Campbell Family Cemetery is located in an isolated area believed to be in Island Creek Twp. Two tombstones were located near a farm and what was once the original tract of land owned by Alexander Campbell, Sr.
Campbell, Alexander, Jr
Campbell, Alexander, Sr
Campbell Private Cemetery
Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
Owners, Daniel and Betty Rice, Oct. 2009 since 1973
GPS reading – N40 27 719, W080 41.781, 1149 Elevation
Daniel and Betty Phone 740-544-5613
NOTE - You MUST obtain permission to go on land to visit the cemetery
Cemetery was read by Flora L. VerStraten, October 25, 2009
She was accompanied by owners, Daniel & Betty Rice
October 30th, 1855
37 yrs. 1 ms. 14 dys.
(White thick marble stone, out of base in a pile of wood and dirt)
March 29th, 1855
In his 82 year
(White tablet style marble stone, out of base laying flat on the ground, face up)
Campbell Cemetery Deed History and Previous Owners
Prior to 1973 - Carman Family
1871 Atlas Map – J. McClam (spelling?), 162 acres
1856 Atlas Map – A. Campbell, 162 acres
HOME - The Rice Family live on and own is IN Knox Township.
Section 13, Township 8, Range 2
Volume 214, pg. 66
(Current neighbors of Rice Family as of 2009: G. Dye & Skowronsky)
CEMETERY - IT is located on the rear of their land IN Island Creek, consisting of 62 acres.
Section 24, Township 7, Range 2
Volume 203, pg. 146, northeast quarter of southeast corner
A base to one tombstone can be seen. A footstone/base intact and can be seen. Area was heavily logged and logs and dirt were shoved into the small cemetery area. Owners have offered to clean up the logs so that the cemetery can be probed and tombstones can be reset in the spring of 2010.
The cemetery sits on a knoll at the top of a hay field, with a small patch of trees. There is a homestead sandstone foundation not far from the cemetery, down from the knoll heading towards the Rice home just outside of the hay field area.
A Mrs. Carman told owners she lived in the homestead when she was growing up. We do not know her maiden name.
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