A Myron C Benson did a HISTORY OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP, VINTON COUNTY, PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM - 'The Way it Was'.The booklet is undated; might have been late 1970's.In it he writes:On March 2, 1857, Walker and Arganbright were paid $192 to build a school house in Sub. District Number 2 (Boblit).A balance of $50 was paid on the construction contract March 1, 1858, (these contractors were believed to have been Marcus H. Walker and Abraham Arganbright).A deed for lease for the building site is recorded in docket 7, page 88, at the Recorder's Office in McArthur, Ohio.This was from Eli Boblit and Elizabeth Boblit to Harrison Township Board of Education."A part of south-east one-fourth of north-west quarter of section 20.Starting at the state road, Athens to Chillicothe, at the line of Marcus H. Walker.East 4 rods, north 4 rods, west 4 rods, south to place of beginning.Sixteen square rods more or less".The school house was rebuilt in 1876, and was in continuous use for school purposes until 1951.
The 1876 Atlas of Vinton County shows E. Boblet as owning property in Section 20 with a school indicated.The cemetery is located in this same section but is not indicated on the map.The earliest date on a marker I find in the cemetery listing I have is: John Anderson Dikes died May 18, 1837 age 3yr 3mo 3da.It may have started as a family cemetery as Eli's mother in law has second oldest marker: Mary A. Sample died March 10, 1840 age 61 yr 2 da wife of Michael Sample died May 27, 1848 age 78 yr 19 da.Other names on markers for burieals in the 1840's include Stewart, Barbee, Ray, and Wilkinson.
You may want to visit the public library in McArthur for additional information.They are listed on the Vinton County web page.Are you a descendent?My Mother is related to a lot of his descendents through the Dixon and Huffman families. Good luck, Bob