West Rushville Cemetery

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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 William Fischer, Jr., on 27 Jan., 2008.
West Rushville Cemetery (394552N 0822633W), Rushville Road (C.R.77) just east of town, West Rushville, Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.
The most recent update to this page was made on 4 Feb., 2008.

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Armstrong, D. [David] Bruce, [21 December, 1847] - 6 February, 1886, Aged 38Y. 1M. 16D., Private Company D, 62nd O.V.V.I.[Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry]
Ashbaugh, John J., 1840 - 1918
Baker Daniel T., 184[3?] - 1904, Company I, 126th Regt O.V.V.I. [Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]
Battan Thomas H., 1833 - 1907; Elizabeth C. Battan, 1831 - 1913 "Father & Mother", Mason
Berry William H., [2 Jun 1837] - 30 June 1894, Aged 57Yrs, 28Dys; Jane Berry, [18 November 1839] - 23 February 1895,Aged 55Yrs, 3Mos, 5Dys
Combs George W., 1830 - 1909; Martha J., his wife, 1836 - 1925, "Father & Mother", Mason
Combs John, 1835 - 1918; Jennie (Withrow), his wife, 1837 - 1920; Charles E., their son, 1874 - 1938
Dickson Alexander, 23 March 1826 - 23 August 1897, Company K 17th Regiment O.V.V.I. [Ohio Veterans Volunteer Infantry]; Hannah E., his wife, 10 September 1830 - 31 January 1918
Dilger Benjamin F., 3 February 1838 - 19 January 1911; Ellen C., his wife, 20 September 1840 - 30 June 1917
Dilger Mathias J., 1840 - 1915, Company A 1st Ohio Regiment; Margaret A., his wife, 1845 - 1921
Frizzell Jason, 1848 - 1919 Civil War Veteran Medal next to stone.
Graves James W., 1844 - 1904; Catherine M., his wife, 1854 - 1933
Hart, Henry C., [12 July 1842] - 21 February 1898, Aged 55Y 7M & 9D, "A MEMBER OF CO. B. 17 REGT. O.V.I."
Huber, William Henry, 1841 - 1911, 138th Reg. Co. I., O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]
Hyde, Joseph K., 1835 - 1916; Elizabeth Kerr Hyde, his wife, 1844 - 1911
Keller, George B., [12 October 1844] - 18 December 1895, Aged 51Y, 2M, 6D, Co. A, 17th O.V.V.I. [Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]
Kirk, George, died 21 October 1895, Aged 74 years; Elizabeth Kirk, died 4 April 1902, Aged 82 years
Leach, Andrew B.,[7 February 1836] - 1 March 1894, Aged 58Y'RS 22D'YS
Maffit, William T., died 15 March 1873, In the 43 year of his age[?]
Melick, Alfred B., [8 April 1820] - 8 February 1901, Aged 80 Years, 10 Mo's., Member of Co. C, 46th Reg. O.V.I.Order of Odd Fellows
Musser, Jesse, 1844 - 1916, 159th Regiment, O.V.I.; Ota Musser, 1863 - 1935
Patterson, William , [n.d.] Company C, 46th Ohio Infantry [Civil War]
Reid, Thomas, 1843 - 1918, Company A, 10th Regiment O.V.C. [Cavalry][Civil War]
Rine, William H., 28 October 1844 - 8 December 1917, Private Company I 17th Regiment O.V.I. Civil War
Sain, Jacob P., 1838 - 1901; Rebecca A. Sain, 1847 - 1931
Sain, William L., 1837 - 1888, Company K, 126th Regiment, O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]; Ann E. Show Sain, his wife, 1849 - 1924
Smith, Thomas B., 1840 - 1910, Company D 62nd Regiment O.V.I.; Susannah C. Smith, 1843 - 1915
Smutz, Cyrus D., 1835 - 1919; Harriet Smutz, 1833 - 1921
Thomas, Samuel Wesley, 1842 - 1903, Mason; Mary Catherine Thomas, 1845 - 1918 War Veteran medal near memorial.
Thomas, John F., 1830 - 1902, Company D, 62nd O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]: Sarah A. Thomas, 1831 - 1909; Emma E. Thomas, 1861 - 1927, Infant Son Thomas, 1858 [only date]; Infant Daughter Thomas, 1859 [only date].
Thomas, B. [Benjamin] A., M.D., 1835 - 1911; Ella Thomas, his wife, 1842 - 1920
Thompson, Edward, 1831 - 1897, Company B 17th Regiment O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]; Elizabeth Thompson, his wife, 1843 - 1917
Thompson, Jas.[James] A., 1841 - 1919; Lillie C. Thompson, 1855 - 1899
Thompson, Samuel, 1828 - 1905; Lydia J. Thompson, 1840 - 1902, "Father & Mother"
Turner, Edward, 1 September 1836 - 6 March 1886, Company D, 62nd Ohio [Infantry] Regiment; Lydia Ann Turner, his wife, 8 October 1834 - 5 January 1917
Turner, G. [George] C., [n.d.], Company K 17th Ohio Infantry Regiment [Civil War]
Turner, George, [27 May 1843] - 9 November 1892, Aged 49Y. 5M. 13D. Company D 62nd Regiment O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]
Wagner, John, 3 June 1823 - 13 October 1893, Company C, [160th] O.V.V.I. [Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Civil War]; Anna Wagner, 9 September 1824 - 13 September 1912

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