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Kempton Cemetery
Columbus, Clinton Township,
Franklin County, Ohio

Kempton Cemetery, Columbus, Clinton Twp, Franklin County, Ohio

Gravestone Photographs

Kempton Cemetery, located about a half mile north of Henderson Road on Olentangy River Road, is is poor condition with many broken and unreadable stones. The signs say that it was established in 1819, but there was, at one time, a stone that dated from 1816.  Some attempt has been made to care for it recently, but it would seem that the most recent real care was given by an Eagle Scout in 1980.  We photographed the broken stones and footstones in an attmpt to portray more acurately the number of burials that took place in the abandoned and neglected example of an early Franklin County cemetery.  Obviously, many of the broken and illegible stones should be matched with the names of those for whom no stones were found.

This time I've done things a bit differently and combined the names with photographs and the list of burials gleaned from earlier readings.  The last reading was done in 1982 by the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

Aerial Photo of Cemetery,
Spring 2004

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(Click on the underlined name to download the tombstone photograph)

  • Andrews
    • Jesse, died Jan 24, 1841 Æ 63 Ys 8 M 21 D (engraved by Case Pool & Co., Orange, ??)
    • Mary P., wife of Jesse, born in Hartford, Ct., Jan 13, 1783 (or 67), died [broken], aged 71 Yr 1 Mo 21 Ds (signed by engraver, T. Gillis)
    • Thomas D., died 20 ___ 1833, aged __y 4m 4d
  • Andrus
    • Catherine, died 14 Sep 1819, aged 40y
    • Polly, wife of Hiram, died 1825, aged 97y
  • Andruss
    • _______, died 13 Aug 18__, aged 41y
    • Richard, died Oct 9, 1819 [52 y]
  • Barber, Hannah E., daught of Elum & Violet, died June 18, 1833, Æ 8 mos 19 days (Footstone)
  • Beard, Amanda F., dau of John B. & Hannah, died 7 Mar 1826, aged 5 m
  • Bishop, Susan Jane, dau of Martha, June 20, 1860-Sept 10, 1868
  • Bowers, Philena, dau. of Allen & Lorann, died 17 Nob 1829, aged 17y
  • Brown, Catherine E., wife of A. W., died 25 Jan 1857, aged 16y 10m 7d
  • Case
    • Mary Ann, Mother, 1816-1892
    • Hiram, Father, 1814-1872
    • Orrin H. D., died June 13, 1878, aged 32 Yrs 8 Ms & 23 Ds
  • Colvin, Lydia, consort of David [died 5 Jan 1824, aged 38 y] (Contact: Carol Page Tilson, )
  • Dickson, Joseph, son of Alexander & Ann, died Feb 1816
  • Delano, Oliver, died Jan 1822, aged 38y
  • Dugan, John, son of M. & S., died 3 Mar 1854, aged 1y 22d
  • Fuller, Annis, wife of Alvin, died Jan 2, 1826, aged 35 years
  • Hager, Wallace, 1910-1914; and Willmer, 1920-1920
  • Harper, Margaret, died 10 Sep 1834, aged 74y
  • Hende
    • Elizabeth, wife of Brazilla, died July 27, 1819, aged 65 yrs
    • William, died March 27, 1827, aged 51 yrs
  • Jewett (Contact Ron Roby, )
    • [B. F], died Sept 24, [1867, aged [67 y 1 m 25 d]; and Eliza, wife of B.F., died Mar 29, 1860, aged 52 Ys 2 Mo 28 Ds
    • Catherine, died 18__, aged 9y 6m
    • Elam, died Sept 9, 1824, [aged 34y 9m 22d]
      • Elam Jewett who was born in Vt in 1770, and died in Franklin Co 9 Sep 1824. Elam was the father of B.F. Jewett.
    • Elam [L], 7 Jan 1838-26 Jan 1873
      • Grandson of Elam Jewett above, this man's gravestone is no longer visible. His wife, Sarepta (Richards) Jewett, lived until 1917 and is buried in Powell Cemetery, Delaware County.
    • Infant dau of Elam & Sera[pta] [dates illegible]
    • Laura E., dau of M.H. & Lucy E., died Sept 12, 1860, aged 1 Yr 7 Mo 18 Ds
    • Lucinda, died Sept 29, 1827, aged 19 Ys 11 Mo & 17 Ds
    • Lucinda, dau. of B.F. & Eliza, died 26 Jul 1831, aged 1y
  • Kempton, Ansel J., died Mar 3, 1848, aged 35 yrs
  • Malbone, Solomon, died September 9, 1819, aged 25 years
  • Miller, Anne, born York County, Penna, 30 Aug 1781-18 Mar 1858
  • Morgan
    • Isaac N., son of A. & L., died 4 Jun 1858, aged 11y 11m 2d
    • Loomis, CO C, 45 OVI
    • Lydia L. Case, 31 Aug 1838-10 Dec 1910
    • Robert C., 15 Aug 1872-28 Apr 1907
  • Newel, Nahum, died Sept. 28, 1851
  • Pangborn, Triphenia, dau of John [& Miranda, died 14 Apr 1826, aged 18 y]
  • Partridge, Cyrus, died Oct 22, 1836, aged 42 Yrs & 5 Months
  • Powell, Catherine, [illegible except, 6mo]
  • Preston
    • Catherine, wife of L. A., died Jan 29, 1852, aged 37 yrs, Also two infant children (Detail)
    • Frank, son of L.A. & M., died Aug 7, 18?9, aged 7 mo 15 ds
  • Putnam, Peter, died 23 Jan 1848, aged 48y 10m
  • Rannebarger, A. M., CO D, 113TH OHIO INF [died 1899]
  • Rannebarger, Stephen P., son of Stephen & Susannah, 21 Aug 1824-10 mar 1836, aged 1y 6m 20d
  • Spencer, Caroline, wife of W.W., died 11 Mar 1856, aged 28y 1m 11d
  • Skeels
    • [Cora Ione], [dau. of] Tru[man] & Betsy, Æ 8 mos
    • Betsy, wife of Billias H., died Dec 12, 1846, aged 65 yrs
    • Betsy B., Dec 11, 1800-Dec 26, 1852
    • Truman, May 16, 1806-Aug 30, 1852; and Curtie, [not shown] son of M.E. & W.L., died Apr 3, 1863, aged 5 ms & 7 ds
    • Cora Ione, Jan 4, 1847-Aug 26, 1847
  • Wilcox
    • Louis, son of J. & L.M., died 27 Apr 1862, aged 2y 11m 27 d
    • T. M., son of J. & L.M., died 22 Nob 1857, aged 10m 21 d
    • Samuel, son of Gideon G. & Amanda, died 15 May 1838, aged 2y 7m
    • Selina, dau. of Tracy & Priscilla, died 3 Aug 1834, aged 1y 18d
    • Tracy, died October 2, 1841, Æ 50 yrs 7 m (Footstone)
    • Tracy M., son of J & M, died Nov ??, ????, age 1 yr 10 mo ?? ds
  • Wiswell
    • Amasa, died 25 Aug 1838, aged 34y
    • Polly, wife of ___, died 1831, aged 39y

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