The Caesars Creek Cemetery Restoration Workshop

Warren County Genealogical Society

 
 

This Quaker Cemetery was located at the Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting which was indulged on the 10th mo. 10th 1805, by the Miami Monthly Meeting in Waynesville. The cemetery is surrounded by a wonderful dry-laid stone fence. The meeting house (see below) was relocated to Caesars Creek Pioneer Village when the Caesars Creek Reservoir was created. The northern part of the reservoir is located just east of the cemetery.

From a list of other sites "indulged" on page 20 of "Proceedings, centennial anniversary, Miami Monthly Meeting : Waynesville, Ohio, 10th month, 16-17, 1903" Waynesville, Ohio: Press of Miami Gazette, 1903.
"Fifth - "Caesar's Creek" - granted 10, 10, 1805, and opened not far from the site of the present Caesar's Creek meeting house, on the n.w. side of the creek, about 7 miles nearly east of Waynesville, 10, 24, 1806-
Merged later in the established m.f.w. [meeting for worship] of the same name."

 Location:  

•West side of Caesars Creek Reservoir about 440 feet east of the deadend of New Burlington Road

•"Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12327 (Caesars Creek) and #12332 (Quaker H.H.)

•Coordinates: 39° 32' 51"N, 83° 59' 01"W

•Virginia Military District Survey #2382

 

Links:  

•Other Warren County Quaker:  Roachester, Springboro Hicksite, Springboro Orthodox, Turtlecreek, Waynesville

USGS GNIS - Caesars Creek Cemetery; FID #1963085

Google Map at coordinates 39° 32' 51"N, 83° 59' 01"W

Aerial Image of the cemetery location from Bing Maps

Virginia Military District Survey #2382 from Warner's 1867 Warren County Ohio Wall Map

Caesar's Creek Monthly Meeting ~ New Burlington Road - Blog by Karen Campbell, genealogy librarian at The Mary L. Cook Public Library in Waynesville, Ohio

Martin & Zelda Capehart Genealogy Website

 

Transcriptions:  

•D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)

◦Early Vital Records Volume 19, page 93

Warren County Genealogical Society

Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 7 contains 279 entries from tombstone readings [also see their on-line Name Index]

◦Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer, Linda Bunnell, photographed all extant gravestones in the fall of 2007 for the WCGS "Warren County Virtual Cemetery" Project. The results of her work will eventually be incorporated into a new edition of the cemetery book. Some photos were also provided by Gail Broadstock, Jean LaGue and Arne H Trelvik. We have photos for 281 of the 295 known burials in the cemetery. If you have any gravestone photos of the 14 missing burials, please consider sharing them with us. See Name Index

•Other Known Transcriptions

◦Bowers, Dale, and Anita Short. 1989. Gateway to the West. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub. Co., page 697-701, Caesars Creek (Friends) Cemetery
[from transcriptions by Anita Short in the summer of 1964]

◦Clinton County Historical Society (Ohio). 1980. Cemetery records of Clinton County, Ohio, 1798-1978. Wilmington, Ohio: Genealogy Committee of the Clinton County Historical Society., page 32-36, Caesars Creek Friends Cemetery 1802-1970
[compiled from Monthly Meeting Records, tombstone readings and family histories provided by relatives]

 

Variant Names:  

•Caesar's Creek Cemetery

•Caesars Creek Burying Grounds

•Quaker M. H. Cemetery on WPA era Plat Map shown below [often found mispelled in various indexes as Quaker H.H. Cemetery]


The Caesars Creek Meeting house originally located at this site has been moved and can now be seen at the Caesars Creek Pioneer Village [new url 25 Jul 2008]

The sign reads as follows:
"The Friends meeting house was built in 1849. It was preceded by two log buildings the first of which was built in 1805. The building and a cemetery were located close to Caesar's creek on the New Burlington road. The cemetery is surrounded by a wonderful dry wall stone fence.

"The remaining members of the meeting house wished to have the building preserved, so they gave permission for the CCPV to move it to the Village site. Professional movers were hired, and the building was moved intact to the Village. It has now been restored and is being used for a variety of meetings."

 

The Caesars Creek Friends Burying Ground, Wayne Twp, Ohio

The Cemetery Restoration Workshop will be held August 15, 2014, at the cemetery.