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Breese/Breeze Cemetery


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Franklin 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 22 May., 2010.
   This little cemetery is located on private land, about mile down a private lane, on the north side of route 40, across, but near where Shelley Road connects with the State Route, east of Pleasant Chapel Rd., Franklin Twp., Licking County, Ohio. This parcel land is owned by Jim Hundley, the cemetery is situated west of his residence, near the edge of a densely wooded area. It's in a very peaceful area, with a small tributary meandering along near its western border. Please do not trespass, call the Licking County Genealogical Society and make a request to obtain permission before traveling there. The land owner was very kind to allow a few of us to visit this small family grave yard, but again please respect his family and their privacy, by not visiting before you have made arrangements and obtained permission. This very small cemetery is nestled about 50 feet from edge of wooded area. There is no evidence of there ever being a fence, but randomly surrounded by various sized field stone. It appears to be approximately 50 feet square, and contains only a few burial memorial stones. I have studied both the 1854 and 1875 map of this property, 1854, shows J. Breeze, owning 159 acres, this map was probably published after the death of Joshua, but 1875 shows the same land changed ownership to H. Breeze. The family surname has been found spelled Breese & Breeze. This cemetery is not far (as the crow flies) from Hupp-Hoskinson family cemetery, which is located near a ridge of a hillside on the next farm east of this land. The next farm east was owned by John Hoskinson family in 1854 and later by the D. Hupp, in 1875. Wish to thank Frank & Sharon Ice for mentioning this family graveyard and contacting their neighboring land owner so that we could obtain permission to view this long forgotten little family cemetery. Frank had memories of seeing this little cemetery, many years ago when he was a young man and helped farm the area. We found only 4 headstones, one footstone and three or four fragments of bases on this preliminary trip to this cemetery. Wish to thank Marilyn Norris, Elizabeth & Larry Bicking for their kind assistance and fellowship on this first visit of a previously unrecorded family cemetery.
The most recent update to this page was made on 13 July, 2010.

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Breese, Sarah, wife of Joshua Breese, died June 29, 1851, aged 66 yrs 10 mo 27 ds
Breese, Joshua, died March 13, 18_4, aged 61 years, 10 months & 16 days [verse] My _ is _. My _ _. My body is underground. I must Click here to view verse.
Walpole, George, son of Michael & Sarah Walpole, died Sep. 20, 1854, aged 1 year 21 d
Breese, Amos M., died Feb. 25, 1846 Aged 27 years, 10 Months & 8 days
H., [fragment of a footstone] [no image]

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