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Thomas Adams - Barbee Cemetery
Grove City, Jackson Township,
Franklin County, Ohio

Gravestone Photographs

Thomas Adams - Barbee Cemetery (called simply Thomas Adams Cemetery on the sign) is located on the east side of the Hoover Road Spur at the end of the Orders Road Spur.  It was in excellent condition when we visited it. It seems doubtful that any of the gravestones are in their original locations as about half are set in orderly rows in the northeast corner of the cemetery and the others are in the southwest corner.  Established as a cemetery in 1850 there were interments in this plot of land as early as 1848 and possibly before then.  Due to its size it seems probable that there are additional remains buried in unmarked graves.  This is a complete photographic inventory of the remaining gravestones.

A bit about the families buried here comes from, Williams Bros., pub., History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio; With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (1880), page 385.

Percival Adams, ... a native of Pennsylvania, settled in Hamilton township, about 1800. His wife was Margaret Breckenridge. The date of his death was September, 1865. One of his sons, Thomas, settled in Jackson township, and married Elizabeth Barbee. He died August 7, 1872, and his wife March 30, 1866. Of his children, T. J. Adams, esq., is the only one living in the township. Franklin B., another son, was a member of company B, Fifty-fourth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, and was killed at Pittsburg Landing, April 6, 1862.
The only reference to the Barbee family that I found in the same book is on the following page (386) and doesn't mention Elizabeth:
Hawes Barbee was married in Virginia, and in 1818 removed to Ohio. He lived for a time near Shadeville, in Hamilton township, and after a few years removed to Jackson township, locating permanently on the farm now owned by Augustus Bear, and here he died. One child, William, lives in Jackson, and another, Hawes, resides in Columbus.

Aerial Photo of Cemetery
Spring 2004


NOTE:  Most photos are accompanied by high resolution (HR) versions that make it easier to see detail in the photo.  The high resolution photos take longer to download to your computer, especially for those who have dial up Internet service.  Please be patient.

  • Balard, Anderson, son of C & H E, died Jan 1, 1855, aged 1 ys 7 mo [days broken off]
  • Ballard, Margareta, dau of A & S, died Jan 7, 1851, aged 4 ys 9 m 23 d (Whole stone)
  • Barbee
    • Haws, died Mar 16, 1860, aged 85 yrs 12 ds (Whole stone)
    • Mary, wife of Haws, [sr?], died Mar 21, 1851, aged 76 ys 1 mo 24 ds (HR 60KB)
    • Mary A., wife of [broken] died Sep 19, 1852, aged 33 yrs 8 mo & 19 ds
    • Thomas J., son of E & T, died Jan 31, 1856, aged 1 mo [broken] (HR 128KB)
  • Brackenridge (All but on the same stone)
    • Twin boys of P A & M, died July 3, 1856, aged 3 hours; and Infant son of P A & M, died May 17, 1857, aged 1 hour (HR 154KB)
    • Lucy, dau of P A & M, died Feb 4, 1849, aged 11 mo 28 ds; and Eliza J., dau of P A & M, died Oct 20, 1854, aged 11 mo 27 ds (HR 105KB)
    • Rachel, dau of P A & M, died Dec 29, 1848, aged 3 ys 11 mo 18 ds (HR 167KB)
      • Also on this side is Reason Gladman, step son of P A Brackenridge, and son of M, died Jan 5, 1849, aged 12 ys 10 ms 21 ds (Cut off the given name when the photograph was taken)
  • Burney, Joel, born in Albemarle Co., Va., Nov 8, 1801, died [broken]
  • Watts
    • Joseph, died Jan 29, 1859, aged about 46 ys (HR 62KB)
    • Lucinda, wife of Joseph, died Aug 19, 1857, aged 44 ys 20 ds (HR 69KB)
    • Sarah S., dau of J & L, died Jan 30, 1859, aged 15 ys 10 mo 16 ds (HR 84KB)
    • W. Milton, son of J & L, died Nov 23, 1853, aged 2 mo & 6 ds (HR 113KB)

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