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Hall 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 22 Aug., 2010.
This is a rather interesting cemetery. It is actually situated over the boundary line of Milford Twp. Knox Co., & Bennington Twp., Licking Co. I have decided to submit it in two sections. Since the cemetery overlaps into both Knox and Licking counties, I'm keeping the tombstones of each side inventoried with their respective county. This cemetery is accessed from Hall Rd. in Knox Co., (TR116). This same Hall Road is called (TR74) in Bennington Twp., of Licking Co. When I arrived at the Hall Rd. road entrance, I followed a very long tree lined, grassy drive for about a quarter mile. This lane eventually opened up into a clearing, with tombstones crowded mostly against their outer northern & southern borders. There were no stones near the county border line (center area), and the farm fence around the parameter of each side was for the most part in disrepair. Only the Licking Co. side was freshly mowed, so each side must be responsible for its own mowing and upkeep. In fairness to the Knox County side, it too showed recent evidence of upkeep. Sadly, there were signs of recent vandalism, as many large headstones had been toppled to the ground on both sides. It looked like many of the large heavy headstones on the Licking Co. side had just recently been reset to their original upright position. This was evidenced by the mud and dirt residue still not quite washed off of several very large tombstones by recent rainfall. There were also impressions left in the turf where they had fallen until recently being lifted back to their original position. As you enter this clearing, the right side will be the Licking Co. portion and left will be Knox County portion. The Knox County side seems larger (acreage wise), although there seems to be about the same number of burials in both. I found the burials start a little earlier on the Licking Co. side, earliest being about 1817 so, it's been used for this purpose for a very long time. My readings are alphabetized, and not complete, although nearly. There were some broken tombstone fragments, not all readable. Most of the unreadable headstones were due to weatherization and time. It saddened me to see so many large toppled headstones, most were too large to roll over by myself to see if any inscription existed on the side facing down. It's very hard to wrap your mind around why folks will go to a cemetery and purposely damage the headstones of our ancestors, and in this case, they are so large, it seems to me it would take great effort to upset such large nicely carved marble and granite stones. To view additional tombstones located on the Licking Co. half of this cemetery, go to Hall Cemetery page for Bennington Twp., Licking Co., Ohio.

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Drips, Nancy J., daughter of I & E. Drips, died Nov. 28, 1865, aged 2y 6m [very weathered stone broken into two major fragments. Probable daughter of Isaac & Eliz. Drips from Lock Cemetery ]
Hall, Wm. C., 1836-1906; Hester, 1836-1904; Henry N., 1870-1880
Hall, Infant son of W.C. & Esther Hall, died Sep. 25, 1871 [small marble tombstone]
Hall, Infant Dau. of W.C. & H. Hall [no dates]
Hawkins, Hester, Dec. 11, 1819-May 17, 1894; James, Mar. 25, 1819-Mar. 9, 1894, Father & Mother
Hawkins, Henry C., son of Joseph & Hester Hawkins, died Jan. 17, 1868, aged 20years 12 days [toppled marble obelisk headstone, unknown if any inscription exist on bottom side, too heavy to turn.
Hawkins, Joseph, died Feb. 13, 1885, aged 89 y 7 m 10 d [broken fragment, very difficult to read. Probable father of Henry Hawkins]
Hawkins, Joseph, died Aug. 11, 1870, aged 82 y 6 m 22 d
Hawkins, Charley R., son of J. & S.A. Hawkins, died Aug. 9, 1883, aged 14 y 2 m & 3 d
Hilbrant, Savila, died Feb. 23, 1895, aged 33 y 4 d [large nicely carved granite headstone]
Hilbrant, Rosa, died Jan. 24, 1894, aged 29 y 9 m [on opposite side of previous granite stone]
Hilbrant, Sarah, 1stwife of John Hilbrant, died July 31, 1860, aged 22 y's 5 m 21 d
Hilbrant, Sarah, dau. of John & Sarah Hilbrant, died Sep. 1, 1860, ag'd 6 weeks
Hilbrant, John, July 6, 1834-July 6, 1865; Sarah, his 1st wife, Feb. 16, 1833-July 31, 1860; Mary, his 2 nd wife, Dec. 21, 1841-Sept. 30, 1899
Hilbrant, Emily, Dau. of J. & N. Hilbrant, died Sep. 21, 1873, aged 18 y 11 m 3 d [toppled marble headstone]
Hilbrant, John, died Aug. 6, 1857, aged 78 years [toppled marble headstone, too heavy to turn, possible inscription on bottom]
Jagger, John H., died June 16, 1871, aged 35 yrs 11 mo & 7 ds [Masonic emblem carved on stone. Toppled obelisk headstone, could be inscription on reverse, but can't turn, too heavy]
Jagger, Silas, Sep 12, 1810-Mar. 14, 1890; Eleanor wife of S. Jagger, Sep. 1, 1811-Sep. 13, 1865 [Another very heavy toppled granite headstone]
Larimore, Mary, May 1, 1839 - Mar. 22, 1909, Mother
Larimore, Isaac P., Mar. 10, 1821 - Mar 2, 1905, Father [large granite headstone between these two stones with Larimore surname inscribed on it.]
Larimore, Georg D., son of I.P. & Mary Larimore, died Feb. 2, 1851, aged 2 yrs
Larimore, Thomas, died Feb. 14, 1857, aged 65 y 6 m 8 d
Larimore, Jemima, wife of Thos Larimore, died Jan. 7, 1880, aged 73 y 7 m 13 d
Larimore, Capt. Henry, Co. B, 42nd Ohio Infantry [Civil War Veteran]
Larimore, Virginia, dau. of I.P. & M. Larimore, died Dec. 15, 1874, aged 20 y 7 m 9 d
Larimore, Bell, dau. of I.P. & M. Larimore, died Apr. 17, 1871, aged 3 y 3 m 17 d
Larimore, Sarah, dau. of I.P. & M. Larimore, died Feb. 5, 1871, aged 16 y 7 m 3 d [parents probably Isaac P. & Mary Larimore]
Nieble, Dorothy, wife of David Nieble, born Mar. 13, 1837, died Mar. 4, 1895 [very heavy granite headstone, toppled from base, can't read opposite side on ground]
Niebel, John H., 1854-1934, father; E. Effie, 1869-1938, Mother
Quick, James L., born July 17, 1826, died Apr. 9, 1881 [marble headstone]
Quick, Lucina, wife of J. Quick, born Apr. 19, 1828, died July 2, 1905
Quick, John, son of Jas. & Lucina Quick, died Feb. 20, 1865, age 15 y 5 m 28 d
Mantonya, Joseph, Jan. 14, 1781-Feb. 14, 1851; Mary, Oct. 23, 1785-Mar. 17, 1854
Montonya, "In honor of Joseph Mantonya, built first water powered grist mill 1802" [Setting between the rows of tombstones is this great big multipiece grist mill stone with the above copper plate with inscription.] Click here to see millstone overview.
Rowland, Nettie, wife of Simon A., Rowland, died Feb. 7, 1879, aged 23 y 2 m 28 d [verse] "She is not dead, who sleeps. Beneath this sheltering __. We know her spirit's resting. In the city of her God."
Rowland, James F., died Apr. 13, 1882, aged 58 y & 2 d [another large marble headstone toppled from it's base, not able to determine if any engraving exist on bottom side of stone]
Sesser, Isaac I., 1844-1891; Alice, his wife, 1852-1930
Spellman, Sarah A., wife of James Spellman, Sept. 30, 1824 - May 20, 1916
Tippett, Infant son of T.B. & M.J. Tippett, died Feb. 3, 1877, aged 6 d
Unknown, headstone [found near left side near fence]
Unknown, Susan F., dau. of R. & L. Bl__, died Dec. 25, 1865, aged 15 y 1 m [The surname looks like it could be BLUE, but not 100% sure]
Vanausdle, Catharine, wife of John VanAusdle, died Dec. 22, 1886, aged 63 y 6 m 2 d [This stone toppled by vandals, very possible that John's inscription is on the bottom side of this very heavy granite headstone]
Watson, Emma B., dau. of E.S. & S.J. Watson, died Sep. 13, 1879, aged 5 y 2 m 11 d
Writesman, In memory of Matilda, died Jan. 18, 1875, aged 81 y 11 m & 16 d
_Unknown, Cora A., dau. of J W S A E Z O R, died Aug. 29, 1875, aged 2y 2m 6days [very difficult to read surname. Looks like parents name was re-engraved, and I'm not at all sure I have transcribed it correctly]

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