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Little Claylick Cemetery

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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 Ronna & Charlie Eagle, on 28 Apr., 2009.
This cemetery is on private property, located on a hill, south side of CR668 (Brownsville Rd.) nr TR288 (Cooks Hill Rd.). It might also be referred to, as the cemetery being on the Skinner's place. These tombstone photos are just a sampling from this cemetery, taken in June 2007.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Hightower, Caroline R., died June 19, 1840, age _y. 5 mo. 10d.
Myers, Jacob, Maj. 1st Ohio Militia, War of 1812, February _ 1872 [date of death looks like 4th but can't be sure]
Dodson, Jos., Co. F, 95th Ohio Inf. [Joseph Dodson]
Miers, Mary A., daug of _ & _ Miers, died Sep. 4, 1845, Aged 1yr 2mo
Mires, In memory of Mary, wife of Solomon Mires, who departed this life March 5, 1834, Age 36 years 9Mo. & 4 days.
Neibarger, Sarah A., wife of M.M. Neibarger, died Jan. 17, 1892, aged 69y 1m 24d "Dearest mother thou hast left us. Here thy loss we deeply feel; But _ God who hath bereft us. he can all our sorrows heal"
Mires, Solomon, died June 2, 1855, aged 24yrs 7days
Hightower, Susan, wife of Wm. J. Hightower, died June 20, 1841, aged 48 ys 1mo & 14days
Lake, Willis, died Oct. 15, 1871, In his 96th Y.
Hightower, Wm. J., born Feb. 17, 1784, died Nov. 21, 1868

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