Houston, Shelby County, Ohio
Lat: 40° 13' 45"N, Lon: 84° 21' 15"W(approx)
Loramie Twp, Section 17
Submitted by Ralph Bauer, Jun 15, 2004 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 8.
To reach the cemetery, from the town of Houston, drive west to State Route 48, turn south for a mile on Rte 48 then left. The cemetery is about midway between the intersection of Russia Versailles Road and Stillwater Road.
Various attempts to find this old family burial have been unsuccessful. I learned of this old lost cemetery when I was helping with the farming for a neighbor. There were a few stones left in a fence row. In my research on it I got some data from members of the Houston Congregational Church and a Book of Shelby memorys. Also in records at the Ohio State University.
According to neighboring residents, the plat has been plowed over and the markers used in concrete projects. * Having knowledge of the families farming and living in this section, and having helped them at times with their farming, I learned that there was a cemetery in the field just to the north of the old Floyd and Emma Ranch home.
Blue, Sarah, d. Nov. 20, 1855, w/o Richard
Harp, Mary A., d. Nov 20, 1855, w/o Richard
Rowland, A. J., d. May 1852, 28y
Wyatt, Abner, d. Sep 1859, 48y
Wyatt, Andrew, d. Sep 12, 1847, 49y
Wyatt, Elizabeth, d. Apr 1851, 34y, w/o Thomas
Wyatt, Mary, d. Sept 3, 1847, w/o Thomas
Wyatt, Thomas, d. 1853, 79y.
Note:* this farm area is on a feeder creek to Nine Mile Creek which feeds into Loramie Creek between Houston and Dawson. The 1840's and into the 1850's was a period of a hog cholera outbreak which wiped out most and the center third of Houston (closest to Nine Mile Creek) and devastated many other communities along the Loramie watershed. Many of these cemeteries had hurry up made markers of cement which disintegrated with weathering.
Ohio Obituaries and Death Notices