Old Greencastle Cemetery

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Harrison Twp.
Montgomery 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 Christine Bitner, on 31 Aug., 2006.
This cemetery is located East side of Broadway St., between Miami Chapel Rd. and Noble Ave. There is actually two Greencastle Cemeteries. They are owned by the same person, but in two different locations. Local news media called it the oldest cemetery in Dayton, and describe it as in a neighborhood that is declining, visitors should be very careful. The cemetery has a six foot fence, and locked at all times. Not sure who is responsable for allowing visitation, so please get access worked out with owner before arrival.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Reid, Charles E., 1866 - 1932 Charles Edwin Reid, born 1866/7 (sources differ)died 1932 (my g-grandfather). Married first to Nettie Vandiver, second to Carrie Edith Leatherman (my g-grandmother)
Leatherman, Daniel, 1863 - 1954; Martha J., 1862 - 1936 Daniel Frank Leatherman, husband of Martha Jane (Nichols) Leatherman. (My gg-grandparents)
Leatherman, Ruth M., died Aug. 8, 1896, aged 4 mo Ruth Magdalene "Dottie", infant daughter of Daniel & Martha Leatherman.
Leatherman, Margaret, Dec. 10, 1900 - Dec. 18, 1900 Infant daughter of Daniel & Martha Leatherman.
Leatherman, overview.
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