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Tranquility Cemetery

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Scott 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 seperate 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 term or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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 Kathy (Hubbard) Hanlon, on 02 June, 2005.
A beautiful cemetery hidden away in the rolling hills of southern Ohio.

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Simmons, Peter G., Oct. 10, 1835 - Jan. 27, 1916 -Father- Peter is the son of William & Saloma (Garman) Simmons. He's the father of Blanchard J. Simmons and grandfather of Kathryn Simmons Graham, Ruby & Irene Simmons. He was my great grandfather.
Simmons, Leah J., wife of Peter Simmons, Nov. 23, 1842 - Sept. 2, 1911 -Mother- Leah J. (Spureon) Simmons was the mother of Blanchard Simmons.
Simmons, Josiah W., Jan. 23, 1838 - Feb. 24, 1914; Thressa C. R., his wife, Aug. 25, 1833 - Apr. 30, 1913 Josiah was the son of William, brother of Peter G. Simmons. Thressa C. R. (Hite)Simmons was Josiah's wife.
Simmons, Blanchard J., 1877 - 1943; Louisa L., 1880 - 1921 Blanchard J. & Louisa L. McGlaughlin were the parents of Kathryn Jane Simmons, Ruby Simmons & Opal Irene Simmons.
Simmons, Levi W., Dec. 7, 1832 - Oct. 18, 1905; Priscilla G., his wife, June 20, 1835 - Oct. 22, 1923 Levi was the son of William & Saloma Simmons & brother of Peter G. Simmons.
Simmons View of headstone
Mc Glaughlin, John W., 1843 - 1917; Mary F., his wife, 1852 - 19__ John Wilson McGlaughlin was the father of Louisa M cGlaughlin. John was a veteran of Civil War. He was my great grandfather.

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