additional overviews #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.
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This cemetery is located just north east of Mt. Vernon Rd. (SR13) on Weaver Rd. (TR76) between Vanatta & St. Louisville, Ohio
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 seperate 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 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~
died Oct. 16, 1842, aged 28y 11m 24d
Sarah, died Oct. 1, 1842, In the 72nd year of her age
Stephen, died May 6, 1840 AE, 72 ys 2ms
[stone not readable]
In memory of Stephen, son of R.O. Willits, died…[stone damaged, remaining text not readable]
In memory of Stephen R. son of__[stone damaged, most of text not readable]
[stone not readable]
Richard O., born _, died Sept. 21, 1823
In memory of William, son of John & Margaret Dunlap, died April 23 AD, 1843, aged 6weeks & 3d
In memory of Elizabeth, consort of Robert Patterson who departed this life Oct. 13th AD, 1838, aged 20y 9mo 13days
Elizabeth M., died Apr. 15, 1837, aged 4y; Johnson, Christian, died Aug. 4, 1843, aged 3m 22d
[part of given name, --dnah, 1827]
[after Johnston memorial]
Amelia E., dau of J. & Amelia Harris, died Aug. 20, 1849, aged 1yr 11mo & 7 days
James, son of James & Amelia Harris, died __, 1832, aged__[ very hard to read]
[unknown burial] ,
[stone fragment all that remains]
Wilson S., died Dec. 13, 1850, aged __y, 7mo 8d
Dorcas, wife of Samuel McConnell, died__
Samuel, died Sept. 29, 1872 in the 65th year of his age
This concludes my readings of Porter Cemetery.
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