West Branch Cemetery
Union Township, Miami County, Ohio


West Branch Cemetery

In 2004 I photographed every visible headstone in the three Quaker cemeteries associated with meetings that were established very early on in Miami County, Ohio. They were this one, West Branch (1807), as well as Mill Creek (1811) and Union (1813). My hope was to create a web presence for each cemetery, something like Find-A-Grave had begun to establish just a few years earlier. That plan never came to fruition, and the sites have ended up being a "snapshot in time" for each of these cemeteries. Digital photography was relatively new at that time - a reasonably affordable consumer-grade Canon 4MP camera was used.

In 2019, I began making improvements to the source coding, ascetics, and quality of the photos available on the websites. These upgrades are scheduled to be completed by sometime in 2020.

There are a number of helpful resources on the Web that have information on West Branch Cemetery, including headstone readings and other details presented by the Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers, and cemetery records provided by both Union Township and Interment.net

Ken R. Noffsinger

Items of Interest:

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West Branch Cemetery generally has orderly rows oriented north-south with headstones facing west. The photographs below are grouped based on the clearly visible rows as observed during photography, and they sometimes encompass nearby headstones that are not obviously associated with any particular row. Generally speaking, photography began in the northeast corner of the cemetery and proceeded to the southwest corner. Hence, row 1 begins nearest the northeast corner of the cemetery and the final row, 23, ends with the markers proximate to the southwest corner of the cemetery.


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Weaver Group Weaver, Charles W. Weaver, Rose E. Weaver, Von W. Jones, Enos Thayer Mendenhall, Everett Mendenhall, Cora E. and Della G.


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Berry, Joan M. Ward, Daniel H. and Margaret Ann Unknown C.W. and Etta Swander, Daughter of Poling, Geo. W and Phebe E. Davis, Charlotte T. Jones, Elisha


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Mote, Kirk L. Mote, Lottie J. Jones, William Allen and Lydia Ellis Jones, ? Jones, David and Eunice T. Hoover, Andrew Unknown


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Kunkelman, Michael Unknown Unknown






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Pedestal






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Erven, William and Margaret T. Ward, W. E. Unknown Ward, A. and E., Daughter of Ward, Amos Ward, Elizabeth Unknown


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L. J. F. Zeno Deborah Aaron Furnas, Aaron and Lucy J. Lucy J. Pickering, Barton and Cynthia A.


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Coppock Coppock, Mary D. Coppock, Elijah Pearson, Anna Mote, Mary Olevia Dean and Ledru Rollin Jones Group Jones, William Jay


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Jones, Anna Alice Jones, Anna Jay and Samuel Parsons, Rhoda Jones Coffin, Sarah Jones Jones, May Eleanor Pearson, Elizabeth






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Fetters, George, Flora, Raymond and Clara Fetters, Clara Berry, Sarah J. and Thomas M. Berry, Thomas L. and Rachel J. Berry, Franky and Charlie O. Unknowns Macy, Aaron






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Compton Compton, William Kendall, Cyrus Kendall, Eunice Unknown Anderson, ? and Clyde Unknown


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Holler, Elie F. Gebhart, Rachel Unknown Gebhart, ? Mote, David or Wife Mote, Margaret E. and Macy, Alice Unknown


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Unknown Unknown ?, Elizabeth Mote, ? Unknown Unknown Unknown


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Yount, ? Mote, Georgianna Unknown Mote, L. Smith and Charity Jones Unknown Unknown ?, Jacob






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Unknown M. C. C. Unknown Unknown Wright, Warren Wright, ? Unknown


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Unknown Gregg, Smith Gregg, ? Gregg, ? Gregg, ? Unknown Gregg, ?


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Bridenbaugh, Christianna Compton, Alice H. Mendenhall, ? Compton, Rachel Compton, Henry Coate, Martha G. Unknown


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Unknown Unknown Jay, ? Jay, ? Jay, Anna M. Jay, Mary M. Jay, Rhoda B.


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A. M. J. Unknown Jay, Anna Maria Unknown Unknown Weaver, James, Elizabeth, Mahala, Robert and Emile Unknown


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Hoover, Alfred






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Applegate, Clark A. Mother Applegate, Charles R. and Lucinda C. Father Father (second view) Applegate, ? Applegate, Hannah ?


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Applegate, John Haskett, Alvin Hasket, Lydia Alice Hasket, William L. Hasket, Thomas E. Hasket, Charles ? Hasket, Thomas


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Haskett, Louvenia Mote, Linus Mote, Hannah ? ?, Hannah ?inney, Robert McGiffin, ? Haskett, ?


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Hasket, ? Jay, Mary Jay, Walter D. Unknown Unknown McDonald, Elizabeth






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Miles, Ephraim Unknown Unknown Yount, Jesse Yount, Henry Yount, Elizabeth Yount, Elizabeth (second view)


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Harley, Isaiah Harley, Rebecca Mote, David Mote, ? Mote, David Mote, John J Unknown


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Unknown Unknown Mote, John ?, Lydia Jones, Susan E. Thayer, Elizabeth Unknown


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Unknown Jones, Peter Macy, Thomas W. Unknown






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Unknown ?, Alvin E. ?, John Unknown Jones, ? Unknown ?, William


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?, William (second view) Jones, John






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Unknown Unknown Hoover, Ferdinan Compton, Rachel E. Hoover, Olive E. Unknown Unknown


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Unknown ?, Jonathan Unknown Mast, Mary Mast, Absalom, Mary and David






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Unknown Hoover, ? Hoover, Willis A Hoover, Noah Hoover, Michal Krise, Ahijah McDonald, Enos


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Unknown Mendenhall, ? ?, Elizabeth ? Unknown Unknown ?, Joseph Davis, Phebe M.


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Unknown Davis, Riley Hoover, John and Sarah Burkett Unknown Hoover, John Pemberton, Mary






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Pearson, Mary A. Pearson, Benjamin R. Unknown McDonald, Kezia McDonald, Duncan, Hoover Group Duncan, ? Hoover, Harvey Alonzo


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Hoover, Joseph Hart, Mary Hart, Elizabeth Hoover, Laurence Unknown Jay, John Jay, Rebecca


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Jay, Mahalah Mann, Samuel Mann, ? Hoover, Henry Hoover, Mary Hoover, Mary Hoover, Eunice


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Hoover, ? ?, Sarah Hoover, ?






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Commons, Sarah Commons, Mary Elizabeth M. E. C. Miller, Sarah Hasket, Robert Hasket, Rebecca Hasket, Rebecca


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Unknown Unknown






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Weaver, Emila Weaver, Robert Weaver, ? Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown


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Kinsey, Noah R. Thomas, Sarah Jane






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Unknown Younce, Mary A. Jones, John Jones, John Jones, Sarah Hoover, Sarah Hoover, Caroline


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Hoover, Elizabeth Coppock, William Fimney, Rhoda Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown


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Unknown McDonald, Lydia Mendenhall, Joseph Mendenhall, Rachel Kendall, J. T. Kendall, Flora A. Bolinger, Ruth






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Yount, E Unknown Unknown Fouts, SusannaH Hoover, Abram Unknown Turnpaugh, Simon


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Turnpaugh, Hannah Unknown Unknowm Kendall, Joseph W. Abbott, Sally Crew, Dr. Ben?? Unknown


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Pearson, Laura ? Pearson, Robert Pearson, Mary S. Pearson, WM S. Pearson, ? Unknown Unknown






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Unknown Unknown Mast, John Unknown Unknown Unknown (second view) Unknown


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A. M. Unknown Unknown W + M Jones, Asa






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Unknown Weddle, Hiram Unknown Childers, Amanda Childers, Daniel






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Jones, Elisha Unknown Unknown Unknown Mote, Daniel Eller, Rachel C. ?, Mary


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Wagoner, John Mote, Mary Kelly, Seth Yount, Frederick






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Unknown Unknown Yorty, Nancy M. Mote, ? Mote, Rhoda T. Aldrich, Caroline M. Unknown


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Capron, Lorenzo Simpson, Anna Jones, Anna S Kelly, Mary Ann






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Unknown Mote, ?


WestBranchCemetery.com first appeared on September 16, 2004
Creation and content presentation by Ken R. Noffsinger: 426superbird@gmail.com
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