Adams County History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio Cemeteries


Pemberton Cemetery is located north of Locust Grove off US Rt 41. All evidence of this ground has been destroyed. Articles in the People's Defender newspaper include the following:

William PEMBERTON, Rev War Soldier had three sons in the War of 1812; James, William Jr., and Fountain Pemberton.

William Pemberton was born in Powhatan Co VA and was living there in 1780. A record copied in VA established his birth in 1749. The date of his death has not been preserved. He was living in November 1817 and was dead at the time of the taking of the census in 1820. His widow, Rhoda LUCK, died 01 Jan 1845. They lie in unmarked graves on their farm one half mile north of Locust Grove, along the old Maysville and Zanesville route.

In the same family cemetery, where all stones are gone and the land above their bodies is being farmed, lies another soldier of the American Revolution, William OGLE, whose son Daniel married Rhoda Jane, a d/o William Pemberton. Rhoda Jane and her brother, Nathaniel Pemberton (who died 28 Dec 1822), lie in this cemetery. A Government marker is in Locust Grove Cemetery, a mile south of where his body lies, relating his Revolutionary service.