Cedar Hill Cemetery Introduction - Clinton County

Cedar Hill Cemetery - Introduction

The tombstone inscriptions of Cedar Hill Cemetery were copied around 1958 and at that time it was felt that there was no need to copy stones of people who died around 1920. Death Certificates are available for any person who had died since 1906 and it was felt that this was an easy way to get the information needed. Since that time many people have expressed a desire to have the more recent burials recorded.

This year this project was accomplished and all of the data inscribed on the stones has been recorded. The cemetery was done in sections and after reading A History of Cedar Hill Cemetery it was decided that what was entered there should be included in this work. The original sections were not recorded with the oldest section as the first. After examining the history the recorded sections were arranged with section 1 being the oldest burials and section 2 as the next oldest section etc.

The names that were taken from the history that could not be found in the copies of stone inscriptions were marked with the symbol # at the very left of the page. This means that no stones were found with this information. If the symbol # appears anywhere else on the line copied from tombstones it means that some information was added from the Cedar Hill History. It is recommended that anyone searching for information check with the Cedar Hill History as there is very much information recorded there.

Some sections of the cemetery are now restricted to flat stones that the mower can drive over. The markers copied in these sections are marked with the symbol * at the very left side of the page. This may help the person looking for a particular stone. The cemetery is far too big to record the inscriptions as they were copied from each family plot. At least this way anyone searching will know what section they need walk through.

John J. Johnstonbaugh
Vivian Johnstonbaugh Welch

September 12, 1996