This page is part of a FREE site located at If you
have arrived here from somewhere else, and are in a frame, you can
click the correct url of this page to break free of the frame.

Shadley-Francis Cemetery

Click here to see overview #1, #2, row #2 overview, and cemetery sign

Hanover Twp.
Licking County

To donate memorial photos for any of the cemeteries located in Ohio,
please read our
How to Donate Page.
We need your help to grow!

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 05 Apr., 2009.
This is a rather remote cemetery, located on private property. The sign over other entrance says Shady Rest Cemetery, which is better known as Shadley-Francis Cemetery. No one should visit this cemetery prior to contacting the caretaker. This contact information is private and will not be published until permission to post his name has been granted, should that happen, I will update this page with email contact information. The cemetery is located in a little clearing, on a slightly sloping hill side, down a path behind and south of the home. These transcriptions were made on 5 April, 2009. I have made every effort to correctly read the memorials, but please remember, some are worn beyond being transcribed, others are difficult, so don't forget to also check public records to confirm dates of birth and death when possible. This family cemetery, once owned by Arthur (Fred) Francis, and earlier by his father Stephen Francis. This cemetery seems to have first been used for this purpose very early, perhaps about 1820, the last burial taking place near 100 years ago, in 1909. I wish to thank Ronna & Charlie Eagle, Raynola St. Clair, of the Licking County Genealogical Society for their much appreciated assistance in giving me very good directions to this little farm cemetery, the owners of this cemetery and the caretaker for his many years of kindness in caring for this cemetery and for allowing these readings to be made. Please don't forget to respect the request that anyone wishing to visit this cemetery correspond with me or the LCGS first, I will call the owner of this farm or caretaker and ask for permission before you travel here. My readings start nearest the entrance, and right to left, and front to back facing the cemetery. There will soon be updates to this page. A very kind descendant Connie & Bill Moore of California, have recently visited this cemetery and plan to have a new tombstone placed, commemorating his service to our country during the Revolutionary War. The most recent update to this page made on 23 Aug., 2009.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Row 1
i. McDonald, Sarah Ann, wife of James McDonald, died Jan. 15, 1831, aged 41 years.
Row 2
i. Rock, Nancy, wife of John Rock & Dau. of D. & H. Shadley, died Sep. 28, 1828, aged 33y
ii. Shadly, Hannah wife of Daniel Shadly, died July 11, 1821, aged 65 years [Hanna (Foley) Shadley]
iii. Shadly, Daniel, died Oct. th 2 AD, 1825, aged 81 years [small inscription just below his given name "born 17__", very worn. Click here for close view of inscription, it looks like it could be 1744, but uncertain. Earlier reports say he was born 1745, the death date is so weak, I had to rely on my years of experience when reading it, but can not be 100% sure][This individual was a patriot and served during the Revolutionary War, I placed a Rev. War medal w/flag on his grave]
Click here to view Rev. War memorial.
iv. Unknown, burial, [next to Shadly memorial, weathered to a point that it's not readable. Good possibility that it is Daniel Shadly's first wife]
v. Francis, Amy, born May 2, 1801, died Mar. 3, 1878, aged 76y 10m 1d
vi. Francis, Samuel, born Jan. 26, 1798, died July 14, 1890, aged 92y 5m 18d
vii. Francis, Stephen, born Aug. 19, 1827, died June 21, 1901; Hannah, wife of Stephen Francis, born Sept. 9, 1829, died June 8, 1903 [verses inscribed between Stephen & Hannah dates]
Row 3
i. Rounkles, Nancy, Daughter of Joseph & Mary E. Rounkles, died July 17, 1844, aged 8 weeks, "sleep little child from pain and woe"
Row 4
i. Redman, Infant Dau. of J. O. & Nancy Redman, died Dec. 17, 1878
ii. Redman, Samuel J., son of S. & M. Redman, died Dec. 10, 1855, age 1m 20d "budded on earth to bloom in Heaven"
iii. Redman, James F., son of S. & M. Redman, died Sep. 23, 1864, age 1y 8m 6d "happy infant early _ _arms of Jesus"
iv. Francis, James M., son of Stephen & Hannah Francis, Killed in B & O Wreck near Republic, O., Jan. 4, 1887, aged 29y 8m & 20d.
v. Irwin, Francis, killed at Republic, O., Jan. 4, 1887, aged 22y 11m & 28d [son of Francis & Elizabeth (Levingston) Irwin]
vi. Irwin, Vola A., wife of Francis Irwin, born Nov. 22, 1799, died Jan. 6, 1894, aged 94y 1m 14d [readable verse at bottom]
vii. McVicker, Elizabeth (Levingston)Irwin, born Dec. 15, 1833, died Jan. 11, 1909 [probably the last burial at this cemetery][Elizabeth & her 1st husband Francis Irwin were the parents of Robert T., James, Susie (Irwin) wife of Scott M. Varner, and Francis Irwin (listed above, killed at age 22 years.][Elizabeth, widow of Fracis Irwin, married her 2nd husband, Joshua McVicker, who died in 1861]
Row 5
i. Redman, Hannah M., wife of T. Redman, died April 1, 1854, aged 24ys 14ds
ii. Redman, Thompson, born Aug. 9, 1827, died Nov. 8, 1903
iii. Francis, Thomas P., son of Stephhen & Jane E. Frances, died May 7th 1839, aged 4 months & 25 days
iv. Perry, Cammy E., Daughter of W.T. & Rebecca Perry, died Aug. 8, 1865, aged _ Y, 3m. & 19d. [years lived damaged through number, not readable, but certain it is a single digit number]
v. Francis, Jane E., wife of Stephen Francis, died Dec. 14, 1847, aged 28yrs, 7mos., 23dys [verse at bottom:"Remember friends as you walk by, As you are now so…"
Row 6
i. P.C., [footstone for Philip Claypool in row 7]
ii. Claypool, Mariah, wife of James Claypool, and Dau. of John & N. Simpson, died Oct. 14, 1861,a ged 36y 4m & 24d
iii. Claypool, James, born Nov. 14, 1816, died Feb. 28, 1881, aged 65y 3m 14d [The last two memorials (James and Mariah Claypool) are located inside a very old cast iron fence enclosure, gate has been removed and just leaning against the fence. James lot is slightly sunken, either due to soil shift compaction or some other disturbance. ]
Click here to see overview of Claypool lot area.
Row 7
i. Victor, Mary Etta, Dau. of P. & R. Victor, died Oct. 24, 1852, aged 1yr 7mo [Verse at bottom: "Happy infant…"]
ii. Claypool, Elizabeth, wife of Philip Claypool, died April the 30th 1845, aged 53 y_ [stone broken, not at original location]
iii. Claypool, Philip, died Aug. 26, 1847. Aged 62ys 5mo 18ds "death is a debt to nature due Which I have paid & so may you."
iv. Ellyet, Infant daughter of George W. & Cathrine Ellyet [no dates]
v. Unknown, burial [very old sandstone memorial, weathered beyond reading]
This concludes all memorials found at this cemetery.

Back to Licking County Index

Return to the OHGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project Index
Return to the OHGenWeb Tombstone Project
Return to the OHGenWeb Archives

This page is maintained by, Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., your Project Manager.

Files contributed are for use by the OHGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project
and by the OHGenWeb Archives Project

USGENWEB NOTICE: All documents, including these electronic photographs placed in the USGenWeb Archives remain the property of the contributors, who retain publication rights in accordance with US Copyright Laws and Regulations. In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, these documents may be used by anyone for their personal research. They may be used by non-commercial entities, when written permission is obtained from the contributor, so long as all notices and submitter information are included. These electronic pages, may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit. Any other use, including copying files to other sites, requires permission from the contributors PRIOR to uploading to the other sites. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.

© 2001-2017 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr. © 2001 Mary Ann Hetrick © 2000 Debbie Barrett