Foster Chapel Cemetery

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Jefferson Twp.
Madison 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 William Fischer, Jr., on 30 July, 2007.
Blair Cemetery is located at:(395944N 0831547W), Georgesville Road one mile north of I-70, Jefferson Township, Madison County, Ohio.

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Bidwell, Joseph , d. 27 December 1894, Aged 62Y 3M 21D Stone nearly illegible.
Bidwell, Lafayette, d. 27 March 1864, Aged 16Y 3M 9D?
Bidwell, Russell , Mexican War veteran Stone broken and nearly illegible.
Brown, Thomas D., d. Apr. 26, 1882, Aged 53Y 10D, Company K, 95th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Edwards, Jacob I., n.d., Company K, 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Edwards, John, d. 16 January 1873, Aged 37Y 3M 12D
Harbage, Joseph, 1842 - 1908; Rachel Harbage, his wife, 1853 - 1939
Herriott, William B., n.d., Company K, 1st Ohio Cavalry Regiment, Civil War
High, Martin V., n.d., Lieutenant, Company K, 1st Ohio Cavalry Regiment, Civil War
Kelley, Francis A., 1841 - 1912 -"FATHER"-
Lowe, John P., n.d., Company A, 113th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Lucas, David R., 8 February 1836 - 5 November 1899; Maria T. Lucas, his wife, 8 December 1840 - 6 November 1906
Lucas, James A. , 10 July 183x - 23 June 1887
Morgan, Leonard, 21 May 1845 - 7 January 1922, Company K, 95th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Newhouse, John, n.d., Company A, 185th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Nixon, John, 1832 - 1909, Company D, 2nd West Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Civil War
Patterson, John, n.d., Company K, 1st Ohio Cavalry Regiment, Civil War
Planck, A. J., n.d., Company D, 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War.
Reason, A. J., n.d., Company A, 2nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Taylor, Memorial stone for John F. Taylor, d. 10 March 1944, Staff Sergeant, Company L, 145th Infantry Regiment, [37th Infantry Division] Killed in Action, Bougainville [South Pacific], Buried Manilla [sic], Philippine Islands. Is interred in Plot A, Row 4, Grave 91, Manila American Cemetery

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