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Butcher Cemetery

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Rush Twp.
Champaign 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 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 Linda Jean (Limes) Ellis, on 29 Sept., 2005.
This cemetery is located on Tallman Street off of Railroad Street in North Lewisburg. It is also known by other names: Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg Cemetery and erroneously, Garwood Cemetery. On June 18, 1963 a plat of a survey was taken of neighboring Lot # 270, stating:"....And also being part of a 2.5 acres tract of land used as a cemetery and owned by the Village of North Lewisburg. Said tract being sold to the Walnut Grove Cemetery Assn. by J.M. Butcher Dec. 26, 1882, Deed Vol. #60, page 3." Being part of land situated in the Village of North Lewisburg, Rush Twp., Champaign Co., OH and being part of V.M.S. 4658 and lot no. 268 of the Rivised Plat of Said Village of North Lewisburg...
The most recent update to this page made on 30 Mar., 2008.

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Butcher, John M., 1816 - 1891; Nancy J., 1823 - 1898 Recorded in Champaign Co., OH, Deed Volume 60, page 3, is a Warrenty Deed for present day Lot# 268. John M. & Nancy Butcher conveyed these 2.30 acres to the Walnut Grove Cemetery Association for $500.00. At that time, they also purchased cemetery plots on this land for themselves.
Jones, Loda, Co. D, 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry [Information obtained from Champaign Co. Ohio Cemetery Plates Veteran: Graves REgistration Works Projects Adminstration, publ. by Champaign Co Genealogical Society] He was born 1843, died 2 July 1872, and 1870 census for Rush Twp., Champaign Co., OH, NA Film M503-1179, page 341, shows Mary Jones, age 46, Loda age 24; Catherine, aged 22; John age 20. He mustered in on 22 June, 1861, and discharged on Feb. 4, 1865.
Sherrett, Phoebe Annie, wife of Eli Sherrett, born Nov. 22, 1848, died Sept. 1, 1884 Phoebe Annie (Winder) Sherrett was the first wife of Eli Sherrett. She was the daughter of Adaline (Limes)& Aaron Winder. Annie's parents and daughter, Birddie B. (was born July 27, 1872, died July 6, 1880) are buried on the same plot. Birddie's name is on the memorial for Aaron & Adaline Winder.
Winder, Adaline D., wife of Aaron Winder born Apr. 28, 1826, died May 29, 1898 Aaron Winder, husband of Adaline, was born Nov. 9, 1808 and died May 6, 1880.

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