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Cotton Run Cemetery

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Wayne Twp.
Butler 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 Jean Zuleger, on 24 Dec., 2008.
Additional images available at other Cotton Run Cemetery link on Butler County index page.
The most recent update to this page was made on 14 Jan., 2009.

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Cornthwaite, Edward, died Dec. 25, 1875, aged 81ys 9ms & 17ds [Edward would be born about 1794 (about Mar. 8) He married Delilah Hoffman in Butler Co., OH In the 1870 census there were Edward who was listed as being 76, Delilah as age 65, Elizabeth as age 25, and a son Isaac who was 36, as well as 2 Gilbert children. On of his daughters married a Gilbert, she is buried here also.]
Cornthwaite, Ann, wife of John Cornthwaite, died Aug. 24, 1871, aged 78y 4m & 13d [Ann's maiden name was Barton, born 1793-May]
Cornthwaite, Delilah wife of Edward Cornthwaite, died Oct. 7, 1890, aged 89yrs 8mo & 21 days
Cornthwaite, In memory of Edward, who died Sept. 26, 1834, aged 75years [stone broken into 4 major fragments and has been repaired. He was born in 1759 in Westmoreland, England. He was married to Elizabeth Guy November 12, 1785. According to Mormons site, this Edward who died 1834 had about 7 children listed. He was the father of the Edward who married Delilah.* That John would have been born in 1788 if he was 51 years old when he died in 1839 so he could have been the brother of Edward who married Delilah.]
Cornthwait, William, son of John & Ann Cornthwait, died Aug. 15, 1882, aged 49y 11m & 26d [W.G. footstone for William in lower area of photo. Another broken and unreadable stone sets to it's left, a cornthwaite too, and another Cornthwaite on the other side too] Click here to see overview.
Cornthwaite, Elizabeth Guy, daughter of Edward & Delilah Cornthwaite, born Apr. 23, 1825, died Apr. 21, 1904 [ her name was actually Elizabeth Guy Cornthwaite. Guy was her middle name. Her middle name honored her father, Edward's, mother's maiden name.]
Cornthwaite, In memory of John who died Oct. 25th, 1839, In the 51 year of his age; Funeral discorse from Job VIV [I found John on Morman site, as being 30, March 1788. Born in Heversharm, Westmoreland, England. Father is Edward but they do not list a mother. Edward who married Delilah was his brother.]
Cornthwaite, Cornthwaite, Martha Jane, daughter of Edward & Delilah Cornthwaite, born Feb. 28, 1835, died Nov. 12, 18__ [stone cracked through date, making it hard to read]
Cornthwaite, William, son of Edward & Delilah Cornthwaite, was drowned May 31, 1845, aged 23yrs 5mo & 13days
Cownover, Elizabeth, wife of John Cownover, died Dec. 4, 1860, aged 77y'rs 2mo & 2ds
Cownover, In memory of Nancy, daughter of John & Elizabeth Cownover, died Jan. 30, 1837, aged 16years 2mo & 8days
Cownover, John W., died Sept. 28, 1849, aged 26yrs 9m & 27 days
Flenner, William A., son of Rachel & I. Flenner died aged 1 yr & 13 days [William, son of Rachel & Isaac Flenner, these graves are on the west side of cemetery]
Patterson, Marian, died Sept. 20, 1837, aged 16yrs, 8mos 4ds
Pharls, Jane W., wife of George W. Pharls, died Feb. 1860, 60 yrs, 1 mo. & 27 days [These two graves are on west side of cemetery]
Pharls, George W., died Nov.17, 1842 aged ?2 yrs, 11 mo. & 27 days (Stone broken in area of date, could be 42 yrs)[George & his wife are on west side of cemetery.]
Sheley, Leammon, died Apr. 27, 1873, aged 64 yrs 6 mo & 10 days
Sheley, Mary, wife of A. Sheley, died Aug. 7, 1863; aged 59 ys. & 16 ds
Unknown, ..., died July 23, 1846, aged 55ys 11ms 3ds [lower half of headstone, no given name or surname]

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