Location and Description: This cemetery was transcribed September, 2004. It is located on Shelton Road off of East New Market Road in New Market Township, and is just below the village of New Market if traveling east from State Route 62.
There are large open spaces between the graves which may or may not be burial plots. It’s possible that the graves were once marked with field stones that are not longer there.
When comparing the 2004 reading with the one done by the McBride’s in early 1950’s, most of the stones recorded then were located.
This cemetery is not easily assessable. The only parking is along the side of the road in the grass, and it is necessary to climb a rather steep hill to get to the cemetery itself. The cemetery gate is also not that easy to open. The grass is kept mowed and it is free of trash.
History: This cemetery was once apart of the Old New Market Baptist Church, in or near the area of the township once known as Harrisburg. The original owners of the land were John and Ann Sanders who, in 1823, transferred two acres to Reuben Shephard a trustee of the New Market Baptist Church for the church and cemetery. The church is no longer standing.
Source: “Cemetery Inscriptions of Highland County, Ohio” by David and Jane McBride. ©1954
|Surname||Given Name||Date of Birth||Death of Death||Age on Stone
|BEARD||Thomas||Oct. 29, 1854||55-11-8||Standing|
|BEARD||Elizabeth||Apr. 30, 1869||64y - 15d||Wife of Thomas||Standing|
|BLACK||Mary E.||Jan. 7, 1844||3y - 5m||Dau. of W. & E.||Fallen|
|BOATMAN||Robert||Apr. 4, 1859||6?rd Year||Fallen|
|BOATMAN||Williason||Feb. 29, 1852||20y - 23d||Son of R. & H|
|HILLIARD||Rebecca J.||Sep. 23, 1888||33rd Year||Wife of Andrew M||Standing|
|LARRICK||Mary M.||Apr. 26, 1862||1y - 18d||Dau of H. & S. J.||Standing|
|NAYLOR||Richard||"born in Ohio"||Aug. 23, 1852||65-11-28||Standing|
|NAYLOR||Rachel Butler||"born in Virginia"||Jun. 24, 1858||67-8-24||Married In Ohio||Standing|
|SANDERS||John||May 9, 1866||82 Years||Standing|
|SANDERS||Anna||Sept. 19, 1870||88 Years||Wife of John||Standing|
|Feb. 2 1820
Mar. 5, 1814
|Feb. 2, 1866
Sept. 14, 1899
|SANDERS||Margaret R.||Feb. 7, 1861||1-10-18||Dau. of Oliver & Eliza||Standing|
|SANDERS||Joesph W.||Jan. 12, 1861||5-2-18||Son of Oliver & Eliza||Standing|
|SANDERS||Hugh||Mar. 4, 1843||5m.||Son of Oliver & Eliza||NLS|
|SANDERS||Samuel R.||Apr. 10, 1848||1m - 27d||Son of Oliver & Eliza||NLS|
|SANDERS||Naomi||Sept. 1, 1853||15-6-20||Dau of D. & N.||NLS|
|SPRINGER||Nathan||Jan. 6, 1852||32 -11-28||Standing|
|SPRINGER||John||Jun. 12, 1813||63rd Year||NLS|
|SPRINGER||Rebecca||Dec. 6, 1860||71-1-7||Wife||NLS|
|STANFORTH||James M.||Aug. 25, 1860||7y - 7m||Children of Isaac & Susanna||Broken|
|STANFORTH||Sarah E.||Aug. 23, 1860||5-6-25||"||Standing|
|STANFORTH||Theodore C.||Aug. 27, 1860||3-11-10||"||Broken|
|STANFORTH||Hester J.||Oct. 15, 1859||2m - 10d||"||Standing|
|STOUT||Ruthy||Apr. 3, 1859||48-5-27||Wife of Benjamin||Standing|
|VANCE||Davis Sr.||Mar. 29, 1837||50-4-7||Standing|
|VANCE||Hannah||Sept. 10, 1877||88-10-4||Wife of Davis||Standing|
|VANCE||Isuiah||Mar. 18, 1843||25-5-25||NLS|
|VANPELT||John||Jun. 15, 1857||68th Year||Standing|
|VANPELT||Eligah||Nov. 1, 1846||31-6-12||Standing|
|VANPELT||Martha||Aug. 13, 1854||22-7-13||Dau. of John & Mary||NLS|
|VANPELT||Oliver||18??||5-10-?||Son of John & ????||NLS|
|Stones with Initials Only
R. B. N.
O. H. S.