road - remaining stones by an evergreen tree on the east side of Stubbs Mill Road about 1/3 mile north of Cook Road
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12313 [Unnamed Cemetery #2]
  • Coordinates: 39° 24' 58"N, 84° 11' 01"W
  • TRS: Township 5 East Range 3 North Section 28 [east part of northwest quarter]
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Variant Names:  
  • Unnamed #2 in Turtlecreek Township

Maps of Township 5 East Range 3 North Section 28
[click on thumbnails for larger images]
1856 Wall Map 1867 Wall Map 1875 Atlas 1891 Atlas 1903 Atlas
P. Lefever Farm P. Lefever Farm E. Lefever Farm
[a cross marks cemetery location]
Mary D. Loer Farm M. D. Loer Farm

View looking east from Stubbs Mill Road by
Dana Palmer
28 July 2009

Catharine Rogers
wife of Robert Rogers
died May 15, 1843
AE 43 years 11 months [10?] days

[It is believed that this is the daughter of Elias Lefever (1770-c1854) who married Robert Rogers on 2 Apr 1817 in Warren County.  Robert Rogers owned a farm on Stubbs Mill Road about 1/2 mile south of the Lefever farm.  Elias Lefever's will dated 24 Aug 1846 lists a number of grandchildren with the Rogers surname]

by
Dana Palmer
28 July 2009
 

___
born July 6, 1827
died April 4, 1856

[only dates remaining on broken stone]

by
Dana Palmer
28 July 2009
 

C. C. L.

[footstone - Perhaps for the wife of Elias Lefever (1770-c1854) who was named Catherine (Craver) Lefever]

by
Dana Palmer
28 July 2009
 

HARIN

[stone fragment - perhaps for a Catharine. 
Elias Lefever (1770-c1854) was married to Catherine (Craver) Lefever who was still living when his estate was entered into probate on 2 Feb 1854.]

by
Dana Palmer
28 July 2009

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