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Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805

 
 
Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805 Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, December 12, 2006
1. Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805 Marker, Side 2
Inscription. Granville, Ohio, was settled in 1805 by the Licking Company, a group formed in Granville, Massachusetts, and Granby Connecticut, for the purpose of emigrating west. The Old Colony Burying Ground was defined on the first town plat of Granville in 1905. Many of Granville's pioneers are interred within this ground, and the cemetery retains its original form and most of its westward facing rows of sandstone and marble gravestones. The early settlers buried here helped lay out this town and determined the appearance and development of the village as it is today. The first burial, the infant son of Ethan Bancroft, was in April 1806. The oldest extant gravestone is dated 1808. Eighteen veterans of the Revolutionary war, thirty-nine from the War of 1812, and sixteen Civil war veterans rest here along with ministers, farmers, industrialists, physicians, young mothers, children, and other citizens of Granville.

The Old Colony Burying Ground has many signed and masterfully carved monuments and gravestones that provide a history of gravestone motifs between 1808 and 1880. Found within this ground are excellent examples of the work of local carvers and sculptors, including Thomas and Rollin Hughes, Manley Whipple, and the DeBow brothers. The early markers are of locally quarried sandstone, while many of the later ones are of marble, which
Old Colony Burying Ground, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, December 12, 2006
2. Old Colony Burying Ground, Side 1
was shipped to Granville via the Granville Feeder from the Ohio and Erie Canal. In 1886, Charles Webster Bryant recorded and numbered the location and epitaphs of all visible gravestones, providing important historic information no longer visible today. The cemetery has been called the Old Colony Burying Ground since 1912 when the wrought-iron entrance gates were erected by the Granville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Old Colony Burying Ground was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
 
Erected 2006 by The Granville Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.95′ N, 82° 31.209′ W. Marker is in Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on South Main Street (Ohio Route 661) south of Elm Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Granville OH 43023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of the Alexandrian Society
Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
3. Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805 Marker
Taken from the burying ground.
(about 700 feet away); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site "The most eligible part" (about 700 feet away); Granville Opera House (about 700 feet away); Bolen Memorial Park (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Granville.
 
Also see . . .  Known Burials in Old Colony Burying Ground. (Submitted on December 12, 2006.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Colony Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, December 12, 2006
4. Old Colony Burying Ground
Old Colony Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
5. Old Colony Burying Ground
Manley Whipple Carved Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
6. Manley Whipple Carved Marker
In memory of
John Page
son of Abram & Parthena
Whipple
who was killd by
the fall of a tree
June. 21st 1824,
Aged 7 years, 1 month
and 15 days.
Hughes Carved Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
7. Hughes Carved Marker
Erected To the Memory of
Louisa, Wife of Charles Sawyer;
who in hope of a blessed
immortality departed this life
on the 10th day of August 1831,
in the 33d. year of her age.
Hughes Carved Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
8. Hughes Carved Marker
Erected to the memory of
Giles C. Harrington
Died August 3rd. 1826
Aged 28 years
Hughes Carved Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
9. Hughes Carved Marker
Erected to the Memory of
Luther Woods
who departed this life
July 23rd 1832
in the 26th Year of his age
Hughes Carved Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
10. Hughes Carved Marker
Annis
wife of E. W. Phelps
born in
Montgomery Mass
May 8, 1809
died Dec. 10. 1843
in the 35 Year
of her Age.
Joshua Stark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
11. Joshua Stark Marker
Born in Lebanon, Conn.
Nov. 9. 1788;
Emigrated to this
Place in 1817.
Died June 29, 1858
in the 70 year
of his age
[War of 1812 Veteran]
Lewis Sturges Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
12. Lewis Sturges Marker
This Monument is erected
to the Memory of
Mr. Lewis Sturges,
who died Jan. 6. 1838,
Aged Eighty one Years
[Revolutionary War Veteran]
Horatio Mower Monument (on right) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
13. Horatio Mower Monument (on right)
This monument is erected
to the memory of
Horatio G. Mower,
who died the 29th day of March 1833
in the 33d. year of his age.
Israel and Elisabeth Everett Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
14. Israel and Elisabeth Everett Marker
Israel Everett
Born at Granville Mass.
Nov. 1, 1804
Died July 5, 1875

Elisabeth
wife of
Israel Everett
Born Sept. 1, 1799
Died Mar. 8, 1836
Deteriorating Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
15. Deteriorating Sandstone Marker
Lovely carved sandstone marker, c.1830s-1840s, that is being lost to the elements. This is a common problem with such stones in central Ohio.
Old Colony Burying Ground Contact Info image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2010
16. Old Colony Burying Ground Contact Info
 
 
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