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Wagnor Cemetery

Pioneer Burial Ground & Site of First School in Plain Township

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, March 1, 2011
1. Wagnor Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Side one:
In 1820, Mark Evans, John Davis, and Jacob Waggoner acquired from Daniel Triplett an 18-rod-square parcel (approximately two acres) at this location on which to build the first school in Plain Township. Education was not publicly funded at the time and the first teacher, Jacob Smith, “kept” school for $1.50 per scholar. The fact that part of the school lot became a cemetery suggests that the log building was also used for church services, as was a log school a mile and a half east of here on Cenrtal College Road.
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Side two:
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The Wagnor Cemetery is in the northeast quarter of the township. Many people buried here belonged to families that settled the area soon after 1812, when the federal government offered the 8,000 acres in the township’s northern half to all comers at $2 an acre. Rebecca Frampton’s tombstone recalls hazards the pioneers faced as they transformed the wilderness. Her three infant daughters died on April 30, 1827; 29-year-old Rebecca died on June 5. Other tombstones recall past wars. Zimri Hills and Christian Horlocker served in the War of 1812. Alvin Evans and Peter Bevelhymer were veterans of the Civil War. Sales in 1860 and 1881 reduced
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By Jamie Abel, March 1, 2011
2. Wagnor Cemetery Marker
the property to its present size.
 
Erected 1998 by New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.86′ N, 82° 48.144′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Central College Road (County Road 18) and Cedar Brook Drive, on the left when traveling east on Central College Road. Click for map. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Disposal of Land in Plain Township (approx. one mile away); New Albany and Plain Township Veterans and First Responders Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Founders of New Albany (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Sylvester Ranney House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Archibald's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Smith’s Burying Ground : Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); George and Christina Ealy House and Land (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clarence Boal Hoover / Charles Potter Hoover (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Albany.
 
More about this marker.
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By Jamie Abel, March 1, 2011
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Gravestone of Rebecca Frampton.
The typographical error, "Cenrtal College Road," actually appears on the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Plain Township, New Albany, Ohio. Official township web site. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
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By Jamie Abel, March 1, 2011
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Gravestone for Rebecca Frampton's three infant children.
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By Jamie Abel, March 1, 2011
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Looking at Wagnor Cemetery across Central College Road, facing the northwest.
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By Jamie Abel, March 1, 2011
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A wide-angle view of Wagnor Cemetery, looking to the west. The tombstones for Rebecca Frampton and her daughters can be seen in the background, just above the tall stone in the foreground, center-left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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