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Cumberland/Alexander-Union Cemetery

Alexander Twp.
Athens 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 Gary R. Good, 11 Nov., 2003

The Church and Cemetery are in the township of Alexander, Athens County. This cemetery is referred to as part of the Alexander-Union Cemetery today. When the Alexander Local Genealogical & Historical Society printed an index of these cemeteries, in 1985, they referred to it as the old Cumberland Cemetery. It is directly behind the church, and enclosed by a tall hedge around three sides, with the newer Alexander-Union Cemetery on the other side of the hedge row. click here to view the Alexander Presbyterian Church. Close view of entrance.
The most recent update to this page was on 17 June, 2005.

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Brown, Henry, 1801 - 1839; Mary A. Breese, his wife, 1804 - 1898 Henry & Mary Ann (Breeze) Brown are my 3rd great grandparents
Brees, Phebe Hayden, wife of Henry Brees, died Oct. 16, 1874, aged 88y 11m 1d this is my 4th great grandmother and mother of Mary Ann (Breeze) Brown.
Brown, Elijah, died June 18, 1857, aged 91y's 5m's & 1 Day
Brown, Elizabeth, wife of Elijah Brown, died Nov. 22, 185_, aged _y & 12 ds Elijah Brown & his wife Elizabeth (Hull) were my 4th great grandparents
Kenney, Lordrick C., son of Nathan & Clarrissa Kenny, died Aug. 20, 185_, Æ 21yrs 7ms & _ds
Gabriel, Bazzel, 1801 - 1863, Husband of Ruth Bobo- 1823, Father of Ruel Kieth & Dorcus Earhart, Husband of Ester Lash & father of her 8 children
Gabriel, Esther Lash, 1807 - 1897, Wife of Bazzel, Mother of William, John, Eli, Abraham, Elaphas, Isaac, Mary, Ruth & Hamilton
Gabriel, Nancy Thompson, 1763 - 1845, born in PA., Wife of William, progenitor of all Athens Co. Gabriels. Foundation member of Alexander Presbyterian Church. Mother of Abraham, Mary, Elias, Reason, Henry, Dorcas, Bazzel & Nathaniel

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