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Miles Chapel 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 19 Oct., 2009.
This small cemetery is located on the west side of Twp. Road 235 (Stradley Rd., about .5 mile north of Houdeshell Rd. and .25 mile south of Swick-Holton Rd. (TR236) which is about a mile east of Purity Rd. (CR209) in the southern part of Eden Township. This township borders the southern edge of Knox County, Ohio. The cemetery is rather small, about .5 acre, good farm fence surrounds the cemetery with a farm gate entrance. The cemetery has no trees, but it's shaded on most side by tall trees outside the fenced area. The gate does have a sign, which vandals have spray painted covering some of the letters, but still discernable. The cemetery is well taken care of, nicely mowed, and very clean. Some tombstones are toppled, some broken, but most were readable. There are many depressions within the grounds leading me to think there are many old unmarked burials. I read this cemetery in rows from front (nearest road) to back, right to left (facing cemetery from the road). My readings are for the entire cemetery. Note:I have added extra family association information, noted w/ [ * ], by the kindness of Ronna Eagle, Newark, Ohio.

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Row 1
i. J.C., [footstone]
ii. M. H., [footstone]
iii. L. D., [footstone]
iv. Swick, Infant daus. of Elias S. & Iva A. Swick
v. M. L. B., [footstone]
vi. M. B., [footstone]
Row 2
i. Crumm, John, died Dec. 2, 1884, aged 71y 3m 21d, Father
ii. Hilleary, Infant son of S.B. & M.J. Hilleary, died Sep. 12, 1865
iii. Hilleary, Mary, Dau. of S. B. & M. J. Hillearly, died Aug. 10, 1872, aged 4y 3m 12d [verse below age partially readable]
iv. Hilleary, S.B., died June 25, 1906, aged 74y 3m 1d
v. Hilleary, Margaret J., 1839 - 1923
vi. Dush, Lavina Tasy, dau. of Jacob & Charlott Baker, 1841 - 1925
vii. Bebout, Margaret, wife of H.J. Bebout, died Mar. 22, 1879, aged 30y 2m 16d [inscription below age]
viii. Bebout, Myrtle Lodema, dau. of H.J. & M. Bebout, died Sept. 17, 1879, aged 3y 2m 11d
ix. Levingston, Jane, wife of Tobias Levingston, died July 28, 1894, aged 74y 8m 25d [* Tobias and Jane had 3 daughters and 1 son]
x. Levingston, Tobias, born Mar. 4, 1817, died May 14, 1897 {* Son of John & Elizabeth "Betsy"(Clutter) Levingston. John & Betsy married on 30 Apr., 1806, Tobias being one of ten children]
Row 3
i. Burrell, John D., son of Thomas & M. Burrell, died Feb. 14, 1858, 5 mos & 4 days
ii. M.A.W., [probable footstone for Wilkins family member]
iii. Hall, William, died June 12, 1872, aged 74y 1m 17d
iv. Hall, Eva L., dau. of C.W. & L.J. Hall, died Sep. 1, 1878, aged 1y 2m 1d
Row 4
i. Wilkins, Margra Ann, wife of John A. Wilkins, died Sept. 10, 1864, aged 41 years
ii. Holton, Eddie B., son of W.F. & M. Holton, died July 3, 1880, aged 4mos
Row 5
i. H.M., [footstone]
ii. Unknown, [unmarked footstone & two plot markers]
iii. Miles, [family plot markers]
Row 6
i. Miles, Stephen, died Jan. 23, 1862, aged 72y 7m 19d [broken into 3 major fragments]
ii. Miles, Harriet, wife of Stephen Miles, died May 27, 1873, In the 62nd year of her age
iii. Miles, Wm., born Jan. 27, 1816, died June 7, 1891
iv. Miles, Margaret E. Lyons, wife of Wm. Miles, born Oct. 14, 1826, died Oct. 14, 1865
v. Miles, Sarah Lyons, wife of Wm. Miles, born Feb. 27, 1825, died Mar. 20, 1911
vi. Mother, [probable footstone for Miles family member]
vii. Wilkin, Mary M., dau. of J. & B. Wilkin, died Aug. 8, 1869, aged 1m 25d
viii. Wilkin, Jonathan, died Apr. 30, 1870, aged 35y 11m 27d
Row 7
i. Unknown, [footstone]
ii. Wilkin, Ida B., dau. of David & Barbara Wilkin, died Sep. 5, 1861, aged 1yr 4mos & 26ds
iii. Wilkin, Barbara, wife of David Wilkin, died July 5, 1863, aged 31ys & 8ms
iv. Souslin, Mary A., wife of S.C. Souslin, died Oct. 25, 1869, aged 35y 5m & 26d
v. Holton, Washington, born May 3, 1822, died May 27, 1902; Margaret Miles, born Aug. 19, 1825, died April 16, 1899; Allie, their daughter, born March 2, 1861, died March 10, 1862
vi. Holton, Earl, 1892 - 1907
vii. Holton, Elizabeth, 1866 - 1952; Stephen, 1857 - 1907
viii. Holton, Grace, 1902 - 1922
ix. Holton, David F., born June 26, 1866, died Feb. 22, 1907
Row 8
i. Souslin, Jacob, son of _ & _ Souslin, died Apr. 10, 1858, aged 21yrs 8mo & 10 ds
ii. Souslin, Infant son of _ & _ Souslin, died Apr. 1, 1864, aged 4d
iii. Souslin, John M., husband of Mary Souslin, died June 18, 1870, aged 70y 6m 3d [leaning against base]
iv. Souslin, Christiana C., died Feb. 22, 1889, aged 73y
v. Forgrave, Martha E., wife of John Forgrave, born May 9, 1848, died Feb. 13, 1894
vi. Forgrave, Jno., Co. K, 97th Ohio Inf. [Jonathan, Company K, 97th Ohio Infantry, Civil War Veteran]
Row 9
i. J.P., [footstone, sorry no image]
Row 10
i. B.B., [footstone]
ii. Simpson, Frank C., son of Alvin & Susan Simpson, born Oct. 24, 1872, died June 21, 1895
iii. Davis, Geo. E., born Dec. 18, 1877, died Oct. 17, 1896
iv. Porterfield, Anna, wife of James Porterfield, died Nov. 5, 1869, aged 70y 3m 8d
v. A.P., [probable footstone for Anna Porterfield]
vi. Porterfield, James, died Sep. 17, 1872, aged 79y 1m 14d [engrav. name (Townsend) at bottom]
Row 11
i. Bodle, [Infant] _ of R & E. Bodle, died Apr. 7, 1862, aged 5mos [given name not readable]
ii. V. B. _., [footstone]
Row 12
i. E.T., [probable footstone for Elzy Taylor in row 14]
Row 13
i. Taylor, Elzy, son of R. & E. Taylor, died Sep. 20, 1864, aged 10y 5m 14d
ii. Taylor, Viola B., Dau. of R. & E. Taylor, died Sep. 3, 1864, aged 7m 3d
iii. Unknown, [fieldstone marker]
iv. Bodle, Elizabeth, born July 10, 1832, died Dec. 3, 1914
v. Taylor, Catharine, born Sept. 19, 1819, died Sept. 8, 1897
Row 14
i. Pierce, Jas., Co. A, 135 [or] 195 Ohio Inf. [military marker with GAR flag holder, Civil War Veteran]
Row 15
i. Adams, Nancy, 1833 - 1918
ii. Adams, Wesley, 1813 - 1900 [Click here to see overview of Adams plot.]
This concludes readings of all tombstones found at this cemetery.

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