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Mounts Cemetery
aka Barrett-Mounts Cemetery
Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio

This landlocked cemetery is located on a wooded hillside with the remains of a wire fence surrounding it (and presumably defining the boundaries of the burial grounds).
This property is located on the 900 acre tract in Military Survey 1546 where William Mounts and others established Mounts’ Station in October, 1795. The Mounts’ Station lands were bounded by what is now Zoar Road and Stubbs Mill Road on the west and east; by Route 22/3 on the south and the Little Miami River to the north. It is said that William Mounts (died before 1808) and his wife Catharine Elizabeth (Watson) Mounts (died 1818) were both buried in this cemetery in unmarked graves.

The 1882 Beers History of Warren County contains a number of biographical sketches which provide additional information about the Mounts Family.
See William P. Mounts (p. 953), James W. Mounts (p. 953), Lindsey Mounts (p. 953), William G. Mounts (p. 954) and Alexander L. Mounts (p.1060)


Location:  
  • located on a wooded hillside on the north side of Route 22 & 3 between Stubbs Mill Rd and Zoar Rd [west of the Baker Cemetery]
  • Listed as Barrett-Mounts Cemetery #12231 in "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Coordinates: about 39° 21' 17"N, 84° 11' 05"W
  • Military Survey # 1546
Links:  
Transcriptions:  
Variant Names:  
  • Barrett-Mounts Cemetery
  • The USGS GNIS entry for the Barrett Cemetery [known locally as the Baker Cemetery] incorrectly lists "Mounts" as a variant name for the Baker Cemetery, citing "Ohio Genealogical Society. Ohio Cemeteries. Mansfield, Ohio: The Society, 1978."

from of the 1882 Beers History of Warren County,
page 606 Probably the very first settlement in the county south of the Little Miami river was within the present bounds of Hamilton Township. Seemingly well authenticated tradition says that William Mounts’ and five other families settled on lands now owned by his grandson, William P. Mounts, in October 1795, and built their cabins in a circle around a spring, a few rods west of where the residence now stands. It was then called Mounts’ Station. The names of the families thus early locating in the unbroken forests of Hamilton Township were, as remembered, William Mounts, wife and six children; Thomas Forsha, wife and children; Thomas Leonard, wife and six children; Thomas Watson and family. These lands were purchased of Robert Todd, by William Mounts and Martin Varner.
The following is a copy of the obligation of purchase – omitting the
description of two tracts not situated in the county, to wit:
This shall oblige me, my heirs, etc., to convey by deed, with a general warrantee, to
Martin Varner and William Mounts, as tenants in common, the quantity of 1,200 acres of land, on the Little Miami River, in three tracts – a tract of nine hundred acres – that lies about three miles and a half below Todd’s Fork, of the L. M. R., which 900 acres is to contain a better bottom than any of the three next below O’Bannon’s Creek. For the performance of this, my obligation, I do bind myself, my heirs, etc., to the said Martin Varner and William Mounts and their heirs, in the penal sum of five hundred pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania. As witness my hand and seal, this day of October, 1791.
Witness: {John McCabe,
{James Graham.
Robert Todd
[Seal]
 
Page 662 Probably the first settlement in, the county, south of the Little Miami River, was in the .autumn of 1795, on lands now owned by William P. Mounts, three miles b«low the mouth of Todd's Fork. This settlement was made by William Mounts' family, and five other families. It was known as Mounts' Station. An account of this settlement was furnished by the writer for the history of Hamilton Township.
Page 663 The families making the settlement had been stopping temporarily in Kentucky and at White's Station, on Mill Creek, for about two years. As soon as the news of their safe arrival on their lands reached their friends in Virginia, where many had been anxiously awaiting the result and report of the advance, there was at once the most tremendous, tide of emigration from all the east, but especially from Virginia and Pennsylvania. A few families had come with the settlers at Mounts' Station and stopped temporarily at what is now called South Lebanon. Many of the first settlers had been soldiers under Gen. Wayne in the Indian wars. Col. Paxton commanded a regiment of Pennsylvania troops, and immediately after peace was established removed to Clermont County. He had already located several tracts of land in Warren County, which had been surveyed in 1792-93, Todd's Fork took its name from Paxton's son-in-law, Robert Todd, who was one of the surveying party, and located lands on the stream as early as 1787. Another of this surveying party was Martin Varner, who afterwards settled at Hick's Station. He was the father of Jacob Varner, and the grandfather of Mrs. James Hicks. These men are thus specially noticed, not only because they were among the very earliest settlers in Warren County, but because they were here several years in advance of the first settlements, while the country was in possession of hostile Indians.

    area from 1856 Wall Map area from 1867 Wall Map
Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
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broken & worn stone only remaining legible inscription says

age 3 years 10 months? & 8 days

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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
 
Leonard
stones
      
Matthew Leonard
died
Apr. 23, 1861
aged
73 years 1 month 5 days

Rebecca Leonard
died June 19, 1869
aged 72 years 2 months & 18 days

[Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 says "dau. of Wm. & Cath. Mounts" but that information is not on the stone]

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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
Elizabeth Lindsey
died November 11, 1872
aged 66 years [or perhaps 65 years]
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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

O. L.

[footstone with no other transcription - thought to be for Oliver Lindsay whose stone had been recorded in previous readings of the cemetery]

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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
 

A. M.

[footstone with no other transcription]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

Elizabeth Mounts
wife of Joseph Mounts
died July 12, 1854 [looks like July 12, 1851 in photo]
aged 72 years 4 months 29 days

[Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 listed as Elizabeth Liggett Mounts]

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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
Infant Mounts
son of J. & H. Mounts
"His pledge of our affection"
by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
John H. Mounts
son of W. & N. Mounts
died
Jan. 26, 1861
aged
25 years 9 months & 19 days
by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 



footstone

Joseph Mounts
son of Wm. & Catharine Mounts
born in Bedford Co., Pa.
died Mar 14, 1847
aged 64 years 10 months & 5 days

[worn stone - inscription in part from Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5]

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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

Lizzie Mounts
daughter of J. & H. A. Mounts
died
Nov. 6, 1856
aged 7 months 3 days

[Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 listed as Elizabeth Mounts, d. 1856 aged 7 years]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
L. M. [footstone]
in vicinity of photo #27
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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
L. M. [footstone]
also in vicinity of photo #27
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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

Providence Mounts
son of W. & M. Mounts
born in Davis Co. Ky [looks like Davis Co. IA. on stone]
died Feb. 4, 1848
aged 24 years 5 months 9 days

[top of stone with name of deceased broken off and rest of the stone worn and difficult to read
most of the above is taken from
Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5
Vol. 5 says "son of Wm. & Nancy". Stone only has initials "W. & N." and it is believed that Providence is actually the son of Watson Mounts and his wife Nancy Lindsey - see p. 953 of Beers History of Warren County]

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Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
Alfred Watts
died Sep. 5, 1865
aged 51 years
by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

Catherine Watts
died
Nov. 7, 1868 [perhaps 1860?]
aged 44 years 10 months 14 days

[Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 says
"dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth Mounts" but that information is not found on the remaining part of this broken stone]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

G. W.

[footstone with no other transcription]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

In addition to the above a number of fieldstones, broken stones and illegible stones were also noted indicating other burials in this cemetery.
19 20 27
broken stone
no discernible text
36 37
       
38        

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