|Cedar Hill Cemetery|
Bowling Green Twp.
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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 seperate 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 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~
|Sparks Overview of cemetery with Sparks plot in forground.|
|Sparks, Joab R., Co. B, 24th Ohio INF Joab's given name in US Census shown as Joseph. He was the son of Wm & Sidney Sparks. Section #, Row 4.|
|Sparks, William, 1806 - 1880; Elizabeth, his wife, 1826 - 1881|
|Sparks, Benjamin F., son of Wm. & Sidney Sparks, b. 1847, d. Aug. 19, 1867 Civil War Veteran. Section 3, Row 4.|
|Sparks, Rebecca A., dau. of W, & Elizabeth Sparks, died mar. 11, 1866, aged 13y 3m 11d Section 3, Row 4.|
|Sparks, Eliza J., dau. of William & Sidney Sparks, doed Oct. 26, 1850, aged 20yrs 9mos 26da Section 3, Row 4.|
|Sparks, Sidney, dau. of W. & E. Sparks, died Feb. 3, 1868, aged 15y 3m 11d Sidney, dau. of William & Elizabeth Sparks.|
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