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Nye Cemetery, Dover Township, Chauncey, Ohio.; Section 4
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Nye Cemetery is located on the east side of OH-13 in Chauncey, Ohio (Dover Township, Athens County)

GPS N 39.40534 and W -82.12785

Nye Cemetery is fairly good size, and it is still active. Most of the gravestones are in good shape, there are very few broken ones. The cemetery grounds are very well maintained by the township. Layed out in a oval shape driveway with graves in the center and around the oval shape with another section separated by a water runoff ditch.

From looking at the remains of the town of Chauncey today, you wouldn't know that this town was once a huge industrial city in Athens county. In the earliest days the natural salt springs are what brought the pioneers to the area. Later the coal industry is what made Chauncey thrive.

From the 1883 History of the Hocking Valley, " Chauncey is situated on a level plot of ground forming a tongue of land between the mouth of the Sunday Creek and the Hocking. It has been a town of considerable trade, especially during those years of the active manufacture of salt. It's location is favorable for the building up of a large town. There is ample building room for 20,000 inhabitants. Should some of our Eastern capitalists make Chauncey a center of operation on coal mining and iron making, there would soon gather into its locality a large and thriving population. It being situated on the Ohio Central and at the terminus of Sunday Creek Valley it would have the advantages of two valleys, Hocking and Sunday Creek."

By 1905 some capitalists did just that and opened up mines in Chauncey. For about half a century the mines brought many people to the area and many made a satisfying life from the profits of the coal industry here. Today Chauncey is going the way of other coal mining towns, just a few residents left that enjoy the beautiful scenery of the valley.


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KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 1 L-R: Schoonover, Myrtle A - b. 1884 - d. 1964; Shares stone with Lee
Row 1 L-R: Schoonover, Lee - b. 1878 - d. 1965; Shares stone with Myrtle A

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 2 L-R: Hawk, Nettie F - b. 1880 - d. 1946 'Sisters'
Row 2 L-R: Davis, Nellie S - b. 1884 - d. 1930 'Sisters'
Row 2 L-R: Schoonover, Wm. N. - b. 1838 - d. 1916; 1st REG. VA. V. CAV CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Row 2 L-R: Schoonover, Clara F - b. 1851 - d. 1920; Shares stone with Wm. Her Husband

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 3 L-R: Tittle, Lewis R - b. 1843 - d. 1921; US MILITARY CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Row 3 L-R: Tittle, Frances L - b. 1846 - d. Unk/Uncut; Shares stone with Lewis R
Row 3 L-R: Matteson, Sarah E Willmarth - b. Nov 6 1839 - d. Apr 21 1885; Wife of A Matteson
Row 3 L-R: Matteson, Infant Dau of A & S E Matteson - b. Nov 22 1880 - d. Dec 10 1880
Row 3 L-R: Matteson, Alfred - b. 1843 - d. 1924; Shares stone with Sarah His Wife
Row 3 L-R: Matteson, Sarah - b. 1860 - d. 1939; Shares stone with Alfred
Row 3 L-R: Matteson, Fannie - b. 1893 - d. 1964

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 4 L-R: Wemmer, William - b. 1878 - d. 1946; Shares stone with Bessie
Row 4 L-R: Wemmer, Bessie - b. 1882 - d. 1921; Shares stone with William
Row 4 L-R: Matteson, Vivian M - b. July 22 1903 - d. June 17 1977; Shares stone with David B
Row 4 L-R: Matteson, David B - b. June 14 1899 - d. Sept 20 1983; Shares stone with Vivian M
Row 4 L-R: Smith, Our Parents
Row 4 L-R: Smith, Charles R - b. Unk/Uncut - d. Sept 24 1889; Aged 63 Y. 5 M. 12 D.
Row 4 L-R: Smith, Rachel - Hanning - d. Jam 24 1888; Wife of Charles R Smith

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 5 L-R: Bentley, George W - b. 1841 - d. 1901; Co. G 32nd OHIO INF. CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Row 5 L-R: Ellwanger, Mary R - b. Unk/Uncut - d. June 4 1872; Dau of C. W. & F. M. Ellwanger
Row 5 L-R: Ellwanger, Charles E - b Unk/Uncut - d. Dec 2 1876; Son of C. W. & F. M. Ellwanger
Row 5 L-R: Ellwanger, Fannie - b. Unk/Uncut - d. Oct 20 1881; Wife of Charles W Wllwanger
Row 5 L-R: Russell, A. W. - b. 1851 - d. 1891; Shares stone with Mary His Wife
Row 5 L-R: Russell, Mary - b. 1858 - d. Unk/Uncut; Shares stone with A. W.

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 6 L-R: Karns, Ida Delores Cope - b. 198 - d. 1955; Shares stone with Floyd B
Row 6 L-R: Karns, Floyd B - b. 1897 - d. 1969; Shares stone with Ida
Row 7 L-R: Karns, Footstone for Floyd B Karns; PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II VETERAN
Row 6 L-R: Karns, Ervin Harrison - b. May 7 1888 - d. Sept 3 1862
Row 6 L-R: Dixon, Joseph - b. 1859 - d. 1922; Shares stone with Alice His Wife
Row 6 L-R: Dixon, Alice Ruggles - b. 1859 - d. 1918; Shares stone with Joseph

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 7 L-R: Fuller, Mary W Kirby - b. July 2 1864 - d. Feb 3 1902; Wife of J. R. Fuller
Row 7 L-R: Fuller, John R - b. Aug 26 1852 - d. Sept 10 1940
Row 7 L-R: Fuller, Eliza B - b. Oct 31 1820 - d. May 21 1903; Shares stone with Russell N
Row 7 L-R: Fuller, Russell N - b. Jan 13 1817 - d. Jan 30 1899; Shares stone with Eliza
Row 7 L-R: Burge, Wm. A. Burge; Co. A 63rd OHIO INF. CIVIL WAR VETERAN

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 8 L-R: Sweeney, James Clifford - b. Feb 4 1918 - d. Oct 13 1918; Son of E. & E. Sweeney
Row 8 L-R: Kutz, Adam - b. 1832 - d. 1913
Row 8 L-R: Canter, Nellie M - b. 1895 - d. 1952; Shares stone with Frank
Row 8 L-R: Canter, Frank - b. 1890 - d. 1986; Shares stone with Nellie

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 9 L-R: Wade, Edward - b. 1842 - d. 1881; Shares stone with Martha J
Row 9 L-R: Wade, Martha J - b. 1837 - d. 1914; Shares stone with Edward
Row 9 L-R: Wade, Anna F - b. 1878 - d. 1886
Row 9 L-R: Karns, Hiram - b. Oct 19 1852 - d. Apr 13 1884
Row 9 L-R: Karns, Edwin Grant - b. Apr 28 1896 - d. Feb 6 1897; Shares stone with Infant Son
Row 9 L-R: Karns, Infant Son - b. May 4 1904 - d. May 5 1904; Shares stone with Edwin
Row 9 L-R: Karns, Hattie M - b. 1870 - d. 1954; Shares stone with Ezra J
Row 9 L-R: Karns, Ezra J - b. 1861 - d. 1939; Shares stone with Hattie M
Row 9 L-R: Witham, Orrin L - b. 1858 - 1920; Shares stone with Jamie James His Wife
Row 9 L-R: Witham, Janie James - b. 1863 - d. 1941

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 10 L-R: Wade, Fred - b. 1873 - d. 1969; Shares stone with Lena
Row 10 L-R: Wade, Lena - b. 1875 - d. 1911; Shares stone with Fred
Row 10 L-R: Wade, Dau of F. E. & Lena G. Wade b. & d. June 16 1908
Row 10 L-R: Monroe, Marjorie - b. 1922 - d. 1987; Shares stone with Grace Carr
Row 10 L-R: Carr, Grace - b. 1898 - d. 1983; Shares stone with Marjorie Monroe
Row 10 L-R: Carr, Charles A - b. 1892 - d. 1973
Row 10 L-R: Karns, Father & Mother Stone
Row 10 L-R: Karns, Nathan - b. May 3 1826 - d. Feb 18 1895; Aged 68 Y. 9 M. 15 D.
Row 10 L-R: Karns, Eliza Earnhart b. May 18 1832 - d. Unk/Uncut; Wife of N. Karns
Row 10 L-R: Karns, Footstone for Nathan Carns; 149th PA. INF. CIVIL WAR VETERAN

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 11 L-R: Boudinot, Lenora - b. Unk/Uncut - d. Jan 2 1884; Wife of T. Boudinot
Row 11 L-R: Boudinot, Theodore - b. 1852 - d. 1931; Shares stone with 2nd Wife Lola B
Row 11 L-R: Boudinot, Lola B - b. 1866 - d. 1940
Row 11 L-R: Bryson, William - b. 1864 - d. 1881
Row 11 L-R: Bryson, John B - b. 1839 - d. 1901; Shares stone with Sarah His Wife
Row 11 L-R: Bryson, Sarah - b. 1840 - d. 1930; Shares stone with John B
Row 11 L-R: Smith, David - b. Unk/Uncut - d. Jan 28 1895; US MILITARY CIVIL WAR VETERAN

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 12 L-R: Moore, Enoch - b. June 5 1837 - d. Jan 22 1915; Headstone Broken
Row 12 L-R: Lewis, Aaron - b. 1819 - d. 1886 'Father'
Row 12 L-R: Lewis, Ruth C - b. 1839 - d. 1823 'Mother'
Row 12 L-R: Lewis, George w - b. 1877 - d. 1919 'Son'
Row 12 L-R: Lewis, S. Lee - b. 1873 - d. 1954
Row 12 L-R: White, Rhoda A - b. Feg 3 1828 - d. Feb 6 1887; Wife of C. White
Row 12 L-R: White, Charles - b. July 3 1817 - d. May 19 1890
Row 12 L-R: White, Hattie A - b. 1872 - d. 1910

KEY| ROW: SURNAME, GIVEN NAME - REMAINDER OF TRANSCRIPTION/NOTES
Row 13 L-R: Lewis, Family Memorial Stone
Row 13 L-R: White, Thomas E - b. Unk/Uncut - d. Dec 5 1888; Aged 25 Y. 4 Ds.
Row 13 L-R: Lewis, Aaron Abram - b. 1888 - d. 1968
Row 13 L-R: Courtney, Clinton C - b. 1894 - d. 1974; Shares stone with Ruth C
Row 13 L-R: Courtney, Ruth C - b. 1903 - d. Unk/Uncut; Shares stone with Clinton C
Row 13 L-R: England, Margaret - b. 1877 - d. 1962
Row 13 L-R: Barber, Edwin - b. May 15 1821 - d. Oct 13 1887
Row 13 L-R: Barber, Maria - b. June 13 1825 - d. Sept 1 ____
Row 13 L-R: Barber, Thomas - b. Apr 2 1863 - d. July 11 1887; Son of _ & M. Barber
Row 13 L-R: Unknown, Unknown/Headstone Illegible

End of Section 4 Nye Cemetery


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