Obadiah Scott, Jr., the brother of Olive Scott Goss, wife of Solomon Goss, moved to Washington County, Ohio from the Wyoming Valley and raised a family there.
According to online records, he is buried in Waterford Cemetery just south and across the Muskingum River from Beverly. Beverly is northwest of Marietta. It is about a 20 minute drive out in the country along a two lane highway. State Route 60 passes may other cemetery like Greenlawn, and the Old German Cemetery near Lowell. I only had so much time so I targeted only so many cemeteries.
According to Find A Grave there are 9 Scott’s listed in this cemetery but no Obadiah Scott. They have 1761 listings for Find A Grave. The cemetery has the older section and then the newer one that is back and behind a grouping of houses. It was a good size and was well-kept.
In one of the cemetery transcription books I found a listing on page 47 and 48 for a Waterford Landing Cemetery (Waterford Cemetery). Obadiah Scott was listed 3 up from the bottom:
“Scott, Obadiah died 30 Nov. 1827 in 57th y“
He was near a John and Margaret Pope and Jasper Stone Marsh. I spent a good 30 minutes or more and so did my husband trying to locate his stone, NO LUCK. I was hoping that there might be a clue of his sister Olive’s burial but she was no where in the lists that I read online and that are published. I will post more about Obadiah Scott (Jr.) and his family in a future posts.
As you can see there is a lot of open space with no tombstones in this older area of the cemetery.
This completes my tour of the cemeteries of Washington County, Ohio. The tour included: Berg, Waterford south of Beverly, Rainbow across the Muskingum river to the west, Oak Grove, Mound and Harmar in Marietta and the Berg cemetery in Fearing Twp. and a visit with the current owner of Solomon’s land who denied any burials on his land.