A Family History Newsletter

Volume 2, Number 1

1st Quarter 2003


Tullis Gravestones in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Troy, Ohio

Photos by Ruth Sims

Editor’s Note: Some of the oldest legible Tullis gravestones in the U.S. are probably in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Troy, Miami County, Ohio. Ruth Sims was kind enough to share her photos of some of those gravestones. Rose Hill Cemetery is in the city of Troy, in Staunton Township of Miami County, Ohio. It is in Troy on the north side of State Route 55 between the railroad and the Troy-Urbana Road (County Road 193). From downtown Troy go north from the city square and across the bridge. You will see the cemetery ahead one block on your right.


Sign placed by the Troy Historical Society commemorating war veterans buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, including Aaron Tullis (1753-1840), who fought in the American Revolution.

Original gravestone of Aaron Tullis in the center, with a newer gravestone to the left, and original gravestone of Aaron’s son, Stephen B. Tullis, to the right.

Newer gravestone marking the grave of “Aaron Tullis Sr, Pvt, Continental Line, Rev War, Sep 25, 1753 Oct 29, 1840”.

Gravestone of "Stephen B. Tullis" (son of Aaron). "Died Dec 23, 1850". (Born Oct. 14, 1783)

David R. Tullis (son of Aaron), died Aug. 25, 1867. (Born Feb. 23, 1791)

Joel Tullis (son of Aaron). Gravestone broken. (Born Feb. 14, 1793, died Oct. 5, 1854)

William Tullis (son of Aaron), died Jan. 27, 1868 (born July 1, 1787), and his wife Sarah Barbee, died Dec. 2, 1857 (born Aug. 24, 1793).

Children of William and Sarah Tullis who died relatively young: Eliza, William A, Silas A, Saphrona, and William B.

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