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Hull-Baptist Cemetery

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Oliver Twp.
Adams County

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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to separate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the latin term Æ or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M.Sizelove~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Beverly S. Hildredth, on 30 Nov., 2012.
This has been in my file for awhile. It was forwarded to me by Pauli Smith, as it was sent to her by Beverly. There is also couple extra burial images of connected family that are buried near this cemetery, but on family farm near Tater Ridge Rd. "I am attaching photos from Christian and Belinda (sometimes Linna) grave on their farm on Tater Ridge Road. Their son, Henry Willman, married Elizabeth Downing and settled in Dearborn County, Indiana. I also am attaching a picture of the Hull Cemetery where John and Elizabeth Downing are buried with their son, John Bell Downing."

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Downing, John, born Nov 14, 1797, born Feb. 6, 1799, died May 30, 18__ [Veteran of War of 1812 flag holder next to headstone]downingjohn
Downing, Elizabeth, Feb. 6, 1799 - Feb 9, 1892 or 1898 [last date hard to read]
Downing, John B. [Bell], 1834 - 1913 [son of John & Elizabeth Downing] [white bronze memoral]
Downing, Berelda, wife of B. Downing, died Feb. 20, 1857, aged 50ys 11ms [unsure of spelling of given name, difficult to read][email didn't explain family association to this memorial.]
The following images are explained to not be in this cemetery, but graves located on a once owned Tater Ridge Rd., family farm.
Willman, Christian, Volunteer War of 1812, Kentucky Light Dragoons, 1stRegiment, 1770 - 1840; Belinda (Linna), wife, lies nearby
Willman, [Overview of older and new Willman memorial found at farm once owned by Willman Family]

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