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

David Ehling photos taken after the 2016 cemetery restoration
   

Cemetery before 2016 restoration (taken in 2006)

This landlocked cemetery is located on private property with the property line of two adjacent parcels (Account # 2607379 & 2637480) passing through the cemetery. The east parcel is owned by David Ehling, a Warren County Genealogical Society member and a direct descendant of Revolutionary War soldier William Mounts . In 2016 David Ehling cleared and restored this long neglected cemetery along with Bob Hackman who helped in repairing and resetting the gravestones.
This cemetery is located on the 900 acre Military Survey 1546 tract where William Mounts and others established Mounts’ Station in October, 1795. The Mounts’ Station lands were roughly 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. See 1856 and 1867 wall maps. 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.

Location:  
  • located on private property on a wooded hillside on the north side of Route 22 & 3 about 0.4 miles west of Stubbs Mill Road.
  • 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.
  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)

 
 
2006 photos (before restoration) 2016 photos (after restoration) area from 1856 Wall Map area from 1867 Wall Map

Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
[To contribute your photos email them in jpg format to Arne Trelvik with any other details that you would like to share]

ROW 1
   
Row 1 Grave a
2016
Worn stone - no visible markings remain by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 1 Grave b
2016
Alfred Watts
died Sep. 5, 1865
aged 51 years
by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 1 Grave c
2016

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
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 1 Grave d
2016
remains of gravestone by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
ROW 2
   
Row 2 Grave a
2016
remains of gravestone by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 2 Grave b
2016
remains of gravestone by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006


2006
footstone

Row 2 Grave c
2016

Joseph Mounts
son of Wm. & Catharine Mounts
born in Bedford Co., Pa.
died Mar 19, 1847
aged 64 years 10 months & 5 days

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 2 Grave d
2016

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]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
 
2006

Row 2 Grave e
2016
Lewis Mounts
son of J. & H. A. Mounts
died ___ 1855
aged 3 years 10 months 8 days

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016


2006

2006

Row 2 Grave f
2016

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

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 2 Grave g
2016

Infant Mounts
son of J. & H. Mounts
"the pledge of our affection"

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 2 Grave h
2016
Unknown by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 2 Grave i
2016

Providence Mounts
son of W. & N. Mounts
born in Davis Co. IA.
died Feb. 24, 1848
aged 24 years 5 months 9 days

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 2 Grave j
2016

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
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
ROW 3

2006

2006

Row 3 Grave a
2016

Elizabeth Lindsey
died November 11, 1872
aged 65 years

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006

2006

Row 3 Grave b
2016

O. L.
footstone with no other transcription - from earlier cemetery readings, thought to be for

Oliver Lindsey
died April 10, 1857
aged 89 years

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 3 Grave c
2016
Unknown by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 3 Grave d
2016
Unknown by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 3 Grave e
2016

William Mounts
2d Lieut 8 Pa Rgt
Continental Line
Rev War

David Ehling obtained and erected new military gravestone, "founder of Mounts Station born about 1762 died about 1800"

by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
ROW 4
   
Row 4 Grave a
2016
Unknown by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
   
Row 4 Grave b
2016
Unknown by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
 
2006
Leonard
stones
    by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

2006
footstone

2006

Row 4 Grave c
2016

Matthew Leonard
died
Apr. 23, 1861
aged
73 years 1 month 5 days

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016

2006
footstone

2006

Row 4 Grave d
2016

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

[said to be the daughter of William & Catharine Mounts]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006
by
David Ehling
31 Oct 2016
2006 Photos
   

A. M.
[footstone with no other inscription]

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
 

L. M. [footstone]
[footstone with no other inscription]

Perhaps for Lewis Mounts or Lizzie Mounts

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
  L. M. [footstone]

Perhaps for Lewis Mounts or Lizzie Mounts

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 
 

G. W.

[footstone with no other inscription]

perhaps C. W. for Catherine Watts

by
Larry W. Collins
10 June 2006 

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