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Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans

 
 
Johnstown Cemetery (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 5, 2009
1. Johnstown Cemetery (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A: Johnstown Cemetery
In 1810, Dr. Oliver Bigelow from Cayuga County, New York, purchased a 4,000-acre tract of land in Monroe Township from John Brown of Boone County, Kentucky, for the sum of $10,000. President John Adams had deeded the land to Brown for military service during the American Revolution. Dr. Bigelow planned to build a town, and after mapping streets, alleys, the town square, and a cemetery, named the village Johnstown. Bigelow was the community's first medical doctor and became the town's mayor. He died on November 5, 1818, and was buried in the Johnstown's Cemetery. Located in the southwest corner of the village, the cemetery became the final resting place for more than 300 early residents and the veterans of three wars. Their grave markers, though weathered by the seasons, serve as a reminder of their great contributions to the community and the nation.

Side B:
Johnstown Cemetery War Veterans
Revolutionary War
Elijah Adams; Oliver Bigelow, M.D.; Benjamin DeWolf;
Caleb Hill; Abel Jewett;
John Martin; Thomas Perkins; Moses Scovell, Esq.; and Peter Stevens

War of 1812
David Buxton; S.D. Grove; and Emanuel Hoover

Civil War
J.O. Adams; L.S. Bell; A.E. Cady; Samuel A. DeWolf; John Cummins;
Joseph Evans; Noah
Johnstown Cemetery War Veterans Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 5, 2009
2. Johnstown Cemetery War Veterans Marker (Side B)
Green; Samuel Martindale; and Israel Scovell

 
Erected 2003 by Johnstown Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 9.077′ N, 82° 41.375′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of Coshocton Street (U.S. 62) and Woodgate Drive, on the right when traveling west on Coshocton Street. Touch for map. Cemetery is about 100 meters north of the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown OH 43031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstown Cemetery Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Post 3097 Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Smith’s Burying Ground : Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Alexander Devilbiss (approx. 5.8 miles away); Willoughby Dayton Miller (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hartford Village Civil War Column (approx. 6.1 miles away);
Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 5, 2009
3. Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans Marker
William Mears Dawes Gristmill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hartford Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Johnstown Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 5, 2009
4. Johnstown Cemetery Entrance
Johnstown Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 5, 2009
5. Johnstown Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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