"The first religious society formed (in South Woodbury)was Methodist, in the year 1836. They usually held meetings, for the first few years, in Ira Clay's dwelling house, which stood on the south east corner of Main and Elm streets, on the lot now owned and occupied by D.S. Osborn. The prominent members of this society at the time were: Jacob Vanduser and wife, Robert Gardner and family, Ira Clay and wife, Andrew Buck and family, Gideon Benedict and wife, Marcus Gardner and family , Elijah Baldwin and wife, David James and family, Hiram Allen and wife and Stephen Morehouse and wife. The first ministers were Hiram Allen, Zephaniah Bell, Samuel Allen, James Wheeler and ---Gilrooth. "
Aaron S. Benedict 1897.
The first graves are dated around 1847.
In 1841 they built a church building back by the cemetery.
This church was in a bad state of repair by the 1867.
In 1869 they built a larger building up by the road the stone walkway can still be seen. It had a resident pastor and a larger congregation. In the 1860-70's known as the Woodbury District. The church was raized in August 1945 and the wood taken to Fulton to build a new church because the old one had burnt down.
The Cemetery is now the property of Peru township trustees who maintain it.
GPS Coordinates: 40.42072, -82.8556
- Added: 14 Nov 2006
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2196682
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