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Muddy Creek Cemetery
aka Keltner Cemetery
Deerfield Township, Warren County, Ohio

The Muddy Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1804 and the use of this graveyard is thought to have begun about that time. Available records list burials from 1811 to 1868. See comments below from Beers and from Bogan. The plaque reads,
Deerfield Township; Keltner Cemetery Est. 1803
This memorial erected in everlasting remembrance of those buried here in these hallowed grounds
Est. May 8, 1998
Board of Trustees:
Thomas A. Raga, President; William B. Morand, Vice-President; Lawrence E. Backus, Ben Dotson - Clerk, Carl T. Muennich - Sexton

Location:  
  • North side of Western Row Road (TR 54), a short distant east of Butler-Warren Road, about 1/2 way to Olympia Drive. The cemetery is maintained by Deerfield Township.
  • Cemetery #12217 in "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Coordinates: 39° 20' 15"N, 84° 20' 53"W
  • TRS: SW corner of Section 5 Township 3 Range 2
Links:  
  • USGS GNIS National Mapping Information for Muddy Creek Cemetery (Feature ID 1042214)
  • TopoZone map at coordinates 39° 20' 15"N, 84° 20' 53"W
  • Warren County Auditor for the Property Account #1137344 [Parcel ID 15053530180] - 0.9 acres
  • Aerial Map from Windows.Live Local
  • Beers History of Warren County, Ohio, page 642 says,
    "In 1803, the Union yard was opened for the interment of the dead. This is in the Bowyer community, about a mile north of the present Union Church. About the same time the Muddy Creek Graveyard was started."
  • "From Palmyra To Kirkwood - The Early Progress Of Mason" by Dallas Bogan says,
    "The early Baptists of the township found solace worshiping in each other's home. In 1804, they were recognized and admitted into the Miami Baptist Association. There is the possibility that William Mason's brother, the Rev. John Mason, was accountable for the congregation. Sometime later, a church not yet built, allowed the members to hold their services in a log schoolhouse along Muddy Creek near the Butler County line. A church was built later just west of this location along with the establishment of a cemetery. The first names recorded at the church were: John Seward, T.T. Brown and Robert Witham. "
Transcriptions:  
  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • none
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
  • USGenWeb Archives
    • This database was submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Sherry Jenkins on 9 November 1999. The submission was based on data received from Lita and Erik Yarberry who compiled the information in conjunction with the 1998 cemetery restoration that was done by Carl Muennich, Secton and Erik Yarberry for his Eagle Scout Project. This listing identifies 18 additional burials not found by the Warren County Genealogical Society efforts described above. Seven of these were based on data other than a tombstone reading; six were based on stones that were found during the 1998 restoration but not replaced in the cemetery. The other five were footstones present in 1998 but not found during the 2006 visit. If you have photos of any of these stones, please consider sharing them with us. See Below
Variant Names:  
  • Keltner Cemetery

Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
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Range 2 Township 3 Section 5 from Warner's 1867 Wall Map of Warren County, Ohio

The Muddy Creek Cemetery is in the southwest corner of Section 5 on the east side of Muddy Creek

 by
Arne H Trelvik
4 November 2006
  Infant daughter of
Elias & Ursala A. Ayers
died Sep. 25, 1842
aged 24 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    In memory of
Cassius Carter
son of Joseph & Ellen Carter
who died Febuary the 19th 1849
aged 4 years and 2 months
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

In memory of
Joseph Carter
who died Sept. 18, 1833
aged 73 years

[Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 listed the death on Sept. 18, 1853]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  To the memory of
John C. Compton
son of Richard and Mary Compton
who departed this life February 6th 1845
aged 26 years 7 months and 9 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

In memory of
Margaret Compton
daughter of Jacob L. and Elizabeth Compton
who departed this life
November 13, 1841
aged 2 years 3 months 30 days

[partially buried - age taken from USGenWeb Archives submitted by Sherry Jenkins 9 November 1999]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

Sacred to the memory of
Mary Compton
consort of Richard J. Compton
who departed this life Oct. 14, 1850
aged 67 years 2 days

[stone partially buried - age from Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 which also says she was born in N.J.]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

Freeman Corrington
born Mar. 19, 1792
died Aug. 5, 1850
aged 58 years 4 months 17 days

[War of 1812 Veteran]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
Margaret Ann Creassey
daughter of Joseph and Mary A. Creassey
died Sept. 22, 1852
aged 11 years 1 month and 8 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  Emma Felter
wife of H. R. Felter
died Dec. 3, 1865
aged 25 years
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

Jos. Gaston
died May 4, 1854

aged 63 years 1 month & 2 days

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

[perhaps?] J. H. or M. J. H.

[footstone - no other inscription]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    Eliza Huls
daughter of Wm. & Katharine Huls
who departed this life April 4, 1822
aged 3 months
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    In memory of
Emiline Huls
daughter of William & Katharine Huls
who departed this life, July 12' 1827
aged 7 years 10 months & 6 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    Sacred to the memory of
Katharine Huls
consort of William Huls Jr.
who departed this life Sept. 23' 1821
aged 39 years & 15 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 
W. H. [footstone]
 

Sacred to the memory of
William Huls
who departed this life, April 4, 1831
aged 47 years 7 months & 25 days

[Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 listed the date of death as April 4, 1837]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

H. L.

[footstone - no other inscription]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  Mary Ann Long
wife of John L. Long
died Sept. 13, 1848
aged 58 years 10 months & 18 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    In memory of
Daniel Manning
who departed this life
Apr. 13, AD 1849
aged 73 years & 7 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

Elizabeth Meighen
wife of John Meighen
died Sept. 30, 1835
in the 25th year of her age

[broken stone - date from Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

Abia Minor
died Decb. 28, 1834
aged 67 years 10 months & 29 days

[Broken stone - year of death taken from USGenWeb Archives submitted by Sherry Jenkins 9 November 1999]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    In memory of
Alison Eli Minor
who departed this life
August 23rd 1833
aged 27 years 4 months and 14 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006

Malinda Orriminah Roberts
wife of Joseph M. Roberts and
daughter of R. J. & Mary Compton
died March 18, 1849
aged 26 eyars & 1 months

[broken stone - top on left and bottom on right]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
 

E. S.

[footstone - no other inscription]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    Stephen Sherwood
son of P. V. & C. Sherwood
died Feb. 23, 1828
aged 1 year 14 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  Mary Jane Stephenson
wife of Abraham Stephenson
died Sept. 22, 1862
aged 30 years 10 months & 7 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

Austin Stout
son of Horatio P. & Emily Stout
died Sept. 13, 1839
AE 1 year & 14 days

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

Joseph Stout
son of Daniel & Nancy Stout
died Sept. 10, 1825
aged 25 years

[broken stone - age from Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    Nancy Stout
wife of Daniel Stout
died Dec. 8, 1852
aged 84 years
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    Philip Stout
died Aug. 1, 1868
aged 80 years
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

Alexander M. Thompson
died June 8, 1854
aged 31 years 6 months & 7 days

[stone in fragments - inscription from Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6
USGenWeb Archives (submitted by Sherry Jenkins 9 November 1999) has age as 31 years 6 months 17 days]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  In memory of
John Thompson
who died July 29, 1847
in the 53 years of his age
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    In memory of
Joseph Thompson
who deid Jan. 8th 1840
in the 57th year of his age
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    In memory of
Matilda Thompson
consort of James Thompson
who died Jan. 14, 1855
aged 51 years 8 months & 21 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  Sarrah M. Thompson
wife of Wm. Thompson
died Mar. 23, 1865
in the 43 yrs of her age
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
  In memory of
Wm. Thompson
who died May 7, 1848
in the 80th year of his age
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
   

In memory of
Lorenski B. Wikoff
son of Wm. C. & Sidney Wikoff
who departed this life Sept. ??, 1811?
aged 17 months and 24 days

[Broken stone - year of death taken from USGenWeb Archives submitted by Sherry Jenkins 9 November 1999]

by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006
    Simon Zind
died Dec. 24, 1861
aged 41 years 2 months & 3 days
by
Chuck Griffen
4 November 2006

The following were listed in Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 6 but were not found during the 2006 visit by Chuck Griffen.

Surname Given Name Died Age Other
Compton Richard 9 Jan 1858 75y 10m born N.J.
Ferris Peter 20 Aug ____    
Huls Malvina 2 Oct 1856 1 day daughter of Joseph & Amanda M. Huls
Manning Mary   60th year consort of Daniel Maning [all that is left]
Stout Daniel 6 Jul 1833    
Stout Emily     wife of Horatio P. Stout [rest of marker gone]
Stout Horatio P. 25 Nov 1852 42-4-21  

The 1998 cemetery restoration done by Carl Muennich and Erik Yarberry included 18 entries not included in the Warren County Genealogical Society efforts as shown in the tables below.

The following were found during the 1998 cemetery restoration but not found during the 2006 visit by Chuck Griffen

Surname Given Name Died
[footstone] C. F. [no dates]
[footstone] G. J. [no dates]
[footstone] J. H. S. [no dates]
[footstone] W. H. [no dates]
Wright A. M. [no dates]

The following were found during the 1998 cemetery restoration but the USGenWeb Archive listing indicates the stones were "found but not placed"

Surname Given Name Died Age Other
-?- -?-   60th year  
[footstone] C. R. I. __ Aug ____    
Huls Martha Jane 12 Oct 1845 3-?-? dau. of Joseph H. & Amanda M. Huls
Long John L. 26 Nov 1860 ?4y 8m  
Minor Ann 6 Sep 1819 69-4-21 consort of Abia Minor
Tullis Joel 7 May 1848   son of John & Temperance Tullis

The following were included with the USGenWeb Archive listing with a notation "stone not present". The source of this information is not known.

Surname Given Name Born Died Age Other
-?- -?-   185?    
-?- -?-     39-3-???  
___ infant     3-4-6  
Laymon Anna 26 Jan 1810 23 Mar 1853 43 years wife of Rev. D. Laymon
Sentney ?__y   18?9    
Swearingen Caroline 14 sep 1839 30 Apr 1863   wife of Wm. Swearingen & daughter of ___ Nixon?
Wright M.   [no dates]    

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