Near New Albany in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Smith’s Burying Ground : Pioneer Cemetery
(Later called the “Burnside” Cemetery.)
Smith’s Burying Ground was established in 1814 when John Smith (born 1742), Revolutionary War veteran, died and was buried here. John Smith and four of his sons and their families made the six week, six-hundred-mile journey from New Jersey with ox teams the previous year.
John Clouse (1758–1822), Dutch immigrant and Revolutionary War veteran, is also buried here.
The D.A.R. biography reads: “When a boy he ran away from home and stole passage on a ship to America where he was sold for his passage. When the Revolution broke out, he was offered his freedom if he would serve in the army.” John Clouse moved his family from western Maryland to Fairfield County about 1805 and to Plain Township in 1814.
Also buried here is Julia Landon, sister-in-law of Noble Landon who was a co-founder of New Albany in 1837.
Erected 1990 by The New Albany Plain Township Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 6.296′ Click for map. Marker is between New Albany and Johnstown. Marker is in this post office area: New Albany OH 43054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Archibald's Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wagnor Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Albany and Plain Township Veterans and First Responders Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Founders of New Albany (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Sylvester Ranney House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Disposal of Land in Plain Township (approx. 2.4 miles away); George and Christina Ealy House and Land (approx. 2.7 miles away); Johnstown Cemetery Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Albany.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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