Bethel Township, Miami County, Ohio
The Miami County Survey Book #2, page 183, describes a Mill race as well as a cemetery which is marked "Crawford Cemetery" on the steel arch over it's gate at the side of Rt. 571, just west of New Carlisle. A check of the markers list the following members having been buried here:
Typed by volunteer Sandi Evilsizer Koscak
Robert Crawford 1738-1817
Hannah Mears Crawford, wife of Robert 1738-1824
Robert, son of Robert 1771-1842
Mary Crawford, daughter 1782-1847
James Lee Crawford 1816-1845
George W. Crawford 10-8-1833 - 9-7-1910
The Crawford family plot is fenced in the center portion of a larger fenced-in cemetery with Crawford Cemetery in metal letters on both gates. The family plot is 20 feet by 22 feet, containing a larger stone engraved C R A W F 0 R D and six very modern ground level marble markers nicely lined up and from from front to back in this order from the front:
George W. Crawford Oct. 8, l823-Sept. 17, 1910
Robert Crawford 1735-1817
Hannah nears Crawford 1738-1834
Robert C. Crawford 1771-1842
James Crawford 1816—1845
Mary Crawford 1782-1817
Only a few markers remain standing in the outer courtyard, most are stacked against a large oak tree in front of the family plot described above.
One is broken with only the death date Decd. 26, 1836 Aged 37 yrs.
Another with a Masonic sculptured emblem reads John N. Courter departed Dec. 28, 1851, Aged 41 yrs.
Another is for Elizabeth, dau of J. & 0. Lucas, died May 16, 1817 Aged 16 yrs 1 mo 1 da
A group of stones read Elihu Hopkins, died Aug. 4, 1851 Aged 82 yrs
Sarah, wife of E. .H. Hopkins, Esq died Jan. 25, 1816 Aged 35 yrs 9 mos & 3 da;
In memory of Andrew Kemper, son of E. H. & Sarah Hopkins who died March 24, 1846 Aged 2 mos 6 da
Elizabeth, dau of R. G. Hopkins died May 19,1845 Aged 12 yrs 2 mos.
The only other markers readable were Cristian Reprogle died Apr. 25, 1874 Aged 5 yrs 4 mos 18 da
John J., son of James (SussAyeabed?) died Aug. 16, 1850 Aged 12 yrs 1 mo 24 da
Jacob Kable, died May 5, 1859 Aged 23 yrs 9 mos
In Memory of Abigail D. Smalley died July 5th, 1838 Aged 10 Yrs (?)
mos 2 da
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