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Blendon & Old Pioneer
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FIRST SETTLEMENT OF BLENDON TOWNSHIP FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO

Source:  By H. Warren Phelps, of Columbus, Ohio
Burials Excerpts


     A cemetery was laid out, containing about one-half acre of land, by Francis Olmsted and Jonathan Noble, along the division line of their farms, each giving one-half, one-third mile south from Blendon Four Corners, on the east side of road.
The burials there were:

 
Name Died Age Remarks More Remarks
BELL, Laura Aug. 23, 1846 41 yrs 23 days d/o. of Francis and Cloe [Case] Olmsted w/o Thomas Bell Removed to Western Pioneer Cemeter
COLVILLE, Melinda April16, 1859 aged 21 yrs 4 mos 5 days w/o J.B. Colville d/o Horace & Didama Moon  
INDIAN, Unknown Mar.17,1839 aged 88 yrs   An Indian who came from Erie, N.Y., in 1832 with Wm. H. Grinnell
MOON, Celestia July 13, 1858 aged 16 yrs 10 mo 14 days d/o Horace & Didama Moon  
MOON, Henry H. Sept. 1, 1844 aged 10 mos s/o Horace & Didama Moon  
NOBLE, Catherine E.  Nov.18, 1878 aged 76 yrs widow of Orrin Maiden Name [Preston]
NOBLE, Hannah April 17 1846 aged 66 yrs 3 mo 7 days 2nd wife and widow of Jonathan came to Ohio from Conn. in 1815
NOBLE, Harry and ????     son and daughter of Orrin & Catherine  
NOBLE, Henry June 12, 1878 aged 41 years
son of Orrin & Catherine  
NOBLE, Horace Sept.14, 1844 aged 22 yrs, 9 mos s/o Jonathan and Hannah  
NOBLE, Infant Nov. 1, 1839   d/o Orrin & Catherine  
NOBLE, Jonathan Mar. 28, 1832 aged 57 yrs   Born in Litchfield Co., Conn.
NOBLE, Lester Apr. 21, 1865   son and daughter of Orrin & Catherin Died while in Military, Sgt Co. H. 95th R.O.V.L.
body removed to Riverside in 1890
NOBLE, Lucretia Feb 24, 1867 32 yrs 2 mos 10 days d/o Orrin & Catherine E. widow of Osaac Perry and wife od Edwin Phillips
NOBLE, Mary Sept.27,1877   w/o Henry Maiden anme [Durant]
NOBLE, Mary June 27, 1839 12 years d/o Jonathan and Hanna  
NOBLE, Mary E. Aug. 2, 1853 20 yrs 11 mos 11 ds d/o Orrin & Catherine E.  
NOBLE, Orrin Aug. 11, 1844 44 years s/o Jonathan and his first wife  
OLMSTED, Abigail Jun. 28, 1856   w/o Francis C.  
OLMSTED, Abigail Aurella Apr. 16, 1833 6 yrs 1 mo 16 ds d/o Francis C. and Abigail  
OLMSTED, Cloe Jun. 9, 1833 71 year w/o Francis maiden name [Case]
OLMSTED, Francis Jan. 21, 1828 aged 68 yrs   He served 1778-1781 in Col.S.B. Webb's Conn. Regt in Revolutionary War pensioned in 1818
OLMSTED, Francis C. July 1 1853 aged 66 yrs 16 ds s/o Francis & Cloe  
PERRY, Estella ???   d/0 Isaac & Lucretia [Noble]  
PERRY, Isaaac Mar. 9, 1859 27 yrs    
 
This cemetery not having been used by the people generally, the remains of the bodies were removed to the Old Church Pioneer Cemetery, in the center of Blendon township, in October, 1902, and there given a prominent position.
In some of the graves, where the bodies had lain for fifty years, there were only small particles left, but in every grave there was some evidence.
The eight children brought to Ohio by the two pioneer families were:
Edward Phelps, aged 16; married Elizabeth Jamison, June 26, 1817.
Abram Phelps, aged 15; married Lucy Bill, Feb. 15, 1827.
Azubah Phelps, aged 12; never married.
Lucuida Phelps, aged 9; married William Williams, JuJy 10,1817.
Chloe Phelps, aged: 7; married Menses Gillespie, Nov. 1, 1817,
William Phelps, aged 4; married Jane Watt, Aug. 21, 1824.
Isaac M. Griswold, aged 8; married Mary Osborn, Sept. 4, 1833.
Edwid B. Griswold, aged 1; never married.
One son, Homer Moore Phelps, was born at Blendon, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1812; married Elizabeth G. Connelly, Jan. 14, 1835.
All of the above were married by Rev. Ebenezer Washburn.
The pioneers buried in Old Church Central Pioneer Cemetery, in center of township, except otherwise stated:
 
 
Name Died Age Remarks More Remarks
GILLESPIE, Menses Aug. 24, 1846 50 yrs 4 mo 10 ds h/o Chloe Phelps He was a soldier in the War of 1812; was in battle
PHELPS, Abraham Aug. 18, 1834 43 yrs 4 mo 3 ds He was a soldier in the War of 1812; was in battle
PHELPS, Azubah April 14, 1860 65 yrs 10 mo 25ds
PHELPS, Azubah Oct. 18, 1849 84 yrs 8 mos 15 ds w/o Edward maiden name Moore
PHELPS, Chloee\ Oct. 9, 1865 66 yrs 4 mos 10ds w/o Menses Gillespie
PHELPS, Edward, Sr. Aug. 10, 1840 81 yrs 11 mos 14 ds He served in 8th Co., 1st Reg. Conn. Line in 1877 Revolutionary War
PHELPS, Edward, Jr. Feb. 22, 1845 54 yrs 9 mos 12 ds He served in the Army in the War of 1812
PHELPS, Elizabeth G. Aug 12, 1899 87 yrs 8 mo 4 ds w/o Homer M. maiden name Connelly
PHELPS, Elizabeth Oct. 16, 1890 94 yrs 5 da widow of Edward Jr. maiden name Jamison, she received a widow's pension
PHELPS, Homer M. June 1, 1883 71 yrs 3 mo 22 ds
PHELPS, Jane Mar. 17, 1856 44yrs 2 mo 22 ds w/o William maiden name Watt buried in cemetery near Ft. Wayne Ind.
PHELPS, Lucinda Nov. 25 1873 76yrs 9 mo 27 ds w/o William Williams buried in Yankee Street Pioneer Cemetery, Genoa, Delware Co., Ohio
PHELPS, Lucy Bill 1875 83 yrs widow of Abram buried in Green Lawn Cemetery Columbus, Ohio
PHELPS, William Nov. 18, 1862 44 yrs 3 mo 7 ds buried in Cemetery near Ft. Wayne Ind.
WILLIAMS, William Nov. 18, 1862 73 yrs 6 mo 5 ds
He was a soldier in the War of 1812
 

Pioneers buried in West Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
BENTON, Elizabeth   Sept 15, 1862 73 Yrs d/o Paul & Roxana Meacham and w/o Eliakim Benton  
GRISWOLD, Edwin B.   May 19, 1839 35 yrs 8 mo 27 ds    
GRISWOLD, Isaac   July 14, 1869 89 yrs 8 mo 17ds He was a soldier in the War of 1812  
GRISWOLD, Isaac M.   May 20, 1839 35yrs 5 mo 2 ds   Buried in Winchester, Illinois
GRISWOLD, Mary   Jan.12 1802   widow of  Isaac M. Griswold w/o David Johnson Buried in West Pioneer Cemetery
GRISWOLD, Ursula   Apr. 16, 1854 71yrs 3 mos 15 ds w/o Isaac  maiden name [ Clark ]  
MEACHAM, Alfred   Apr. 30, 1828 25 yrs 5 mos    
MEACHAM, Riley   May 29, 1876 76 yrs 7 mos 24 ds married Hannah Baldwin Feb 28 1821 she died Apr. 8, 1848 married Elizabeth Follimer Crist June 2, 1808 she died June 12, 1888
MEACHAM, Worthy   May 17, 1870 69 yrs 5 mo 7 ds    
MOORE, Benjamin, Sr.   Oct. 16, 1825 69 yrs 7 mos 15 ds   Served in 8th Co. 1st Reg't Conn. Line Revolutionary War
MOORE, Laura   Apr. 14, 1829 37 yrs 1 mo 4 ds 1st w/o Simeon Moore Jr. maiden name Meacham
MOORE, Laura   Jan, 19, 1891 80 yrs 2nd wife of Simeon Moore maiden name Patterson Buried in Riverside Cemetery
MOORE, Roxana Roxanna Aug. 10, 1847 73 yrs 8 mos  ds widow of Paul Meacham 3rd wife of Simeon Moore maiden name Phelps
MOORE Simeon Sr. June 26, 1825 64 yrs 3 mos   Served five years in Harmon's Co. 4th Reg't Conn. Line 1777-1782 Rev. War
MOORE Simeon Jr. Aug 2, 1853 62yrs 1 mo 25 ds   Served as soldier in War Of 1812
PALMER Ethan Mar. 30, 1818 35yrs 10 mos 20 ds    

The descendants of all these pioneers now reside in nineteen states.
There was a cemetery located on lands of Matthew Westerveldt and Garrit Sharp, in the north part of the township, about 1820, and was designated as the methodist /cemetery.
In it the Westervelt Sharp, and other families buried their dead. It is still used for burial purposed.
(Submitted by Sharon Wick)

 

 

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