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

Old Compton Farm
Wayne Township


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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

Cemetery Name

Old Compton Farm Cemetery

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First Known Burial


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Average Maintenance

Tombstone Condition


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This is private property at 9927 Wilson Rd. Obtain permission from the owners before attempting to visit the cemetery.

From Roxanna-New Burlington Road, travel south on Pence Jones Road (TR 283) about 2000 feet (~0.4 miles) to a path between two fields on the east side of the road near the sign saying "Welcome to Warren County." Go about 870 feet east to the end of the path and then follow the tree line another 450 feet east to the cemetery on the north side of the tree line.

[It appears that the actual cemetery location may be over the county line in Greene County, Spring Valley Township.]


39 34' 17.80"N, 84 0' 15.70"W


Virginia Military District Survey #1013 [may extend into Survey #3583 to the north]

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GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

Samuel Compton is the first known burial for this cemetery.  He died in 1805.  His wife Elizabeth died in 1821.  It is unknown who else is buried here.  The fenced area is very small. Their son William may also be buried here, but this has not been confirmed.  A new tombstone has been erected to replace the crumbling remnants of the original stones that can be found next to the new stone.  

Lewis Booker received Bounty Land Warrant #2331 for 4,000 acres in consideration of seven years of military service to the United States as a Captain in the Virginia Line on Continental establishment. For part of this warrant, he had a 275 acre parcel of land surveyed on 23 Oct 1798. The land was patented to him by President Thomas Jefferson as Survey #1013 situated "between the Little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the River Ohio" on 20 Feb 1802. Most of Survey #1013 is located in Wayne Twp, but a small portion on the north side extends into what is now Spring Valley Township, Greene County, Ohio.

Laura Dussault  provides this information regarding the early ownership of this land by the Compton family:
"After Samuel Compton dies, which is shortly after he arrives in Ohio, his children on 10 Jun 1805 give assurances and put up $500 in penal sum for their mother Elizabeth so that she can buy the land. On 12 Jun 1805 Elizabeth buys the land from Lewis Booker for $662. The acreage is 306 acres [not sure where the extra land came from]. On 5 Aug 1806 she sells for $250 the south end of the property, consisting of 159 acres to one of her younger sons Matthew Compton. Matthew Compton dies on 5 Aug 1815 and the south end of the original land is then divided among Matthew's heirs. Elizabeth Compton keeps the north end of the property, where the grave site is located, until 24 Mar 1818 when she sells the remaining 148 acres for $1 to her youngest son Joseph Compton. Joseph dies on 27 Jul 1824 and the north half of the property is then divided among Joseph Compton's heirs. It has been in the hands of a descendant since that time. The Jones's have had it since the late 1800s but at this time I do not know of their connection. The land where the cemetery is located has remained as farm land since Elizabeth owned it."

Laura Dussault  also shared this quotation:
"Samuel Compton did not long live to see the outcome of his settlement plan, for he died in the very spring in which his family became settled here [Greene Co., OH], in 1805. There was then no cemetery nearer than Waynesville and, besides, the river was so high at that time that there could be no thought of the funeral party getting across, so the body of Samuel Compton, the pioneer, was laid away in the orchard whose planting he had so short a time before superintended, and there that lonely grave is still cared for after a lapse of more than a hundred years. The Comptons were Quakers and became a substantial element in the population of the New Burlington neighborhood."
Source:  Michael A. Broadstone, History of Greene County, Ohio: its people, industries and institutions Vol. 2 (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1918), p. 405-406.


Cemetery Transcriptions

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===> Old Compton 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.
  Compton, Samuel 1805   Old Compton 7 503 Wayne
  Compton, Elizabeth 1821   Old Compton 7 503 Wayne


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