Franklin Township Historical Society

Clermont County

Grave of Diana Whitney
2 miles west of  Chilo on US Hwy. 52Clermont County,  Ohio
Text Box: In Memory of Diana daughter of Lemmel & Sarah Whitney

Who died July 23rd 1823 , age 16 years.

  In front of the grave, between the marker and the highway, is a concrete post, which has affixed to the top of it, a copper plaque, which reads as follows:

  There rests here in the quiet beauty of the valley of the Ohio, the dust of a young girl.  On July 23, 1823 a wagon train creaking toward the west, came to a halt close by.  When the train moved forward, one of its party had been left along the trail, a hostage against time.  Diana Whitney, sleeping where the morning sun painted with strange scarlet and major gold the surface of the river, was sixteen on that summers day long ago.