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Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery

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Hocking Twp.
Fairfield 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 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 28 May, 2010.
This Cemetery is located on SR188, Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio. About 5 miles west of Lancaster, Ohio. It's next to the highway, in a beautiful setting with vintage brick church located just west of the small cemetery. My readings are random, only a sampling and do not include the complete cemetery.

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Baker, Charles W., 1851-1944; Mary E., 1858-1944
Cruit, Richard, son of Wm. & Hannah Cruit, died Feb. 5, 1864, aged 30yrs 12ds
Cruit, Hannah, wife of Wm. Cruit, died May 24, 1876, aged 72y 8m 18d
Cruit, William, died Aug. 28, 1864, aged 67y's 5mo 17ds
Campbell, John H., died Dec. 30, 1887, aged about 75years
Campbell, Harriet, born 1820, died 1894, aged 74y
Cross, In memory of Elizabeth, wife of John Cross, who died July 10, 1842, aged 73years 4m & 19d ; "Jesus can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are: While on his breast I lean my head…"[last numeral 9 reversed]
Cross, In memory of John, died April 22, 1847, aged 85. 1mon. & 20.Days [SAR 1776 flag holder, and also plaque honoring his military service to his country during Revolutionary War.]
Cross, John, 1762-1847, Revolutionary Soldier, placed by Elizabeth Sherman Reese Chapter, D.A.R., Lancaster, Ohio [Additional marker, Rev. War Memorial, for previous individual.]
Cullumber, Henrietta S., Dau. of H. & E. Cullumber, Died Dec. 30, 1847, aged 18yrs 6mo 15ds
Cullumber, Henry, died May 25, 1865, aged 67y 6m & 25d
Cullumber, Elizabeth G., died March 24, 1888, aged 81y 7m & 4d
Davenport, In memory of Thomas Henry, son of Gove & Sara Ann Davenport, born February the 2nd 1841, died September 26th 1841, aged 7 Months and 24 days
Duckwall, In memory of George W., son of Thomas & Levinia duckwall, died April 11, 1844, aged 9m & 6days
Hedges, Rev. James M., 1831-_; Elizabeth Grantham, his wife, 1827-1861; Mattie E.Grantham, his wife 1832-1893
Hunter, In memory of James, Sen., who died Jan. 8th 1843, aged about 73 years
Hunter, Margaret, wife of James Hunter, Sen., departed this life April 22, 1845, …
Hunter, John, son of James & Abagail Hunter, died Nov. 26th 1847, aged _yrs 9mos 8das
Hunter, Mary Jane, Dau. of James & Abigail Hunter, died July 11, 1849, aged 5yrs, ..
Hunter, Clarence E., son of C.A. & S. Hunter, died May 17, 1894, aged 7y 11m _d
Leffler, Barbary, wife of J. Leffler, died June 24, 1879, aged 84y 3m 13d
Pugh, In memory of Hannah Katharine, daughter of Isaac Pugh & Elizabeth, his wife, which departed this life June 20th A.D.1841, in the 4th year of her life.
Shoemaker, William S., 1862-1935; Nancy J., 1872-1960
Shoemaker, Peter S., died April 27, 1861, aged 58y 5m 29d
Shoemaker, Barbara E., dau. of P.S. & F. Shoemaker, died Aug. 20, 1869, aged 19y 5m & 21d
Shawn, In memory of Silas, son of Josiah & Susannah Shawn, died July 1st, 1845, aged 8 years 11mon & 21 days; "Farewell dear frind, again farewell. Soon we shall rise to thee and when we meet no tongue can tell How gre…."
Shawn, In memory of Emrilla, Daughter of Josiah & Susanah Shawn, died July 19th 1845, aged 6years 8mon & 3 days; "When misery stule me at my birth I know no comfort here, But now I am going to heaven above To be for ever blest"
Smith, Louisa, June 1822-Dec. 1870; John W., June 1817-July 1897
Smith, Martha Ellen, Dau. of Michael & Nancy Smith, died July 15, 1848
Smith, Catherine, 1820-1916
Smith, Henry, 1862-1929
Taylor, In memory of Silas, son of Thomas & Priscila Taylor, died Feb. 24, 1844, aged 32yrs 2mo 24days
Taylor, Precilla, wife of Thomas Taylor, died July 4, 1847, aged 67 years 1month & 23days
Unknown, Thom__, son of __& Susa_ __, died March 28, 1841, aged 8mo & 4days [possibly Thomas, son of Josiah & Susannah Shawn Family]
Work, William, died Sept. 3, 1858, aged 31 yrs 1mo & 6ds

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