Beulah Baptist Cemetery is located on Cottage Hill Road North of Mt Sterling, in Hopewell Township; Muskingum County, Ohio (North of Interestate 70). The old church was built on land purchased from the Varners. After the church ceased to operate, Robert Varner purchased the building and associated land and has maintained the church as pictured above. The cemetery is located on a small hill just beyond the church. The cemetery is well maintained and burials still occur there. Many of our relatives from the Bonifield, Boyer, Varner and Weekley families are buried there.

Because pictures take up so much web space, unless a grave relates directly to my line, I am not including them but will list them and note with a (P) that I have a picture if someone is interested. Because I am currently relying on pictures for information on each, the dates may not be accurate.

Our First Weekly/Weekley ancestors in Ohio.

John Weekly Born abt. 1770 Va. ----- Married April 28, 1798 Va. ----- Priscilla Wilson Born abt. 1778 Va.
Died July 19, 1845 Ohio ---------------------------------------------- Died August 1860 Ohio

JACOB BOYER 1793-1881 -- LUCINDA DAY 1827-1862

In addition to the above, the following are buried in Beulah Cemetery.

Amos M. Boyer 1844-1903 (P)
Margaret A. (?) Boyer 1850-1909 w/o Amos (P)
Jacob Boyer b. April 10, 1793 or 1794 d. July 28, 1882 age 88y 2m 28d (P)
Lucinda Day b. 1827 d. October 13, 1862 aged 35 years. w/o Jacob (P)
Peter Boyer, Jr. b. ca 1799 d. March 3, 1861 (P)
Nancy Weekley Boyer b. January 27, 1808 d. Nov. 3, 1886 aged 78y 6m 7d w/o Peter Boyer Nancy was the daughter of John and Priscilla.(P)
Basil Boyer d. April 12, 1883 aged 71y 28d. (P)
Corban Boyer d. May 21, 1885 Age 84y 7m 30d (P)
Harriet Varner b. December 8, 1844 d. November 7, 1899 Age 54y 10m 28d (P)
Noah R. Varner b. April 4, 1847 d. July 9, 1910(?) (P)
Simon Varner b. August 30, 1833 d. May 2, 1901 (P)
Nathaniel Weekly b. January 27, 1840 d. April 7, 1918 (P)
Susan Holmes - Nathaniel was a grandson of John and Priscilla Weekly/Weekley.

In addition to the above listed individuals, the following Varners are reportedly buried in this cemetery:
Sydney d. Aug. 11, 1854 12y1m28d d/o Issac & Lydia Alexander b. June 15, 1810 d. Mar. 5, 1891
Catharine b. Jan 3, 1817 d. Jan 30, 1863, wife
David b. Mar 17, 1813 d. Sept 3, 1864
May A. b. Oct 19, 1845 d. Mar 28, 1847
Susan L. b. Apr 27, 1860 d Jan 18, 1863
Enoch M. d. Feb 26, 1871 8m3d s/o E & D Varner,
Susannah d Apr 30, 1854 31yr w/o Manuel Varner,
Joseph b Jan 13, 1803 d. Nov 27, 1851
Susan Jane b June 26, 1812 d. Feb 8, 1898 wife
Sanford H. d. Apr 12, 1856 5d s/o Thos & Mary
Oliver H d. April 15, 1856 8d s/o Thos & Mary
infants d Aug 30, 1851 s & d/o MW & S
James W. d Dec 5, 1861 1m3d ../o E & D Varner,
Jacob d 1861 63y,
Laura J. d. Mar 24 1860 4yr 9m14d d/o G & MJ Varner,
Alva Harrison d June 4, 1863 22y11m10d Co. B. 78th OVI Mortally wounded at the Battle of Champion Hill, May 16, 1863
John d Jan 16 1882 86y6m24d Mary d Dec 18 1879 80y10m12d wife




Elsie wo John M. Varner

David A. so JW-L. Varner

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