Adena Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Smithfield Township
Jefferson County, Ohio

Presbyterianism in the Upper Ohio Valley

(Author, Andrew G. Slade, published 1976) – Title page - An authorized publication of the Presbytery of the Upper Ohio Valley in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the United States of American in 1976.

Adena First Presbyterian Church was first known as the Short Creek Presbyterian Church and was organized in 1847 by the families of Kerrs, Hagans, Hamilton, Carrick, and Stringer from the Beech Spring Church which was organized in 1804.  The Beech Spring Church, from which the Adena Congregation came, was dissolved about 1920 and the building is no longer there. The Beech Cemetery is still being used. Seven young men received into communion of this church and entered the ministry. They were Robert Kerr, Samuel G. Kerr, David Ramsey Kerr, Chalmers Armstrong, Henry Brown, James Wells, and Robert Shields. All are deceased. The first Ruling Elders were Robert Brown, Samuel Kerr, William Stringer, and Thomas Hamilton.


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Category: Ohio physical, cultural and historic features; Feature Name: Adena Presbyterian Cemetery, Type: Cultural, Class: Cemetery, County: Jefferson, FID: 1961677, Coordinates: Latitude 40.2161805 and Longitude -80.8742561.