Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington Co., Ohio

Oak Grove Cemetery is located in Marietta in Washington County, Ohio.   There is a book that has the burials listed:

Source:  Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio Burials 1860 to 1920, published by the Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society 1991.  

Oak Grove Burial Book 1991

Oak Grove Burial Book 1991

Here is a map of Oak Grove.  Section 19 is where the bodies from the Old Burying ground where moved to and where the memorial plaque is located.   Find A Grave has this cemetery listed to a total of 9340 graves.

Oak Grove in Marietta

Oak Grove in Marietta

In my post of September 13, 2011 “Marietta and Washington County – A Dream Come True!” I mention my visit to Oak Grove Cemetery because I was in search of Solomon Goss, Olive, David and their grandchildren’s graves.

The post before this dated January 8, 2013 is  about Mound Cemetery.  In that post,  I described the Mound Cemetery book and the different burying grounds used before Mound and Oak Grove and the lack of recordkeeping before 1858.

In Oak Grove there is the history plaque that is dedicated to Englehard Hopper and below his biography is a reference to The Old Burying Ground:

Historical plaque in Oak Grove

Historical plaque in Oak Grove

The original burial site of the early pioneers was 600 feet SW of this spot.  28 people were interred there between August 1788 and September 1801, except during the Indian War of 1791-94.  In the Fall of 1871, the remains of 26 were brought to this this lot.  Two were reinterred in the Mound Cemetery.  Contributions by the Durm Family, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Washington Co. Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society.”

The dates given on this plaque are well before Solomon Goss who died in 1825.

This  is the memorial stone erected to the memories of the unknown pioneers.  Next to it are the graves of James Mitchell Varnum and his SAR emblem, and E. Hopper’s grave and emblem.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Pioneer Memorial Stone and more

Oak Grove Cemetery, Pioneer Memorial Stone and more

There is a plaque for James Mitchel Varnum.

James Mitchell Varnum plaque in Oak Grove Cemetery

James Mitchell Varnum plaque in Oak Grove Cemetery

This is looking down from the Pioneer Monument which is located on a steep hill:

Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

Here is the entrance to Oak Grove Cemetery:

Entrance to Oak Grove

Entrance to Oak Grove

Much to my frustration and disappointment I did not find any clues as to Solomon, Olive, David and the grandchildren’s burials in this cemetery.  I did take the time to find the Pioneer Memorials in Oak Grove and Mound Cemeteries and pay my respects.

A DAR or SAR emblem placed near or in one of these cemeteries may be a possibility for the future to honor Solomon Goss, we will see.

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