|Middletown (Henry County)|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
"This old cemetery was started sometime in the late 1820s on land owned by Abram Thomas who first purchased land on 20 Nov 1828 just south of Middletown. At one time there was a burial grounds in the town limits of Middletown where Jacob Coontz lived on sixth street. He along with several other early pioneers, were originally buried there. When sixth street was put in, their bodies were discovered and re-interred in the old Pioneer Cemetery south of town. It has had several names over the years, South, Pioneer, Burr or Riley. I believe it was several family burial grounds grouped together. Nathan Riley and Abram Coontz were the pioneers who laid out the town of Middletown, they are both buried in the "Old Pioneer" cemetery."