Information provided by James and Lola Maxine Wolfe
The chapter attempted to contact them but the letter was returned
They shared this information in the form of a letter to the Ohio Genealogical Society as well as the
Jefferson County Chapter, OGS

Oliver’s Church

We made many trips to the vicinity of Oliver’s Church and cemetery in Wells  Twp. looking for the burial location place of Sarah and Laban Buckingham. They were my ggg grandparents (Mrs. Wolfe). On April 14, 1973 after a spring thaw, we uncovered the stones. This cemetery is also known as Lloyd’s cemetery.
It is located about two miles from the intersection of State Route 151 and County Road 18, on the west side of the road.

These buried stones were reset on a stone foundation of the old Oliver Church. These two stones read: Laban Buckingham, died in 1839 and Sarah Buckingham, died in 1863.

Laban served in Randall’s Battalion of Riflemen, Maryland Militia, War of 1812. Laban and Sarah Hatton were married Sept. 5, 1811, in Baltimore County, Maryland. (*see affidavit in Claim #86447 of Sarah for bounty lands, War of 1812). They lived on a farm on Buckingham Ridge Road. Some say the Ridge was named for either  Laban or for his brother George, or both. The ground also covered the stone of Leonard Buckingham, bearing the date May 31, 1859. He is thought to have been a son of Laban and Sarah.

In searching for the above Buckingham's, not only did we locate the Everson Family Cemetery, but we found two other cemeteries not covered in Mrs. Esther Powell’s book.  They include the Matthews Cemetery and the one on the old George Buckingham’s Place.

On April 14, 1973 we visited Mr. James Emmett Everson in Wells Twp. He was born in 1897 (John b 1855, James b 1805, and Samuel). He lived below the knob on which the Everson Cemetery is located and owns the farm where it is. Mr. Everson stated that he owned the farm where the cemetery is located on the Old George Buckingham place. It is about a half of a mile east of the Matthews Cemetery on a hill, on the other side of the valley. The cemetery on the Buckingham place is near the crest of the hill and about 300-400 yards east of Buckingham Ridge County Road 162, about a mile to the first deep valley. There are about a half dozen graves there marked with field stones with no dates or mother markings on them. Mr. Everson reported about 1920 or 1930 his tenant removed the stones and put the graveyard into cultivation against his wishes and he was quite upset when he learned of the removal of the stones. These burials undoubtedly date back before 1800.

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Category: Ohio physical, cultural and historic features; Feature Name: Buckingham Cemetery, Type: Cultural, Class: Cemetery, County: Jefferson, FID: 1961681, Coordinates: Latitude 40.2739589 and Longitude -80.6661884.

Mathews Cemetery

Some call this pipe fenced cemetery Everson Cemetery but it was called the Mathews Cemetery by Mr. James Bennett Everson. It is located south of County Road 151, down Buckingham Ridge Road on County road 162, about one mile to a deep valley to the west. Then follow the crest of the valley, on foot, 300 steps west, south 365 steps along that you will see the valley on the west side of the ridge, then go south along the backbone of the ridge for 300 steps to arrive to this cemetery. All trees were clear from the enclosure but sassafras bushes knee high cover the enclosure.

Mr. Everson reported his grandfather, James Everson was born Aug. 26, 1805 in Utica, N.Y. and came to Wheeling WV in 1824 (Virginia at that time) before going to Iowa. He married in Iowa and two children were born of that marriage, namely Samantha and Elmer. His wife was so surprised to see someone peeking through the window that she dropped dead of fright. After his wife’s death by fright, his grandfather returned to Ohio and married two more times. Second marriage was to a Long and the third to Elizabeth Carey. His grandfather’s son, Elmer’s stone was found in the Mathews Cemetery but Samantha’s was not found, although Mr. Everson said she was buried there.


Everson Family Cemetery

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Category: Ohio physical, cultural and historic features; Feature Name: Everson Family Cemetery, Type: Cultural, Class: Cemetery, County: Jefferson, FID: 1961686, Coordinates: Latitude 40.2497926 and Longitude -80.665633.

This cemetery is most easily reached by coming from Brilliant, Ohio, up Salt Run Road about a mile to the Salt Run School and then go 300 feet to a very, very, steep knob on which the cemetery is located. Mr. Everson told us that a pallbearer carrying a casket up the steep knob had a heart attack and was the next one buried there. Mr. Everson had this cemetery in immaculate shape on our April 14, 1973 visit. It was enclosed with a white plank fence with the planks nailed upright to stringers. All graves were marked except some were marked with concrete crosses, blocks and bricks.

These burials were identified by Mr. Everson and are the ones without regular stones. The records in the bible given to George W. Everson by his mother on Dec. 25, 1893, shows Elizabeth died Sept. 22, 1907 in her 78th year. In the extreme northwest corner of the enclosure were three bricks that marked the Parson baby’s grave. Mr. Everson said his father, John J. Everson allowed his friends, the Parsons of Brilliant, Ohio to bury the new born baby here during the depression of the 1930’s.

Everson Family Bible Records

The title page recites: Presented to George W. Everson by his mother, Dec. 25, 1893

Self pronouncing edition, in which all the proper names are divided…Allison Publishing Co., Newark, Ohio.

This Bible on April 14, 1973 was owned by James Emmett Everson of Wells Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio who lives across the road from the Salt Run School, near Brilliant, Ohio.

Certificate – This certifies that the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between James Everson of Rome, New York, and Elizabeth Carey of LaGrange, Ohio on Thursday, December 16, 1847 at Salt Run, Ohio by Rev. Andrew Scott of New Alexandria. Witness: Elizabeth McDevill, George Carey

James Everson and Elizabeth Carey, Dec. 16, 1847
James Richardson and Helen Everson, Sep. 6, 1868
John Everson and Marry Oliver, Dec 31, 1878
Henry L. Mayo and Josephine Everson, Jul 24, 1893
John Everson and Inggiel (?) Everson, Sep 20, 1893
George Everson and Kate Crown, Dec. 30, 1903
Horace Everson and Cora McGrew, Oct. 1906
Charley Everson and Melva Grace Fenster, Jun 24, 1926
John Everson and Ruth Carson, Jul 24, 1926
Horace Everson and Mabel Gibson, Jul 30, 1926
Mina Everson and Walter Haynes, Sep. 10, 1926
Nellie C. Everson and Wm. J. McKee, Jul 25, 1936
Thomas O. Everson and Virginia May Trembly, Jun 15, 1940

James, s/o Samuel and Hinnal Everson, Aug 26, 1805
Elizabeth, d/o John and Elizabeth Carey, Jul 22, 1868
Glenharig Riddle Everson, Jun 1, 1845
James Hollister Everson, Aug. 14, 1850
Sarah Elizabeth Everson, Feb 16, 1853
John Jay Devine Everson, Sep 20, 1855
Emmett Everson, Dec 18, 1857
George Washington Everson, Aug 22, 1860
Josephine Victoria Everson, Sep 4, 1863
Lucy Isabel Everson, Sep 1, 1866
Cornelia Hannah Everson (Nellie C.), Feb 25, 1868
Horace Elmer Everson, May 3, 1883
Carl Francis Everson, Feb 7, 1883
Leon Wayne Everson, Sep 7, 1884
Ethyl Avis Everson, Aug 3, 1889
Mary Leota Everson, Feb 25, 1891

Written by Nellie and Joe Everson

Emmett Everson, Oct 9, 1860, 2 yrs., 9 mos., 21 dys.
Ivy Ora Everson, Jun 17, 1880, 5 mos. 14 dys.
James Hollister Everson, Apr 17, 1883, 32 yrs., 8 mos., 3 dys.
Mary Jane Everson, Feb 27, 1891, aged 30 yrs.
Samantha Everson Ror,  July 1875
James Everson, Mar 21, 1893, aged 89 yrs.
Josephine Everson Mayo, Apr 4, 1898, aged 35 yrs.
Elmer Everson, Feb 17, 1898, aged 63 yrs.
Elizabeth Carey Everson, Sep 22, 1907, aged 78 yrs.
Sadie E. Everson, Mar 15, 1912, aged 59 yrs.
George W. Everson, Jul 5, 1908, aged 48 yrs.
John J. Divine Everson, Jul 30, 1915, aged 59
Helen Marie Everson Richardson, Jun 30, 1918, aged 70
Lucy Isabella Everson, Oct 20, 1937, 71
Marry Leota Everson, Aug 4, 1957, aged 66
Carl Francis Everson, Sep 24, 1950
Ethyl Avice Pauloin, Dec 25, 1956, aged 67
Mollie Everson Thompson 1957
Margaret Louise Mayo Everson, Sep 9, 1964, aged 91 yrs., 7 mos. 4 dys.
Nellie Cornelia Hannah Everson McKee, Jan 3, 1965, aged 95 yrs., 10 mos. 28 dys.
Raymond A. Everson, Mar 7, 1967, aged 64 yrs.

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Typed by Flora L. VerStraten