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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~
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|Dillon, Vincent Sr., born 1 Jan 1809, died 13 Jan 1892 is shown on facing side of this gravestone and his wife, Hannah (Jackson) Dillon born 02 Jun 1810, died 03 Dec 1889 , is inscribed on the back side of this monument. Both were born in Greene Co., Pennsylvania, they resettled with family to Monroe Co., Ohio in the early 1830s and later resettled to Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio by the middle 1840s. When traveling to Lawrence Co., Vincent and Hannah were reported to have been accompanied by Vincent's father, two sisters and his living children, where he purchased approximately 300 acres. including the land on which this family cemetery waqs established.|
|Dillon, W.S., 1838 - 1907; Rachel R., 1838 - 1884 William (S) Dillon was born in Monroe Co., Ohio and resettled as a young boy with his family to Lawrence Co., Ohio in the middle 1840, He eventually met his wife, Rachel "Amanda" Reed, daughter of John and Elizabeth Reed (both of whom are buried in the Scottown Cemetery). Vincent shared his property with three sons, William, Vincent Jr and Henry. They, of course, all became farmers, but William and Henry were also known especially for their blacksmith experience and success. William also is known to have wipsawed the poplar timbers used the in the original construction of the Scottown bridge. William also built a corner China cabinet for his home out of local maple wood. This china cabinet is currently in the possession of William's great grandson, Henry S. Dillon.|
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