The above was written by the DAR in the 1940's.
I worked in this cemetery in the summer of 1996. The best way to get to this cemetery is to leave Marion on State Rd. #9 south, go to 800 S. and turn right or west. Go just past 100 W. You will see the church, which is still there, either recently redone or rebuilt on the right hand or north side of the road and the cemetery on the left or south side of the road. The school is now gone. There have been some changes in the church over the years. The Oak Ridge Friends and the Radley Friends united into one church. At that time they changed the name to Countryside Friends. More changes were needed in order to survive, so last July Countryside Friends united with Little Ridge and changed their name again. They are now called Liberty Friends North and Liberty Friends South. As with most of the smaller churches, times are changing and the young folks are going to the larger churches because they have so much more to offer. Those few smaller churches that are left dotted around our country-side are fast becoming a thing of the past.
Most of the stones are down in this cemetery and leaning against the trees. It is being mowed, but nothing is being done about resetting these stones. Another interesting thing I want to note is the many flagstones I found, mostly piled under the trees. Many graves were evidently marked in this cemetery with just a flagstone in the earlier years of this cemetery, which was done quite often by the Quakers.
I found one stone that was an extraordinary find. Elizabeth Chopsin aged 110 yrs. 9 mo. She died Jan. 18, 1870. In all my work in the cemeteries of Grant County, I have never found anyone that lived to be 110 yrs. old. Her stone is lying flat on the ground, broken off at the base. They should have built a shrine to her. This lady had lived through the Revolutionary War and seen America gain her Independence, she saw the War of 1812 and also seen the country become divided against themselves in the Civil War. Of course this is all conjecture, she may have been a recent immigrant. But to have lived to be 110 yrs. old, just imagine what all she probably seen and experienced.
The earliest date I found was Kevenhappuch Gaunt died June 5, 1849, the last marked burial was Jose Partida died 1930. I only found evidence of 2 burials past 1900.
Arnett, Amanda 1862 - 1897 Elenor wife of L. Arnett died 12m.11, 1875 aged 40y.22d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) * Infant dau of S. & R. Arnett born & died 4m.10, 1875 * Joseph A. son of L. & E. Arnett died 4m.23, 1875 aged 15y.17d. Ballard, Mary Ann wife of D.F. Ballard died Dec. 20, 1884 aged 52y.8m.5d. Beeman, Needam died June 11, 1861 aged 55y.5m.16d. Bishop, Ezra died Apr. 25, 1873 aged 56y.3d. Martha wife of Ezra Bishop died July 26, 1865 aged 44y.9m.14d. Bradburry, (Bradburrey) Arrenca O. dau of J.T. & H. Bradburry died June 8, 1871 aged 9m.10d. S/S with Levina May (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) John G. son of J.T. & H. Bradburrey died Feb. 20, 1868 aged 7y.7m.20d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Levina May dau of J.T. & H. Bradburry died Jan. 11, 1876 aged 2m.14d. S/S with Arrenca O. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Carey, (Cary) John Cary departed this life 3mo.6 day 1854 aged 70y.8m.12d. John H. son of I. & E. Cary died 3m.15, 1857 aged 21y.2m.5d. Margaret Carey died 6m.3rd day 1866 aged 81y.3m.23d. Sarah A. Carey dau of Eri & Emma Haisley died 12m.6th, 1865 aged 24y.2m.4d. Carter, Lydia A. wife of Samuel Carter died July 13, 1888 aged 40y.2m. Chew, Martha departed this life Aug. 10, 1870 aged 65y.7m.8d. "In memory of" Chopson, Elizabeth deceased Jan. 18, 1870 aged 110y.9m. (NOTE: I didn't mis-read or mis-type this, it really said 110 years very clearly.Her stone was broken off at the base and is lying flat on the ground) Conger, Wesley M. died Nov. 13, 1861 aged 26y.2m.4d. Comer, Lavina wife of Aaron Comer dau of W. & P. Peacock died 5m.16, 1874 aged 32y.3m.7d. (Note: DAR had this person recorded as Conner, but it was actually Comer.) Conner, (see Comer) Cox, Arlendo J. son of W. & S.M. Cox died 1st m.16d.1865 aged 1y.3m.11d. (This stone was broken at the bottom and the only thing I could make out for sure was the _y.3m.__, maybe it was in better shape when the DAR read it. It definately said 1865.) Elizabeth dau of W. & M. Cox died 11m.22, 1861 aged 29y.8m. (The bottom of this stone was broken off and lost. Could not check it for accuracy.) Emily dau of Wm. & Marian Cox deceased 10thm.11d. of 1855 aged 17y.10m.4d. Maria M. wife of Wm. Cox deceased 11m.9thd of 1855 aged 48y.8m.13d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Samuel died 6m. 8, 1874 aged 61y.10m.11. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) William died 6thm.8th, 1867 aged 64y.1m.17d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Davidson, * Nathan son of G. & I. Davidson died 1864 aged 24y.6m. Davis, Charlottie wife of Geo. Davis died 12m.6, 1882 aged 59y.6m.25d. ________ Davis died May __ 1851 aged ____ (This stone was badly weathered and almost totally illegible. This was all I could make out.) Edington, Silvania F. dau of Samuel & Elizabeth Edington died Dec. 5, 1866 aged 6y.9m.29d. Felton, Elizabeth wife of John Felton died Feb. 26, 1881 aged 70y.3m.15d. S/S with John (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Harrison son of J. & E. Felton died Aug. 2, 1867 aged 32y.2m. John died Apr. 15, 1878 aged 81y.2m. S/S with Elizabeth (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Gauntt, Kevenhappuch died June 5, 1849 aged 32y.4m.28d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) * Precious died Jan. 24, 1852 aged 61y.2m.7d. Precious R. dau of R.J. & S. Gauntt died Dec. 6, 1856 aged 3m.5d. * Samuel I. died June 12, 1856 aged 69y.11m.7d. Haisley, Albery son of D. & E. Haisley died 11m.7, 1870 S/S with Amanda (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Allen deceased 4th m. 8th d. 1857 aged 29y.11m.13d. * Alva son of E. & S. Haisley died 3m.15, 1875 aged 27 days * Alvin son of E. & S. Haisley died 5m.4, 1857 aged 2m.17d. Amanda dau of D. & E. Haisley died 1m.1876 aged 3y.5m. S/S with Albery (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Elvina dau of E. & E. Haisley died June 6, 1853 aged 3y.1m.19d. Eri died 6th m. 29, 1870 aged 49y.5m.22d. Ira Nov. 19, 1815 - Nov. 13, 1888 aged 72y.11m.24d. "Father" "In Memory of" S/S with Rebecca (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Hannah died Aug. 25, 1863 aged 41y.2m.11d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Hannah dau of C. & H. Haisley died Sept. 10, 1865 aged 24 days Margaretta dau of E. & S. Haisley died June.2, 1861 aged 20 days (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) S/S with Maryetta Maryetta dau of E. & S. Haisley died 8m.29, 1861 aged 16 days S/S with Margaretta (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Milton W. son of E. & E. Haisley died June 2, 1860 aged 16y.6m.9d. Rebecca wife of Ira Haisley May 10, 1819 - Feb. 18, 1897 aged 77y.9m.8d. "Mother" S/S with Ira (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Ruth wife of Jesse Haisley died Aug. 11, 1864 aged 22y.8m.14d. Sally Ann wife of Eri Haisley died 8 m.13, 1861 aged 36y.5m.23d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Sanford son of E. & E. Haisley died 9m.2, 1859 aged 4m.5d. Sarah A. Carey dau of Eri & Emma Haisley died 12m.6th, 1865 aged 24y.2m.4d. Wilson son of E. & S. Haisley died Sept. 20, 1860 aged 1y.11m.17d. Harrold, * Rebecca wife of William Harrold died May 26, 1852 aged 36 years Harvey, Ruth wife of William Harvey died 4m.1d., 1851 aged 52y.8m.6d. Hockett, Hannah Ann July 3, 1867 - Sept. 28, 1886 Josiah 1815 - 1894 S/S with Mary (DAR had Josiah listed as Milner) Mary (Milner) wife of Josiah Hockett 1816 - 1892 S/S with Josiah Hull, Mary E. dau of J. & Mary Hull died Nov. 10, 1858 aged 7y.1m.4d. James, * Eleanor wife of D.M. McPherson dau of Eli & M. James died 7m.18, 1863 aged 26y.9m.1d. Jay, Alton son of Riley & Nettie Jay died Apr. 17, 1879 aged 3y.29d. (This stone was broken and the bottom was lost, could not check it for accuracy. What part I did find was badly weathered and almost illegible.) Clarabelle dau of Riley & Nettie Jay died Dec. 8, 1882 aged 3y.11d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Hattie dau of Riley & Nettie Jay died Dec. 14, 1882 aged 6y.3m.12d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Johnson, Garretson born 9th m.17, 1820 died 6th m. 13, 1861 aged 40y.8m.28d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Joseph son of G. & L. Johnson died Apr. 6, 1874 aged 17y.3m.21d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) * Lydia wife of Garretson Johnson died 7th m.11, 1871 aged 47y.3m.1d. Samuel born ___ __, 1784 died ___ 18, 1863 aged 79y.__11d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Jones, Caroline wife of C.W. Jones died Mar. 26, 1875 aged 23y.8m.4d. Jones, Delfina A. dau of T. & M. Jones died Sept. 22, 1864 aged 1 day (Delfina A. is listed on a family monument with Maria, Seraphina, Thomas, John A. and George M., she also had a separate stone.) George M. (No dates.) S/S with John A., Delfina A., Maria, Seraphina, and Thomas Infant son of L. & M.E. Jones born & died Mar. 22, 1867 S/S with Lewis Infant son of C.W. & C. Jones died Mar. 16, 187_ aged 3 days (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) John A. (No dates.) S/S with George M., Delfina A., Maria, Seraphina, and Thomas Lewis died Apr. 23, 1869 aged 24y.1m.17d. S/S with Infant Son Maria died Apr. 21, 1921 aged 87y.2m.28d. S/S with Delfina, Seraphina, Thomas, John A. and George M. Mary dau of A.W. & G.A. Jones died Aug. 25, 1861 aged 3y.11m.20d. Seraphina dau of T. & M. Jones died Jan. 30, 1864 aged 6y.7m.15d. S/S with Delfina A., Maria, Thomas, John A. and George M. Thomas died Dec. 29, 1875 aged 42y.6m.21d. S/S with Delfina A., Maria, Seraphina, John A. and George M. Kirk, Alton son of S.M. & M. Kirk died Sept. 11, 1879 aged 5m.19d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Larrence, * William F. son of T.H. & A.M. Larrence died 29 of 1 mo. 1869 aged 1m.16d. Lewis, Clarrance O. son of T.W. & A. Lewis died Aug. 11, 1873 aged 2m.8d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Mart, Mary wife of Joseph Mart died June 2, 1860 in the 24th year of her age "The marriage rite the wedding vow, Has by death been broken now." Samuel A. son of J.W. & S.J. Mart died Jan. 23, 1870 aged 1y.5d. McCan, Anne wife of W.F. McCan died Aug. 22, 1887 aged 66y.8m.15d. "my mother" (DAR had this name listed as McGan.) McGan, (see McCan) McPherson, * Eleanor wife of D.M. McPherson dau of Eli & M. James died 7m.18, 1863 aged 26y.9m.1d. Joseph deceased 8m.27, 1862 aged 55y.1m.10d. Ruth Ann dau of D. & E. McPherson deceased 11m. 14, 1859 aged 8 weeks S/S with Winston D. Winston D. son of D. & E. McPherson deceased 1m.6, 1861 aged 7 weeks S/S with Ruth Ann Mendenhall, Eunice S. dau of J. & M. Mendenhall died ___ (Bottom of this stone was broken off and lost.) Miller, Isaiah died July 27, 1892 aged 61y.11m.15d. Margaret wife of W.M. Miller died Nov. 27, 1870 aged 71y.1m.27d. William died June 4, 1865 aged 69y.5m.4d. Millikan, Charles L. son of I.S. & M.H. Millikan died Feb. 23, 1885 aged 3m.10d. "Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest God calls away When he thinks best." Milner, Mary (Milner) wife of Josiah Hockett 1816 - 1892 S/S with Josiah Moon, Infant of N. & M.A. Moon born & died 7th m.31st 1869 (Broken in two pieces.) Leah died 10th m.7, 1865 aged 37y.11m.10d. Nathan died 9m.27th 1869 aged 44y.2m.19d. Murray, Infant dau of A. & P. Murray born & died Dec. 3, 1879 (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Penina wife of A. Murray died Aug. 8, 1886 aged 45y.11m.7d. Murray, Willie son of A. & P. Murray died Jan. 25, 1866 aged 1 month S/S with Willis - twins (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Willis son of A. & P. Murray died Jan. 24, 1866 aged 1m.1d. S/S with Willie - twins (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Neal, Ann wife of James Neal died 4m.26, 1856 aged 79y.2m.18d. Charles A. son of T.H. & Elmina Neal died 1st m.5, 1874 aged 11y.1d. Clement A. son of T.H. & E. Neal died 5m. 14, 1873 aged 6y.17d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) James E. son of T.H. & E. Neal died 9m.2, 1865 aged 1y.5m. (This stone was broken and the bottom was lost, could not check it for accuracy.) Mahlon died 7m.22, 1851 aged 64 years Rachel wife of Mahlon Neal died 7th 26, 1888 aged 96y.3m.10d. Thomas H. died Jan. 22, 1871 aged 32y.11m.21d. Partida, Jose 1902 - 1930 "Born in Mexico" Peacock, * Amos son of J. & O. Peacock died 4d of 9m. 1850 aged 8m.7d. Joseph died 5m.14, 1874 aged 30y.3m.5d. Lavina wife of Aaron Comer dau of W. & P. Peacock died 5m.16, 1874 aged 32y.3m.7d. Levi J. son of Wm. & Phebe Peacock died 8m.7, 1860 aged 2y.10m.1d. Sarah M. dau of Wm. & Phebe Peacock died 4m.17, 1851 aged 1y.6m.26d. William died 1m.30, 1867 aged 36y.19d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Powell, Hannah wife of Thomas Powell died June 5, 1861 aged 31y.9m.23d. Mary dau of H. & N. Powell died Dec. 4, 1861 aged 17y.6m.15d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Pugh, Lydia died Sept. 17, 1838 (1858) aged 93y.10m.22d. (I did a little research on this one. I couldn't believe it actually read 1838. It is evidently supposed to be 1858. The 1850 census lists Lydia Pugh aged 85 years old born in Virginia and living in 1850 in Liberty Twp. She is on page 170 B. I found this stone and it was illegible and very hard to read.) Reeder, Emeline dau of S. & J. Reeder died 12m. 24, 1860 aged 19y11m.20d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Martha E. dau of Spencer & Julia Reeder died Nov. 3, 1875 aged 18y.8m. (This stone was broken and the bottom was lost, could not check it for accuracy.) Rich, Anna died Dec. 11, 1894 aged 71y.5m.11d. Elizabeth dau of E. & A. Rich died 4m.11d, 1871 aged 20y.11m.5d. Infant son of A.W. & R. Rich born & died Aug. 16, 1899 Infant son of A.W. & R. Rich born & died Feb. 23, 1894 Rittenhouse, Geo. W. died Mar. 4, 1884 aged 56y.1m.6d. "In memory of" Samms, Albert T. son of Aaron & Elmina Samms died 8m.17, 1878 aged 6 months (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Elmina died Nov. 19, 1892 aged 51y.7m.2d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Scott, * Gladys dau of J.L. & R.A. Scott died Oct. 14, 1895 aged 5m.21d. * Golden M. dau of J.L. & R.A. Scott died July 22, 1891 aged 10m.28d. Martha wife of Stephen Scott, Jr. died Dec. 9, 1883 aged 37y.3m.12d. Rachel wife of John Scott died 4m.29, 1857 aged 78y.5m.25d. Thompson, * Elizabeth deceased Jan. 18, 1870 aged 11y.9m. Wall, Edmond 1864 - 1919 Winslow, Sarah wife of Wm. Winslow died 28, 8m.1888 aged 77y.5m.2d. Wright, Infant dau of W.R. & H.P. Wright born & died Feb. 1871 Yale, Loavlie dau of G.S. & S. Yale born & died Apr. 1, 1887 NOTE: I found these footstones that didn't match any of the readings. C.S., M.G., E.A.S., J.B.J., E.J.M., H.C., L.F. Also found a bottom that read aged 3m.20d. - and another one that read 31y.2m.17d. I couldn't match either of these with any of the readings. I found at least 3 stones that were totally illegible. I couldn't get any information from them.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
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