Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society

Bigger Cemetery
Turtlecreek Township


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Alphabetical Surname Index Cemetery Description Virtual Cemetery Cemetery Main Page

This online index only lists the individual, death date (if known) and reference page. We are creating a master index of everyone who is buried in this county and their burial location to aid researchers. We are especially in need of people buried here who have no stones or whose stones no longer exist. If you have any of this information or if you have additional information for anyone who is buried in this cemetery, please email the Warren County Genealogical Society.


Cemetery Description

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This is an abandoned cemetery in poor condition located in a wooded area behind a home at 1338 Barton Rd. in the relatively new Magnolia Trails subdivision.   The subdivision is located on the south side of Greentree Road about 8/10s of a mile east of Union Road.  IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND ACCESS IS RESTRICTED.


39° 27' 36.57"N, 84° 18' 15.48"W


NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 31, Township 3, Range 4

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GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

This is a very old cemetery and in very poor condition.  It is located in a wooded area in the backyard of Thomas Maxwell’s property maybe 10-15 steps from his maintained grounds.  The cemetery was in very poor condition when his house was built and he has not done anything to maintain it.  There were 14 visible stones some of which were broken and a half a dozen or so field stones with no identifying marks.  The earliest date of burial was for John Bigger in 1809.  The last burial date occurred about 1843.  It is possible there were burials before and after these dates but there are no stones to show otherwise.    Col. John Bigger’s wife, Hannah is buried here with an existing tombstone and it is possible he is too [he died in 1840], although no tombstone has been found.  The current owner said the last burial occurred about 1847, but no stone was found to confirm this burial year.  Many broken stones could be the result of livestock being let loose in the fields, as per information provided by Thomas Maxwell.  From Dwight Meehan’s Nov 1977 transcription it was noted that there were many unreadable or fallen & buried stones. War of 1812 veteran Fleming Lowry is buried here. 

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 19, page 94
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Vol 6 Old Cemeteries in eight townships  page 410
    • Our thanks to Dana Palmer who has photographed all extant gravestones for the "Warren County Virtual Cemetery" Project. Dana photographed the gravestones for 14 of the 17 known burials in this historic cemetery and noted that there were numerous fieldstones marking additional burials.  All of Dana's photos have been added to this website. These efforts will be incorporated into the new cemetery books planned by the society.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • none known of

Tombstone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===> Bigger Cemetery
To submit images ==> email to Arne H. Trelvik at atrelvik@gmail.com [please send high resolution digital images if available]


Alphabetical Index

Photo Deceased Died Military Cemetery Vol Page Twp.
  [name missing]  1831    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Bigger, Hannah  1830    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Bigger, John  1809    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Bigger, Martha  1815    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Fullerton, Martha  1815    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Long, Elizabeth  1841    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Long, James  1841    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Long, William D.  1812    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
Need photo Long,  William D.  1816    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
Need photo Lowry,  Fleming  1818 War of 1812  Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Ralston, Andrew  1829    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
Need photo Ralston,  Edward  1815    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Ralston, Eleanor  1821    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Ralston, Jane  1815    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Ralston, Martha  1839    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  W. S. [footstone]  [no dates]    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek
  Wilson, John Bigger  1843    Bigger 6 410  Turtlecreek


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