Bigelow Cemetery (Old Burying Ground)
This historic marker was erected in 2003 by the Johnstown Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-45.)
The marker is in Johnstown, Ohio, in Licking County. The marker is located in the cemetery. You can access the cemetery from West Coshocton Street (U.S. 62) by turning left at N. Williams Street and then left onto W. Maple Street. You can use the Johnstown Recreation Center parking lot. Bigelow Cemetery can be entered through the fence that encloses the cemetery on the east side of the Rec Center.
Inscription Side A:
In 1810, Dr. Oliver Bigelow from Cayuga County, New York, purchased a 4,000-acre tract of land in Monroe Township from John Brown of Boone County, Kentucky, for the sum of $10,000. President John Adams had deeded the land to Brown for military service during the American Revolution. Dr. Bigelow planned to build a town, and after mapping streets, alleys, the town square, and a cemetery, named the village Johnstown. Bigelow was the community's first medical doctor and became the town's mayor. He died on November 5, 1818, and was buried in the Johnstown Cemetery. Located in the southwest corner of the village, the cemetery became the final resting place for more than 300 early residents and the veterans of three wars. Their grave markers, though weathered by the seasons, serve as a reminder of their great contributions to the community and the nation.
Bigelow Cemetery War Veterans
Revolutionary War: Elijah Adams; Oliver Bigelow, M.D.; Benjamin DeWolf; Caleb Hill; Abel Jewett; John Martin; Thomas Perkins; Moses Scovell, Esq.; and Peter Stevens. War of 1812: David Buxton; S.D. Grove; and Emanuel Hoover
Civil War: J.O. Adams; L.S. Bell; A.E. Cady; Samuel A. DeWolf; John Cummins; Joseph Evans; Noah Green; Samuel Martindale; and Israel Scovell.
Photographer: William Fischer, Jr.
Taken: February 5, 2009
Johnstown Cemetery (Side A)
Submitted: March 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
Database Locator Identification Number: p54893
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