Haynes Cemetery

Salt Creek Twp.
Hocking 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 term , 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 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., 15 Nov., 1999.


I wish to present my readings of the ancestral loved ones buried at Haynes Cemetery. It has had other names, one being Carper Cemetery. Members of the Wiggins family mentioned and I agree that it started out as the family cemetery of Thomas Wiggins, who lived on and owned this land in 1830s. Christopher Haynes later purchased this property. This cemetery is located on a ridge 4/10 mile north off SR 56, between Happy Hollow Rd. (TR 164) and Big Pine Rd. (CR11). Go behind the old cement block building which sits near the highway (SR56), this building appears to possibly have once been a gas service station. There is a steel tubular farm gate behind this building. The Thompson Consulting Co. presently owns the land around the cemetery. The dirt/gravel lane and cemetery are maintained by and responsibility of the Salt Creek Township Trustees. Note: after going through this gate, please close and hook gate closed, I didn't see any, but there could be livestock. Follow this dirt and gravel lane across a farm field, it will wind around and up to a ridge. Where the lane crest a small ridge & starts to descend, stop and look to your left. This cemetery is small, probably originally a private family cemetery, which, many years ago became the responsibility of township. It has a very old fence surrounding it, lots of brush and ground cover, including lots of poison ivy, almost hiding the fence. The area is very isolated, and not well cared for. However in fairness to the township, it appeared recently mowed when I finished my readings on 12 September 1999. The condition of most stones in this cemetery are bad, as most stones are broken, very deteriorated, and weathered. My thoughts are that because of the isolation, there has been a lot of malicious destruction & vandalism at some time in the past, and little or no attempt at reconstruction. The cemetery is very old and has not been used for any burials in the 1900s, the most recent burial that I could find was that of Nancy (Shoots)Thompson in 1899. Sad to report, there is no evidence of any family visiting or bringing flowers. Probably the only visitors to this cemetery are the folks that are contracted by the township to mow it once a month or however often they are contracted to do so. Because of this, most of the memorial stones are missing or very difficult to read. I would describe the land surrounding the cemetery as tree lined and with rolling hills, the cemetery land is rather flat with only slight grade. There are no trees within or near the fenced area. As always, although I have made diligent my attempt to correctly read the information contained on these stones. I make no warranty to being 100% correct. So, use the information, but dont substitute for good state or county records. I read stones in rows north to south, starting nearest gate. All information contained within brackets [ ] are my personal observations, knowledge, and /or descriptions of conditions, not information inscribed on stones. All standard text with or without quotation marks, contains information read from stones. I take responsibility for all interpretations, readings of stones contained in this report. Should anyone have valid information, which improves upon the accuracy of this report, your information will be appreciated and applied. The following is a great example of this: Wish to thank Donald Claypool, who recently (on Aug. &, 1999) sent an email containing information about who owned and lived on the land near the cemetery during the period when it was still in use. Also wish to credit Donald with information pertaining to individuals buried here when the information was not readable or available from transcriptions. This information given to me by his kindness will be noted by the symbol * within brackets[ * ]. Also wish to thank my son, Arthur G. Sizelove, for his kind assistance with this and several other transcription projects. My hopes are that you will find information here that will further your research on these beloved families. {last revision 18 March, 2013}


Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Row 1.
i. TOWERS, Isaac, son of J. & M. Towers, died Jan. 24, 1845, aged 10 yrs, 18 ds
ii. MURLETT, Jacob, In memory of Jacob Murlett, was born in March 20, 1829, departed this life in May 1847, aged 18 years, 1 month, 29 days.
iii. MURLETT, James, In memory of James Murlett, was born in Jan. 24, 1823, departed this life in Apr. 28, 1847, aged 24years, 3 months, 4 days.
iv. MURLETT, Elizabeth, [*Wiggins] wife of John Murlett, [*born abt. 1804, died before 1838]Aged.....[This stone broken into 4 pieces and could find only 3 of them, very bad condition. I tried to piece them back together, but nothing else discernable] [* Eliz. & John married 18 Nov. 1821 in Ross Co.]
v. MURLETT, John, died Sep. 20, 1853, aged 60 ys, 5 ds [*born 20 Sep. 1793, Mason Co., KY or Ross Co., Ohio]
Row 2.
i. M.H. foot stone, may be footstone for Mary Haynes, [Sorry no image]
ii. TOWERS, John, son of J. & M. Towers, died Feb. 7, 1848, aged 4yrs, 11 mos, 7 ds
iii. TOWERS, Mary, dau. Of J. & M. Towers, died Sep. 8, 1848, aged 11yrs, 1mo, 30 ds [This stone deeply carved easy to read]
iv. TOWERS, Isaac, son of Z. & E. Towers, died Oct. 12, 1848, aged 5ys, 5ms, 4ds
v. MURLETT, John, died Mar. 24, 1862, aged 27yr 7mo 4da [stone broken at diagonal through lower portion of inscription]
Row 3.
i. BOWSHER, Diana, wife of Francis M. Bowsher, died June 3, 1858, aged 22ys,1mo, 17ds
ii. HAYNES, John, son of C. & A. Haynes, died Mar. 23, 185_, aged 18yrs 11m 25d [stone broken, last number of date missing as result of damage]
iii. STRAWSER, Eliza J., wife of Henry K. Strawser, died May 10, 1852, aged 80y 9m 27d [stone broken into 3 pieces]
iv. HAYNES, Thomas, son of C. & A. Haynes, died May 28, 1851, aged 4ds [stone broken off of base ]
v. HAYNES, Clarrissa, dau. of C. & A. Haynes, died Mar 25, 1850, aged 6m, 5ds [stone broken off base]
vi. HAYNES, Isaac, son of Christopher & Anna Haynes, died May 8, 1841, aged 19 days [ chipped and broken, two weeping willow trees carved at top of stone]
vii. HAYNES, Mary Jane, daughter of Christopher & Anna Haynes, died Sept 1, 1846, aged 2 years, 16 days [this stone had single weeping willow tree at top,very hard to read]
viii. Headstone, unknown burial, not readable
ix. Headstonebroken, not readable
x. P.W. [could be footstone for Peter or Polly Wiggins, very deteriated]
xi. HAYNES, Henry L., son of J. & R. Haynes, died Oct. 6, 1850, aged 1mo. [stone pitted, showing much weatherization]
Row 4.
i. WIGGINS, Thoms., In the memory of Thoms. Wiggins, died July 19 [*4] AD, 1835, age 67yrs. 1m 26d [*born 08 Jan.1768 in Hampshire Co.,VA] Click here for close view. [this is probably oldest readable stone in cemetery, very weathered, lightly carved, difficult to read. Soft stone, yellow/ brown in color.] [*son of Archibald Wiggins & Mary Flint]
ii. WIGGINS, Mary, In the Memory of Mary Wiggins, who was born the 23rd day September 1766 and died January the 18 1838 [*30 Dec. 1838] [date difficult to read], age 72 years 3 months and 27 days [this stone carved similar to that of Thoms. Wiggins] [*wife of Thomas, daughter of David & Elizabeth Dawson]
iii. WIGGINS, Polley, In the memory of Polley, daughter of John th_ Wiggins, born March the 27th 1830 and died Nov. 30, 1838, age 8 ys 3mo and 27 days
iv. WIGGINS, Peter C., son of J E Wiggins, died Dec. 3, 1851, aged __y, 5m. 22d. [part of date chipped off]
v. REID, John, son of J. & E. Reid, died Aug. 21, 1858, aged 1y, 3m, 27d
vi. REID, Moses, son of N. & E. Reid, died Jan. 19, 1850, aged 2yrs. 3mos. 27d [21 d]
vii. WIGGINS, Jerome, son of Z. D. & L. Wiggins, died 29 Dec. 1859, aged 4y 4m 21d
Row 5.
i. HAYNES, Christopher C., died Aug, 18, 1897, aged 51y 5m 20d [son of C. & A. Haynes] [husband of Ella Crider, they married Jan. 24, 1867. Ella d/o George & M. Crider]
ii. HAYNES, Christopher, died Dec. 2, 1860, aged 50y 11m 20d, Anna [Wiggins] Haynes, wife, [of Christopher] Aug. 3, 1892, aged 81y [ years reading uncertain] 9m 18d
iii. HAYNES, Anna, died Aug. 3, 1892, aged 81y 9m 18d
iv. WIGGINS, Lucinda, [(Haynes)] wife of Zeukiah D. Wiggins, Died Sept. 18, 1862, aged __y, 5ms, 2ds [inscription at bottom] Loved in Life, Remembered in. [ this stone broken into 4 fragments, 1 missing] [* born 16 Apr. 1816, married 9 Nov. 1835 in Hocking Co.]
v. WIGGINS, Lucinda, [(Sherrick)] second wife of Z.D. Wiggins, died Oct. 20, 1871, aged 33y, 9m, 29d [inscription at bottom] In life beloved, in death lamented [married June 11, 1864 Hocking Co.]
vi. _____, Albert L., June 23, 1863, aged 1d
vii. _____, Wilbert D., Sept. 4, 1868, aged 2y, 6m & 16 d[could not find a surname carved on this double stone fragment]
viii. WIGGINS, Thomas, son of Moses & Julian Wiggins, died March 26, 1856, aged 35y, 4mo, 8d, He was the husband of Catherine Delong [stone half buried]
ix. WIGGINS, John T.[*Thompson], Sep 13, 1798 Feb. 8, 1875, Nancy SHOOTS, his wife, Nov. 8, 1801 May 3, 1899 [large well carved memorial stone] [* they were married on 28 Oct. 1819 in Pickaway Co.]
Row 6.
i. WIGGINS, Moses, died June 16, 1878 [*son of Thomas, born abt. 1794 in Mason Co., KY, married Julia Ann Byrde on 5 Dec. 1816 in Ross Co.]
ii. WIGGINS, Julia A., wife of Moses, died June 2, 1869
iii. WIGGINS, Zeuekiah D., died Jan. [*Nov.] 31, 1875, aged 78y[difficult to read], 7m, 9d [* born Jun. 3 1816 in Ross Co.] [have also seen his given name spelled Zedekiah]
iv. Durra/*Derry, __, son of I & E. Durra, died Aug. 13, 1864, aged 23days [small stone too deteriated to read properly]
v. DURRA/*Derry, Joshua W., son of I & E. Durra, died Oct. 5, 1859, aged 23y, 17d
vi. DURRA/*Derry, Benjamin L., son of Isaac & Eliza Durra, died Nov. 3, 1854, aged 16y, 6m, 6d
vii. DURRA/*Derry, William Clark, son of Isaac & Eliza Durra, died Nov. 3, 1854, aged 8y, 7m, 8d
viii. DURRA/*Derry, James R., son of Isaac & Eliza Durra, died Nov. 2, 1854, aged 12y, 8m, 13d Click here fore close view of lower fragment.
ix. DERRY, Isaac, died July 10, 1891, aged 81y, 4m, 22d
x. DERRY, Elizabeth, [*(Cave)][his wife], died July 6, 1882 [or 1887], aged 73y, 9m, 3d [Isaac married Elizabeth on 26 Sept., 1835] [Early Hocking Co. Courthouse Marriage Records]
*Recently, after reviewing a genfile report on the descendants of Benjamin Cave, which included Elizabeth Cave, wife of Isaac Derry, the children buried next to them are the same given names, matching the children living with them during the 1850 census. So, my thoughts are that the earlier tombstones were inscribed Durra, probably by an engraver that misunderstood the surname, perhaps given to him verbally. The parents would have been under a lot of stress and anguish at the time and perhaps didn't notice or were illiterate. The children listed with the surname Durra, should be listed as Derry.
This concludes all memorials found at this location. I do hope to return at least one more time and make one more attempt to read the surname on the stone for the two children, Albert & Wilbert.

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