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Thurston Primative Baptist Cemetery

Walnut Creek Primative Baptist

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Walnut 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 Ronna Eyman Eagle, on 20 Oct., 2008.
This cemetery is located in the village of Thurston, Ohio, by the Thurston Primitive Baptist Church. It is located on the north side of SR256. This is a partial listing of tombstones photographed on Labor Day, 2008, by Ronna Eyman EAGLE. Information placed within ( ) are personal notes by submitter. Please note: When tombstones have been unreadable, transcription is abstracted from Fairfield County (OH) Genealogical Society cemetery books. This will be indicated by (*).
the most recent update to this page was made on 17 Apr., 2009.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Row 1:
1 - MANSPERGER, Daniel, died July 20, 1908, aged 71y5m4d
2- BILLINGSLEY, Jonathan, born June 6, 1842, died Sep. 3, 1903, aged 66 y; Emaliza, wife of Jonathan, born May 16, 1845
Row 2:
3- BAUER, William H., 1851-1913; Maria C., wife of William H. 1858-1913
4- GRIGGS, Eber (Henry)1878-1964 (s/Wm. E. & Isophena D. (Eyman) GRIGGS; Dora (Julia Bauer), 1883-1956 (d/Wm. H. & Maria C. (Geiger) BAUER
Row 3:
5- RUFFNER, Jacob, born Jan. 15, 1824, died June 8, 1895, Mason; Eliza, wife of Jacob, born Mar. 25, 1826, died Aug. 15, 1899
Row 4:
6-HITE, Frank Darfus, 1898-1967, Mason; Ethel Hackathorn, 1896-1976, OES
Row 5:
7-HITE, Everette L., 1891-1956; Willie, 1896-1948
8-HITE, Abraham H., died Sep. 28, 1900, aged 72y5m15d (s/Sam'l. T. & Anna HITE); Ann, wife of A., died Nov. 23, 1914, aged 83y1m24d (Ann HEMPY)(d/Henry & Catherine (Miller) HEMPY
9-HITE, Catharine R. daughter of J. & Elizabeth, died May 8, 1850, 1y?? [Sorry no image]
10-HITE, Samuel S., 1857-1922 (s/Abraham/Ann (Hempy) HITE); Samantha J., wife of Samuel S., 1851-1894 (Peters)(d/Wm. G. & Eliz.(Dunnick) PETERS); Arsema S., wife of Samuel S., 1870-1940 (d/John & Christiana (Daubenmire)KULL)
11-HITE, Ethel Ann, 1901-1913 (Child of S.S. & A.)
12-HITE, Arthur W., son of S.S. & S.J. , born Dec. 14, 1893, died Mar. 1, 1894
13-HITE, Virgil Oscar, 1891-1918, Camp Sherman 83 Div.
14-HITE, Charles R. 1887-1896; Eli, 1861-1933; Elmon E., 1893-1897; Mary, 1863-1898; George A. 1895-1899; Catherine M. 1861-1941
15-BRIGHT, Warren, 1838-1931(s/John & Sarah (Arnold) BRIGHT; Emma Holliday, wife of Warren, 1848-1916 (d/John HOLLIDAY)
16-BROWN, Lovina E., born Oct. 11, 1884, died Dec. 30, 1953 (d/Warren & Emma (Holliday) BRIGHT
17-McLAUGHLIN, Samuel, 1850-1920; Barbara, 1847-1928; Anna, 1892-1906; Elza, 1877-1947
Row 6:
18-HITE, Anna, daughter of Joseph T. & Isabel C., born Nov 12, 1863, died Dec. 7, 1942
19-HITE, David, 1862-1939 (s/Joseph T. & Isabel C. (Johnson) HITE; Eliza, wife of David, 1857-1941 (d/Daniel & Barbara (Cly) HUFFMAN
20-HITE, Annabelle C., daughter of Jona & Inez, Hite, born June 13, 1929, died Feb. 13, 1933
20A- HITE, Infant son of Jona W. & Inez F., died Dec. 18, 1914; Annabelle C., June 13, 1929, died Feb. 13, 1933; Inez F., born May 13, 1891, died Jan. 18, 1878 (d/Wm. & Mgt. HOLT); Jona W., born Mar. 22, 1890, died July 4, 1969 (s/Eli &Mary (Walker)HITE)
Row 7:
21-HITE, John E., father, born Mar. 21, 1927, died Apr. 27, 1990, Sgt. US Army WWII & Korea
21A-WOFTER, Clara Jane, mother, 1907-1939 (d/Allen & Sarah A. (Waters) HITE
22-HITE, Sarah A., 1891-1943 (d/Geo & Jane WATERS); Albert H., 1894-1955
23-WATSON, George W., son of T.M. & M. Watson, died Nov. 27, 1873, aged 20y 7m 11d
24-WATSON, Mary, wife of T.M., died Jan. 12, 1868, aged 45y10m11d (King)
25-WATSON, Thomas, died Aug 25, 1884, aged 64y 7m 24d (s/Wm. & Susan(McNamee) WATSON
Row 8:
26-HOLLIDAY, Lovina, mother, 1855-1930; John P., father, 1856-1922 (s/John & Magdalena (Ruffner) HOLLIDAY
27-PETERS, Flossie Mae, born Oct. 25, 1885, died Aug. 26, 1945 (d/Justin & Allie(Friend) SPITLER; Oren C., born Aug. 25, 1874, died June 30, 1947 (s/George & Henrietta (Shaw) PETERS
28-BEAL, Anna Peters, 1877-1958
29-PETERS, George W., 1847-1928 (s/William & Elizabeth PETERS); Henrietta, wife of George W., 1853-1918 (d/Jackson & Anne (Hester)SHAW)
30-ELLINGER, Estella Blanche, 1888-1963, OES
Row 9:
31-HOLLIDAY, Elwood, born June 4, 1864, died Jan. 30, 1915 (s/Z. &Laura J.(Peters) HOLLIDAY; Iva A., sister of Elwood, 1872-1936
32-HOLLIDAY, Elder Z. K., died Nov 21, 1914, aged 75y8m28d; Laura J., wife of Z.K. died Mar. 18, 1904, aged 64y3m6d (d/Jonathan & Martha PETERS
33-WATSON, William M., died Nov. 14, 1895, aged 71y7m16d; Ellen Smith, wife of W.M., died May 21, 1869, aged 33y7m9d
Row 10:
34-HITE, Levi, 1861-1945; Lina, 1863-1951
35-HITE, Harvy A., died Sep. 7, 1900, aged 15y1m23d; Anna M., died Sep. 16, 1900, aged 14y2m4d; Children of Levi & Lina
36-BIBLER, Abraham J., father, died Jan. 14, 1909, aged 68y 3m 7d
37-BIBLER, Barbara J., wife of A.J. Bibler, died Mar. 15, 1883, aged 48y 7m 17d
38-HITE, Cora A., 1885-1918; Clarence, 1882-1959; Irene E. 1896-1979
Row 12:
39-HITE, Joseph, born Oct. 1810, died Aug. 1900; Elizabeth, born. Mar. 1818, died June 1898
40-HITE, Henry H., died Nov. 4, 1893, aged 49 years 3mo & 27d
41-HITE, William, son of J. & E. Hite, died Sep. 21, 1848, aged 3y20d
42-HITE, Catharine, daughter of J. & E, died [sorry no image]
43-HITE, Ellie M., daughter of J. & E. Hite, died Oct. 5, 1878, aged 25y7m2d
Row 13:
44-HITE, Lewis S., 1846-1917 (s/Jonas & Marinda (Huffman) HITE; Rebecca, 1848-1929 (d/William & Margaret PALMER
45-HITE, Jonas, died Nov. 21, 1884, aged 64y 5m 12d
46-HITE, Lovina, died Mar. 13, 1895, aged 72y 10m 16d
47a-MILLER, A. Stanley, died in France, M.G., Company, 52nd ND Infantry; Henry A., 1855 - 1932; clara Hite, 1855 - 1928; Hazel G., 1883 - 1889
Row 14:
47-MOORE, Doris Helen, daughter of Charles & Sarah, born 1905
48-MOORE, Monument; Sarah Margaret Bush Moore, dau. of William P. & Sarah Hite Bush, wife of Charles Arthur Moore, 1874 - 1973
49-HITE, William J., died Feb. 11, 1858, aged 20years 1mo 11d
49a-HITE, Catherine, dau. of J. & E. Hite, died Sep. 20, 1856, aged 18y & _Family Monument
50-HITE, Family headstone
51-HITE, H. Cecil, 1894-1969; Anna M., 1896-1978
52-HITE, Mary I., born Mar. 4, 1896, died Nov. 28, 1976; Floris L., born Dec. 23, 1899, died Mar. 12, 1992; Sisters
53-HITE, Anna, 1863-1942 (d/Joseph & Isabella (Camp) HITE
54-HITE, Mary, dau. Of J & E Hite, died Sep. 26, 18_7, aged 20y 8m 8d
55-HITE, Infant daughter of H.H. & Nancy HITE, died Mar. 11, 1880 [or 1889]
56-Front of Thurston Primitive Baptist Church
57-Side view of Thurston Primitive Baptist Church

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