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Carver Cemetery

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Mary Ann 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 18 Apr., 2009.

This cemetery is located on Smokey Row Road (TR 247), .5 mi west of Purity Road (CR209), north west of Wilkins Corner, Mary Ann Twp., Licking Co., OH, on private property, high on a heavily wooded ridge. According to an old WPA survey, approximately 440 feet from the south side of the road. Please ask permission from the resident living just east of the double gate, before entering this property. The resident was very kind to give us directions. Please don't block his driveway. You must park your vehicle off on the south side of the road and walk around the locked double farm fence, follow the path until you see the oil well to the left, don't turn towards the oil well, but continue parallel above the road, walk perhaps another 200 feet, then turn to your left, towards the hill and then start climbing, following the ridge, up near the top of the hill. It's about 400 feet in from the road. This is no easy climb, it's quite steep. The Carver family burial ground is near the top and close to a couple very old Maple and Cherry trees. Only one stone was found, although the history of this cemetery mentions that his wife Deborah is also buried here. I found research stating that Seth was one of the original members of the second Methodist Church, organized in Mary Ann Township. Some of the first church services were held in his log cabin home. This home has been restored and still in use, located not far down the road from the hill top where he is buried. I had the kind assistance of Charlie and Ronna Eagle in locating the very difficult to find family cemetery. Wish to publicly thank them, I may have not found this isolated burial ground had it not been for their help and encouragement.

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Seth Carver, born in Glaucester Co. N. Jersey, Dec. 9th, 1768 & died in Licking Co., Ohio, Feb. 24, 1841, aged 72 y 2 m 10 d. "Farewell vain world i've seen enough of thee And now am carless what thou sayest of me; …line broken…, _ you at hom_ enough to be done_" [two more lines not readable] [This stone was not attached to a base, broken into two major pieces and simply leaning against a very old tree. We checked the area carefully but sadly, could not find additional memorials for his wife or other family members, whom are also thought to be buried here. This concludes our readings of this cemetery.]

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