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Levingston South Cemetery

Hopewell 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. & Charlie & Ronna Eagle, on 24 Apr., 2009.
This cemetery is located west of Francis Rd., Hopewell Township, Licking Co., Ohio. It's near the southern end of Francis Rd. located up on a hill side, approximately 600 feet south of the township line, on private residence/farm property. This cemetery is not easily accessible and would not recommend anyone going there without a jungle guide. The land owner was very kind to allow us to visit this cemetery, many of the large pine trees have been removed and the terrain has changed from shaded low density brush to very dense floribunda roses (wild, brambling thorn bushes). Please respect the land owner's wishes that no one trespass. You must ask permission of owner before entering onto his land. I personally would discourage anyone trying to visit this burial ground in summer time. Prolific thorn bushes, some of the briars are six to ten foot tall, poison ivy and also snakes round out the menu, making it rather dangerous place to walk. It would be safe to say with out prior knowledge of the cemetery location; you will probably not find it, because there's no path to follow, the stones did not appear through the brush until we were within 10 feet of them. I wish to thank Ronna and Charlie Eagle for their pioneer spirit in showing me this very out of the way and near extinct burial ground. Without their much appreciated help, I would have never found this cemetery.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Leveston, Mary, daugh. of Andrew & Elizabeth Leveston, died Oct. 11, 1829, aged 1yr & 5mo
Levingston, Ruth, wife of Soloman Levingston, died Jan. 10, 1852, aged 35y_, 10 mos _days [This stone originally stood in now extinct Carlisle Cemetery. It was rescued and placed here with permission, years ago.]
Leviston, Nicholas, son of Andrew & Elizabeth Leviston, died Oct. 7, 1858, aged 33ys 10m & 19ds
Leveston, Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Leveston, died June 5, 1862, aged 76ys 10ms & 28ds[note many variations of the Levingston surname, but all these individuals were related]
Livingston, Geo., Co. K, 97th Ohio Infantry [military marker for George Levingston][George mustered in at Zanesville, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1862, for three years; he was 28 years old, which puts his birth year at about 1834. He mustered out with company June 10, 1865. Civil War Veteran. [Click here, to view older (much clearer) photo taken by Charlie & Ronna Eagle].
Unknown, burial [This is a very small stone, not readable, could be a footstone or infants headstone]

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