Paint Township

Holmes County, Paint TownshipPaint Township is located in the northwest corner of Holmes County. The northern part of this township was once a part of Wayne County until 1825. The Greenville Treaty Line runs through the northern part of the township. According to Holmes County Ohio to 1985, Reuben Pfouts first settled in the township in 1815, followed by Henry Lowe, Sr. and his brother Adam, Christopher Harrold and Caleb Lincoln, Jr.

In the early days of Paint Township, the land was one large forest, dotted with a cabin or hut and some cultivated land. Road travel was limited with only a few wagon trails winding their way through the heavily forested area.

For a more detailed description of Paint Township and its history see Holmes County Ohio to 1985 located in the Genealogy and Local History Room at the Central Library.

Paint Township Cemeteries

3 Responses to Paint Township

  1. Susan Baranoff says:

    I was recently by the Parker Cemetery in Paint Township and was most distressed to find a new building going in just to the north of the graves there. My great-great-great- grandfather was Enos B. King who has one of the obelisk style makers right near the road. Many of his children, and other relations are also buried here. This has been a favorite place for our family to visit for generations. I am sick at heart that the lovely wooded area that sheltered the Beecher graves (Enos B’s daughter and husband) is no more. Those trees have all been cut.

    Can anyone please tell me who maintains that cemetery and how to be in touch with someone about the (now) broken stones on the north end that appear to be damaged as a result of the construction?

    I am also interested in investigating some sort of potential ongoing maintenance plan for this cemetery. Any clue to whom I would speak about that?

    Thank you! And thank you for all the work you do!

    • Joy L. Schrock says:

      My g-g grandfather, Joseph Shane, along with his mother, Elizabeth (Nixon) Shane, and a number of her other children are buried in the Parker Methodist Cemetery. Also, some other ruite a few years ago (1980’s) the cemetery was overgrown with briars, and we contacted the Paint Township trustees about having it cleaned up. They did clean out the brush, and I understand that the cemetery is on private property, but do not know the owners name. I could find out if you are interested, as I live nearby.
      I was also distress about the new construction so close to the cemetery. I have visited quite often

      • scorl says:

        Hello Joy,

        Thank you for commenting. It is helpful when visitors to the cemeteries can give input about condition and stone information. Any information you can find out about the cemetery would be helpful. Please share anything you find out.

        Thanks again,

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