School Lot Cemetery

Columbia Twp.
Meigs 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 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 , this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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 Robin Fife, Dec. 19, 2004.
This cemetery is located at the intersection of State Route 143 & Columbia Twp. Rd. (TR13). It is a functioning cemetery. Was named School Lot because the school district gave the property for the cemetery and at one time there was a small one room school house building that doubled as a township hall sitting at the back of the property. The building now longer stands.
The most recent update to this page made on 19 Jan., 2005.

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Bowen, Eva Cottrill, 1865 - 1948 Eva Cottrill, daughter of William & Caroline (Wood) Cottrill, married Martin D. Bowen, son of James & Eliza Jane (Dixon) Bowen.
Bowen, Edith V., 1905 - 1930
Cottrill, Tirzah M., 1836 - 1920 Tirzah was the daughter of Abijah McClain II & Mary Porter, married Nimrod Cottrill, son of henry & Rebecca (Dailey) Cottrill.
Cottrill, Braden J., 1864 - 1936; Clarinda C., 1860 - 1905 John Braden Cottrill, son of Nimrod & Tirzah (McClain) Cottrill, married Clarinda Cook, daughter of Warren & Clarissa Cook.
Dudgeon, William T., 1853 - 1912; Charity V., 1860 - 1903 William Thomas Dudgeon, son of Thomas & Avis Marie (Galloway)Dudgeon, married 1st to Charity Virginia McKnight. He married 2nd to Deliliah J. (Bratton) Morrison, widow of Stacey G. Morrison & daughter of Adam & Mary (Wood) Bratton.
Dudgeon, Infant Son, Feb. 25, 1881; Harvey W., died Aug. 15, 1885, aged 1y 9m 9d These were children of William Thomas & Charity Virginia (McKnight) Dudgeon. One son was stillborn.
Dudgeon, Mina M., 1900 - 1976; Harry W., 1899 - 1953; Parents of Leo, Alta & Claire Harry W. Dudgeon, son of William Thomas & Charity Virginia (McKnight) Dudgeon married Mina M. Nichols.
Gorby, Blanche S., 1886 - 1981; Guy C., 1877 - 1965
Graham, Emma, May 17, 1880 - Sept. 9, 1919 This stone has fallen off it's base. Lies next to and is identical to the stone of Wm. Graham & is probably his wife.
Graham, Wm., Aug. 28, 1858 - Mar. 21, 1917
Mark, Dora B., 1881 - 1960 -Mother-
Morrison, Delilah J., 1856 - 1936; Stacey G., 1855 - 1903 Stacey G. Morrison married Delilah J. Bratton, dau. of Adam & Mary (Wood) Bratton. Delilah married 2nd to William Thomas Dudgeon.
Morrison, James W., son of S.F. & Ella Morrison, born July 14, 1877, died May 15, 1906 This James W. Morrison was the son of Selim & Electa (Fife) Morrison.
Nichols, John H., 1864 - 1931; Elizabeth J., 1871 - 1914 Memorial stone has insignias for Knights of Pythisis & Pythian Sisters.
Perry, Frank J., Aug. 20, 1902 - Dec. 1, 1969
Queen, Betty Jean, dau. of Francis & Verna Queen, May 24, 1943 Betty Jean was the daughter of Francis Edward & Verna (Jordan) Queen. She was stillborn, May 24, 1943. Her father Francis, is buried next to her but there is no stone.
Reeves, W. E., 1871 - 1901; Libbie T., 1871 - 1958
Rupe, Jacob W., 1836 - 1817; Susanna, 1841 - 1918 Jacob W. Rupe, son of Martin Rupe III & Hannah Halfhill, married Susanna Reeves, daughter of Richard & Mary (Harris) Reeves.
Rupe, Nellie V., 1897 - 1991; Alva W., 1895 - 1986
Rupe, Lillie M., 1920 - --, Clyde E., 1899 - 1964 Click here to view military marker.
Rupe, Frankie, 1874 - 1900 -Mother-; A.B., 1874 - 1956 -Father-; Ona W., 1880 - 1943 -Mother- Albert Bert Rupe, son of Jacob W. & Susanna (Reeves) Rupe.
Sharp, Ruth B., 1901 - 1989 Ruth Bowen, daughter of Martin D. & Eva M. (Cottrill) Bowen, married Bundy Sharp, son of James Homer Sharp.
Sharp, In Memory of Unity, wife of Thomas Sharp, died May 27, 1826, aged 42years 4mo & 11 days
Sisson, Vina M., 1868 - 1959; Warren W., 1855 - 1938
Sisson, D.M., 1858 - 1929; Martha, 1856 - 1929
Sisson, Robert L., 1928 - 1974
Sisson, Jesse W., 1884 - 1966; Dessie M., 1885 - 1966; Willis M., 1918 - 1923
Sisson, Lillie V., 1880 - 1960; Eldon T., 1880 - 1921
Swearingen, Elza S., 1845 - 1923; Sarah E. Hill, his wife, 1861 - 19--
Swearingen, William E., 1875 - 1926; Ida L., 1881 - 1907

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