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Rush Creek Cemetery
(AKA Quaker Cemetery)
Washington Township, Union County, Ohio

Rush Creek Cemetery, Washington Township, Union County, Ohio

Gravestone Photographs

NOTE: Items that are underlined in black are the Webmaster's "best guess." Items found in brackets ( [ ] ) are either documented, i.e. death certificate, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), obituary, or were found in the published records.

GPS Coordinates:
DEC - Latitude = 40.4986663 Longitude = -83.5190932
DMS - Latitude = 402955N Longitude = 0833109W

Rush Creek Cemetery is all that is left of the Rush Creek church established in about 1865 by a hand full of Quakers; all trace of the building is gone. Here is what Beers 1883 History of Union County, Ohio, Volume 2, page 666, has to say:
In the extreme northwestern corner of Washington Township is an organization of the Quakers or Friends, known as Rush Creek Church. Its membership is drawn from Hardin and Logan Counties as well as this townhsip. This orgainization was effected soon after the close of the rebellion in a log schoolhouse. A few years later, through the efforts if Obediah Williams, Bennett Watkins, Isaac Penoc and other early members, a frame structure was erected, which has since served as their meeting house. At the organization of the society, the membership scarcely numbered half a dozen. It is now [1883] probably forty. Services are held every Sabbath. A Sabbath school has been maintained for many years.


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  • Elliott, Abner K., died Feb 24, 1880, aged 44y 8m; Harriet A., wife of A.K., died June 17, 1892, aged 54y 10m 14d; Vivian O., son of A.K. & H.A., died Feb 4, 1869 aged 2m 11d; Ida, infant dau of A.K. & H.A.; (Whole Stone)
  • Gallentine, [William, died Dec 6, 1891, aged 73y 10m]
  • Green, Austin C., 1862-1930
  • Patterson, Rebecca, died 30thDay 1stMo 1874, aged 82yrs
  • Paxson, Burleigh, son of B.F. & L., died Sept 12, 1884, aged [5m 9d]; (Whole Stone)
  • Reames, Kelsey Eugene, son of G.H. & J.M., died [July 13, 1882], aged 2m 1d
  • Reeve, Benjamin F., 1827-1893 and Lydia, his wife, 1830-1913
  • Richardson
    • Mertie, [dau of J. & E.A., died Jan 5, 1879, aged 24d]
    • Willie J., son of J. & E.A., died July 12, 1877, aged 3y 12m 7d
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