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Claypool-Levingston Cemetery

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 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. & Ronna & Charlie Eagle, on 1 May, 2009.
This cemetery is also known as Levingston North Cemetery. Located in S E Qtr., T2-R10 Military Tract, Claypool Rd., Hanover Twp., Licking Co., Ohio It's located in the first farm field after turning onto Claypool Rd. (TR2275), once called Ollie Claypool Farm. This area is also very near the lowest elevation point, (740') in the entire county This is on private land, please ask permission before entering farm field as certain times of year you will damage crops. This family cemetery has gradually been reduced to just a few remaining memorials leaning against each other in the center of a crop field. Charlie and Ronna Eagle remember years ago when a tree stood in the general area of this little family burial plot, but now all traces of it are also gone. I wish to thank Charlie and Ronna Eagle for their kindness in accompanying and locating this difficult to find little cemetery.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Unknown, John…[This image (a black & white glossy) was shared with me recently, it was taken many years ago by Ronna & Charlie Eagle. The clasped hand shake is carved with a lot of relief, making me think it's not sandstone, but rather an early marble stone. Marble is not usually found on earlier stones in this area, unless the family was affluent. This family owned large acreage, making this a possibility. Early census records show there was a John Levingston in this family, so probable that this is a fragment of his memorial. This stone fragment was not found on the last visit to the burial ground.]
Leviston, Margaret, died Nov. 20, 1861, aged 55yrs 7ms & 28ds "Beloved in life, lamented in death." [note the spelling variation of surname]
Levingston, Tobias, died March 9, 1852, aged 72yrs 5ms & 4ds
Levingston, In memory of George, died Feb. 27 AD 1845, aged 77 years "My body has returned to dust and the spirit to god who gave it."
Levingston, Debby, died Dec. 9, 1854, aged 23ys 7mos & 18d [Have an older image of this stone, by the kindness of Ronna Eagle, that was taken years ago, before it was broken and deteriorated] Click here to view.
Levingston, __, wife of George Levingston. [This stone is the large one pictured, but sadly the inscription on this sandstone memorial has flaked off and no longer readable. It matches closely in size and style with that of George's stone]
Simison, Isaac, died _ 1839 [only small fragment of stone remains]
McVicker, Julia A., dau. of _ &_ McVicker, died May 27, 1860, Ć. 2ys 8ms & 17ds
Winegardner, Ann Matilda, wife of Wm. Winegardner, died Feb. 13, 1861, aged 45yrs 8mos 29ds [To view older photo sent to me by Ronna Eagle] Click here.

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