Ye Olde Cemetery Records, Rootstown, Ohio

Special Collections and Archives

Ye Olde Cemetery Records, Rootstown, Ohio

Special Collections and Archives

Ye Olde Cemetery Records, Rootstown, Ohio

Ye Olde Cemetery Records, Rootstown, Ohio: 1809-1936


Inventory

Prepared by Barbara Bass, Jan. 30, 1999

1 Document case, 1/8 cu. ft., 11th fl.


Historical Background

A draft listing of this collection was given to the Special Collections and Archives Dept. by Nancy Stewart in 1987. The remainder of the collection was given to Special Collections and Archives in 1998. Nancy Stewart, Sr. Vice Commander of DAV Auxiliary Unit 26, Ravenna, Ohio, compiled a list of cemetery records based on records that had been made by Ernest H. Moore for the Western Reserve Historical Society in 1929 and her visits to the cemetery to read the headstones.

The Old Cemetery is located in Rootstown, Ohio on the south side of Tallmadge Road about 1 mile East of the intersection of State Route 44 and Tallmadge Road. During the 1980's the Rootstown Lions Club donated the sign that stands in front of the cemetery.


Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, information about Nancy Stewart and various listings of those buried in the Old Cemetery including the veterans of several early wars. Also included are photographs taken of the cemetery in 1987. They show not only some of the beautiful headstones that have been placed at the graves but also the damage that has been done to some of the very old headstones.


  1. Correspondence: George Hing to Nancy Stewart: Oct. 27, 1987
  2. Nancy- An Autobiographical Sketch: May 14, 19[88] 38
  3. Draft list of Old Cemetery: 1987
  4. Old Cemetery-Rootstown, Ohio, Family Name Research: Sources of information: May 8, 1988
  5. "American Revolution Veterans," report of the Ohio Genealogical Society: Aug. 1969
  6. American Revolution Verterans buried in Rootstown: Dec. 16, 1773-Oct. 18, 1781
  7. War of 1812 Veterans buried in Rootsown: June 1, 1812-Jan. 8, 1815
  8. Civil War Veterans buried in Rootsown: April 12, 1861-April 9, 1865
  9. Plat map of Old Cemetery made by Nancy Stewart: 1987
  10. Photographs of Old Cemetery: 1987
  11. Chronological order of deaths: Feb. 13, 1989
  12. Family name research for Old Cemetery
  13. Old Cemetery listings: Inscriptions copied for the Western Reserve Historical Society by Ernest H. Moore: 1929
  14. Article: "Rootstown History" from Laurie Collection
  15. Articles: "History of Rootstown Township" by Grace Lumley Horton; "Postmasters of Rootstown"; "Rootstown In the Wars" by Charles H. Parsons; "Township Officials"; "Justices of the Peace"
  16. Speech: "Is Old Cemetery an 'historic cemetery'", by Nancy Stewart given at the Rootstown Historical Society meeting: May 16, 1988
  17. Flyer: "Veterans, you are America"
  18. Dedication booklet, written by Nancy Stewart
  19. Speech: "Old Cemetery 2002" by Nancy Stewart

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