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Homer Cemetery

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Burlington 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 29 Aug., 2008.
This cemetery is located by traveling north of SR62 on SR661 to the Village of Homer, turn left (west) at CR19 Homer Rd. the cemetery is located on a hillside on the northern side of road, very easy to see, as the cemetery extends down the hill right up to a nice ornate wrought iron fence with gate at the street. There are two entries, one at the eastern side and one at the western side. I found the cemetery to be nicely mowed, trimmed. This is just a small sampling from a very large cemetery, situated on the western edge of the Village of Homer, Oh. Homer Cemetery is quite old, I found memorials containing dates back to the mid 1820's, I found one dated 1824 and good possibility exist of earlier burials. The cemetery is still in use to this date.My readings are mostly from the older area, on the western portion of cemetery. There's no order to these readings, they are random, and alphabetized to make searching easier.

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Bell, Elenor, wife of John R. Bell, died July 6, 1845, aged 41yrs 4 mo
Briggs, William, son of _ & Sarah Briggs, died Mar. 16, 1832, aged 7mo 21ds
Burton, In memory of Rhoda, wife of Silvester Burton, who departed this life May 21, 1830, in the 42 year of her age [very worn, this sandstone marker has embellishments very nicely carved, but inscription difficult to read]
Clearman, To mark the spot where reposes the remains of Daniel who died on the 16 Nov., 1840, aged 4 years 6mo & 5 days & Abby Elizabeth who died on the 7 Feb., 1841, aged 2 years 7 mo & 4 days. The bereavd parents, James & Harriet W. Clearman, have erected this simple monument. If I am bereaved of my children than am I bereaved_
Dunlap, John P., son of George & Betsy Dunlap, died July 20, 1830, aged 18 years & 2 days
Fletcher, J.S., Co. H, 82nd OHIO Infantry
Freeman, In memory of Mary Melissa, daughter of L.F. & Elizabeth Ann Freeman, who died June 6: 1842, aged 1 year 10 mo & 25 days
Hopkins, Augustus Orab_, son of Mathew & Patty Hopkins, died Sept. 7th 1829; aged 1year_[remainder below turf line]
Hopkins, Beneath This Monument Rests the remains of Matthew Hopkins, JNR., who departed this life Feb. 25th 1831, aged 29 years 9 months & 2 days [nicely carved sandstone memorial]
Jarvis, Henry S., born Apr. 21, 1910, died Sept. 29, 1884
Jarvis, Charles D., 1837 - 1898; Samantha, 1841 - 1914
Keckley, Charles F., son of Harvey & Harriet Keckley, died Oct. 28, 1857, aged 1mo & 17ds [the death year and days lived very difficult to be 100% sure, year could be 1837 or 1857]
Lead[Mead], In memory of _olly, daughter of Cary & Judith Lead, who died Feb. _, 1829; in the 19 year of her age [This person's surname is more likely Mead, upper portion of this very early sandstone tombstone very deterioriated]
Lovegrove, Minnie M., 1888 - 1967; Roy E., 1894 - 1958 [carved sandstone]
Mead, Cary, who Emigrated from Vermont AD 1810: & departed this life in Bennington Ohio July 25th AD 1831, aged 66 years 5 months & 23 days
Mead, Seth, who emigrated from Rutland Vt., AD 1809 & departed this life in Bennington, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1831: Aged 54years 8 months & 20 days [War of 1812 Veteran]
Mead, Valeira T., daughter of E. & S. Mead, died 11 Dec., 1836, aged 2 years 1 mo & 7 days
Pearson, Jeremiah K., died May 8, 1843, aged 24yrs 2mo & 28days
Phillips, In memory of Abram, who died Dec. 9, 1842, aged 68 years 2mo & 11 days
Quintard, Charles, died July 3, 1850, aged 50 yrs 2mo 19ds
Quintard, Chas. H., died Nov. 26, 1851, aged 22 ys 7mo 26 days [probable son of previous individual]
Shinafelt, Patty, daughter of Cary & Judith Mead, & wife of John Shinafelt, died April 29, 1939, in her 39 Year
Simons, Sarah, wife of Jacob Simons, died Oct. 20, 1842 in the 65th year of her age
Simons, In memory of Jacob, who died Oct. 31, 1839, in the 71 year of his age
Sligar, John M., 1856 - 1950; Lizzie R., 1853 - 1936
Stoughton, Naomi Avona, daughter of Nathaniel and Naomi Stoughton, died Aug. 13, 1829, aged 3years 4 mo & 5 days [Very nicely carved early sandstone marker]
Stoughton, Wait W., son of Nathaniel Jun. & Naomi Stoughton, died Nov. 16th A.D., 1833, aged 1 year 9mo. & 19 days [Verse:] This lovely bud so young and fair; Called home by early doom; Just came to show how sweet a flower, in paradise would bloom.]
Thompson, James Freeman, born Dec. 26, 1911, died Sept. 12, 1912, age 8 mos 16 days; John William, born Dec. 26, 1911, died Sept. 10, 1912, age 8mos 14 days [twin sons, died in infancy, two days apart]
Thompson, Pearl Freeman, 1878 - 1963
War memorial [Overview of large granite stone with medals honoring veterans from all wars]
Weaver, John, born Oct. 2, 1797, died Dec. 2, 1875, aged 88y & 2m
Weaver, Eleanor, wife of Hezekiah Bricker & daughter of John & Margaret Weaver, died Mar. 5, 1866, aged 46y 6m & 28d
Weaver, Margaret, wife of John Weaver, died July 10, 1873, aged 82y 6m & 11d
Weaver, Elizabeth, daughter of John & Margaret Weaver, died Apr. 12, 1838, aged 20y 6m & 3d
Weaver, Clarissa, daughter of John & Margaret Weaver, died Dec. 18, 1824, aged 12y 11m 17d
Wheaton, Judith, wife of Dr. E. Wheaton, died Jan. 21, 1845, aged 55ys 7m; Laura B., 2nd wife of Dr. E. Wheaton, died Sep. 8, 1853, aged 41ys 3m 16ds
Wheaton, Dr. E., born Fairfield, Vt., July 15, 1791, died Nov. 11, 1873
Wheaton, Laura B., Daut. of E. & L.B. Wheaton, died Feb. 20, 1854, aged 7mo 20ds
Wheaton, Jane C., wife of L.S. Wheaton, 1818 - 1902
Wheaton, Locke S., born in Leroy N.Y., Apr. 1, 1816, died in Newark, Ohio., Nov. 28, 1877
Woodward, Mr. Asa, died 30 August, 1837, in the 78 year of his age

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