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Collectornuts Bethel Church Cemetery

Clinton Twp, Vinton Co. OH 
(halfway between Dundas & Hamden 
west side of the road next to Hwy 93)

Visited and partially transcribed and photographed by M.L. Cook
on 24 March 2005.

 Bethel Church Cemetery

The cemetery is fenced and has an entrance on the side facing the church.  The entrance has a metal archway but no name.  The gate was closed but not locked. The Downey Reed plot is in about the middle of the cemetery on the west side, near the banks of the Little Raccoon Creek.  Several of the stones have a “head” at the top and the writing on the stones faces the creek.  A tree has fallen next to the plot so it’s very hard to get in front of the stones to read them.  I had to break off many branches to photograph the stones, but the tree was too large to move completely away from the Reed plot.  Many of the tombstones in this cemetery were not legible, and quite a few have been broken or are laying on the ground.  I dug up one stone that was nearly covered with dirt and grass, and leaned it against a fence around one family plot. 

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Entrance gate for Bethel Church Cemetery

This photograph was taken from
the Reed Plot looking toward
Little Raccoon Creek.

The Reed Family Plot
Foreground:  Elsey Reed, Downey Reed, James Reed


Church of Christ
Next to Bethel Cemetery

Downey Reed was born
September 15th 1770 &
Departed this life January 7 1830


Elsey Reed Wife of Downey Reed
was born September 15 1767 & 
Departed this life 
September __ 1825


Dehart Reed Died Oct 16 1817 
aged 36 years

Aklin Reed was born
July the 22 1797
died January the 11 1836


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In Memory of William Reed
Died October 26 1838 
Aged 51 years 1 mo & 26 days

Wife of 
William Reed died
October 30 1861
aged [illegible]