Swamp Cemetery
aka Beaver Creek Cemetery

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Jefferson 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 4 Aug., 2006.
This cemetery is located in Jefferson Twp. From Celina, OH, go west on SR29, to Karch Rd., turn south. The cemetery is located on both sides of the road. This cemetery is also known as Beaver Creek Cemetery.
The most recent update to this page made on 25 Dec., 2006.

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Allison, Nancy, 1860 - 1927 Nancy, daughter of Zebulon & Sarah Burch.
Burch, Zebulon, 1809 - 1870, aged 61y; Isrel, 1839 - 1870, aged 31y Isrel, son of Zebulon & Sarah (Burch) Burch.
Burch, Sarah, died Oct. 8, 1897, aged 77y 3m 4d Sarah (Burch) wife of Zebulon Burch.
Burch, Eunice, died 1871, aged 16y Daughter of Zebulon & Sarah Burch.
Burch, Anson, Feb. 17, 1845 - Sept. 3, 1914 Anson, son of Zebulon & Sarah Burch.
Burch, Dorcy, Mar. 17, 1850 - July 18 1914 Son of Zebulon & Sarah Burch.
Burch, Emma Roy (Mead), Feb. 11, 1854 - Aug. 19, 1891 Wife of Dorcy Burch.
Burch, Nathan, June 24, 1884 - Sept. 2, 1941 Son of Dorcy & Emma Roy Burch.
Burch, Joseph Z., 1886 - 1948 Son of Dorcy & Emma Roy Burch.
Davis, Ben. F., 1871 - 1925; Katie, 1872 - 1950 -Father & Mother- Benjamin F., son of Michael & Barbara Davis. Katie (Deitsch)Davis, wife of Benjamin
Spillers, Mary, 1865 - 1919; George, 1852 - 1923 Mary (burch), daughter of Zebulon & Sarah Burch. Mary, wife of George Spellers.

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