From Page 123 of the book:
Cemetery Inscriptions of Newberry Township in Miami County Ohio by Joseph
This cemetery can no longer be found. At least some of the bodies
were removed to other cemeteries circa 1905/6. It was located about one
and one-half miles west of Covington, on the north side of State Route
36, and was under what later became the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks.
In a number of deeds, the first by the German Baptist Church, and the
rest by the heirs of Daniel Crowel, the following land was deeded to the
Pittsburg-Cincinnati-Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Co. as follows:
"part of the northwest quarter of section twenty-five, township nine,
range four, being that certain parcel of ground now fenced and used as
a private burying ground, on the south side of a trace of land on the farm
formerly owned by Daniel Crowl, late of Miami County, deceased." (from
Miami County Deed Book #128, pages 313-318, dated
18 July 1905.)
Following is an abstract from a notarized statement made by William
Crowl and dated at Ansonia, Ohio on 12 Sept. 1936:
"The remains of my great-grandfather Devault Crowl 1st, Revolutionary
Soldier, and my grandfather Devault Crowl 2nd, were re-interred into
the older Harris Creek Cemetery, having been removed from the old graveyard
on the Devault Crowl Homestead one and one-half miles west of Covington,
Ohio. The bodies were placed in Samuel Crowel's lot in the north center
part of the old Harris Creek Cemetery. The occasions of the removal of
the bodies was the laying of a double track by the Pennsylvania Railroad.
This encroached on the family burial plot. Both bodies were placed in the
same casket. I was present and witnessed it. Both are now buried in the
same grave, one tombstone only, that of Devault Crowl 2nd. The stone of
Devault Crowl 1st was a plain slab, which was left in the old graveyard
on the farm. I copied the dates from it. Later I tried to find it but failed.
I do not know what became of it." UNQUOTE.
The gravestone mentioned above as having been moved to the Old Harris
Creek Cemetery is still standing (in 1985) and reads as follows: In memory
of Devault Chrowl who died Dec. 15, 1847, age 67y 7m 13d. Beside it can
be found: Saloma, wife of Devault Chrowl, d. Nov. 23rd 1871, age 93y 10m
It is thought that the father-in-law of Devault Chrowl 1st was also buried
in the Crowel-Chrowl Graveyard, and if so it is likely that the remains
are still there. He was: Samuel Rudy, born 1770, died in Newberry Township
of Miami County on 14 September 1847.