Ohio Tombstone Transcription Project|
Salt Creek Twp.
Hocking Co., Ohio
Transcriptions & Photos by
Robert M. Sizelove, Sr.
29 April, 1999
I wish to present the following enumeration of the ancestral family interred at Schooley Cemetery. This cemetery is located at the corner of Blue Creek Rd. (TR 183) & Bushby Rd. (TR 500), section 35 of Saltcreek Twp., Hocking Co., Ohio. Following State Route 56 east out of Laurelville, after passing Haynes, 4th road on right side of road (south side). This cemetery is located on a hillside next to road. Parking can be a problem as there is no public parking area nearby. There are residences across the road, with their permission; one could park on edge of road. Cemetery location is noted on Hocking County Atlas, dated 1876, and S. H. Stivison owned the land adjacent to where the cemetery is situated, however the Schooley family also owned land in this area. My best guess would be the cemetery was named to honor this family, ironically, I found none of them buried there. The nearest church shown on the 1876 map still exist today, Mt. Carmel Community Church, which also has it's own cemetery. The earliest burial at this cemetery is in 1856 or perhaps even earlier. This predates by over twenty years, the first burial at near by Mt. Carmel, which occurred in 1878 or 1879. The township currently maintains this cemetery.
Like other cemeteries that I have transcribed, I have made every effort to be accurate, being mindful of the age and fragility of those older stones contained here. Must caution everyone viewing this information that it is sometimes difficult to read the older weathered stones. Keep that in mind, as I make no warranties to being 100% correct.
The reading of stones in this cemetery started at far right and lower corner, reading up the hill and each row starting at lower elevation and working up the hill towards the back fence. All information written in italics or brackets,[ ] are my personal observations, knowledge, and /or descriptions of conditions. All information typed in standard
text, will be inscriptions read from actual stone. Should anyone wish to add valid information, that improves the accuracy of this report, it would be welcomed, appreciated, and applied. My only goal is to be involved in making sure our ancestral loved ones are not forgotten. Revised 26 July, 2000. Copyright 1999-2007 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr. ©
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