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George Cemetery, also known as the old George Burial Ground

Northwest of Okeana from Rt 126 west onto Rt 250, north on South Dwyer Road, past Bittersweet Lane

Current map of Section 17 Morgan Township, Ohio MapQuest

To read more about this cemetery, see:
A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County OH and The Old George Burial Ground

| Armstrong | Ashcraft | Brown |
| Clark | Clawson | Congle |
| Davis | DeArmond | Elby |
| Field | George | Handley |
| Hughes | Jenkins | Jolliffe | Jones |

Cemetery overviews: 453 * 454 * 455 * 456 * 457 * 458 * 459

| McLain | Mercer | Nugent |
| Patterson | Perry | Rugsdale |
| Shields | Stoughton | Waer |
|

Photographs were taken by Dennis Kowallek (453-569) and Bob McMaken (161-186) in July and September 2006.
Help in deciphering some data from Stroups Butler County Ohio Cemetery Records, Vol XI, pp 45-46
Tombstone Birthday Calculator

Surname First name Age Tombstone Death date Photo # More info
ARMSTRONG Christopher
38 y,
10 m,
19 d

August 5, 1835
161
162
Although a Christopher Armstrong was a grandson of John Skyles Sr, according to John's 1827 will, the September 16 or 17, 1797 birthdate of this Christopher Armstrong, (1797-1835) suggests that his mother, John's daughter, had already died. Some researchers have thought Rebecca Skyles married James Armstrong. In 1808 (Miami Valley Genealogy Index and Armstrong Ancestry of the Jansen Daughters), Rebecca Stiles married James Armstrong - 11 years after this Christopher was born. The Butler Co OH 1830 census lists James, John, Rebecca, William, and (Morgan, pg 169) Christopher Armstrong.
Stroup's "Butler County Ohio Cemetery Records", Vol XI, p 45 also lists a tombstone for
Martha ARMSTRONG (1802-1831) - wife of Christopher - died 6 Aug 1831 at the age of 29 yrs.
[and notes that Butler Marriages lists her marriage: Martha Johnson to Christopher Armstrong 1 Nov 1821 - also see Miami Valley Gen Index]
Stroup's "Butler County Ohio Cemetery Records", Vol XI, p 45 also lists a tombstone for
Euphenia J. ASHCRAFT (1866-1871) - daughter of B. and S. - died 14 Oct 1871 at the age of 5 yrs-7 mo-7 da.
ASHCRAFT Rachel


(no dates)
177

BROWN John

(date broken off?)
568
John Brown was the husband of Martha Jane (George) Brown.
BROWN Joshua G.


564
Joshua G., son of John and Martha Jane BROWN (rest illegible here, but Stroups show he died 12 Mar 1854, aged 5 y-7 m-14 da)
Stroup's "Butler County Ohio Cemetery Records", Vol XI, p 45 also lists a tombstone for
Susan BROWN (1832-1854) - wife of John S. and daughter of Charles and Lavina SHIELDS - died 13 Dec 1854 at the age of 22 yrs-9 mo-10 da.
COUGLE Elizabeth
23 y,
10 mo,
10 d

Aug 20, 1839
171
Listed as "Congle" in the Butler Co History.
Consort of Madison Cougle.
DAVIS Ann
61 y,
1 m,
27 d

March 22, 1832
170
Ann, according to Sam Lawson's post at GenForum, is likely Meshach Davis' wife Nancy Ann Lewis Davis, born ca 1769, died 2 March 1832 in Butler Co OH, and buried in the George Cemetery.
DAVIS Meshach
b Sept 4, 1764

October 11, 1845
166
Meshach was buried next to Rachel Davis. More information on Meshach at GenForum, including his wife, Nancy Ann Lewis Davis, and their 9 children. No Rachel is listed.
DAVIS Rachel
39 y,

27 d

February 13, 1839
165
Rachel was buried next to Meshach Davis
DAVIS Samuel
62 y
3 mo
19 d ?

Mar 14, 1861
553

DeARMOND Alexander H.
b 1818

d 1896 ?
517
Alexander H. was buried next to Isabelle DeArmond
DeARMOND Isabelle
b 1818

d 1901
516
Isabelle was buried next to Alexander H. DeArmond
DeARMOND Joseph A.
b 2 Nov 1857

d 6 Jan 1862
551
Joseph was the son of John Randolph and Mary George DeARMOND
DeARMOND King

10 m,
17 d

Sept 9, 1855
183 (top)
184a
"King, infant son of K. and Esther DeArmond"
DeARMOND King
43 y,
1 m,
8 d

Sept 22, 1855
183 (bottom)
184b
King was buried near his infant son, King
ELBY Mabel NUGENT
b 1875

d 1901
512
Mable was buried next to Sally Nugent
GEORGE Catherine

Oct 20, 1862
562
Catherine Thompson Gough George was wife of Joshua George (1801-1835), who was said to have been buried under a tree. Catherine was widowed twice.
GEORGE Electa J. 4 y
3 m
12 d

30 Sept 1856
566
567
Electa Jeanette, granddaughter of Catherine George and first child of Enoch "Jackson" and Margaret Ellen DeArmond George, died in a fire accident at home.
(Cannot tell if something else is written on the toppled stone)
HANDLEY Archey
53 y,
5 m,
19 d

August 7, 1842
181
Archey, son of James and Isabella Handley, was the husband of Rebecca
HANDLEY Rabecca
50 years

Nov 14, 1839
179
180
Rebecca was the wife of Archibald "Archey" Handley
HUGHES Thomas
about 42 y

Oct ....
508

JENKINS Isabell
37 y,
9 mo,
2 d

Nov 14, 1832
175
176
Isabell Handley Jenkins, the wife of Evan Jenkins, was a niece of Ann Handley George
JONES Charles
29 y,
10 m,
? da

d Aug 14 1866
539 | 547 | 559-group |
Charles JONES was buried close to Mary Elizabeth STROUGHTON's and behind Cornelius STROUGHTON's tombstone
JONES William
56 y,
3 m,
27 da ?

d Sept
540
548

McCLAIN William
b 22 Dec 1765

d 9 Sep 1849
552

MERCER
b

d July 2, 1851
545

NUGENT Millie
b 1859

d 1897
511
Millie, buried with William
NUGENT Sally
b 1886

d 1894
513
Sally was buried next to Mabel Nugent Elby
NUGENT William
b 1840

d 1924
511
William, buried with Millie
PATTERSON Samuel
84 y

Dec 3, 1853
182
Samuel Patterson Sr and his son Samuel were neighbors of Christopher Armstrong in section 9 per the 1836 map, and lived across the Dry Fork River from Reuben George and this cemetery. The year after Samuel Patterson Sr died, Joshua George's youngest son David W. George married Samuel Sr's granddaughter Nancy Patterson.
PERRY Oliver S.
10 y,
1 mo,
21 d

March 18, 1840
168
169

RUGSDALE Walter
10 y,
4 m,
29 d

September 21, 1840
163
Walter (1830-1840) was a son of Wilson and Mary RUGSDALE
SHIELDS Charles
b 1807

d 1888 ?
524
525 overview
Charles Shields (1807-1886/8?) was the husband of Lavina. According to Stroups, Susan BROWN (1832-1854) was their daughter.
SHIELDS Eliza A.



534
Eliza "wife of Samuel C. Shields, daughter of John and Nancy ?"
SHIELDS Lavina
b 1807

d 1903
524
525 overview
Lavina (1807-1903) was Charles Shields' wife
SHIELDS Mary ?


Aug 9, 1863
532
back of stone

SHIELDS S. C.


(no date)
185
186

STOUGHTON Cornelius

May 24? 18??

Cornelius STROUGHTON was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a corporal in Company B of the One Hundred and Sixty-seventh Regiment, National Guard.
STOUGHTON Cornelius 25 y?

Feb? 18??
561 Another Cornelius STOUGHTON. Is he the Civil War veteran?
STOUGHTON Mary Elizabeth 18 yr,
8? mo,
21 da

July 21 1881 ?
538,
546,
560

STOUGHTON Henry A.


560
STOUGHTON
5 yr
7 mo
7 da

Oct 14, 1871
515

STOUGHTON?



563
?
WAER John B.
b Sept 1, 1860

d Jan 8 1883
521
522
523
569
Pedistle
and
overview
of
John's stone
WAER Nathan (L?)
b May 13, 1812

d Jan 20, 1869
526
Nathan Waer (1812-1869) was the husband of Susan
WAER Susan
b Nov 20, 1819

d Jul 27, 1889
526
Susan (1819-1889) was the wife of Nathan Waer

Still undeciphered...
Surname First name Age Tombstone Death date Photo # More info
(?)



509
Near 508 (Thomas Hughes)
and 510, a baby
?
baby


510
Near 509
and 511 (Millie Nugent)
?



514
Near 513
and 515
?



518
"Father & Mother"
Near 517
and 519
?



519
Near 518
and 520 (A. S.)
? A. S.



520
Near 518
and 521
? Eve



527
527a

?



528
528a

?



529

?



530

?



531

?



535

?



536

?



537

?



541

?



542

?



543

?



544

?



549

?



550

?



554

EMALI?



555

GO?



556

?



557

?



558

?



560a
near 560 (Henry STOUGHTON) - tall monument not ided
and another unknown at 561
?



561
near 560 (Henry STOUGHTON)
and 562 (Catherine GEORGE)
?



565
Near 564 (Joshua G. BROWN)
and 566 (Electra GEORGE)