Anderson Cemetery

Rutland 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 Connie Cotterill Schumaker, Dec. 21, 2004.
This was at one time a beautiful cemetery. It is located on top of a hillside off of McCumber Hill Road (CR-4) just east of Nicholason Hill Road (TR 48) in the northwest corner of Section 29 Rutland Twp. The property was originally owned by John Anderson 1820 - 1846. In the area of the cemetery there are several very old and tall (30 foot or more) cedar trees. The ground is covered with a thick blanket of myrtle. In the spring the cemetery is covered with daffodils. As you climb up the hill you will see two cedar trees that are about 15 - 20 foot tall and 50 feet apart. That is about a quarter of the way up the hillside. At the time I thought I was entering the cemetery. A home must have been located here at one time. There are rows and rows of yuccas all over the hillside with many smaller cedars. As you approach the cemetery you will see a tombstone for Brown. This must have been one of the last burials in the cemetery. Keep going up and back into the woods and you will see all the other stones.


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Amos, Daniel, died Sept. 19, 1864 in his 36th year. -He is only sleeping, Free from care and pain, Let us cease our grieving, He will live again.
Amos, Catherine, died Nov. 28, 1863, aged 1y 8m 9d
Amos, Mary E., dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Amos, died May 8, 1857, aged 12y 9m 16d
Anderson, John, died Feb. 24, 1847, aged 86y _ m & 27 days Click here for close view of stone. John was married to Nancy Thompson.
Braley, Lydia M., 1847 - 1912; Thomas, 1844 - 1901 Lydia M. Brown married March 25, 1866 Thomas Braley, by applicant Cyrus Braley, Meigs Co., Ohio.
Brown, John M., 1842 - 1929; Cordilla A., wife of John M. Brown, 1847 - 19-- Last part of date never carved into stone.
Brown, Mariah E., dau. of Dr. J.E. & M. Brown, died June 5, 1857, age 8y 1m 22d
Campbell, Catherine, died Nov. 28, 1863, aged 1y 8m 9d
Dennis, Leigh, Ohio, Pvt. 563rd INF, 91st Div., Sept. 20, 1920 Leigh is the son of Aaron & Anna (Saxton) Dennis, born Aug. 20, 1894, (source death certificate).
Folden, Electra Saxton, wife of George G. Folden, died April 10, 1885, aged 35y 5m 4d
Forman, Lucinda, 1843 - 1912 Actual date of deth from death certificate, Jan. 6, 1912. Lucinda is the daughter of Conrad & Margaret Phelps. Lucinda was the wife of David Forman.
Gardner, Levanda, Sept. 10, 1828 - Nov. 22, 1906
Gardner, William, died Jan. 29, 1852, age 31y 9m 23d
Love, Infant, dau. of L.L. & V.M. Love, died Jan. 1843,a ged 4m 9d
Love, Viola M. Brown, wife of L.L. Love, 1868 - 1911
Saxton, America, wife of T. Saxton, born March 2, 1831, died Oct. 1, 1891; Nancy J., dau. of T. & A. Saxton, born Jan. 19, 1860, died Oct. 6, 1860 America (Anderson) Saxton was the daughter of John & Nancy (Thompson) Saxton.
Saxton, Thomas, born April 27, 1823, died Jan. 3, 1900 Thomas is the husband of America (Anderson) Saxton & father of Nancy J. Saxton.
Saxton, David, 1849 - 1940; Esterline, 1859 - 1935; Blanch, 1879 - 1903 Mary E. (Esterline) Anderson, dau. of James E. & Lucinda (Cook) Anderson. She was a grand dau. of John Anderson.
Saxton, John, 1843 - 1926; Louisa V., 1849 - 1918 John was the son of John & Tersa (Gilmore) Saxton, date of birth and death from death certificate, Aug. 2, 1843 - Nov. 27, 1926. Louisa was a daughter of John & Orinda (Campbell) Forrest of WV, actual date of death from death certificate July 23, 1918.
Saxton, Thursey, wife of John Saxton, died April 28, 1880, aged 69y 5m 24d

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