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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~
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Evolution of Two Stones
Abraham, died May 29, 1851, aged 82y's 2m 21d's ;
Mayfield, Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Mayfield, died Ap'l 29, 1851, aged 70yrs 6m 11d's This photo taken in 1963, shows both memorials in good condition, complete & easily readable.
|Mayfield, Abraham & Elizabeth This photo taken on 23 Aug., 1985, shows same stones as above, both stones still complete, but showing signs of deteriation, algae formation on stones, possibly due to moist season.|
|Mayfield, Abraham & Elizabeth These photos were taken in the year 2000, with Craig & Elaine Mayfield in background. This photo shows severe deteriation of memorials, only half of Elizabeth's stone still remaining. This damage is a sad reminder of what can happen when caretakers or mowing crews are careless. This kind of damage is not weatherization, but most likely caused by careless operation of mowing equipment.|
|Mayfield, Abraham & Elizabeth The township hired a monument company to reset most of the very old momuments located in the old western section. They were dug up, footers poured and reset in straight rows, much improving the overall appearance of the cemetery. This last photo, taken in the year 2004, shows only a small portion of stone visable that 40 years earlier stood complete.|
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