On Saturday May 7, 2022, there will be a grave dedication for three American Revolutionary patriots, Thomas Paxton, John Ramsey and Isabella Paxton Ramsey. This will be at the Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery located at 206 Ramsey Court, Loveland, OH.
This will be a joint effort of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery Association, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
There will be a historical presentation by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution at the cemetery at 12:30 pm.
This will be followed by a parade from White Pillars Homestead to the Cemetery at 12:45 pm, led by Bagpiper Robert Reid.
Visitors – if you are going to get comfortable, please bring your own lawn chair.
See the below flyer for more details. This will be a rain or shine event!
White Pillars homestead – this property and home was once owned by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Paxton, a Revolutionary War veteran. The original White Pillars home was built by Paxton’s daughter and is now an iconic structure in the Loveland community.
The Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery originated in 1813 with the burial of Lt. Col. Thomas Paxton, a Revolutionary War Soldier, on land that he received for his military service. Paxton’s original land grant was 1,100 acres generally speaking the Northwest section of Clermont County. In 1795 Paxton and his sons-in-law came to settle the land and a year later sent for their wives and children to join them in their new home.
Lt. Col. Paxton (1739-1813) served with George Washington at Valley Forge in 1777 and with General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. Lt. Col. Paxton is considered the first permanent settler between the Little Miami River and the Scioto River in the Virginia Military Tract, credited with raising the first crop of corn, and was the founder of Loveland. Paxton’s involvement is quite extensive helping Lytle with surveying lands in Clermont County down to parts of today’s community of Hyde Park, having the first polling place in Clermont County, and helping with the statehood of Ohio.
Captain John Ramsey, a son-in-law, was buried in the cemetery in 1847, along with other family members until 1913. Captain John Ramsey (1764-1847) was a Revolutionary War Patriot and one of the first settlers of Clermont County with other family members. He was considered a proficient hunter even though his leg was amputated as a result of carrying out military duties.