Ghost Walk 2014

The Greenfield Historical Society Annual Ghost Walk. "Ghosts" from Greenfield's past told their story in the Old Burying Ground behind Travellers Rest on October 13th.


The story of James Elder Kerr, Sr., was told by Terry Washburn. Kerr and his wife, Nancy Cunningham, had 13 children. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. With such a large family, they were connected to many other families in the Greenfield area.

Teena Thornton portrayed Margaret Watkins Devoss. Margaret was married to John Devoss, a farmer in Buckskin Township, Ross County. They were members of the Hop Run Presbyterians and had 11 children.

John and Mary Lavery’s story was told by Danny and Susan Long. The Laverys were from Ireland and had two sons, William and Robert. They were farmers in Buckskin Township.

Jay Hardy portrayed Nathaniel Bonner. Mr. Bonner was born in Pennsylvania, married Jane Ghormley and moved to Perry Township, Fayette County. He was a farmer and member of the Greenfield Presbyterian Church.

The story of Sarah Smith was told by Judy Schmidt. Sarah’s husband was Robert Smith a son of William Smith who settled in Greenfield and started a tannery on the banks of Paint Creek. Members of the Smith family were strong abolitionists during the years before the Civil War.

Harold Schmidt, GHS President, welcomes the crowd.




The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123
(937)981-7890