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Woodland Cemetery

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Xenia Twp.
Greene 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 seperate 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 & 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 of 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 Cloyce A. Bowers, Nov. 15, 2004.
The most recent update to this page made on 6 Apr., 2008.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Bowers, Florence A., 1866 - 1909; John U., 1837 - 1870; Maria J., 1838 - 1916; Clara H., 1862 - 1863 John Upton Bowers and Maria (Burns)Bowers, his wife. Daughter Clara H. Bowers & Florence A. (Bowers) Graham, sister of John U. Bowers. Sec. A. lot 98.
Bowers, Emeline D., 1831 - 1875 Sec. A, lot 98.
Bowers, John, died May 13, 1867, aged 80yrs 3mo & 19ds John & Mary are my 2ndgreat grandparents, they are buried in the Bowers plot along with their son John Upton, his wife Maria also John & Mary's daughters Emeline, Florence, and grand daughter Clara H. Sect. A. lot 98
Bowers, Mary, wife of John Bowers, died May 11, 1865, aged 68yrs 3mo & 4ds Sect. A, lot 98.
Marshall, Amanda Price, 1855 - 1928 Sister of John Price, and my 1st cousin twice removed.
Price, Luella & John

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