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Whitacre Farm Cemetery
Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio


The Whitacre Farm cemetery probably was a private, family burying ground from the mid 1800s, containing tombstones dating from 1849 to 1875. The locations was on the 157 acre farm of Benjamin F. Whitacre on both the 1856 Wall Map and the 1867 Wall Map of Warren County. The 1875 Warren County Atlas shows the cemetery location was on the 117 acre farm of S. & C. Whitacre. The 1891 Atlas and the 1903 Atlas both have the location on a 135 acre farm of Chas. G. Whitacre. The 1932 Warren County Plat book shows the location on the 130 acre farm of C. G. Whitacre. None of these maps had anything on them to indicate that a cemetery was present at this site.

Little publicly available documentation has been found regarding the cemetery or who was buried there. The depression era W.P.A. Graves Registration Project documented the cemetery with a plat showing 2 rows of 4 graves but showed only one of the three Civil War soldiers buried there (Elijah Beeman). In 1956 and 1957 James E. Stubbs visited the cemetery and recorded the inscriptions of 12 tombstones visible at that time. The cemetery had not been included in any of the cemetery publications done by either the D.A.R. or the Warren County Genealogical Society although the Stubbs data was later added as an addendum to Warren County Cemetery Records, Volume 7.

Starting in April of 2006, Laurie and Darren Waters of the Landon area, volunteered to photograph tombstones for the Warren County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the society's efforts to obtain digital photographs of all extant tombstones in Warren County. Since Laurie is a descendant of the Whitacre family, they volunteered to do this cemetery. After much time riding around the countryside querying anyone they could find, they finally located the cemetery on private property situated a beautiful bluff overlooking the Todd's Fork valley. With the enthusiastic consent of the property owners they visited the location of the cemetery and found practically nothing but heavy pasture grass and scant evidence of no more the 1 or 2 partially buried stones. Undeterred, they jumped in with line trimmers, probes, shovels and brushes and uncovered many more graves than were previously known to be here, all of them appear to be the extended family of Whitacres who lived on or near the burial site. The results of their efforts will be included in a 2nd edition of Warren County Cemetery Records, Volume 7 We thank them for also sharing their efforts with the Warren County OHGenWeb project.
Location:  
  • Located on private property on a bluff overlooking Todds fork near the dead-end of Achterman Road (Twp Rd 169) north of Gheils-Carroll Road (Twp Rd 168)
  • Cemetery #12290 in "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Coordinates: approximately 39° 20' 06"N, 84° 06' 21"W
  • Military Survey #1496 on early maps but listed as survey #1404 on current auditor records.
Links:  
Transcriptions:  
Variant Names:  
  • none known of
Comments:  
  • 11 Sep 2009 email from Judy Davison:
    "I found the obituary of my 2nd great-grandfather Jonas Whitacre, in 1871 Warren County Ohio Obituaries, page 22. This sentence in the obit: "He was buried Saturday afternoon, May 13th, in Whitacre's burying-ground" makes me think he is in Whitacre Farm Cemetery, although he is not listed there yet on your website. Jonas was the son of Benjamin, on whose land this cemetery was located. Jonas' sister Abigail Stubbs is buried there, and I am wondering if this information is sufficient to have him added to the list of burials there on your website."


1867 Wall Map 1932 Plat Map WPA Plat Map Aerial Map from Auditor Site Road Map
         
  
ca, 1957 photo by James E. Stubbs Laurie & Darren uncover Abigail Stubbs stone - Laurie's cousin Darren uncovers Harvey Whitacre's stone Darren checking cemetery layout
   
cleaning the Margaret J. Whitacre stone with a toothbrush    trying to read a worn footstone   Plat of cemetery created by Darren Waters to show relative location of the stones that they unearthed.
         

literally all of the bases, headstones and footstones in this photo were buried when Darren and Laurie Waters first visited this burial site.
Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]
To contribute your photos to this collection email them to Arne H Trelvik
 

Elijah Beeman
Co. A
12th Ohio Inf.

killed while serving in the Civil War
- see service record
- see Elijah Beeman Letters put on line by Darren Waters

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 
Harriet Mount
wife of A. Mount
died July 11, 1875
aged 33 years & 10 months
 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006

John William Platt
son of Thomas & Lurinda/Lucinda Platt
died
Mar. 5, 1857? [broken through date]
aged 2 years 1 month 13 days

on 27 Apr 2006, Judy Davison writes,
"Abigail Whitacre Stubbs (wife of Samuel) was one of only three known children of Benjamin Whitacre. I am descended from her brother Jonas and his wife Nancy Baldwin, daughter of Hiram - and sister of Lurinda Baldwin Platt (spelled Lewranda in court documents I recently found in Dearborn Co IN, which is where Hiram Baldwin's widow went, with several of the children, after Hiram's death ca 1836 or shortly before. One more of these Baldwin sisters was Rebecca, the wife of George Whitacre who was, I believe, a son of Enoch.
I have done a lot of research on the descendants of Hiram and Mary Louisa (Lewis) Baldwin, and those of Jonas and Nancy (Baldwin) Whitacre. Would be happy to hear from other descendants."

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006
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footstone
G. W. S.

George W. Sellers
died May 12, 1864
aged 36 years 7 months & 15 days

[died while serving in the Civil War - see service record]

Close-ups of inscriptions #1 & #2

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 &
23 Apr 2006
  Abigail Stubbs
died
Oct. 15, 1858
aged
59 years 3 months & 23 days
 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006

Benjamin Stubbs
died
13? July 1849 [stone broken through date]
aged
23 years 11 months 10 days

B. R. S. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006
Emeline Whitacre
dau. of B. & R. A. Whitacre
died Dec. 29, 1853
aged 9 months 4 days
 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 

Emey Jane Whitacre
daughter of
Geo. J. & Setha J. Whitacre
died Apr. 27, 1859
aged 4 years 11 months & 13 days

E. J. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 &
23 Apr 2006

Granville M. Whitacre
son of R. T.& K. A. Whitacre
died June 27, 1860
aged 4 months & 6 days

G. M. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 &
23 Apr 2006
 

Harvey Whitacre
died Jan. 8, 1862
aged 18 years 6 months & 22 days

[died while serving in the Civil War - see service record]

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 
John F. Whitacre
son of John J. & Delilah A. Whitacre
died Sept. 18, 1859
aged 11 years 11 months & 4 days
 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 

Josiah F. Whitacre
son of R. T. & K. A. Whitacre
died MAr. 11, 1859
aged 7 months & 15 days

J. F. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006
Littleton Whitacre
son of G. J. & C. A. Whitacre
died
Sept. 2, 1851
aged 1 years 6 months 26 days
 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006

Lydia Whitacre [most of given name missing from broken stone]
daughter of
Geo. J. & Setha J. Whitacre
died Mar. 9, 1859
aged 18 years 1 month & 15 days

L. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006
Margaret J. Whitacre
dau. of B. J. & Alice Whitacre
died Sept. 22, 1861
aged 3 years 6 months & 11 days
 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006


Martha Whitacre
daughter of
G. J. & S. A. Whitacre
died ___ 1859 [stone broken through date]
aged 1 month 28 days

M. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 &
23 Apr 2006
 

M. E. W.

footstone found leaning against the side of the nearby barn

[probably for Mary E. Whitacre listed in the 1956 reading as born 1844 and died 1851]

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006

Smith H. Whitacre
son of B. J. & A. Whitacre
died March 8, 1864
aged 3 years 1 month & 19 days

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 & 30 Apr 2006

Angeline L. Williams
dau. of Wm. M. & M. A. Williams
died
Mar. 24, 1854
aged 5 years 1 month 10 days

A. L. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
23 Apr 2006

Martha J. Williams
dau. of Wm. M. & M. A. Williams
died
Aug. 15, 1851
aged 4 years 9 months & 24 days

M. J. W. on footstone

 by
Darren Waters
& Laurie Taber
15 Apr 2006 &
23 Apr 2006

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