The Clear Creek Chapel Cemetery, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
Locally known as the Null Cemetery, on Red Lion-Five Points Rd, Springboro, Warren Co, Ohio. The Null family were the first settlers
of Springboro as evidenced by the Null cabin on the southern ridge overlooking the Clear Creek Valley.
The 2013, Blinn Family Restoration Project ___________________________________________________
The Lebanon Pioneer Cemetery, Lebanon, Turtlecreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio.
The north half was originally the Baptist Graveyard.
The south half was originally the Methodist Graveyard Beers 1882, History of Warren County contains the following comments: "What is known as the Methodist Graveyard, which
adjoins the Baptist burying-ground on the south, does not seem to have been used as such until about 1820. There is now no line
marking the boundary between the two yards, both being within the same inclosure, and the whole comprises a square within
the corporate limits of Lebanon. Although some of the remains have been removed to the new cemetery, the grounds are still
kept in good preservation, and no steps have as yet been taken for their abandonment as graveyards." ___________________________________________________
The Crosson Cemetery, Harlan Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
The Crosson Cemetery is northwest of the village of Butlerville on the south side of Roachester-Cozzadale Rd north of Morrow-Rossburg Road
Of the Crosson Cemetery, Beers 1882 History of Warren County says, "William Crosson died on April 3, 1879, in the eighty-fourth year of his age, his wife
having departed this life in 1874, at the age of nearly seventy-five years. They lie in the cemetery given by him to the public near his old home. " Link to Crosson Cemetery Clinic - Pictorial ___________________________________________________
The Springboro Universalist Cemetery, Springboro, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
The Springboro Universalist Church was built on the north end of town in 1842, on land
purchased from the Gregg family. The cemetery was located in a 1/2 acre lot
behind the church. The 1st known burial was that of Nicholas Fye in 1837
and by 1850 the cemetery was said to be 40% full. In 1905 the congregation built a new stone church at 300 South Main St.,
but the membership fell off to 13 people by 1950 and the church was disbanded. Known burials in the cemetery date from 1837
to 1867 although other records indicate the last burial occurred in 1954.
Works needs to be done. Let us know if you or your group is interested in helping out. We especially need
people with an artistic touch to mortar the cracks still remaining after the stones are epoxied together.
Over two hundred people have attended clinics presented by the genealogical society, where detailed
and proper restoration techniques have been taught. As a result, many area cemeteries are being
resurrected, correctly. Many more are in need of attention.
Trained volunteers are needed! Become a trained volunteer!
Inquire about our next workshop restoration work day, or all-day, in-cemetery restoration workshop.
Comments from attendees of previous workshops:
"The cemetery restoration clinic was one of the best sessions that I have ever attended. It was an eye-opening experience on what should and
should not be done to protect, repair and preserve the gravestones in our historic cemeteries. I'm ready to sign up when you have another clinic."
"What a wonderful project! A great effort to preserve history and to share knowledge. Mr. Walter's presented a wonderful clinic
and has inspired us to become active in the preservation of our own ancestral cemeteries."
"This workshop was much better than I expected!" ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pictured below are a few of the stones we have restored.
In the Springboro Universalist Cemetery, “The Twins” stone had deteriorated to the point where we had
a very difficult time deciphering the information: Sarah Johnson and Sarah Rees. Were they siblings?
We hope to apply new digital imaging techinques to make reading similarly, seriously deteriorated markers much easier!
Above, on the right, the obelisk for Dr. Patton's wife, Emeline, weighing close to a ton, lies on the ground in pieces. With the
use of a hoist Emeline Patton's obelisk and Lydia Munger's obelisk in the background are now back as they were originally!
Below, "Little Willie's stone received some cleaning, was repaired and is standing in it's proper place.
“Willie” Lipp (1858-1860) was the son of C.I. and I.A. Lipp of Springboro, Warren, Ohio.
This small, marble gravemarker is ornately carved, and, sadly, was two pieces. However, the break was fairly clean
and repair was not be too difficult. Its slotbase still marked the grave in front of the large pin oak.