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Bennington Chapel Cemetery


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Bennington Twp.
Licking Co.

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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, Nov. 26, 2003
The cemetery is located next to the church at the corner of Bennington Chapel Rd. (Co. Rd. 2) & Drury Rd. (TR 62)Bennington Twp., Licking Co., Ohio.
The most recent update to this page made on 5 Oct., 2010.


I wish to present my readings of the memorial stones of Bennington Methodist Church Cemetery. This cemetery lies on gentle sloping land, slightly sloping lower towards church. It's directly connected to, and just behind and to the side of the Methodist church. The cemetery grounds are well cared for and most stones are in very good condition. Area protected by a chain link fence w/ many gates. I found a few broken and toppled stones, but for the most part this cemetery is in excellent condition, well cared for with little or no evidence of vandalizism. Cemetery is located on the northeast corner of Bennington Chapel Rd. & Drury Rd. My first visit here was on 17th October, 2001, at which time I made a survey of area, and began photo documentation and transcription work. The following memorials are listed but since I'm still in preliminary phase, will not make an attempt to put them in correct rows or sequence until more research has been accomplished. This will probably be my only visit until next spring. My hopes are to complete the readings during summer (2004). As always, I will make my best effort to read the stones correctly, but make no claim of being 100% accurate. In some cases these readings may be the only source of genealogical data, but when possible, don't forget to use state and county records when available. My effort as always is to provide information for the use of the descendants of these ancestral loved ones buried here. If you're able to find something here useful to further your family research, then I feel my effort has been justified. Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., 2001-2007
Recent information was sent to me on 29 Dec., 2006, by the kindness of Rosa (Tanner) Johnson, she is the daughter of Roy & Caroline Tanner. Her additional information will be denoted with the single asterisk ( * ).

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Baker, Ima E., 1883-1977; Howard L., 1880-1951
Bebout, Mary (Farr) 1904; Wm. Earl, 1889 - 1980
Bishop,  [Bishop Family headstone]
Bishop, Ida M., 1873-1915
Bishop, Stanton, 1868-1949
Bishop, Lois, 1913-1922
Brown, George, son of W.B. Brown, April 2, 1912 - March 16, 1913
Brown, Gai Alice, 1875 - 1930
Burgoon, D_, 17__ - 18__; Rachel wife of D. Burgoon, 1792 - 1863; Anne, dau. of D. & R. Burgoon, 1829-1857 [stone difficult to read]
Burgoon, Anna E., dau. of D.J. & M. J. Burgoon, died Oct. 21, 1882, aged 20y 8m [probable dau. of David John & Mary Burgoon]
Burgoon, Darius, died May 27, 1852, aged 29y 5m
Burgoon, David John, 1832 - __, His wife Mary Speelman, 1837 - 1913
Burgoon, Emily, dau. of D.J. & M. J. Burgoon, died Mar. 12, 1875, aged 2y 4m 9d [probable dau. of David John & Mary Burgoon]
Burgoon, Maranda, died Apr. 17, 1871, aged 19y 1m 5d
Burner, Edna L., 1906 - 1969; Robert L., 1898 - 1975
Carver, Emeline, wife of David Carver, born Sept. 4, 1812, died June 27, 1889
Case, Lulu M., Jan. 15, 1888 - Feb. 6, 1964; Harry D., Dec. 23, 1889 - Dec. 31, 1971
Cho__c_, Jane, wife of James ____, died Nov. 8, 18__ [very worn, hard to read]
Conner, James, died March 15, 1849, aged _ yrs, 6months & 23ds
Cooper, Eli, born Sept. 7, __, died Apr. 29, 189_; Elizabeth Co_, born Mar. 29, 1827, died May 3, 1906 Sorry some of photo hard to transcribe.
Cooper, Lewis, son of J.B. & C. Cooper, died _ [small oblisk]
Cooper, Marion, 1879 - 1896
Cooper, J.B. 1840 - 1924; Cooper, Clara (Parsons) his wife, 1849 - 1912
Cornell, Gideon, died Oct. 8, 1857, aged _yrs; Jul__, wife of Gideon Cornell, died Feb. 23, 1857, aged 65 years [headstone toppled, broken into many fragments]
Denty, George B., Mar. 20, 1864 - June 15, 1943; Denty, Lillie C., his wife, Dec. 5, 1862 - Jan. 19, 1921
Denty, Maria, wife of John Denty, died Mar. 5, 18__, aged __y, 10 m 27d; John, born Jan. 21, __, died Sep. __, 1897
Denty, Malissa M., died Dec. 24, 1901, aged 61y 2m 25d; J. W., died Mar. 2, 1915, aged 71y 3m 23d [J.M. veteran of Civil War]
Dodson, Elizabeth, Dec. 3, 1833 - Feb. 25, 1904; William H., Aug. 20, 1830 - Jan. 14, 1906
Duffield, Samuel, 1823 - 1893; Matilda (Scribner), 1829 - 1910
Drury, Lucille, May 11, 1910 - Dec. 21, 1999; Forest H., Oct. 20, 1908 - Aug. 10, 1978
Drury, Patricia A., Jan. 21, 1937 - June 27, 1993; Gene H., Dec. 7, 1931-_ ; parents of Janet, Cathy, Susan & Barb
Dumbauld, Hattie Row, wife of Joseph Dumbauld, born Dec. 18, 1867, died Mar. 2, [1893?]
Dumbauld, {Laura} dau. of Alfred Liming, wife of Joseph W. Dumbauld, died Jan. 18, 1886, aged 27y 11m 3d sorry no image
Edman, Mary, wife of Samuel Edman, died March 14, 1853, aged 26yrs 2ds
Eirp, Maria J., dau. of _le_ & Mari_ Eirp, died June 8, 1845, aged 12y 5mo 1d
Eirp, _ha_es, dau. of _ & _ Eirp, died _ 1, 184_, aged 23_ [very deterioriated stone]
Elliott, Marjorie P., July 6, 1924 - Dec. 31, 1973; Harry W., May 8, 1913 - July 3, 1984
Fowles, Wm. M., 1851 - 1896; Celia Olive, 1850 - 1932; James D., 1854 - 1932
Fulk, David, died Aug. 24, 1850, In the 55thYear of his age
Gibson, Thomas E., May 12, 1913 - Aug. 8, 1988
Grandstaff, Jeanette, 1896 - 1964 -Mother-; Carroll, 1916 - _ -Son- "Long shall we remember your all you gave for us"
Hall, Alonzo A., born July 6. 1860., died Apr. 30, 1900; Ida Belle (Crotinger) Mar. 13, 1864 - Mar. 2, 1938
Hart, Lavina C., 1873 - 1931; Albert, 1863 - 1939
Hatch, Margaret, Jan. 1, 1918 - Apr. 7, 2000; Dale, Jan. 10, 1917 - Nov. 10, 1973
Hatch, Gertrude S., 1895 - 1994; Lee F., 1897 - 1956
Hatch, Seth, died July _, 18__, aged 79y 4m 27d
Hatch, Leydia, wife of Seth hatch, died May 8, 1870, aged _7 y
Hatch, Hiram A., June 30, 1852-Oct. 3, 1902
Hatch, Almina, 1842-1931
Hatch, Nettie, 1861-1946; Derilus, 1857 - 1932
Hatch, Hazel, 1913-1932 l
Hatch, Lea M., 1892-1975; Allen, 1884-1951
Hatfield, Pearl D., Feb. 9 1917 - Feb. _, 1992; Carlos W., Aug. 5, 1915 - Jan. 20, 1991
Hatfield, Pearl, 18?4 - 1933; Clyde, 1890 - 1948
Hatfield, Charles S., Jan. 26, 1874 - Sept. 21, 1953, father
Hatfield, Ruth, 1895 - 1895
Hatfield, Beatrice, 1895 - 1895
Hoyman, Lura (Parsons), 1868 - 1939; Clyde W., 1882 - 1962
Iles, Elizabeth, wife of Geo. Iles, died Aug. 31, 1866, aged 57y7m & 3 ds
Jewett, Mary M., 1854 - 1938; Sheldon B., 1849 - 1925
Jones, Tom, Feb. 14, 1937 - Sept. 7, 1999; Allen, Apr. 7, 1963 - __; Sarah, Dec. 1, 1935 - __
Kattle, John L., born June 7, 1887, died July 31. 1898; Amanda, wife of J.L. Kattle, born Nov. 13, 1841, died Mar. 11, 1915
Kattle, Albert, Apr. 7, 1867-Mar. 21, 1884; Mary _, Feb. _ 1874; Jason, Sep. 2, _-June 18, 1962
Kenney, Mary Ann, infant September 1, 1931
King, William C., Ohio Captain Infantry World War II, BSM-PH, March 26, 1915 - Oct. 23, 1960 [memorial next to Mabel King OBrian Palmer memorial]
Lawson, Wanda C., 1930 - 1987
Lawson, Elmer Howard, Ohio, Cpl. US Forces Europe, WWII, _ 18, 1923 - July 13, 1966
Liming, Russell Lee, Aug. 14, 1906 - Sep. 30, 1907
Liming, Lola 1877 - 1968; Edson, 1873 - 1951
Liming, David, born Feb. 4, 1820, died Sept. 25, 1900; Juliette, born Jan. 19, 1820, died July 18, 1907
Liming, Alfred, 1836 - 1918; Matilda B., his wife, 1829 or 1825 - 1911 sorry no image
Liming, John B., 1842-1912; Evaline M. Burgoon, his wife, 1844-1925
Lush, Dorris, died March _, 184_, aged _ [very difficult to read]
McClintock, Ellan D., Mar. 22, 1904 - Feb. 14, 1932
McNerland, James, 1844 - 1898; Phebe A., his wife, 1846 - 1931
Moore, Alice V., wife of W.A. Moore, died Mar. 10, 1888, aged 27y 2m 20d
Myers, Evelyn L., 1910-1985; Clarence E., 1906-1965
Myers, Harold, 1935-1988
Myers, Leif E., Apr. 5, 1883 - May 1, 1953; Jessie, Mar. 2, 1882 - Apr. 27, 1961
Nash, Cornelius D., 1841 - 1906 [Civil War Veteran]; Sarah E., 1849 - 1926
Nash, Irma A., 1884 - 1953; Orlo W., 1881 - 1941
Overturf, Edith Viola, 1886-1946; Frank G., 1877- 1945
Overturf, Glenna V., Jan. 12, 1916 - _ 2, 1976; Wayne G., June 10, 1910 - Nov. 9, 1985
Palmer, Mabel King, O'Brien, Aug. 21, 1919 - Apr. 26, 1967
Palmer, Bessie, 1887 - 1904
Parsons, Harman W., son of_
Parsons, Sumner 1843 - 1924; Aura (Burgoon) his wife, 1849 - 1933
Peters, Flora M., 1882 - 1932; Byra D., 1879 - 1939
Peters, Bonnie B., 1889 -1966; Harvey L., 1888 -1979
Peters, Oliver, 1890-1957
Postlewait, Margaret, wife of Henry Postlewait, died Feb. 18, 1851, aged 21y. 11mo. 18ds.
Rawlings, Mary E., 1878 - 1959; Wesley, 1868 - 1958 Probable husband and wife.
Rice, Vernon E., Nov. 18, 1922 - Dec. 23, 1981
Rice, Emma L., Feb. 28, 1929 - Sept. 29, 1975
Rice, Susan W., 1888-1955; Samuel M., 1878-1947
Sanger, Achsa, wife of Jas. C. Sanger, died July 4, 1873
Sanger, James C., died July 20, 1882, aged _
Sharp, Laurel, 1896-1976; Roberts, Lena O., 1895-1971
Shipp, Jonathan, 1824 - 1896 [Civil War Veteran]; Catherine, 1819 - 1908; Joseph H., 1853 - 1893
Shipley, Opal A., Mar. 28, 1890 - Feb. 7, 1973; Glenn A., Feb. 8, 1888 - 1954
Shipley, Sarah A., 1839 - 1914
Shipley, Charles H., 1879 - 1893
Shipley, Emma E., wife of L.E. Shipley, died Oct. 276, 1892, aged 27y & 7m
Shipley, Sarah A., 1839 - 1914
Shipley, Charles H., 1879 - 1893
Shipley, Henry, 1830 - 1913 [sorry no image]
Shipley, Hiram D., 1864 - 1865 [sorry no image]
Smith, Robert A., 1872 - 1957
[headstone overview]
Smith [headstone overview2]
Speelman, David H., born Aug. 23, 1835, died Aug. 18, 1900
Squires, Mary Emma, 1924-1926
Stockberger, Cornelia, 1892-1951; H. Lloyd, 1893-1977
Stockberger, Laura A., 1860 - 1919; William W., 1860 - 1929
Stockberger, Infant daughter of W.W.& L.A.
Stockberger, Earl J., son of W.W. & L.A.
Stockberger, Donna Ann, April 15, 1924
Stockberger, Nellie M., 1896 - 1983; W. Ray, 1890 - 1957
Tanner, Roy F. 1890 - 1970; Caroline, 1913 - 1950
Taylor, Thelma E. Lennington, Nov. 17, 1921 - _; Amos Barton, Aug. 13, 1917 - _; Parents of Gary, Robert, Carol, David, Diana
Taylor, Donald E., Dec. 17, 1963 - July 25, 1992
Trotter, Susan, wife of G.P. Trotter, died Oct. 22, 1858, aged _6y 1m 21d
Watson, Frank, born Oct. 18, 1867, died 18_; Mayme (Jewett) 1867 - 1958
Watson, William Lewis, 1855 - 1942; Esther L. (Duffield) 1859 - 1929
Watson, John M., 1851 - 1902
Watson, Thomas, 1827 - 1915; Eliza, his wife, 1828 - 1904
Weyant, George, died July 4, 1903, aged 74y 8m 6d
Weyant, Nancy, 1840 - 1915; Syntha, wife of Geo. Weyant, died Oct., 1875, aged _y 10m _d Stone hard to read.
Weyant, David ?, died Jan. 8, 1850, aged 45y 6m 11d; Elizabeth, wife of T_, died Mar. 7, 1859, aged 59y 9m 6d I need to return and highlight this stone with chalk and obtain better readings.
Weyant, Mary Rogers, wife of Andrew Weyant, died May 27, 1858, aged 25 years 1m. 8d.
Weiant, Andrew, died Sep. 21, 1858, aged 85y 15d
Weyant, Andrew, son of _ & _ weyant, died Aug. 13, 1848, aged 19y 8m & 24d; Thomas, died Dec. 7, 1846, aged 14y 6m 20d

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