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Hall Cemetery

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Bennington Twp.
Licking 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 28 Aug., 2010.
I found Hall Cemetery to be quite interesting. 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 acreage overlaps into both Knox and Licking counties, I'm keeping the stones 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, and the farm fence for 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, transcribed in this report and left will be Knox County portion. The Knox County side spears 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, it's been used for this purpose for a very long time. My readings are alphabetized, and not complete, although nearly. There were many broken tombstone fragments not readable, some were too large to overturn by myself to read. Other tombstones not listed here may be viewed by visiting my online site, under Milford Twp., Knox Co., OH.

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Benton, Arthur, son of E. & M. Benton, Oct. 5, 1871-Feb 28, 1872; Elsie, dau. of E. & M. Benton, Feb. 8, 1878-Feb. 8, 1878
Benton, Helena P., Sept. 8, 1845-Apr. 5, 1918; Thomas K., Feb. 14, 1845-Mar. 7, 1928
Benton, Edwin R., Sep. 26, 1831-Sep. 19, 1897; Mary Postlewait Benton, 1836-1912
Benton, Gracie H., dau. of T.K. & H. Benton, Dec. 15, 1876-Feb. 9, 1880; Ethel H., Dau. of T. K. & H. Benton, Jan. 5, 1891-Aug. 9, 1895
Blaker, Delila, daughter of John & Hannah Blaker, died May 31, 1841, aged 10 years 6ms & 4 days
Blaker, Harriet, daughter of John & Hannah Blaker, died Apr. 20, 1851, 11 y's 9 ms & 3 d's
Blaker, John, died Dec. 15, 1850, 42y's & 9m's
Dowel, Julia Ann, Daughter of Samuel & Jane Dowel, died Oct. 9, 1838, aged 1yr. 6mo [nicely carved sandstone headstone]
Dowel, Jonnathan, son of Samuel & Jane Dowel, died Feb 6, 1847, aged 1year 4mo
Dowel, Samuel, 1810-1857; Pleasy Jane, his wife, 1817-1901
Hall, Charles, died Nov. 17, 1883, aged 72 y 8 m 11 d
Hall, Mary A., wife of Cha's. Hall, born Feb. 27, 1818, died Jan. 27, 1896, aged 77 y 11 m
Hall, Mary V., born Mar. 27, 1858, died Apr. 11, 1885
Hall, Harriet, wife of Cha's. Hall, died Nov. 12, 1859, aged 47 y 11 m 23 d
Hall, Justus, died Mar. 2, 1867, aged 24 yrs 1 m 5 d
Hall, Infant Son of Charles & Hariet Hall, died March 14, 1843
Hall, Jonathan, son of Charles & Hariet Hall, died Jan. 21, 1837, aged 2 mo & 2 days
Hall, Gideon, died Sep 16, 1889, aged 79y 8m 24d
Hall, Delila, wife of G. Hall, died Nov. 29, 1893, aged 77y 2m 15d
Hall, Elizabeth, daut. of Gideon & Delila Hall, died Nov. 22, 1839
Hall, Newton, died March 21, 1837, aged 21y 4m 5d
Hall, Emma D., died April 20, 1885, aged 19ys 9ms 9ds
Hall, John B., 1834-1905
Hall, Hannah, 1837-1905
Hall, Mauda M., dau. of M.N. & E.J. Hall, died June 28, 1880, aged 11m 4d
Hall, Harry, son of M.N. & E.J. Hall, born Oct. 10, 1893, died Aug. 10, 1894
Hall, Emma J., wife of M.N. Hall, born Oct. 27, 1856, died Oct. 17, 1893
Hall, Infant dau. of John & Hannah Hall, died Dec. 23, 1867
Hall, Infant dau. of C. & M. Hall, died Feb. 22, 1873
Hall, Infant son of C. & M.V. Hall, died Mar. 17, 1875, aged 1m 18d
Larimore, Lewis C., son of Isaac P. & Mary Larimore, died May 7, 1849, aged 8 mo & 2 ds [very old sandstone marker, broken into two major fragments]
Long, Letta A., wife of B.F. Long, born June 21, 1863, died Nov. 12, 1880
Long, Joseph P., 1838-1909
Long, Mary, wife of S. Long, born in Monongalia C. Virginia, Apr.17, 1796, died in Knox Co. O. July 22, 1879
Long, Solomon, born Nov. 6, 1797, died Apr. 20, 1870
Mantonya, Joseph, died Feb.10, 1851, aged 70yrs _ m
Postlewait, Nannie, daughter of J. & E. Postlewait, died July 5, 1870, aged 31y 6mo & 3 ds
Postlewait, Katherine Twist, wife of Wm., Feb. 7, 1837-June 29, 1866; Jarvis L., son, Sept. 4, 1865 - July 18, 1949
Postlewait, Jarvis, died Oct. 15, 1888, aged 83 ys
Postlewait, Elizabeth, died May 26, 1858, aged 52ys
Row, Infant son of Jacob & Mariah Row, Apr. 12, 1844
Short, Charles H., son of G. & M. Short, died Oct. 28, 1852, aged 5 y & 25 d
Short, Joseph M., son of G & M. Short, died Mar. 17, 1854, aged 19 yrs
Short, Elizabeth, dau. of G. & M. Short, died Aug. 26, 1841, aged 11 m & 5 da
Short, Elizabeth, daughter of George & Martha Short, died Aug. 26, 1841, aged 11 mo. & 5 ds [original headstone echoes data from last marble headstone]

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