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Linnville 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 21 June, 2009.
I visited this small cemetery on 20 June, 2009. Found it to be nicely mowed and trimmed, but the general condition of most memorials are very weathered and in either toppled or broken due to years of vandalism. The cemetery is located just behind the Linnville Community Church at the northeast corner of US Route 40 and Linnville Road(CR311).. It extends northward along a narrow strip of land, near the edge of Linnville Rd. Many of the older stones are no longer readable, but would estimate the earliest burials took place in the early 1840's. There are a few newer style tombstones of granite material marking burials as late as 1928. My readings are random, but include most stones still readable. I have alphabetized them to facilitate easier surname research.

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Bates, My little Willie, son of L.O. & M.J. Bates, died Jan. 19, 1866, aged 3y 5m 14d
Black, Istley, son of J.B. & S. Black, died Aug. 1, 1857, aged 1mo 15d
Boring, Abram, died Jan. _, 1846_ [very old weathered, sandstone headstone, with inscription flaking off]
Bowers, John, died_ , aged 57y 11m 13d [fragments of headstone, part of inscription buried]
Callin, Samuel D., son of William & Margaret Callin, died Dec. 13, 1848, aged 8mo & 9ds
Catlin, Timothy, died Nov. 10, 1849, aged 63ys 8mo
Catlin, Nancy, former wife of T. Catlin and wife of Joseph Frazier, died Mar. 13, 1871, In the 81 year of her age
Clark, George W., died Dec. 20, 1865, aged 37 Y's 3M's & 4D's
Clark, Anna, died Feb. 10, 1865 aged _ [age lived below concrete base line]
Clark, Samuel, died Oct. 29, 1869, in the 54th year of his age
Courson, Margaret K., wife of Alex Courson, died Oct. 20, 1876, aged 70y 8m 8d
Courson, Wm. P., son of Alex & Margaret Courson, died June 11, 1845, aged 4y's 8m's 18d's
Cruise, Catharine, wife of William Cruise, died Nov. 1, 1874, aged 52y 11m 21d
Dodd, Wm., died May 3, 1854, ag'd 89 ys 1m 18d
Field, Eliza, wife of Dudley Field, died Oct. 28, 18_7, aged 81y 11m 16d [date could be 1897 or 1887, can't be sure]
Field, Dudley, died Sep. 7, 1874, aged 72y 8m 5d
Garrison, Maggie, wife of M.V. B. Garrison, died Sept. 27, 1892, aged 52y 6d
Garrison, Eliza A., dau. of S. & _ Garrison, died Mar. 13, 1873, aged 17y 7m 14d
Ghouland, William F., son of D.C. & M.A. Ghouland, died Sep. 5, 1854, aged 1yr 7m 7d
Gordon, Clarisa C., wife of C.M. Gordon, died_, 1849, aged 26ys[upper fragment, dates missing]
Gorden, Nancy L., dau. of _. M. & M. J. Gorden, died Feb. 15, 1853, aged 5mo 28d
Handley, Henry B., son of Henry & Mary Handley, died March 25, 1867, aged 17yrs & 7mos
Harriss, William, _1873 [stone too heavy to lift to read full data]
Johnson, Catharine, died Sept. 18, 1851, aged 59y 5m 23d
Lawrence, Mary A., wife of J.L. Lawrence, died Feb. 2, 1874, aged 32y 2m 22d
Lawrence, Peter, died July 29, 1881, aged 81y 9m 21d
Lawrence, Mary, died Jan. 30, 1873, aged 73y 11m 9d [stone matches previous one for Peter Lawrence]
Lawrence, Willie F., son of J.L. & M.A. Lawrence, died Mar. 19, 1874, aged 2m 3d
Lawrence, May, dau. of J.T. & Clara Lawrence, born Sep. 9, 1859, aged _
Layton, Francis Marion, 1822 - 1904
Layton, Hannah, wife of F.M. Layton, died Dec. 20, 1853, aged 28yrs 9mo
Lesslie, William H., son of Wm. & S. Lesslie, died July 31, 1851, aged 21y 7m 1d
McDonald, Charles, 1842 - 1928; Ella, 1879 - 1906
Moore, Mahala, Wife of John S. Moore, died May 2, 1896, aged 65 y 6m 2d
Moore, Arthur, 1858 - 1924
Moore, Chas. L., 1856 - 1928
Moore, Jacob H., died Feb. 3, 1867, aged 54y 9m 23d [Masonic symbol inscribed]
Moore, Susannah, wife of Jacob H. Moore, born July 20, 1822, died Nov. 16, 1897
Moore, William H., son of Jacob H. & S. Moore, died Oct. 23, 1862, _ [upper fragment]
Moore, Josie, dau. of J.S. & C.M. Moore, died Jan. 4, 1873, aged 17y 8m 27d
Olive, Rachel C., daughter of R. & E. Olive, died July 18, 1856, aged 7 Mo. 24 ds
Unknown, Daisy [no surname or dates]
Unknown, Infant dau. of John S. & Elizabeth P_, died _, 1840 [early sandstone headstone, very deteriorated, hard to read]
Orr, W.C., born 1821, died 1893, aged 69y
Orr, Joseph, died Sep 3, 18__, aaged 69yrs _mo, _ds
Orr, John, died Apr. 27, 1881, aged 79y 4m
Orr, Lavina, wife of John Orr, died Sep. 20, 1883, aged 77y 5m 14d
Orr, Peter [upper fragment of headstone, no dates readable]
Osburn, Thomas, son of Lee & Sarah M. Osburn, died March 11, 1846, aged 1y 3mo & 24ds
Parr, Samuel, died March 9, 1856, aged 64Yrs. 9Mo's & 2D's
Richter, Charlotte, wife of Erihgott Richter, died Mar. 3, 1884, aged 75y 11d
Richter, Edward Loe, son of E. & S. Richter, died July 15, 1876, aged 2yrs 6 mo 6d [surname very difficult to read, last two digits of date also difficult to read]
Richter, Erihgott, 1815 - 1903; Charolette, his wife, 1809 - 1864; Dallamelia H., 1844 - 1867; son Ernst L., 1842 - 1861; son Louie, age 2y
Richter, Ernst L., son of E. & C. Richter, born Dec. 11, 1842, _[remainder under concrete]
Switzer, Louisa, wife of Isaac M. Switzer…[remainder sunk in concrete, not readable]
Switzer, Cassius M., son of Isaac M. & Lousia Switzer, died Sep. 14, 1853, aged 4Yrs 1m 9d's
Tippitt, Asbury I., died _ [upper fragment]
Tracy, George S., died Sep. 15, 1851
Tracy, Albert, died Mar. 7, 1858, aged 25y & 22d
Tracy, Herbert, son of A. & r. Tracy, died May 26, 1858, ag'd 9m 3d
Trout, Armelia A., dau. of Jackson? & Mary Trout, died Sep. 11, 1848, aged 2ys & 14d.
Walters, Andrew, _[upper fragment all remaining, Masonic symbol]
Walters, Anna, wife of John Walters, died Oct. 30, 1863, aged 79y 3m & 6d
Wiseman, Isaac N., son of S. & S. Wiseman, died Sep. 26, 1855, aged 1yr. 9mo. 13d.

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