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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 term Æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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 Leah Raney, Jan. 30, 2005.
Rachel, wife of Danius Pendleton, died July 24, 1844, aged 28yrs 2mo & 22 da's ~This is a debt to nature due, That I have paid, And so must you~ Click
here for close view.
Rachel married James G. Pendleton's son. Her grandfather was a brother to Joel Philbrook. Both James G. & Joel are buried at Gaffield Cemetery, St. Albans Twp., Licking Co., OH She died seven days after the birth of her third child, John, who was later killed at Kennesaw Mountian. Darius then married mary Ann Green and had at least 16 more children, one of which was my great grandfather Joel. (Original Section, Row 7)
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