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Mount Zion Church Cemetery
Marysville, Union County, Ohio

Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Marysville, Union County, Ohio

Gravestone Photographs

While the grass is kept cut and there are flowers planted around the sign, this abandoned cemetery is poorly maintained. Nearly all the remaining stones are broken; most are illegible. This cemetery was once connected to the Mount Zion United Brethren Church. The church building is long gone and all that remains are a few broken and weather worn gravestones. The following history is taken from The History of Union County, Ohio, (W. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1883), Part V, pages 72,73:

Mount Zion United Brethren Church is located about three miles northwest of Marysville. The society was organized here nearly forty years ago. Its membership was drawn largely from the Methodist Church. Rev. Frederick Hendricks first preached at the house of Samuel Elliott. He was followed by Rev. Snell. Soon after, Rev. William Miller organized the society. Among the earliest members were Samuel Elliott, Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott, John Elliott, Sally Beightler [Sic.], Charity Moore, Emma Moore, Lydia Moore, and Weldon and Jane Elliott. A frame church was soon erected on a lot donated to the society by Samuel Elliott. It remained the place of worship until 1876, when the present church was erected. It is about 36x40 feet in size and cost about $850. It was dedicated November 26, 1876, by Bishop Weaver. It was, at the time, completely finished, including furniture, carpets and bell, and was dedicated free of all indebtedness. The membership is now about sixty. Rev. R. G. Montgomery is the pastor in charge. A successful Sabbath school has been maintained for many years.

The photos on this page represent all of the stones that were found on September 19, 2009. They were taken beginning at the left side of the cemetery and ending at the right end. The stones are, more or less, in a single uneven row. They are arranged below in the order in which they were photographed. Anything underlined in black indicates the Webmaster's "best guess."

GPS Coordinates:
DEC - Latitude = 40.2520035 Longitude = -83.4179785
DMS - Latitude = 401507N Longitude = 0832505W


(Click on the underlined name to view the gravestone photograph)

  • Beighler, George C., Dec 1, 1868-Feb 5, 1875, aged 6 yrs 2 m 4 d, children of S & A J and Hattie M., Dec 19, 1864-Feb 19, 1875, aged 10 ys 2 ms (Whole Stone)
  • Goldsberry, Willougby, CO K, 54TH OHIO INF
  • Koch, E   , died M??, 20, 1889 [rest is illegible]
  • Unknown, Broken & illegile, possibly an Elliott stone
  • Shrive, Etta, dau of H H & M A, died Feb 25, 1876, aged 3 yr 5 mo 2 d (Whole Stone)
  • Elliott, George, died Oct 8, 1866, Æ 9 y 2 m & 19 d and Infant son, died May 25, 1866, children of W & M (Whole Stone)
  • Taylor, Jane, wife of B., died May 9, 1864, aged 84 y 8 m 21 d (Whole Stone)
  • Unknown, Illegible
  • Wood, Infant, dau of T & M [rest illegible]
  • Wood, Infant [rest illegible]
  • McCalmont, Fay, son of H C & M, died Jan 27, 1882, aged 6 mo & 27 ds
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