ABOUT THE RAMSEY-PAXTON CEMETERY
The first burial there was Lt. Col. Thomas Paxton in 1813, a Revolutionary War patriot who dined with General George Washington as one of the officers of the day at Valley Forge, Christmas Day in 1777. Paxton also was chosen by General Anthony Wayne to lead the advance guard at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. Paxton was credited as being the first permanent settler in Clermont County. Paxton and his sons-in-law carved out the wilderness to make a home for their families in 1795 and brought their wives and children here in 1796. Paxton is the founder of Clermont County, Miami Township and the city of Loveland, and he helped with the Statehood of Ohio. Capt. John Ramsey, Paxtons’s son-in-law, also a Revolutionary War patriot, is buried in the cemetery along with other family members.
Loveland Legacy Foundation partners with Ramsey-Paxton Cemetery to get last of funding.
JUNE 4, 2019 | CINCINNATI.COM