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Skeen Cemetery

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Monroe 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 03 Sept., 2011.
The cemetery is located on the south side of SR3, in the 500 numbers area of Wooster Rd. This area is just east of Mount Vernon, in an area known as Academia, Ohio. The entrance is almost exactly across fron the Seventh Day Advent Church entrance driveway. This well maintained little cemetery is cared for by Monroe Township Trustees. This cemetery has farm fence around it parameter, with a double farm fence gate on the alley side. It is fairly level with the exception of the eastern area, which drops in elevation. The northern side borders about six to eight feet above the tree lined roadway, State Route 3. Residences border both the southern and western sides of the cemetery. The drive way entrance is paved, but remnants of paving brick show through the drive at various locations. Although there are only a few headstones, it appears to still be active and in use since about 1835. I started my readings nearest the gate side of cemetery and near the fence, northwest corner. Reading stones in a left to right sequence. My readings include every tombstone still existing at the cemetery.

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Row 1.
i. Poland, Richard Allen, infant son of Ted & Ruth Poland, died Apr. 8, 1973
Row 2.
i. Trammell, Joy & Jennifer, infant twins of Lonnie & Rose Trammell, died Dec, 19, 1973
ii. Thomas, Verity H., daughter of John & Carolyn Thomas, Oct. 31, 1989 - May 25, 1990
Row 3.
i. Smith, Lorraine M. Blackman, 19 August, 1929 - 2 February, 2007, wife of Jerry Allen; A tender Mother, honored and loved by her children, Roy, Ruth & Rose Smith; Grandchildren James & Richard Smith, Darren, Richard, Nathan & Seth Poland; Julie, Joy, Jennifer & Jason Trammell Click here[ to see overview image of other side]
Row 4.
i. Fairchild, Susannah C., 1866-1937; Fred M., 1866-1943
ii. Fairchild, Marshall, Company D, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillary [Civil War Veteran military marker]
iii. Cooper, E. E., 1869 - 1905 "Asleep"
Row 5.
i. Place, John, 1824 - 1906; Henrietta Blossom, his wife, 1823 - 1902
Row 6.
i. Smith, Charles H., Apr. 21, 1923 - Apr. 2, 2011; Helen (Beatty), Dec. 18, 1925 _; married Dec. 6, 1941
ii. Perrine, Oliver B., 1859 - 1935
iii. Perrine, Jennie L., 1864 - 1943, Mother
iv. Perrine, Rebecca N., 1836 - 1906
Row 7.
i. Unknown, [headstone broken off, missing, only base and lower fragment remaining]
ii. Jeffeirs, Emer, died June 1, 1846, aged 47 years 3m & 3d
iii. Jeffeirs, Phebe, wife of Caleb Jeffeirs, died May 29, 1843, aged 77 years & 13d
iv. Jeffeirs, Caleb, died June 21, 1837, aged 66 years 6m 21d
Row 8.
i. Skeen, Martha T., 1792 - 1859
ii. Skeen, Peter, Jr., 1785 - 1855
iii. Skeen, Peter, Jr., died Apr. 12, 1855, aged 70 years 5m 22d [older headstone containing data from previous stone]
iv. Skeen, Peter, Sr., died Apr. 26, 1835, aged 86years 10 mo
v. Skeen, Peter, Sr., 1749 - 1835 [ echoes previous data on older stone]
Row 9.
i. Gibson, Jo Anne, May 5, 1931 - _; James C., July 14, 1932 - _

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