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Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project
a project of the Warren County Genealogical Society a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio

Wesley Chapel Cemetery Restoration and Workshop
Friday, June 3, 2016

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Index to Available Tombstone Photos
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The Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church was organized about 1846, by Jacob Jackson, Joshua Thompson and others. The church is situated near Level, in Harlan Township, and is one of the most active country societies in the county, with a large membership. The pastor is Rev. J. W. Burdsall, who is seen in the above picture. The elderly gentleman standing at his side in Mr. A. M. Fox, born in Union Township, Warren County, March 30, 1827. In 1845 he moved to Harlan Township, within half a mile of Wesley Chapel, of which he became a member in 1853. In 1869 he moved closer to the church, where he now resides, being the oldest member now living. He has held all of the official offices, and within the fifty years has always been found in the front ranks, absenting himself only on account of sickness which, fortunately, has seldom afflicted him.

Will S. McKay, The Centennial Atlas of Warren County, Ohio (Lebanon, Ohio, The Centennial Atlas Association, 1903), page 90

emails from Charlene Frey and Will Motsinger indicate that the Wesley Chapel building was removed to 111 West Baldwin Street in Blanchester, sometime after 1903. Will talked to John Simpson who told him that his father, Walter B. Simpson (1884-1968) had disassembled the house and rebuilt it on Baldwin Street as a private dwelling. The photos of the building on Baldwin Street were taken by Charlene Frey on 3 Jun 2016.

  • Southwest corner of State Route 28 and Morrow-Woodville Road (CR 24)
  • Cemetery #12272 in "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Coordinates: 39° 16' 40"N, 84° 02' 08"W
  • Virginia Military Survey #12079


Survey #12079
1867 Wall Map

Survey #12079
1875 Atlas

  • USGS GNIS - Wesley Cemetery; FID #1047686
  • Google Map at coordinates 39° 16' 40"N, 84° 02' 08"W
  • Virginia Military District Survey #12079 on Warner's 1867 Wall Map of Warren County
  • Virginia Military District Survey #12079 on Evert's 1875 Atlas of Warren County
  • Warren County Auditor for the WESLEY CHAPEL CHURCH TR. -Property Account #3512746 [Parcel ID 18144280030] - 1.3 acres
  • 20 Jan 2014 Charlene Frey email:
    I found one more article on Page 26 of Matella Prickett Doughman's document "Some of the Descendants of Edward William Jackson." It is about the purchase of land from Joshua Thompson to build the Wesley Methodist Episcopalian Chapel.
    "In Vol. 37, page 287, in the Recorder's office in the Court House at Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, is recorded a deed from Joshua Thompson and wife, to Jacob M. Jackson, John Swigart, and Stephen Jackson, Trustees of M. E. Church, for one acre of ground, purchase price $25.00, on the Milford and Martinsville Road -- for church and burying ground -- dated June 2, 1854. No doubt a "class" was organized prior to this date."
  • Aerial Map from Windows.Live Local
  • Beers History of Warren County page 679
    " . . . Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church. This was organized by Jacob Jackson, Joshua Thompson, and others, about 1846, and was a branch of the Butlerville church. The church is about one mile southeast of Level. The membership of this society now numbers about ninety-three. . . ."
  • Wesley Chapel Cemetery page at WeRelate
  • Level
  • Wesley Chapel Cemetery at
  • Wesley Chapel Cemetery at
  • Referred to as Wesley Cemetery in the USGS GNIS


List of Veterans

WPA Veteran Graves Registration Project Plat #32 for Wesley Chapel Cemetery No. 106

    Row   Grave   War Name
  7 8 16 (War with Mexico) Adams, James
  4 20 19 (Civil War) Jackson, Jeremiah
  4 7 19 (Civil War) Jackson, Oliver
  9 9 19 (Civil War) Long, John E.
  9 11 19 (Civil War) Spence, G. A.
  4 38 19 (Civil War) Williamson, George

looking south

Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
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Surname Given Name
Apgar Nelson C.
12 Jan 1861
4 Feb 1865
4y 26d
findagrave image at
Gregory Margaret
7 Sep 1835
8 Dec 1855
wife of E. Gregory
Thompson Jennie
13 Mar 1868
daughter of J. T. & R. Thompson


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