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Eden Church Cemetery
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Eden 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 10 Aug., 2008.
I would like to present my transcriptions/photographs made during two visits to this very nicely mowed and cared for mid sized cemetery, consisting of several acres of fenced burial ground, beginning on Sunday, 3 August, 2008. The earliest readable burial inscription found on a memorial, was spring 1820, and would estimate this land being used for burial purposes for over 170 years, as it's still in use to this date. One memorial mentions an their Oldaker ancestor, provided the land for purpose of both church and cemetery. This cemetery is located by turning east off Mt. Vernon Rd. (SR13), onto Dog Hollow Rd, which is located at the northern edge of the village of St. Louisville, Oh. This road will turn into Martinsburg Rd. (CR204). About three miles north east of St Louisville, you will turn south east (right) on Eden Church Rd. (CR201), travel about 1 mile, you will see the cemetery on the right side of road, just before you get to the church. My research on this cemetery is still preliminary, but would guess that it's a church owned cemetery. The rows start at the fenced area across the road from church, north to south. My readings are in ordered rows, noted with an Arabic numeral, followed by lower case roman numerals for each separate stone. These readings are complete, transcribed and photographed all memorials at this cemetery, as of 10 Aug., 2008. Robert M. Sizelove ©, Sr. 2008.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
I have divided the readings into several pages. This is page 1, rows 1 - 12. Click here to view to rows 13-25. Click here to view page 3, rows 26-38, and here to view page 4, rows 39-52.
Row 1 overview,
i. Riley, Infant Dau. of G.L. & Clara M., Mar. 7 ? July 10, 1900, Our Darling Baby
ii. Taylor, Cathrine, 1836 - 1916, Grandmother, I.D.H., R.H.H., B .S.J.
iii. Taylor, William, Company A, 76th Ohio Infantry [Civil War Veteran]
iv. Hughs-Jones, Mary, 1816 - 1904
v. Unknown, Bertha, died Feb. 11, 1875, aged 7y 6m 9d, dau. of_
vi. Hall, Elizabeth, 1844 - 1877
vii. Bebout, Mary J., died Jan. 11, 1897, aged 80y 9m 13d
viii. Bebout, Ebenezer, died Apr. 17, 1898, aged 84y 8m 15d [probable husband of Mary]
ix. Hall, Edytha, wife of Lofland Hall, born Sept. 7, 1814, died June 29, 1884
x. Hall, Lofland, born Sept. 26, 1809, died Sept. 27, 1884
xi. Hall, William M., 1838 - 1917
xii. Benear, Elizabeth, born July 26, 1809 -_[no death date entry]
xiii. Benear, Shelton, born May 10, 1806, died June 3, 1872, aged 66y 23d
xiv. Benear, Mary A., born Sept. 25, 1839, died July 9, 1862, aged 22y 9m 14d [possible dau. of Shelton & Elizabeth]
xv. Goodwin, Perry, died Mar. 18, 1848, aged 6yrs 1mo. & 3d
xvi. Hall, Rachel, wife of David Hall, died June 21, 1867, aged 32y 4m & 17d
xvii. Hall, David, died Jan. 3_, _, aged 82yrs 3mo & 13ds [broken through date]
xviii. C.A.H. [footstone, probably for Charlotte Ann Hall]
xix. Hall, Charlott Ann, wife of J.T. Hall, died Sep. 21, 1872, aged 35y 4m 2d
xx. Patterson, Pearl R., 1936 - 2003
Row 2 overview,
i. Hickman, Cary E., son of W.E. & D. M. Hickman, __, Jan. 16, 1895 - Feb.17, 1895
ii. Huston, Ellen M. [footstone for Ellen Huston]
iii. Huston, John M. [footstone for John Huston]
iv. Huston, Wilkin [footstone for Wilkin Huston]
v.Unknown, Infant daughter [unknown surname]
Row 3
i. Unknown, infant dau. of C___vent & __ Ar__, Feb. 27, 1890 [very faint, difficult to read]
ii. Holton, John M., 1849 - 1908; Ellen M., 1849 - 1936
iii. Holton, Wilkin, 1891 - 1907; Infant Dau., 1887
iv. Huston, Albert, 1855 - 1916; Maria, 1850 - 1900
v. Householder, Harry, died Jun 20, 1896, aged 36y 15d
vi. Householder Edytha E., wife of H. Householder, died May 13, 1886, aged 25y 6m 29d
vii. Hall Emily E., wife of David P. Hill, born Sep. 3, 1832, died Dec. 30, 1898, aged 66y 3m 27d
viii. Hall David P., born Nov. 26, 1838, died Aug. 6, 1924
ix. Bebout Solomon, 1812 - 1887; Mary, 1817 - 1902
x. Oldaker Arrista J., son of Wm. & Mary Oldaker, died Nov. 17, 1874, aged 22y 11m 21d
xi. Oldaker Charity, wife of Jesse Oldaker, died Oct. 11, 1870, aged 84y 7m & 22d
xii. Oldaker Jesse, died Sep. 14, 1854, aged 72yrs
xiii. Oldaker Samuel, son of Jesse & Charity Oldaker, died Mar. 26, 1820, aged 6 yrs _m 3_days [possibly oldest burial at this cemetery]
xiv. Oldaker John Wm., son of Wm. & Mary Oldaker, died Apr. 14, 1853 [or 1855], aged 5yrs 11m 8ds
xv. Oldaker Naomi, wife of Henry B. Oldaker, born Oct. 18, 1826, died June 11, 1855
xvi. Oldaker J.T., 1849 - 1927; Sarah E., 1847 - 1915
xvii. Dunlap Charles R., Sr. "Chick", July 21, 1940 - April 15, 2008
Row 4 overview
i. Swearinger Louie Day, dau. of J. & e. Swearinger, died July 31, 1878, aged 9m
ii. Penick Hannah C., wife of Edward Penick, born Apr. 10, 1828, died Mar. 5, 1890
iii. Penick Edward, born Mar. 11, 1824, died May 24, 1909
iv. Moats Rebecca, born Apr. 23, 1843, died Feb. 2, 1908
v. Moats David V., born Nov. 21, 1836, died Dec. 2, 1898 [probable husband of Rebecca Moats. Opposite side of same stone]
vi. Wilson Margaret, wife of Lewis Wilson, born Dec. 30, 1819, died Dec. 19, 1893, aged 73y 11m 19d
vii. McLaughlin Thomas, 1809 - 1891; Margaret, 1812 - 1891, gone but not forgotten-
viii. Harris W., Feb. 24, 1818 - Apr. 18, 1899 [difficult to read]
ix. Harris Mahala, wife of W. Harris, died Oct. 18, 1873, aged 60y 7m 20d
x. Harris Mary E., daut. Of W. & M. Harris, died… [upper fragment of headstone]
xi. Harris Inona A., dau. of Ella Harris, died Sep. 13, 1873, aged 9m 20d
xii. Harris Ella M., May 5, 1848 - May 5, 1898
xiii. Unknown burial [recent burial, stone not set yet, but individual was a Veteran of Korean War]
Row 5
i. M.W. [footstone for Wilkin family member. Headstone in next row]
ii. E.W. [footstone for Wilkin family member. Headstone in next row]
iii. H.W. [footstone for Wilkin Family member.]
iv. M.W. [footstone for Wilkin Family member]
v. J.W. [footstone for Wilkin Family member]
Row 6 overview
i. Tarlton, William H., son of J.M. & S. Tarlton, died Apl 4, 1860, ag'd 2ys. 7m. 17d
ii. Tarlton, Eli, son of J. M. & S. Tarlton, died Sept. 6, 1861, aged 2y's & 3m
iii. Wilkin, Hiram, born Mar. 29, 1827, died Apr. 27, 1883
iv. Wilkin, Eli, born Feb. 19, 1838, died May 13, 1902; Mary A., born Nov. 25, 1834, died Nov. 25, 1907
v. Wilkin,, John, born Nov. 27, 1792, died Oct. 23, 1864; Margaret, born Aug. 8, 1803, died Aug. 28, 1886
vi. Jewell, Harrison, died Oct. 11, 1883, aged 49y 20d
vii. Jewell , [inscription We Miss thee…]
viii. Jewell, Margaret, wife of H. Jewell, died Mar. 14, 1883, aged 43y 9m 16d
ix. Jewell, Charlie, son of H. & M. Jewell, died Mar. 4, 1883, aged 13y 1m 3d
x. Laremore, J. R., Company A, 85th Ohio Infantry [Civil War Veteran]
xi. Unknown, Elizabeth, wife of …[Only fragment remaining of this headstone.]
xii. Laremore, James, died Oct. 3, 1856, …[age lived broken off, only top fragment of this headstone found]
Row 7 overview
i. Shofelt, Moses L., died Apr. 13, 1882, aged 58y 3m 3d
ii. Harrison, Lorenzo D., Jan, 21, 1834 - Feb. 28, 1895; Eliza Wagner, 1840 - 1917
iii. Neighbarger, Eliza, born Nov. 29, 1887, died May 4, 1897
iv. Bodle, John W., son of J.S. & R. Bodle, died Sep. 19, 1901, aged 41y
v. Bodle, Clara A., dau. of J.S. & R. Bodle, died July 7, 1891, aged 22y
vi. Bodle, John S., died Feb. 23, 1880, aged 70y 10m 22d
vii. Unknown, _, died Jan. 23, 1874, aged 24yrs [Lower fragment, no given or surname]
viii. Bodle, Michael, died Nov. 28, 1865, aged 79y 7m 6d [very weathered, hard to read]
ix. Jewell, Holly, born Sept. 21, 1862, died July 11, 1895 [stone toppled from base]
x. Lynn, Susan (Jewell), 1868 - 1944
Row 8 overview
i. Harris, Arthur, 1877 - 1964 [footstone, headstone for all these footstones located in next row]
ii. Harris, Mamie, 1868 - 1906
iii. Harris, Edward, 1881 - 1881
iv. Harris, Ellen, 1843 - 1923
v. Harris, Calvin, 1844 - 1918
vi. Woods, Ross L., born May 4, 1869, died Aug. 3, 1902
vii. Woods, Frankie C., born May 2, 1892, died May 25, 1894, Son of Thomas C. & Myrtle Woods
viii. Woods, Timothy, died Mar. 17, 1891, aged 68y 4m 24d
ix. Woods, Elizabeth, died Oct. 4, 1883, aged 62y 3m 8d
x. Woods, Unknown child, 1854 - 1856 [can't read given name]
xi. Neighbarger, James A., 1867 - 1947
xii. Neighbarger, Sarah, Jan. 17, 1862 - Dec. 9, 1894
xiii. Neighbarger, Mary Wagner, his wife, Sep. 21, 1833 - Aug. 25, 1909; John C., born Oct. 2, 1831, died Jan. 30, 1899
xiv. Neighbarger, Laura, 1861 - 1925
xv. Evans, Alsina, dau. of J.M. & J. Evans, born Sep 26, 1881, died Dec. 15, 1890 [very difficult to read, looks like backwards z or s in given name]
xvi. Smith, Susannah, 1837 - 1901
xvii. Hutcheson, Sarah, wife of Robt. Hutcheson, died Apr. 28, 1881, age70y
Row 9 overview
i. Harris, [headstone]
ii. Harris, Edward V., son of G.E. & M. S. Harris, born May 28, 1851, died Dec. 10, 1851
iii. Nutter, In memory of Francis M., born Nov. 19, 1830, died Aug. 26, 1893 [unusual glass memorial attached to granite]
iv. Taylor, W.V., died May 3, 1903, aged 53y, Husband
v. Sparks, Mrs. Francis Taylor, 1850 - 1921
vi. Nichols, Ella I., 1867 - 1902; James M., 1859 - 1941
vii. Abbott, Clara, 1844 - 1892
viii. Abbott, Sadie, 1867 - 1890
ix. Abbott, May, 1872 - 1890
x. Abbott, Ida, 1869 - 1900
xi. Abbott, John, 1863 - 1902
, xii. Abbott, Samuel, 1825 - 1908
xiii. Abbott, George W., 1864 - 1920
Row 10 overview
i. M.E.S., [Footstone for Margaret E. Seward]
ii. Smith, Margaret E. Seward, wife of Emjah F. Smith, born Aug. 5, 1835, died Feb. 25, 1905 [engraver miss spelled Elijah's given name]
iii. Smith, Elijah, born in Orange Co., NY, May 1, 1831, died July 21, 1880
iv. E.F.S., [footstone for Elijah F. Smith]
v. Crawford, John, 1829 - 1899; Lydia, 1832 - 1916
vi. Bancus, _n_ra C., dau. of W.H. & S.J. Bancus, aged 2y 3m 22d, died Aug. 12, 1860 [very hard to read, not 100% sure of year of death]
vii. Shannon, Mary A., Oct. 13, 1837 - Apr. 7, 1915
viii. Layman, David, 1846 - 1939; Amy, 1844 - 1900; children, Clyda, 1881 - 1881; William E., 1885 - 1885
ix. Tewell, Elizabeth, died Oct. 7, 1902, aged 66y 4m 22d
x. Tewell, Abner L., died Jan. 19, 1899, aged 61y 11m 16d
Row 11
i. McLarnin, Philip, died Mar. 8, 1878, aged 30y 10m 29d
ii. Leeding, Amanda, born Feb. 28, 1832, died April 5, 1906; Robert, born Sep. 14, 1827, died Aug. 19, 1911
iii. Bebout, Rosa J., dau. of L.C. & E.S. Bebout, died Mar. 4, 1886, aged 17y 7m 29d
iv. Bebout, Allen M., born May 3, 1864, died Sept. 26, 1907, age 43y 4m 23d
v. Nichols, Mariah, 1810 - 1896
vi. Crites, Rachel A., 1838 - 1896
vii. Sterrett, Robert, born May 26, 1835, died Dec. 25, 1907, aged 72y 7m; Eliza J. Evans, wife of Robert Sterrett, died Dec. 21, 1894, aged 64y
viii. Sterrett, Infant son of J.H. & Zelma Sterrett, died Jan. 31, 1896
Row 12 overview
i. Harris, Sarah M., wife of J.M. Harris, died May 18, 1877, aged 87y 9m 11d
ii. Harris, James, 1838 - 1913 [or 1918, hard to read]
iii. Harris, Milo B., born Feb. 18, 1870, died Nov. 9, 1892
iv. Lewis, Nora M., 1878 - 1913, Gone but not forgotten
v. Harris, Willie H. D., son of S. H. & W. Harris, died Dec. 22, 1863, aged _y 4m 25d
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