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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 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~
|Bushee, Motes Lonzo, son of J. R. & S. Bushee, died Jan. 26, 1854, aged 9mo & 16days Monte was the son of James R. & Sarah (Mettler) Bushee. I just recently found this stone, it had been completely covered for many years. He was a brother to my wife's 2ndgreat grandfather. Monte's father's memorial is near his but getting difficult to read.|
|Bushee, James R. died Oct. 8, 1886, aged 57yrs 3mo 6da, Co. B, 71st O.V.I. James was born 10 July 1829, He was the husband of Sarah Mettler.|
|Bushee, Margaret, wife of Isaac, died June 8, 1847, aged 41 years Margaret was the daughter of James & Abagail Willet Roult.|
|Fox, John, murdered Feb. 28, 1856, aged 75yrs 2mo John was murdered in Laurel Twp., Hocking Co., OH.|
|Donaldson, Mary J., dau. of F. & E. Donaldson, died Feb. 6, 1854, aged 2yrs 14 days Unsure of family connection, I uncovered her memorial stone, near my family burial area.|
|Roult, James, died Jan. 6, 1831, aged 57years 6mo & 4da; Abagail [his wife]died May 2, 1840 It is believed that James was the first person to be buried at Olive Cemetery.|
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