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Ralston Cemetery
Scott Township, Brown County, Ohio

Lat: 38° 56' 24"N, Lon: 83° 56' 51"W

Contributed by Tom Mason, Jul 2009, last edited Jul 31, 2009 [murmering-markers@hotmail.com]. Total records = 47.

The trail to the cemetery begins at Lat: 38 56' 34.6, Lon: 83 57' 5"W, presently marked by a green 'Scott Twp Cemetery' sign, The starting point is in Clark Township on East Side Road (CR-85), 0.8 miles north of its intersection with White Oak Valley Road (CR-21), To reach the cemetery, follow the perimeter of a fenced pasture by traveling 0.17 miles east and then 0.1 miles south under open skies and 300 feet southeast through a woods, The path crosses from Clark into Scott Township, Terrain is mostly flat, grassy, passable in dry weather.

Ralston cemetery is located on private property, once owned by O.P. Ralston in the 1800s, thus its name. This was more of a community cemetery though, with Ralston members being in the minority.

Ralston Cemetery is approx 100x150 feet in size, located on a finger shaped knoll with a 40 foot drop on three of its four sides, Tombstone burial dates span the years of 1829 to 1938, Two Civil War veterans are documented at Ralston.

The cemetery is maintained by Scott Township, mowed, fenced but no repairs or straightening of fallen markers, Its southwestern face is the most fragile, the steepest, with active erosion and potential slumps into the creek bed that undercuts it.

This is a complete list of transcriptions and tombstone conditions, merged from observations made on Jun 02, 1977 by Linda H. Wilson and Jun 28, 2009 by Sue and Ferne Mason and myself. Several markers recorded in 1977 were not found in 2009 and a more recent marker was set after the 1977 readings, Merging was the best solution, Portions of Linda Wilson's transcriptions, published in 'Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County, Ohio Book 1', 1977, are copied herein with permission and credits.

- Tom Mason

Courts, Amanda M (Pitzer), b. 9 Dec 1844, d. 20 Sep 1916, His Wife, s/w Nathan Courts
Courts, Emma, b. 13 Dec 1871, d. 17 Sep 1873, Children of N. & A.M. Courts, s/w Nettie & Infant Courts
Courts, George, d. 1 Sep 1829, age: 41y 2m 15d, marker lying on ground
Courts, Infant, d. 13 Dec 1880, Children of N. & A.M. Courts, s/w Nettie & Emma Courts
Courts, Nathan, b. 17 Aug 1835, d. 21 Jan 1903, s/w Amanda M Courts
Courts, Nettie, b. 11 Jul 1868, d. 26 Feb 1872, Children of N. & A.M. Courts, s/w Emma & Infant Courts
Evans, Milford, b. 1827, d. 1872, OH Vol Inf, 17th Reg Jan 62, 189th Reg Feb 65, s/w Zorilda Evans, Civil War plaque, Marker was added after 1977
Evans, Zorilda (Ralston), b. 1829, d. 1867, nee Ralston, s/w Milford Evans, Marker was added after 1977
Fite, Ada Ethal, b. 1892, d. 1906, Daughter of Andrew J & Amanda M Fite
Fite, Addie E (Courts), b. 1866, d. 1914, Wife of Jacob H Fite, Marker lying on ground
Fite, Amanda M (Shick), b. 1854, d. 1936, Ohio Death Certificate 1936, #67254, Wife of Andrew Fite
Fite, Andrew J, b. 1845, d. 1932, Ohio Death Certificate 1932, #68818, Husband of Amanda M Shick
Fite, Charles, b. 1833, d. 1914, s/w Nancy J Fite
Fite, Edna E, b. 1889, d. 1911, Dau of Jeff & Alice Fite, Ohio Death Certificate 1911, #30877, died 21 Jun 1911
Fite, Harriet, b. 1824, d. 1899, Mother, Marker not found in 2009, Information is from Linda H Wilson's 1977 transcriptions
Fite, Howard B, b. 15 Sep 1895, d. 29 Nov 1895, Son of A.L. & E.P. Fite, Son of Arthur L & Elizabeth P (Burris) Fite
Fite, Infant son, d. 1896, Son of J. & A. Fite, Son of Jefferson & Alice Fite
Fite, J H, b. 1860, d. 1935, Jacob H Fite, husband of Addie Electa Courts
Fite, Larence E, d. 1892, Son of Rosanna Bell Fite
Fite, Mary J, b. 1856, d. 1925, Sister, Ohio Death Certificate 1925, #43768, died 14 Aug 1925
Fite, Nancy J (Martin), b. 1836, d. 1872, His Wife, Nancy Jane (Martin) Fite, s/w Charles Fite
Fite, Napoleon B, b. 1858, d. 1938, Brother, Ohio Death Certificate 1938, #68302, died 19 Dec 1938
Fite, Rebecca, b. 1867, d. 1918, Sister, Ohio Death Certificate 1919, #41588, died 24 Jul 1919
Fite, Rosanna Bell, b. 1874, d. 1899, Daughter of Andrew J & Amanda M Fite, Brown County Death Record Book 2, p 118, shows death as 10 May 1893, aged 19 yr
Fite, Sarah A (Michalill), b. 30 Aug 1846, d. 10 Dec 1915, His Wife, s/w Thos B Fite
Fite, Sarah E, b. 1864, d. 1916, Ohio Death Certificate 1916, #29474, died 1 May 1916
Fite, Sarah F, b. 1896, d. 1908, Daughter of Andrew J & Amanda M Fite
Fite, T H, b. 1885, d. 1886, Thomas Hamer Fite, son of Jacob H & Addie E Fite, Ref: Brown County Birth Records- Vol 2A, page 116
Fite, Thos B, b. 18 Jul 1842, d. 4 May 1909, s/w Sarah A Fite
Hiler, Barbra, b. 3 Feb 1809, d. 12 Mar 1887, age: 78y 1m 9d, marker lying on ground
Hiler, G W, d. 28 Jun 1863, Marker not found in 2009, Information is from Linda H Wilson's 1977 transcriptions
Hilligoss, Edward C, d. 14 Jul 1827, age: 6 mos, Son of G.B. & M.C. Hilligoss, Marker not found in 2009, Information is from Linda H Wilson's 1977 transcriptions
Hilligoss, John, d. 9 Nov 1836, age: 6y 1m, Son of G.B. & M.C. Hilligoss, marker leaning against tree
McBeth, Barbary (Courts), d. 1 Apr 1853, age: 29y 5m 19d, Wife of Samuel McBeth, marker lying on ground
McBeth, James W, d. 22 Jun 1853, age: 7m 8d, Son on S.H & B. McBeth, Marker not found in 2009, Information is from Linda H Wilson's 1977 transcriptions
Meeker (Davis), Mariah, d. 30 Aug 1853, age: 19 yrs, Wife of Lot Meeker, marker lying on ground
Pabt???, D E, d. , No gravestone or Civil War marker was found in 2009, Information is from Linda H Wilson's 1977 transcriptions
Pitzer, Joseph O., d. 3 Jun 1864, age: 1y 8m 3d, Son of M.V. & F. Pitzer, marker lying on ground
Ralston (Pitzer), Martha A, b. 1 Feb 1827, d. 9 Feb 1866, His Wife, s/w O P Ralston
Ralston, E A, b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 16 Apr 1908, Eugene Archimedas Ralston
Ralston, O P, b. 11 Mar 1824, d. 1 Aug 1901, s/w Martha A Ralston, Oliver Perry Ralston, an 1800's owner of the farm parcel where this cemetery resides
Shick, D, d. 13 Sep 1870, Marker not found in 2009, Information is from Linda H Wilson's 1977 transcriptions
Stratton, G W, b. 22 Mar 1846, d. 13 May 1923, s/w Melissa Stratton, George Stratton, Ohio Death Certificate 1925, #36113
Stratton, Melissa, b. 4 Mar 1847, d. 7 Mar 1902, His Wife, s/w G W Stratton
Terry, Elizabeth, d. 28 Dec 1910, Ohio Death Certificate 1910, #64475, Stillborn, Parents- Charles Terry & Maude Fite.
Wallace (Fite), Manirva Jane, d. 3 Jan 1879, age: 63y 7m 21d, Wife of Anthony Wallace, marker lying on ground, d/o Jacob Fite and Mary Cotterall
Wallace, Anthony, b. 24 May 1815, d. 9 Apr 1901, marker lying on ground

Misc:
approx 10 gravesites, sunken areas without any markers
approx 8 gravesites, sunken areas marked with blank field stones and creek stones

 

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