Lancaster -- Sugar Grove Cemetery
from the old timer column in the Review Atlas dated July 29, 1937,
comes this article about Sugar Grove Cemetery.
This cemetery is located a mile north of Old Salem (one mile north of Route #124 and a little over a half mile west, on a farm owned by Lee Johnson of Roseville. It is situated on a knoll a short distance south of the house.
Nancy Piper Meacham, wife of Miles G. Meacham, is buried there, she dies in 1845, was nineteen years of age at the time of her death. His second wife, Rebecca Coleman Meacham, was also buried there in 1852.
Just a short distance east, on the road running north and south is an old church, known as the Sugar Grove Church, and was of the United Brethren denomination. The building was still standing in 1937. It has since been blown away in a storm and hit by lightning. and at that time it was used for a machine shed. It hadn't been used for a church services for about 35 years.
The church and cemetery are located about a mile south west of the place where the town of Lancaster once stood, and no doubt it was known as the Lancaster cemetery to some.
Information on this cemetery & tombstone phot0s contributed for this web site by Bill Timmons I want to thank Bill for all of this new info on this cemetery and for the Photos below. Bill is also looking for anyone interested in persons buried here. And his Timmons family line. Thank you bunches!!! email me with any information you may have. I am also interested if anyone out there would happen to have a photo of any kind of the Church that once stood here or any of the town of Lancaster that once was. Thanks!!
|McWilliams, Stattirm||Oct 19, 1845||wife of R. R. McWilliams 22yrs|
|McWilliams, Alexander||May 8, 1847||49yrs|
|-----infant son||May 6, 1876|
|-----Orpha E.||Oct, 5, 1879||7yrs|
|Meacham, George G.||Nov 6, 1854||1y 6m 28d||son of J & E|
|Meacham, Nancy F.||Dec 2, 1854||19yr 3ms||wife of M. G.|
|Meacham, Rebecca||wife of M. G.|
|Ray, Unica||Sept 22,||1845||20yrs|
|Toll, Andrew J.||August 28, 1854||1yr son of W. P. & E. M.|
|Ward, Elizabeth||Apr 6, 1855||39y 3m 29d wife of Hiram|
|Lewis, Elizabeth I.||Sept 8, 1851||8m dau of W. W. & M. A.|
|Briley, Porter Y||Dec 9, 1852||23y son of W./ G. & E|
|Carter, Willie H.||May 20, 1860||son of H B & M J|
|Johnson, Mary||Oct 15, 1854||wife of J J|
|Timmons, John||Mar 12, 1855||47y|
|Briley, William A.||Mar or May 14, 1860||3y son of H B. & M|
|Booth, John Calvin||Apr 13, 1858||son of Royal & M. 2y 6m 28d|
|Timmons, Martha A.||Mar 17, 1855||wife of E. Timmons||77yrs|
|Nichols, Julia A.||not on original listings|
below taken by Bill Timmons
The cemetery is now in a grove of trees, but they are black walnut and not sugar maples.
The first time we were there I waded head high Johnson grass to get
into the plot. He was keeping the cattle out. The last time I was there
he had let the cattle in the plot even though there is little to eat
under the walnut trees.
|Timmons, John b 1808 d Mar
Angelene Godfrey b Oct. 1814, d Aug 26, 1859
|John Timmons b 1808 d Mar 12 1855|
William, son of Henry and Matilda Timmons Briley,
b 1857 d Mar 14, 1860
Timmons, Martha Patty Holloway
D Mar 17, 1855 age 77 yr 5 mth. Mother of John and wife of Ephriam Timmons who d 1830 Ross Co Ohio.
Elizabeth d of WW and MA Lewis
d Sept 8 1854 aged 8 m 14 d
|The bottom half of a stone with the name of Julia A Nichols.|
|Vance Smith who owns the property around the cemetery.|
|Mary wife of J. J. Johnson d Dec. 1854|
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