OLD BRADFORD CEMETERY
not to be confused with the old or the new Harris Creek Cemeteries
Located south of Bradford and about half a mile south of State Route 36, on the east side of State Route 721. It is in the southwest quarter of section 27 of Newberry Township. According to a deed dated 4 August 1883, from Levi G. and Caroline F. Wenrick of Miami County to the Incorporated Village Of Bradford, four acres for the use of the inhabitants of said village for cemetery purposes.
Although this is a fairly large burying ground there only around twenty burials identified. The following inscriptions were copied from the gravestones in 1965.
PENNY, Beverly, C.G. Ohio Cavalry PENNY, Hulde Ann, 1824-1894 BELT, Finley, born 8 Nov 1874, died 3 Jun 1946 BELT, Laura B. 1883-1936 BELT, Emerson, died aged 4 months, 15 days MOORE, Annie 1859-1907 MOORE, Nathan 1859-1930 LaMOORE,------, died 1936 aged 20 years| surname only on LaMOORE,------, died 1937 | these two graves GREER, Sarah 1881-1902 *GREER, John, died 1 April 1934 aged 87 years *GREER, George, died 8 March 1939 COATS, Hulda E. 1864-1902 ARNETT, Marley Robert, son of Labon and Cora, born 10 Mar 1902, died 16 Jan 1909 ARNETT, Greely 1889-1912 MORROW, H.B., Comp I, 11th Ohio Inf MANSFIELD, William, died 23 Dec 1886, aged 60 years, 1 month, 7 days MANSFIELD, Clarineta E., wife of William, died 12 Feb 187, aged 55 years, 8 months, 1 day. BOYER, Fannie M. 1877-1909 BOYER, Henry E. 1822-1907 PENNY, David H. 1868-1937 *HALL, I.F., died 2 Dec 1834
No stones were found for the three graves marked with astericks but two (Greer) are listed in Miller Funeral Home book, Greenville, as buried here. And the Hall grave is from an obituary in the Stillwater Valley News.
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