October 23, 2018

8 Days - Cemetery Tuesday - Johnson Family Cemetery

Continuing on with our trip to Ohio - we were on our way to my brother's house when we passed by this little park.  Nobody else seemed to notice back in the far corner was a small cemetery!
When we left T's house, we stopped in to take a look. 

Johnson Family Cemetery
I wasn't able to find out a whole lot about it.  There were a lot of stones with the name Johnson / Johnston so that's how I searched and finally found it on FindaGrave.

The Johnson Family Cemetery is located on land that was originally owned by John Stoker. The land was deeded to Joseph House Johnson and the cemetery was established in the 1820's. The first known burial was Joseph H. Johnson, the three-year old son of Joseph House Johnson, in 1823. The land lies on the east bank of the Great Miami River. Many headstones have been washed away or destroyed in the Great Flood of 1913. The land closest to the road and farthest from the river is used as a paupers cemetery. 
According to this bit of info from F-A-G - the area to the left in this picture would be the pauper's area.

John here is the most recent burial - 1941
Actually, John & Minnie are the only ones here from the 1900s.  The rest are from the 1800s.

Some of the stones still have beautiful detail.

Countdown to Halloween

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1 comment:

  1. Cool pics! I also visit cemeteries. Last Fall I went to an old one and snapped an eerie picture of a black crow just as he started flying off a decaying tombstone. Spooky! And I think it's great you visited Ohio. I rode there this summer to see a friend in Columbus.


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