The Carlton Cemetery, sometimes called the Burbage Cemetery, is located on the west bank of the Little Auglaize River one and one-half miles east of Roselms, thence north three-quarters of a mile, then east about eighty rods on an unimproved road. This site is only a few rods east of the location where, in 1826, Joseph Mellinger built his cabin to become Washington Township's first settler. The cemetery was named for John D. Carlton, one the township's most prominent early citizens, whose wife, Sarah, is buried there. In addition to several unmarked graves that are known to be in the cemetery, there are eight stones with legible inscriptions. The cemetery plot, measuring 100 feet square and located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 22, was deeded to the trustees of Washington Township by John B. Dougan, April 15, 1895, for $20.00. This deed is recorded in Volume 29, page 607, Paulding County Record of Deeds. It is certain that this cemetery existed for quite some time before the execution of this deed. It is very probable that John D. Carlton is buried in this cemetery.
-History of Grover Hill by Laurence R. Hipp, published in 1971.
GPS Coordinates: 41.0303, -84.3828
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #40192
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