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Pioneer Cemetery

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Huntsburg Twp.
Geauga 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 Janet Gardner, on 08 Aug., 2012.
Partial readings and photos.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Bartlett, In memory of Julia, who died Jan. 10, 1844, aged 71 years
Bridgeman, Elisha, Born in Westhampton, Mass, Mar. 12, 1760, died Mar. 12, 1836
Clapp, Nancy, wife of _ Clapp [remainder unreadable, below turfline]
Clark, Charles Strong, son of J.M. P. & Olive Clark, 1825 - 1900
Clark, Charlotte Brainard, wife of J.M.P. Clark, 1819 - 1893
Clark, Eleanor W. [b. March 4, 1817], died Aug. 27, 1838; Sarah, [b May 15, 1825] , died Feb. 26, 1845, aged 20 years; Mary J., wife of S. Judd [b June 23, 1810] died Feb. 1, 1849, aged 35 years; Children of D. & J. Clark. [these 3 names are on the same stone with Charlotte Clark]
Clark, Solomon A., died Mar. 31, 1873, aged 68 years; Francese M., died Feb. 18, 189_, aged 72 years; Eleanor W. [remainder not readable]
Clark, Jerusha [possible footstone, no other data readable]
Clark, Joanna [sorry no data or image found]
Clark, Nancy[sorry no data or image found]
Clark, family headstone [overview]
Clark, Joseph M. P., born _, 7, 1793, died M_ 16, 1873 [date hard to read from photo]
Clark, [ Juliann] daughter of J.M.P. & C. or O. Cark [Clark], [b 1831] died Aug. 14, 1846, aged 15 years
Clark, Mindwell P., died Apr. 26, 1846, aged 21years; Leonard, died July 29, 1849, aged 23 years; Julius G., died June 23, 1855, aged 26 years; Children of D. & J. Clark
Durkee, William H. H. died Aug. 20, __, aged 32 years [death year not readable]
Kile, Sophia B. (Bryan) wife of G. L. Kile angel daughter of W. and S. Bryan died Feb. 7, 1847 aged 31 years
Loomis, Ellen A., daughter of Warren & Amelia Loomis, died July 25, 1856, aged _
Miller, Lucretia, wife of Theodorus Miller, who died , aged 23 years; Lucretia daughter of Theodorus and Lucretia Miller, who died August 7 aged 7 months "Ye mourning friends dry up your tears. For we shall rest till Christ appears" [Lucretia Miller, mother and daughter same name same headstone. Only fragment of stone remaining]
Rhodes, In memory of Lydia E. wife of Samuel Rhodes who died Oct.7, 1837 aged 21 years; A pattern she Through every seam of life, A pious christian and a faithful wife. A neighbour kind a sweet and pleasant friend.Twas thus she lived and peaceful was her end. Click here for close view of verse.
Smith, Lucinda, wife of Moses Smith, died _[ upper fragment, no dates]
Starkey, William, born Feb. 2_, 1795, died July 10, 1883
Starkey, Charlotte, wife of Wm. Starkey, died May 24, 1879, aged 73yrs & 7ms

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