Havens Cemetery

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Jefferson Twp.
Franklin 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.
On 24 Dec., 2005, I received additional information concerning some memorials located at this cemetery. All additional data supplied by the kindness of Dorothy Alvis, will be noted by a single askerisk*.

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 22 Sept., 2005.

This township maintained cemetery is quite old earliest readable memorial found thus far is dated 1827. Located on the east side of (SR 605) Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, about ¼ mile east of Havens Corners Rd., near Blacklick, OH.
The most recent update to this page made on 8 Feb., 2007.

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Antarush, James W., son of A. & M. Antarush, died Mar. 15, 1854, aged 7ms 17ds Sleep sweetly babe and take thy rest, God called thee home when he thought it best.
Atwood, John H., died May 18, 1899, aged 20y 1m 12d
Atwood, George P., died Sept. 1, 1888, aged 17y 4m 29d
Atwood, James, died Sept. 25, 1888, aged 45y 10m 25d
Chamblin, Elizabeth, wife of J. Chamberlin, 1788 - 1968
Chamblin, Jesse, Jan. 11, 1800 - Nov. 7, 1887
Cheney, Washington J., died May 21, 1886, aged 37y 7m 8d
Compton, Mary, Sep. 20, 1822 - Nov. 6, 1897 -Mother-; William, Sep. 16, 1820 - Jan. 24, 1894 -Father-
Cook, Marilla Jane, daughter of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Cook, died Feb. 14, 1861, aged 19yrs 11ms 13ds
Cook, Marilla J., dau. of N. & N.E. Cook, born Mar. 1, 1841, died Feb. 19, 1861 Echoes previous marker, but death date ammended.
Cook, Nancy E., wife of N. Cook, born June 16, 1817, died Dec. 22, 1878
Cook, Shaffer, son of N. & N.E. Cook, born Oct. 15, 1842, died near Atlanta Ga., Aug. 16, 1864, A member of 46th Reg. O.V.I., buried in Marietta Cemetery, GA
Devenport, Samuel, died Oct. 11, 1874, aged 74yrs 11mo 6d *[years aged should be 79yrs 11mos 7da. His wife Margaret(which may be on another stone or the other side. She was nee-Francisco, aka Sisco, she died Mar. 11, 1865, aged 59y 11m 25d.] Stones carved in this style are often miss read, as the left portion of the numeral "4" are carved less deeply and often mistaken for 1's or 9's.
Devenport, Peter, died July 14, 1874, aged 32yrs 5mo 5ds
Edgar, Abigail, wife of Jos. Edgar, died May 4, 1859, aged 57y 1m 6d
Edgar, Joseph, son of Joseph & Abigail Edgar, died Aug. 14, 1853, aged 20yrs
Edgar, Alvin, son of Joseph & Abigail Edgar, died... remaining portion of stone not readable
Edgar, Charles, son of J. & N. Edgar, died July 28, 1847, aged 6m 4d
Edgar, In memory of Joseph born in Westmoreland Co., Penn, Oct. 4, 1795, died Apr. 3, 1882, aged 86y 5m 29d
Edgar, Riley, son of J. & N. Edgar, died Sept. 29, 1837, aged 4m 10d
Edgar, George W., 1829 - 1881; Lucinda, his wife, 1838 - 1906
Edgar, Daisy, dau. of G.W. & Lucinda Edgar, died Aug. 2, 1881, aged 6y 6m 28d
Francis, Elizabeth C., wife of T. F. Francis, died Feb. 17, 1876, agedd 33y 10m 13d Days lived is difficult to read.
Geiger, Harvey, son of Joseph & Mary Geiger, died Oct. 19, 1848, aged 4 years 4mo & 16ds
Geiger, Dora, dau. of J. & M. J. Geiger, died Feb. 8, 1884, aged 13y 4m 13d
Geiger, Joseph, died Mar. 8, 1890, aged 58y 5m 6d
Geiger, Mary Jane, wife of J. Geiger, died Dec. 25, 1871, aged 31y 10m 16d
Grubs, laurance W., died Aug. 10, 1867, aged 57yrs 6ms & 20ds
Grub, Sarah, wife of Laurance W. Grub, died Feb. 3, 1865, aged 65ys 5m & 14d
Havens, John, born in Morris Co., N.J., 1800 & died July 22, 1842, aged 42 ys 3mo & 7ds
Havens, John, died July 29, 1866, aged 62y Engr. name:Keeler & Co., Westerville, O.
Havens, Rebecca, wife of John Havens, born Nov. 15, 1809, died May 26, 1891 and 84y 6m 11d -She riseth also while it is yet night. and giveth meat to her household. and a portion to her maidens, Proverbs XXXI.15-
Havens, William Fancher, 1830 - 1872; Mary Ingersoll, 1830 - 1910
Hook, Naomi E., wife of Wm. H. Hook, died Dec. 24, 1878, aged 39yrs 8m 25d
Lanford, C.W., Co E. 178th Ohio Infantry Military memorial.
Lyons, Martha A., April 25, 1825 - July 12, 1902
Lyons, Alfred, Jan. 1, 1822 - Dec. 30, 1890
Mann, Shuah, died July 24, 1865, aged 78yrs 5mos 9ds
Mann, nancy, wife of Shuah Mann, Sr., died Aug. 8, 1871, aged 82y 1m 7d
Mann, Our baby, son of Margus & Katharine Mann, born June 3, 1877, died June 8, 1877
Mc Caulay, Annie, who died Aug. 2, 1876, aged 43 y's, Erected by Samuel McCaulay, a native of Ireland, in memory of his wife.
Milburn, John, 1825 - 1874
Milburn, Harriet O., 1820 - 1894 Probable wife of John Milburn.
Miller, Cadis, son of I. & E. Miller, died Aug. 18, 1867, aged 16yrs 10mo 14ds
Moore, Lois, wife if Geo. Moore, died July 6, 1861, aged 90y 4m 23d Stone getting difficult to read.
Painter, Andrew J., died Aug. 28, 1886,a ged 69y 4m 24d
Painter, John, died Mar. 11, 1864, aged 54y 3m 8d
Painter, Almira, wife of J. Painter, died Nov. 12, 1891, aged 78y 2m 16d
Ricketts, Oral S., dau. of C.A. & M. Davis & wife of W.W. Ricketts, died Sept. 23, 1866, aged 48ys 5ms
Rochelle, John, Sr., born Jun 26, 1805, died Oct. 26, 1877,a ged 72ys 9mo
Rochelle, Lucinda, wife of J. Rochelle, Sr., born July 9, 1809, died Nov. 13, 1902, aged 94y 4m 7d
Sager, Myrta E., dau. of G.W. & E. Sager, died July 6, 1871 : aged 2y 7m 2d
Sager, George Washington, son of A. & C. Sager, born Aug. 7, 1847, died Jan. 1, 1874, aged 36y 1m 25d
Sager, Walter, son of D. & K. Sager, died Jan. 4, 1888, aged 3y 3m 26d
Sager, Nellie, dau. of D. & K. Sager, died Nov. 11, 1889, aged 7ms & 26ds "...Angels have taken my darling Nellie to rest"
Shadwick, John, died Sep. 22, 1860, aged 49y 5m 22d
Shadwick, Reynolds, born Nov. 20, 1835, Enlisted may 27, 1864, 13 O.V.I. Calv., died & interment at Georgetown Pennsylvania, Aug. 21, 1864
Shull, Hezekiah, son of henry & Deliah Shull, died Apr. 3, 1866, aged 17yrs 2mo & 20d
Smith, son of E__ & Mary Smith, died Oct. 16, 1853, aged 1yr 2m _d
Smith, In memory of Thomas, son of John H. & Rebecca Smith, who died Feb. 6th 1841, aged 4y 11mo 25d
Smith, Susan, died Apr. 4, 1870, aged 68y 10m 6d
Smith, Jacob, died Jul 13, 1886, aged 81y 7m 10d The engraver might have carved a 9 backwards, could be 91 years?
Smith, Sacred to the memory of Abraham, who departed this life July 27th 1837, aged 46 years 6 mos & 17 days Click here for close view of inscription on this nearly six foot tall, beautifully carved stone.
Smith, Daniel, son of Jacob & Elizabeth Smith, who died June 26, 1841, aged 28years 4mo & 5d
Smith, Wm., died March 23, 1856, aged 56yrs 6mos 11ds
Smith, In memory of Jacob, son of Abraham P. & Lilly Smith, who died Dec. 24, 1843, aged 16 years 1mo & 17d
Smith, Hester Ann, daughter of Abraham P. & Milly Smith, died Nov. 1, 1850, aged 2y 7m 19d
Smith, In memory of John H., who died Feb. 10thAD, 1846, aged 78years 4mo & 15days -The gospel was my joy and soul, Even to my last breath, The truth i had proclaimed so?, Was my support in death- *[old records written Aug. 15, 1877, indicate the possiblility that his death year could have been, 1841, rather than 1846.] The stone material and style look consistant with the period of death, and I think the family would have ordered the engraver to make corrections, however it's possible the engraver carved the wrong date.[*John H. Smith's wife, Elizabeth is buried in Havens Cem., she died 12 Aug., 1828, aged 56y 25d.]
Smith, Gordon, son of Abram P. & Milly Smith, died March 4, 1847, aged 13 years 1mo & 20d
Smith, In memory of Melissa, daughter of Abraham & Milly Smith, who died Feb. 26, 1843, aged 2years 7ms 15d
Smith, Elisha, son of Jacob & Susan Smith, born Mar 19, 1836, died Nov. 18, 1861, aged 25yrs 7ms & 29ds
Smith, George, died April 21, 1866, aged 68yrs 1mo & 27ds -Our Father-, -And ye now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you again and your hurt shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you-
Smith, Sally, wife of George Smith, died may 23, 1882, aged 80ys 9ms 25ds
Stagg, Sacred to the memory of Mary Ann, consort of Thomas Stagg, who departed this life June 18 AD, 1843, aged 24 years, 1 [or 10] mo & 12 days
Stagg, Caswell, son of Thomas & Mary Ann Stagg, who departed this life July 1stAD, 1834, aged 4mo & 15days This inscription at bottom of his mother Mary Ann's memorial stone.
Stagg, Levi, died Aug. 15, 1875, aged 43y 26d
Stagg, Mary J., wife of Levi Stagg, died Apr. 13, 1899, aged 68y 1m 24d
Stagg, Kesiah, wife of Abrm. Stagg, who departed this life August 10, 1827, aged 56 years
Stagg, In memory of Eliza, daughter of Abrm. & Rebecca Stagg who departed this life June 24 AD, 1841, aged 2years 8mo & 2 days
Stagg, Abraham, died Jan. 19, 1857, aged 80ys 6m 25d
Stagg, Rebecca, wife of A. Stagg, died Feb. 7, 1895, aged 85ys 9m 6d
Stagg, Rufus, son of Levi Stagg, died Mar. 13, 1869, aged 8yrs 1mo 2ds
Stagg, Sarah F., wife of G. W. Stagg, died Nov. 19, 1869, aged 24y 9m 18d
Stagg, Warren, son of L. & M. Stagg, died July 27, 1892, aged 23y 7m 19d
Stoel, Thomas J., son of S. & S. Stoel, died Apr. 1, 1854, aged 24yrs 3ms 26ds
Stoel, Infant Dau. of F.B. & H. S. Stoel, died Feb. 2, 1852, aged 2ds
Stoel, Betsy, wife of S. Stoel, died Aug. 30, 1868, aged 72y 4m 11d
Stoel, Silas, died Sept. 22, 1862, aged 76y 4m 16d
Strait, Hattie A., wife of George W. Strait, died Apr. 8, 1890, aged 39y 11m 17d
Thompson, Abigail, wife of J. Thompson, died May 31, 1880, aged 79y 2m 3d
Thompson, Joseph, died Mar. 23, 1857, aged ... Difficult to read.
Todd, Sarah H., wife of G.W. Todd, died Jan. 18, 1872, aged 28y & 5d
Welch, Ambry M., died June 25, 1874, aged 36yrs -Farewell my wife and children all. From you a father Christ doth call. Mourn not for me...To call me to your sight again-
Welch, Jane, wife of M.C. Welch, died May 11, 1880, aged 72y 11m 26d
Welch, Martin C., died Jan. 24, 1888, aged 81y
Wengent, Chester A., son of I. & J. Wengent, died Jan. 31, 1892, aged 7y 4m 25d
Williams, William S., died March 23, 1854, aged 61yr 1m 18d
Wilson, __ace Edgar, 1856 - 1884
Wiswell, Moses, died May 20, 1849, aged 70yrs 7mo 28ds
Wiswell, Kosiah, wife of Moses Wiswell, died April 2, 1841, aged 54yrs 10 mos 8ds Name of husband very difficult to read.
More images coming! I have photographed about half of the memorials in this small cemetery.

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