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Near Oxford in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery

 
 
The Restoration Movement Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
1. The Restoration Movement Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A: The Restoration Movement
In the early years of the nineteenth century, a religious unrest known as the Second Great Awakening spread across much of the American frontier. Among the most influential of the evolving religious organizations were the Campbellites, or Disciples of Christ, founded in the 1820s by Thomas and Alexander Campbell. The Campbellite movement sought to "restore" New Testament Christianity by calling for a return to the primitive church revealed in the gospels. Campbellites denied creeds and oath-taking and rejected sectarianism. They believed in baptism by immersion and communion on Sundays. Followers also dealt with problems and transgressions of members within the church and did not use civil courts. They held a millennial view that professed human happiness and the belief that Christ would reign on earth for a thousand years. Believers spread this word to the pioneers of the Doty Settlement and elsewhere. By 1850, there were ninety Campbellite Churches in Ohio.

Side B: Doty Settlement Cemetery
In 1844, one acre of land in the Doty Settlement was given by Job Smith to the First Congregation of Christian Disciples (Campbellites) of Oxford Township for church and burial purposes. A 24 by 36 foot frame meeting house was constructed, but the inside was never completed. Over
Doty Settlement Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
2. Doty Settlement Meeting House Marker
Site of the Doty Settlement 19th century Campbellite Meeting House.
a period spanning nearly 100 years, numerous burials occurred in the cemetery. Some graves were marked, and others were not. The Smith, Morris, and Doty families were the first in the settlement to embrace the Campbellite faith, and some family members were buried here. The Moore family came into the church after 1850, as did some Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian families. The Doty Settlement church was dissolved by 1905, and the cemetery was abandoned by the mid-20th century.
 
Erected 2005 by The Oxford Museum Association, Oxford Township Trustees, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.466′ N, 84° 45.508′ W. Marker is near Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Brown Road 0.2 miles south of Doty Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the Oxford Township Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6829 Brown Road, Oxford OH 45056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Doty Settlement / The Pioneer Farmstead (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Black (Pugh's Mill) Covered Bridge
The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
3. The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Historic Hopewell / Historic Hopewell Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Oxford Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey House (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Verlin L. Pulley Tower (approx. 3.8 miles away); Langstroth Cottage / Lorenzo Langstroth (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Restoration Movement. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Doty Settlement Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
4. Doty Settlement Meeting House Marker
Fence shows boundary of meeting house.
The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
5. The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery Marker
View from road.
The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
6. The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery Marker
View toward the Doty Settlement Pioneer Farm at far left distance, beyond power pole.
Oxford Township Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
7. Oxford Township Cemetery Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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