The Dayton Cemetery
The first known burial in the Dayton cemetery was made in 1835, when Elizabeth Lair Dunavan Letts died. Her three Dunavan sons married three daughters of John Green. The cemetery was used as the village cemetery, but by the 1950s was little used and not maintained. In 1956, a new organization was formed to maintain the cemetery. There had been two previous associations, but each had lapsed. Most of the present members of the Dayton Cemetery Association are members of the Green family, although anyone with a relative buried in the cemetery is eligible to join. Burials are now only allowed if the person is related to someone already buried there.
There are a number of military veterans buried in the cemetery. Eight are from the Civil War, two from World War I and three from World War II. Another two veterans, William Albert Ward (WWI) and Kenneth Lawrence Green (WWII) have monuments in the cemetery, although they are buried elsewhere.
The following alphabetical list is of all the known burials in the cemetery. See here for a chronological list and here for a map of the cemetery. Almost certainly there were more early burials which went unrecorded, especially of children. See here for a list of people who have in various readings been recorded in the Dayton cemetery, but who are probably not buried there.
Many early deaths were before death certificates were used, so in some cases, the date of death comes from a probate file. Since, in most places, death certificates are closed until 50 years has elapsed, I will post no death certificates more recent than 1965.
Ackerman, Fannie (Hippard) Connors (Mrs. Nicholas)
Alter, Marjorie (Masters) (Mrs. Norman)
Anderson, Anna (Stadden) (Mrs. William F.)
Anderson, William F.
Baker, Jacoba (Mrs. John)
Ballou, Charles W.
Ballou, Emily (Henderson) (Mrs. Charles)
Bennett, Zena Ellen (Walden) (Mrs. George)
Berner, Richard J.
Bibbs, Margaret (Flood) (Mrs. Robert)
Bibbs, Robert L.
Brandon, William E.
Breese, Elizabeth (Lewis) (Mrs. John H.)
Breese, Ellis E.
Breese, Emmor E.
Breese, John Heath
Breese, Nellie Virginia
Brown, Andrew J.
Brown, Charles C.
Brown, Edna G.
Brown, Emily (Dunavan) (Mrs. Andrew J.)
Brown, Emily (Berens) (Mrs. Walter)
Brown, Minnie L.
Brunk, Ida Bell
Burch, Mary L. (Rust) (Mrs. Charles W.)
Carter, Lillie M. (Hoag) (Mrs. Walter)
Champaign, Albert John
Channel, John W.
Channel, Josephine (Makinson) (Mrs. John W.)
Clifford, Charles W.
Clifford, Grace M. (Green) (Mrs. Charles)
Davis, John G.
Davis, Laura Barlow (Shepard) (Mrs. Ira W.)
Davis, Ray A.
Dunavan, Eva R.
Dunavan, George Byron
Dunavan, George M.
Dunavan, Jesse C.
Dunavan, Katherine (Green) (Mrs. George M.)
Eichenberger, R. William
Eichenberger, Ruth (Green) (Mrs. R. W.)
Fay, infant son
Ford, Elvira G. (Mrs. Calvin)
Freeman, Eliza A.
Garrow, son (stillbirth)
Gibson, Josephine (Green) (Mrs. John)
Gibson, Rachael (Green) (Mrs. George W.)
Green, Alfred E.
Green, Alvin Jesse
Green, Barbara (Grove) (Mrs. John)
Green, Carrie B.
Green, Grace E.
Green, Isabella (Trumbo) (Mrs. Jesse)
Green, John Byron
Green, John W.
Green, Lyle A.
Green, Margaret V. (Wilkin) (Mrs. Basil)
Green, Mary [Minnie]
Green, Mary (Stadden) (Mrs. David)
Green, Mary Jane (Trumbo) (Mrs. Isaac)
Green, Maud V.
Green, Ralph A.
Green, Rev. Jesse C.
Green, Rollin T.
Green, Ruth M. (Haight) (Mrs. Ralph)
Green, Sarah E. (Olmstead) (Mrs. Alfred E.)
Green, William D.
Green, Winfield Rush
Harless, Herman Henry
Harms, Gerret J.
Hippard, Fanny (Edwards) (Mrs. Stephen)
Hippard, Grace (Grieder) (Mrs. Charles F.)
Hippard, Harriet Amelia (Donavan) (Mrs. Samuel)
Hippard, Jacob Henry
Hippard, John S.
Hippard, Margaret (Stover) (Mrs. Thomas)
Hippard, Mary (d. 1890)
Hippard, Mary (d. 1913)
Hippard, Stephen W.
Hite, Elizabeth (Stickley) (Mrs. David)
Hite, Emma (Dunavan) (Mrs. Benjamin)
Hite, infant son
Hite, James M.
Hite, John William
Hite, Martha M. (Jones) (Mrs. James M.)
Hoag, Charles H.
Hoag, Cyrus W.
Hoag, Frank L.
Hoag, Helen M. (Robinson) (Mrs. Charles H.)
Hoag, Mary A. (Wells) (Mrs. Charles H.)
Hoag, William Walter
Hollenbeck, Maria (Stadden)
Holmes, Barbara (Bibbs) (Mrs. Peter)
Holmes, David R.
Holmes, Ethel (Brown) (Mrs. David)
Hoxie, Lowell W.
Hoxie, Nora B. (Breese) (Mrs. Lowell)
Hudson, Frank E.
Hudson, infant daughter
Jacobs, Grace Irene
Jaka, Eliza Ann (Shaw) (Klingston) (Mrs. John)
Lattimore, Marian H. (Wright) (Mrs. Robert)
Letts, Elizabeth (Lair) (Dunavan) (Mrs. David)
Lewis, Eliza Ann (Holman) (Mrs. William H.)
Lewis, William H.
Lohr, James W.
Lohr, Sarah J. (Wood) (Mrs. James)
Luce, Edgar H.
Luce, Edith M. (Warner) (Mrs. Edgar)
Luce, Oma (Lipe) (Mrs. William)
Makinson, Charlotte B. (Evans) (Mrs. George W.)
Makinson, Edgar A.
Makinson, George W.
Makinson, Sarah (Crowther) (Mrs. George)
Masters, A. Pliny
Masters, Barbara (Green) (Mrs. Pliny)
Masters, Dorothy V.
Masters, Lana A. (Rhoads) (Mrs. Miles)
McBrearty, Rebecca (Headlee) (Mrs. James)
McHale, Clarine (Wilson)
Michelson, Anna (Sorenson) (Mrs. Christ)
Miller, Anna (Dunavan) (Mrs. William)
Morel, Louis P.
Nagle, Hannah (Walden) (Mrs. Thomas)
Pitzer, Margaret (Wagy) (Mrs. Anthony)
Pottenger, Eugene L.
Pottenget, Helen (Brown) (Mrs. Eugene)
Pottenger, Lawrence A.
Preston, Anna Maria (Moore) (Mrs. John H.)
Rhoads, Frank Sherman
Riley, Ella (Green) (Mrs. George)
Rust, William A.
Smith, William B.
Spencer, John W.
Spencer, Mary Jane
Stadden, Judah (Daniels) (Mrs. William)
Stadden, William (d. 1848)
Stadden, William (d. 1883)
Stover, George W.
Tanner, Ida (Warner) (Mrs. Alvin)
Tanner, Warner Harry
Tepfer, Anna Ida (Mrs. Andrew J.
Tepfer, John Andrew
Tepfer, Arthur Andrew [AKA Walter]
Timmons, Annie (Grace) (Mrs. James)
Timmons, James Henry
Timmons, James R.
Timmons, Zelphia (Mrs. James)
Tolman, Warren A.
Trumbo, Frankie Rae
Trumbo, Oliver W.
Trumbo, Rebecca (Green) (Mrs. Oliver W.)
Ward, Alice V. (Furr) (Mrs. Edward)
Ward, Edward Joseph
Warner, Joel F.
Warner, Mary Ann (Inman) (Mrs. Joel F.)
Wilson, Adelia (Bennett) (Mrs. Vernon)
Wilson, Elmon Ogden
Wilson, Vernon Asa
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