Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker Meeting
Another of the Rural Series of Central Ohio Quakers
This plot contains the remains of Springboro founder Jonathan Wright (1782- 1855), a Quaker leader who donated part of his land holdings to his Meeting for this cemetery.
Also buried here are other members of the Wright family including Jonathan’s father, Joel, who platted Louisville, Kentucky, and Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. Other burials include Revolutionary War veteran John Mullen, and pioneer orchard magnate, Jesse Wilson; and several African Americans who had no burial site of their own.
The Friends Meeting House of Springboro once stood inside the front gate.
After the Springborough Meeting was laid down, the plot
was Maintained by the Miami Monthly Meeting in
Waynesville, until 1996, when the cemetery was deeded to
the City of Springboro.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1996.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Pence House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeremiah Stansel House (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Bateman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Hall, Jail, and Fire Station (about 300 feet away); Jack Decker House (about 400 feet away); John Bateman House Site (about 400 feet away); Tommy Miller House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.