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Damascus in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 16, 2014
1. Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Marker
Inscription.  On this site are re-interred 118 exhumed remains from Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds, adjacent to Damascus Friends Church on Walnut Street. Among those re-interred here are: Catlit Jones, a scout with Quaker Daniel Boone in Kentucky, a captain in the Revolutionary War, and a recorded Friends minister; and Samuel Coppock Jr., father of Edwin Coppock, who was hanged in 1859 for his part in abolitionist John Brown's raid on the United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The exhumation (2001-2002) was directed by Prof. Dr. John White of Youngstown State University, assisted by staff, students, and volunteers.
 
Erected 2002 by Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Committee, Damascus Friends Church, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Quakerism series lists.
 
Location. 40° 54.002′ N, 80° 57.122′ 
Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 16, 2014
2. Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Marker
W. Marker is in Damascus, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker can be reached from Valley Road 0.1 miles south of Walnut Street. Marker is located in Damascus Cemetery, near the entrance from Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Damascus OH 44619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Damascus Grade School Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ervin George Bailey (approx. ¼ mile away); Maple-Dell (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 4.3 miles away); Salem (approx. 5.7 miles away); Unserheim (approx. 5.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Damascus.
 
Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 16, 2014
3. Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Marker
Plaque listing the names of those re-interred
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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