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Mitchell Cemetery
Darby Township
Union County
Ohio  USA

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Source: Beers 1883 Union County [Ohio] History - "On the north side of Big Darby [Creek], on the Mitchell farm, is an extensive burying ground which has been used for this sacred purpose for eighty-three years--even longer, for previous to the settlement of white men it had been a burial place for the dusky Indians who frequented the hunting grounds on Big Darby. It is a sandy knoll, rising above the surrounding land, and located near the stream. It is the oldest cemetery in the county. Samuel McCullough, who died in the spring of 1800, was buried here. Undertaking establishments were not then within access, and nowhere near the settlement was there even a foot of lumber with which to fashion a rude coffin. A walnut tree was felled, and from its trunk rough slabs were split, and with this material a coffin was made. In it the mortal remains of Mr. McCullough were encased and consigned to their resting place. In Mitchell's cemetery most of the early settlers of Darby Township lie buried.. It is still used as a cemetery."

Within the cemetery is buried the first white child born in Union County - Jesse Mitchell (b 4 Nov 1799 d 12 May 1881]...grandson of Samuel Mitchell and son of David Mitchell also buried in the cemetery, who offered up the land for burial purposes after purchasing about 1000 acres in 1799.
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Mitchell Cemetery
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