Our thanks to Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer, Chuck Griffen, who has photographed all extant tombstones in this small family cemetery as part of the society project to create a digital archive of all extant tombstones in Warren County. Variant names include Coddington, Carrington and Honerlaw. The results of his efforts will be incorporated in a future update of the Society's cemetery books and has been added to the Warren County OHGenWeb project at
Only two stones remain in the cemetery. One of them is for Joseph Coddington, a War of 1812 veteran who was one of the 1st permanent settlers in Deerfield Township.
From page 631 of Beers History of Warren County,
"Joseph Coddington and Peter Tetrick were undoubtedly the first white men who made their homes in the township. Coddington settled on the forfeiture of Section 35. He was a Pennsylvanian by birth, and settled here about 1795; his first house was made of bark built against a log, and in it he lived while making his improvements. Having cleared some land, he raised corn and carried it on his back to Columbia to be ground, being gone some days at a time for this purpose. He afterward built a log house and continued his improvements. He shot deer and wild turkeys from the door of his cabin and had adventures with bears and wolves. He had a family of ten children who grew up, married and raised families. His descendants write their name Corrington. Joseph Coddington and two of his sons served in the war of 1812."
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