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Dowell Cemetery


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Milford 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~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 20 Aug., 2010.
This cemetery is situated just north of CR 53 on Wall Street Rd. (CR52), on the east side of road. It's rather small, consisting of just a few families and four rows of headstones. The cemetery is probably near an acre in size, but only a small portion near the center was actually used. It's maintained by the Milford Twp., Trustees, Knox Co., Ohio. My readings and photos include all tombstones found at this location. The most recent update to this page was made on 26 August, 2010.

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Atherton, John H., son of J. B. & S. Atherton, died Aug. 14, 1849, aged 22 d's
Atherton, Adaline, daughter of J.B. & S. Atherton, died Jan. 3, 1849, aged 1 y's 2 mo 3 ds
Atherton, Amos, son of J. B. & S. Atherton, died Jan. 23, 1849, aged 5 yrs 3 m
Blaker, Barbary, 1837-19__; Edward D., her son, 1861-1919
Case, Lovina, dau. of N. & H. Simons, died May 21, 1898, aged 47 y 8 m 5 d
Footstone, [probable footstone for Anna Jagger, found behind her headstone]
Jaggers, In memory of David Jaggers, died March 23, 1844, aged 40 years 6 mo & 3 days [original sandstone headstone]
Jagger, David, died Mar. 23, 1844, aged 40 yrs 6 mo 23 ds [older marble obelisk headstone, echoes data from other stone]
Jagger, David, 1803-1844; Anna, 1809-1876 [modern granite memorial, echoes data from older headstone]
Jagger, Anna, wife of David Jagger, died Dec. 12, 1876, aged 67 y 4 m 2 d
Jagger, Milford, son of D. & A. Jagger, died May 1844, in the 6th yr of his age [unreadable verse below dates]
Jagger, Walter, son of D. & A. Jagger, died Aug. 1, 1845, in the 4 year of his age
Jagger, David K., son of D. & A. Jagger, of Co. G, 121 Reg. O.V.I., died in Nashville Tenn, July 3, 1863, aged 19 yrs 3 ms 20 ds [Died during service to his country, Ohio volunteer Infantry, Civil War]
Simons, Sarah Ann, dau. of N. & H. simons, died 34 y 10 m 18 d
Simons, Cathrine, dau. of N. & H. simons, died Feb. 28, 1899, aged 64 y 5 m 23 d
Simons, Louisa, dau. of N. & H. Simon, died Apr. 16, 1884, aged 31 y & 28 d
Simons, Solomon, son of Nicholas & Hannah Simons, died Nov. 21, 1860, aged 12 years 8 m & 6 d
Simons, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas & Hannah Simons, died Dec. 24, 1844, aged 6 years 4 mo & 8 days
Simons, John, son of Nicholas & Hannah Simons, died April 11, 1856, 22 yrs 10 ms & 23 ds
Simons, Hannah, wife of Nicholas Simons, died Feb. 11, 1900, aged 84 y 6 m 15 d
Simons, Nicholas, died June 7, 1882, aged 86 y 3 m 2 d
Simons, At rest, Jacob, son of Nicholas & Hannah, died Feb. 16, 1907, aged 63 y 8 m 2 d [Civil War Veteran]
Simons, Henry, 1845-1928
Simons, Nathaniel, 1846 - 1930
Stockbarger, Catharine, died Oct.7, 1857, aged 74 y 10 d
Stockbarger, son of F. & A. Stockbarger, died Sept. 26, 1850, age 16 yrs & 6mo [Very worn, hard to read]
Stockbarger, Thomas, Charles, son of F. & A. Stockbarger, died Aprl 2, 1856, aged 14 years & 11 months
Wildman, Mary, wife of Manasse_ Wildman, died Aug. 17, 1859, [partial tombstone][previous readings indicate she aged 65 yrs 7 mo & 24 days]

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