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Near Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Goshen Quaker Cemetery

 
 
Goshen Quaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
1. Goshen Quaker Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery was established in the early 1800's as a final resting place for early Quaker pioneer families such as the Martin, Robert and Samuel Marmon and their sister, Kesiah Marmon-Outland families who migrated to Ohio from Northampton, North Carolina starting in 1806. Many other Quaker families followed these brave pioneers, (Outlands, Reames, Watkins, and more), to start a new life, spread their faith and to escape persecution being suffered in the southern states for nonsupport of slavery. The result of this coming together in faith was the Goshen Friends Church in 1807. This relocation to the Ohio territory later helped these families and their descendants to become quiet helpers in the Underground Railroad system. In addition to many brave pioneers and their descendants, 1 Revolutionary War Veteran, 3 War of 1812 veterans and 12 Civil War veterans are contained within its borders. It is also the resting place of Evangeline Reames, founder of the Ohio Friends Home in 1905.

As the early Quakers believe ornate tombstones were ostentatious, many graves were left unmarked or marked only with simple field stones. Later tombstones were simple in design. Some of the more ornate and larger stones of the upper portion of the upper portion of the cemetery are descendant purchased replacement stones for original monuments that
Goshen Quaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
2. Goshen Quaker Cemetery Marker
View of the marker with the cemetery in the foreground and the Goshen Friends Church in the background.
were destroyed or lost over time. This cemetery was restored in 2007 as part of the 200 year Anniversary of the Goshen Friends Church by the Girl Scouts of Appleseed Ridge, Junior Troop 553, of East Liberty. All recovered stones were reset and Memorial Marker placed for individuals who were historically listed as being interred in the cemetery but for whom no stone could be found.

For more information on the cemetery, please visit the local library, historical society or inquire at the Church office.
 
Location. 40° 19.689′ N, 83° 39.749′ W. Marker is near Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Middleburg Pike (County Route 153) and Ohio Route 292, on the right when traveling west on Middleburg Pike. Touch for map. This marker is located on the front grounds of the Goshen Friends Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5486 Middleburg Pike, Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Church/ First School (a few steps from this marker); Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hicksite Quaker Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zanesfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site
Goshen Quaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
3. Goshen Quaker Cemetery Marker
View of the cemetery grounds and the nearby street intersection as from the marker.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Fort Wapatomica (approx. one mile away); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (approx. one mile away); In Memory of Isaac Zane (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesfield.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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