Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker Meeting
Members of the Religious Society of Friends were instrumental
in the founding and development of early Springboro.
This plat contains the remains of Springboro founder Jonathan
Wright (1782-1855) a Quaker leader who donated part of his land holding
to his meeting for this cemetery.
Also buried here are other members of the Wright family including Jonathan's
father, Joel, who platted Louisville, KY,
and Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. Other burials include Revolutionary War
veteran John Mullen, pioneer orchard magnate
Jesse Wilson and several African-Americans,
who had no burial site of their own.
The Friends Meeting House of Springborough once stood inside of the front
After the Springborough Meeting was laid down, the plot was maintained
by the Miami Monthly Meeting in Waynesville until 1996, when the cemetery
was deeded to the City of Springboro.
- Springboro Ohio: south side of Factory Road, 1/2 block west of Main
Street (State Route 741)
- "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio
Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12202 [Hicksite Quaker
- Coordinates: 39° 33' 6.84" N, 84° 14'
- TRS: Range 5 North, Township 2 East, Section 13
- Springboro Orthodox Quaker Cemetery
- USGS GNIS - Not included
Map at coordinates 39° 33' 6.84" N, 84° 14' 4.22"
County Auditor for Property Account
# 520195, Parcel ID 04134270030 - City of Springboro - Original
Plat, Lot No. 42
- Quaker Resources compiled by Thomas C. Hill
- Village of Springboro
from Warner's 1867 Warren County Ohio
[Note that the Friends Church is
shown on a lot on the south side of West State Street. Early maps of
Springboro have the State Street and Factory Road street names reversed
from what is found on modern maps]
of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. V: (Ohio Monthly Meetings) pages
which begins with
"Springborough Monthly Meeting, located in
Warren county, was established by Miami Quarterly Meeting and composed
of Springborough and Sugar Creek Preparative Meetings on 9 Mo. 28, 1824.
The meeting was seriously divided at the time of the Hicksite Separation.
The monthly meeting was discontinued in 1875, and merged with Miami
Monthly Meeting. Jonathan Wright and Deborah Batemen were clerks, Mary
Kenworthy and Elizabeth Miller, overseers, and Mary Taylor an elder.
Other families wer Garretson, Webster, Horner, Williams, Way, Chandler,
Wilson, Haines, Leeds, O'Neal, Stanton, Kenworthy, Jones, Taylor and
- D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County
Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
- Early Vital Records Volume 4, pages 77-78
- Early Vital Records Volume 10, pages 81
- Warren County Genealogical Society
- Not included in the current cemetery volumes -
Quaker Web Page
- Our thanks to Warren County Genealogical Society
Palmer, who has photographed all extant gravestones for the
Warren County Virtual Cemetery Project during visits on 22 Apr 2005
& 7 May 2011. Photos of all extant gravestones have been added
to this website. These efforts will be incorporated into the new
cemetery books planned by the society.
- Other Known Transcriptions
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This page created 1 June 2011 and last updated
24 January, 2012
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