In 1806 George Washington Evans and his wife Lucy, of Green County, Pennnsylvania, were the first to arrive in Monroe Township. Arriving from Berkeley Co., Virginia (now WV)., soon after are brothers George and Charles Green, but they decide to go back to get their wives. They return in 1807 with warrants of their purchase signed by Thomas Jefferson for the land upon which the Wyandots are living but are not allowed to own. The most notable first for them is that George and Diadema (Willison) Green of Brooke Co., Virginia, (now WV) have the first white child born in this area: their daughter Mahala. The Evans who got here first have the second child born here: a son. They proudly boast to have the first white male born in this area. Both are interred at the Green Hill Cemetery. .
In 1816 Jonathan Williams, two year-old son of settlers Ebenezer and Eunice Gardner Williams died. The family buried him at what is now known as Green Hill Cemetery. He was the first interment at this location.
Even though the Bigelow Cemetery was founded in 1817, burial at that time was optional. Those who lived closer to the Green Hill site used this location to bury their loved ones.