Claylick Cemetery

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Hanover 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 seperate 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 term Æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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., April 17, 2005.
The most recent update to this page made on 29 April 2005.

I would like to present my transcriptions and photo documentation of the ancestral loved ones buried at Brushy Fork Cemetery. This cemetery is very small & difficult to see, yet close to the roadway, overlooking a hillside near the Blackhand Gorge bike trail & path. There’s parking right across the road from it’s location, just east of route (CR668) Brownsville Rd., on Brushy Fork Rd (CR 277). The cemetery is very old, one stone still containing a readable death date of 1820 & 1859 possibly being the date of the last burial at this cemetery. There are only a few stones still remaining, very possible that it was originally a family cemetery, but appears that the township may be the present caretaker, or perhaps local civic group. Most stones are already beyond transcription, but will attempt to read in rows left to right and starting from rows west to east. Please remember that because to the poor condition of most of these stones, I can not be 100% sure of transcriptions. Information in bold will be actual readings, and my personal observations and/or research will appear in regular text. The field work was completed on 17 April, 2005. Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., ©
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Row 1
i. Johnson, Sally, wife of James Johnson, signier died May 10th AD, 1836, aged 67 years & 3mo & 17 days -My loving frinds o doo not dead but hear. Do sleep and her this body must remain til Christ doth call it forth __. Note sp.
ii. Unknown, All data worn off, not readable.
iii.__nson, Partial Johnson surname [not readable].
iv. Unknown Unknown burial v. Unknown Unknown burial
vi. __nson, In memory of Mary, …year… -My friends, com_ pay attention and do draw near and read the remains of this lifes lump of clay, whare all sorow and trouble has vansht away-
vii. Johnson, __mes, died Aug. 12, 1843 [or 1848], aged 54yrs Given name looks like James. Click here to see view of lower portion of memorial.
Row 2
i. Critten, Betsy, wife of James Critten, died Oct. 9, 1820, aged 32 years
ii. Unknown Unknown Burial
iii. Unknown Unknown burial
iv. Unknown Unknown burial
v. Unknown Unknown burial
vi. Critten, William M., son of James & Reb.a Critten, died Nov. 21, 1832, aged 1 year & 3 days
vii. Critten, Rebecca, wife of James Critten Jr., died March 6, 1834, aged 28years 7mo & 24 days
There’s a strong possibility that the entire third row could all be members of the Critten family, since it begins and ends with this surname.
Row 3
i. Unknown Unknown burial
ii. Henderson, ___, wife of Wesley Henderson, died Dec. 3, 1826, aged 44 years
iii. Henderson, Wesley, son of __ & Jane Henderson, died Aug. 8, 1825 Æ 5ys & 15ds
iv. ___, Sam…., …Apri_, …_838 ___ [Very deteriorated stone, not much remaining to read]
v. Reed, Alcy, wife of Samuel Reed, died Nov. 11, 1853, aged 57ys 7ms & 6ds
vi. Preston, Sarah M., wife of George Preston, died Sep. 16, 1859, aged 40 yrs & 6mos
Row 4
i. Thorn, In memory of Ann, dau. Of P___ & __ __orn, died in __ [fragment]
ii. Unknown __go to my… [fragment]
iii. Unknown Unknown burial [memorial stone fragments]
Click here for a 3rd overview of cemetery looking west. This concludes all memorials found at this cemetery.

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