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Jelloway Methodist Episcopal Cemetery

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Brown Twp.
Knox 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 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 latin 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, Sr.~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 25 June, 2016.
The cemetery is located on the south side of SR3, between residences on Wooster Rd. This area is just east of the Methodist Church, in Jelloway, Ohio. The entrance is a grassy lane between homes. There is a sign clearly marking the entrance. SR3, Jelloway, Brown Twp., Knox Co., Ohio

   Would like to present my transcriptins and accompanying photo documentation of this small cemetery, located in Jelloway, Ohio. Brown Twp., is located in northeastern part of Knox Co., bordering Ashland Co. to the north and Jefferson Twp., Knox Co. to the east.
   The entrance is a grassy narrow drive, between two residences on the south side of route 3, not far from the Methodist church. The cemetery is situated behind residential properties on Route 3 (Wooster Rd.), and would judge to be about 2 acres in size. It’s well maintained in neat rows, fenced, next to crop land to the north, east and a wooded lot to the south. I started my readings at the back row near the fence, farthest from the entrance. The lane leading into this cemetery divides it almost equally in two sections, right and left of the drive. My preliminary research indicates this cemetery has been active since about 1845, and still in use to this date. My readings are from back to front, in rows from right to left (west to east). There seems to be more burials located to the left (east) of the drive, and I will so note the row number and whether it is right or left of drive. I had the oportunity to talk to the caretaker, Cody Raudebaugh, recently, he explained that this cemetery is owned and maintained by the Brown Township Trustees., The memorials vary from early sandstone memorials, to late 1800’s marble, to more recent granite stones. Some have fallen and deteriorated, and I will do my very best to glean as much as possible from these early broken fragments. My readings will be done in rows numbered, starting with number 1 at the very back, and each memorial noted with an alphabetized identification. Where more than one name is engraved on one stone, they will be listed under the same alpha. I will use regular text to quote what I observed on the memorial, any personal observations I make note of, that are not inscribed will be parenthesized ( ). All data marked by * asterisk, will be information gleaned from previous transcriptions circa 1955, given to me by the kindness of KCGS, titled “Brown Twp. Cemeteries”, researchers name not included in report. As always, I will make every effort to read the memorials correctly, but caution readers to remember, the dates are only as good as the person whom gave the data to the engraver, or the engravers endeavor to accuracy. My hopes are this will prove helpful to your research, but don’t substitute it for good state and county records.
Will be adding to this page until I have transcribed the entire cemetery, during this summer.
Transcribed & photographed by Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., Mount Vernon, Ohio, 25 June, 2016, most recent update made 12 July, 2016 ©

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Row 1.  (starting at back right side of lane, nearest back fence)
1a. Ramser, Russell Emmanuell, Jr., May 1, 1928 - Oct. 9, 1996, Major USAF, Korean War Veteran
1b. Ramser, Mary Elizabeth (Blakely), May 1, 1928 - __ (Both of these memorials are large horizontal black granite slabs, with a matching granite bench situated between them.)
click here to see overview
The next memorial starts left of the lane.
1cd. Mix, Truman L., "Father", 18__ - 1914
1cd. Mix, Mary F. [*(Waddell)], "Mother", 1857 - 1939 [* w/o Truman Mix] (this stone and previous one are set on common base w/vase between them)
1e. Mix, John E.A., 1856 - 1921; Annie A., 1860 - 1948
1f. Blakely, Walter (No dates found, has a beautiful engraved steam tractor over name.)
1g. missing stone, ( Old poured base, no headstone or could be possibly missing.)
1h. Blakely, Russell William, Ohio AVN CAD 2518th Base Unit, AAF, WWII, June 29, 1925 - Oct 6, 1945( military memorial and in footstone position)[*s/o Walter & Floe (Frasier) Blakely]
1i. McCabe, Robert J., 1916 - 2001; H. Eileen, 1916 - 1991
1j. McCabe, Ronny M. (Swartz), Mar. 10, 1937 - Aug. 3, 1963
1k. Schrimplin, F. Park, 1893 - 1973; Ethel M., 1895 - 1984
end of row 1
Row 2. ( no memorials right side of lane)
2a. Shaw, Virgil E., 1898 - 1922 [*s/o Wm. R. & Melvilla (Snow)], 25 Jan. 1898 - 6 July 1922]
2b. Pinkley, Herschel D.F., June 24, 1895 - June 14, 1974
2c. Pinkley, Mae G., Mar. 30, 1890 - June 27, 1966
2d. Pinkley, Amelia S.. May 19, 1867 - Feb. 10, 1955 [*w/o Arthur Pinkley]
2e. Pinkley, Arthur, Dec. 30, 1860 - May 3, 1934 [*h/o Amelia S. (Keck) Pinkley]
2f. Blakely, Walter L., 1891 - 1977; Flo R., 1896 - 1981
2g. Blakely, Herschel J., 1918 - 1920 [*s/o Walter L. & Flo R. Blakely. Born 24 Aug. 1918, aged 18 mo.]
2h. Blakely, Russell W., 1925 - 1945 (WWII Veteran w/flag)
2i. Blakely, William, 1870 - 1945 [* s/o George W.& M. Jane (Tilton), born 13 Oct., 1870, died 27 June 1945]; Elizabeth, 1874 - 1948
2j. Pealer, Harry B., 1900 - 1965; Fern M., 1907 - 1996
2k. Pealer, Gerald D., 1927 - 2006 (WWII Veteran); Marcella R., 1925 - __
end of row 2
Row 3. ( no memorials right side of lane)
3a. Long, Cantwell, 1869 - 1934[* s/o F. & T. Long]; Mida [*(Hess)], his wife, 1871 - 1915
3b. Long, Janet Whitby, 1924 - 2013; Gerald L., 1914 - 2013 (WWII Veteran)
3c. Long, Edna M., 1888 - 1971; Colonel C., 1892 - 1965
3d. Galleher, Opal O., 1911 - 1955
3e. , Constance L., 1931 - 1958
3f. Pealer, Charles S., 1860 - 1945; Alice B.[* (Blakely) w/o Charles S.], 1865 - 1942
3g. Pealer, Verna J., 1885 - 1968
3h. Frasher, Floyd H., 1889 - 1961; Bernice D. , 1889 - 1968
3i. Frasher, Audrey, Feb. 21, 1927 - Mar. 6, 2000
end of row 3
Row 4. ( no memorials right side of lane )
4a. Frasher, Jubilee, 1856 - 1925; Sarah E.[*(Long)], his wife, 1859 - 1922 [*died 10 June 1922]
4b. Cumings, Mary E., wife of A.B. Cumings (no dates found)[* Mary E. (Marshall), born 20 Mar. 1876, also w/o Joe Walton]
4c. Cumings, Anson B., 1870 - 1918 [*142nd Reg., OVI, GAR, born 26 June 1870, died 25 July 1918, aged 41y 10m 1d] (Civil War Veteran)
4d. Cumings, Loren M., 1908 - 1927 (with foot stone, engraved, Loren) [* s/o Anson B. & Mary (Marshall), born 5 Jan., 1908]
4e. B, (plot marker)
4f. Blakely, ?
4g. Blakely, George W., Co. F, 82nd Reg. OVI (Civil War Vet), 1842 - 1925; Maria J. [*(Tilton)], 1844 - 1934
4h. Blakely, George, Pvt. Co F, 82 Ohio INF (Union military footstone, private,Volunteer Infantry)
4i. Fowler, Sabrina B., 1869 - 1944
4j. Randall, Irvin M., 1882 - 1954
4k. Randall, Nora M., 1888 - 1953
end of row 4
Row 5. ( no memorials right side of lane )
5a. Stake, Harley A., Jan. 11, 1894 - June 21, 1919
5b. Stake, Ruth G., Dec. 6, 1892 - Mar. 11, 1963
5c. Frasher, Charles, 1866 - 1941; Cera M., 1873 - 1917
5d. Cummings, E.L., 1865 - 19__[*son of Anson B. & Clara]; Eudoxia, 1873 - 1918
5e. Beeman, Merrell F., 1912 - 1955; Berenice C., 1915 - 1977
5f. Kawasaki, Yukuko (Beeman), 1962 - 1981
5g. Beeman, Ottis E., 1888 - 1963; Mary F., 1892 - 1961
5h. McKown, George Raymond, 1915 - 19__
5i. McKown, Sarah Catherine, Mother, 1882 - 1957
5j. Yates, John W., 1876 - 1954; Delpha, 1886 - 1957
(end of row 5
Row 6 (no memorials on right side of lane)
6a. Frasher, Harold D., 1906 - 1955
6b. Frasher, Ella M., 1867 - 1947
6c. Stover, Andrew, 1837 - 1908 (Civil War Veteran); Melissa Hess, his wife, 1841 - 1916 (small footstone fragment leaning against base of Stover memorial with _M.D. inscribed at top. Possibly a footstone for James M. Derry in row 8)
6d. "S", (plot stone)
6e. Pinkley, Johney J.L., son of A. & A.S. [*Keck] Pinkley, died July 13, 1889, aged 5ms & 9ds
(end of row 6)
Row 7 (right side of lane)
7a. Carpenter, Guy Vane, PFC, US Army (Korean War Veteran)July 25, 1934 - Mar. 22, 2000
7b. Stratton, Robert J., Nov. 14, 1902 - Feb. 21, 1992; Mildred P., Sept. 4, 1901 - May 19, 2002; Married June 6, 1928
7c. Maxson, Calvin E., 1963 - 1995
7d. Maxson, David H., 1936 - 1992(military Veteran)Nelda A., 1937 - _Click here to view his military marker. David H. Maxson, SP5, US Army
7e. Maxson, Donald, 1901 - 1972; Esther, 1897 - 1987
(next memorial starts same row left of lane)
7f. Cumings, Anson B., Capt. Co. F, 132nd Ohio V. Infantry, Aug. 25, 1828 - June 26, 1870( GAR & Post 120 flag holders, Civil War Veteran)
7g. Patten, William, 1819 - 1894
7h. Patten, Margaret, 1815 - 1900
7i. Weirich, Sarah E., 1843 - 1887
7j. Pinkley,, Christian, died July 21, 1897, aged 81ys 9ms 7ds; Martha, died May 9, 1910, aged 82ys 7ms 24ds
end of row 7
Row 8 (No memorials right side of lane.
8a. Cumings, A.B., (Remainder of memorial is not readable, probably echoes data on his military stone in previous row)
8b. Cumings,, Clara R., 1834 - 1924, Mother
8c. Cumings, Frank A., 1853 - 1910
8d. Derry, James M., died Apr. 6, 1881, aged 37y 9m 21d
8e. Derry, Isabelle, 1849 - 1943
8f. Patten, (large granite memorial, nothing engraved on either side)
(end of row 8)
Row 9 (starting right of lane)
9a. Stouffer, John R. "Dick", Nov. 19, 1923 - June 29, 1983, (WWII Veteran & Masonic symbol; Beatrice E. "Bea (McKain)", Mar. 14, 1925 - Feb. 14, 2013 (Eastern Star symbol)
9b. Klepalzki, dau. of Dick & Bea Stouffer, Connie Jo, June 22, 1947 - July 16, 2011
9c. Wojtseck, Timothy Gene, June 7, 1954 - Mar. 14, 2004
9d. Wojtseck, Terry Lee, June 7, 1954 - _
(end of memorials right of lane, no stones left of lane)
Row 10 (starting right of lane)
10a. Cheuvront, Krista Jean, daughter of James & Thelma, Feb. 4, 1974 - Dec. 22, 1975 (end of right side of lane)
10b. Mahaffey, Infant dau. of Dr. C.M. & L.A. Mahaffey, died Aug. 26, 1878
10c. Arbaugh, Jeanette May, Nov. 3, 1897 - Nov. 13, 1897; Dwight Earl, Apr. 15, 1897 - Sept. 2, 1900
10d. Arbaugh, David J., 1854 - 1930; Sarah E., his wife, 1860 - 1943
Row 11 (starting right of lane)
11a. Murdock, Lloyd C., Aug 3, 1932 - Apr. 26, 2007, Beloved husband & father
11b. Murdock, Nancy Louise, Oct. 4, 1936 - Nov. 13, 2002
11c. Murdock, Jon Emerson, Oct 20, 1971 - Sept. 13, 1994
11d. Pealer, In memory of Harry "Bill", 1930 - 2005 (Korean War Veteran); Shirley (Jones), 1931 - 2000
11e. Martin, Charles Louis "Chuckie", June 27, 1962 - Sept. 17, 1986
11f. Davis, DEbra June, Apr. 22, 1958 - _; Gary Joe, Oct. 12, 1950 - July 4, 2014
11g. Davis, Bernard E., Pvt. US Army, WWII, June 25, 1911 - Oct. 11, 1990
11h. Davis, Freda S., Mar. 15, 1919 - Oct. 13, 2005
(starting with memorials, same row, left of lane)
11i. Father, (foot stone)
11j. Mother, (foot stone)
11k. Barcus, Christean, died Aug. 23, 1883, aged 49 yrs [* wife of Darius Barcus]
end of row 11
Row 12 (right of lane)
12a. Murdock, Harry C., 1908 - 1974 (Masonic symbol); Leone B., 1912 - 1993 (Eastern Star symbol)
12b. Goulde, John E., 1910 - 1969; Mary R., 1912 - 2004
12c. Wilson, Hilyard, 1902 - _; Winnie F., 1900 - 1981
(end of memorials right of lane)
12d. Long, George W., son of J.F. & R. Long, died June 14, 1864, aged 2ys 8m 19d
12e. Frasher, Francis A., son of D. & S.E.Frasher, born Oct. 21, 1881, died May 23, 1886, aged 4y 7m 2d
12f. Long, Francis, April 4, 1828 - June 12, 1905; Rachel, April 6, 1827 - Oct. 10, 1907
12g & h. Lybarger, Sarah, born Aug. 24, 1801, died May 17, 1888; Jacob, born Oct. 25, 1792, died Feb. 13, 1866; Husband & Wife (Note, please click highlighted/ underlined names to view each side of common memorial.)
12hh. Lybarger, Jacob, died Feb. 13, 1866, aged 73y 3m 18d (This looks like the older, original stone for Jacob, laying on ground almost covered with turf)
12i. Smith, _, son of J.W. & T. Smith, died ...(Very deterioriated, upper fragment. Possibly headstone for [* Benjamin Smith, died 28 Jan., 1862.])
12j. Smith, Daniel, son of J.W. & C. Smith, died July 19, 1882, aged 34y 1m; J.W. , died June 28, 1877, aged 51y 10ms; Christina, wife of J.W. Smith, died July 27, 1882, aged 53y 10m 22d (click high lighted/underlined names to view images. These are all from different sides of common memorial.)
12k. Beeman, Elizabeth, dau. of S. & M. Beeman, died July 20, 1875, aged 22y 7m 19d (portions very hard to read, not sure of these dates)
12l. Beeman, Albert, son of Samuel & M. Beeman, died Mar. 14, 1861, aged 2mo & 8ds
(end of row 12
Row 13 (begins at right side of lane)
13a. Shrimplin, Barbara S., Sept. 8, 1947 - _; Douglas P., July 13, 1947 - Jan. 29, 2015
13b. Shrimplin, William F., U.S. Army, WWII, Feb. 24, 1915 - Mar. 23, 1984 (WWII Veteran)
13c. Shrimplin, Mary A., Apr. 25, 1920 - Nov. 24, 1989, Beloved wife and mother
Row 13 (same row, left side of lane)
13d. Crites, Martha E., daut. of A. & S. Crites, died July 10, 1862, aged 11 months (small stone located in front of large Long headstone, from row 12)
13e. Pinkley, Daisy, dau. of Dr. M. & R. [* (Stover)] Pinkley, died Sept. 11, 1878, aged 3y 1m 5d (stone hard to read, very worn)
13f. Stover, Lydia, wife of Emanuel, born Sept. 9, 1827, died Mar. 23, 1889, aged 61y 5mo 14d
13g. Stover, Emanuel, Co. H, 23rd Rgmt., OVI, died May 23, 1863, aged 36y 1m 20d (Civil War Veteran)
13h. Unknown, (base stone, with no headstone)
13i. Stover, Adam, died Dec. 22, 1855, aged 51y 4m 14d
13j. Stover, William M., son of Andrew & Malissa Stover, died Aug. 4, 1871, aged 8y 5m 11d
(end of row 13
Row 14 (starts left of lane)
14a. Minard, Salomon, died Dec. 2, 1857, In the 51st Year of his age.
14b. Walls, Joseph, died Mar. 22, 1863, aged 62y 7m 17d
(end of row 14
Row 15 (right side of lane)
15a. Unknown, (base with no headstone)
15b. Blakely, Harold W., 1914 - 1995; Anne, 1914 - 2003 (Back of headstone has military bronze marker attached, WWII Veteran) Harold W. Blakely, TSGT, Feb. 8, 1914 - Jan. 21, 1995
15c. Truax, Salome Letitia, July 1935, Sally Ayers; John Marshall, Jan. 25, 1933 - June 6, 2013; Married July 20, 1957; Infant brother, Marshall M., July 7, 1931 - Nov. 21, 1931 (John was a Korean War Veteran, Airforce)
15d. "35", (plot marker)
(same row, left of lane)
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