Fountain Chapel Cemetery

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Blackcreek Twp.
Mercer 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 Lynn Davis, on 12 July, 2006.
This cemetery is located near the intersection of Purdy Rd. & Erastus-Durbin Rd., 1 mile north of SR707.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Thrush, David, died Oct. 9, 1881, aged 49y 2m 13d
Thrush, Mary, died June 22, 1917, aged 73y 18d Mary (Tester) Thrush, wife of David Thrush, daughter of Jacob & Mary (Pence) Tester.
Stoner, David, born Dec. 23, 1834, died Nov. 3, 1911 -Father-; Susannah, born Mar. 16, 1840, died Oct. 30, 1898 -Mother- Susannah (Adams) Stoner, wife of David & daughter of William & Mary (Hough) Adams.
Adams, William, died July 24, 1896, aged 85y 2m 16d
Adams, Mary, died Aug. 21/26 1892, aged 78y Mary (Hough) Adams, probable wife of William Adams.
Adams, Caroline, born Feb. 16, 1857, died Aug. 7, 1888 Caroline (Kamm) Adams, wife of G. W. [George W. Adams, son of Wm & Mary Adams].
Tester, John, died July 15, 1893, aged 61y 6m 2d; Magdalena, died Sept. 16, 1903, aged 65y 4m 20d John is the son of Jacob & Mary (Pence) Tester. Magdalena (Blauser) Tester is the wife of John Tester.
Click here to view the military memorial for Jno. Tester, Co B., 29th Ohio Infantry.

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