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Myrtle Tree Cemetery, Mad River Township, Ohio.
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Located East if Neak Riad, On north side of US 36. (SE corner of S36-T4: R11)
The coordinates are Latitude: 40.12040, Longitude: -83.89284.
Myrtle Tree History:
This cemetery was once property of the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church. The church was first organized in April of 1830 under the direction of Reverend William Fusion. John Harnest Sr was a fellow soldier with William Fusion and was the first baptized at the church and the first burial. The church was literally burned to the ground in 30-Oct-1985 and was rebuilt. This cemetery is active as of March 2013.

There is also a small family cemetery within the boundaries of Myrtle Tree. This cemetery was incorporated into Myrtle Tree at the building of route 36.
TRANSCRIBERS NOTES:

The reading of this cemetery was done with the following notations:
  1. Copies of the plat map, interment records are on file with submitter, Karen Johnson-Heber
  2. The section directly behind the cemetery was never platted. Many of the monuments are very difficult to read and photograph and have degraded from age and weather.
  3. There were two known disintermentís from the cemetery and the markers were removed to Spring Grove Cemetery even though the older markers were left in Myrtle Tree. These were of Rebecca Gallihugh and her daughter Rebecca.
  4. This cemetery is well maintained and is located on rolling hills. Section A which is located directly behind the church is the oldest section of the organized church. It is elevated above the roof line of the church.
  5. There is a small cemetery which was incorporated into Myrtle Tree between sections 2 & 3 and this researcher labeled it Myrtle Tree-Miller
  6. The church was burned to the ground in 1986 and rebuilt.
  7. This cemetery is under township guardianship.
Resources: Utilized
  1. LDDS https://www.familysearch.org/ a free online database was utilized for original records for births, deaths and marriages.
  2. Ancestry.com : www.ancestry.com for military information
  3. Original records from cemetery: interment records, plat maps, section and lot records
  4. Records/deeds on file at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana, Champaign County Ohio
  5. Champaign County Infant mortality schedules
  6. The Town and Country Church Newsletter Volume 6 number 3 dated Oct-1986
Documents MAY NOT BE copied without written authorization from Karen Johnson-Heber. Documents MAY NOT BE posted to internet without written permission from Karen Johnson-Heber. Submitted by Karen Johnson-Heber
For Information on Photos please contact Karen Johnson-Heber.
FILE MANAGER NOTE: All of Karen Johnson-Heber's work is done with care, extended indepth research and meticulous attention to detail. This is the most complete source documented work available for the Cemeteries she's completed in Champaign County, Ohio. Please take time to thank her for her unselfish genealogical kindness in putting these records online.
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Plat Maps: Complete (2961 KB) | Section 1 | Section 2 | Section 3 |
Section 4 | Section A | Section B
Newspaper Article "Myrtle Tree Church Lost by Fire!" (October 1986).
Photo of Myrtle Tree Church (October 2011)

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