Forney Cemetery

Jefferson 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 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 Christine Bitner, Nov. 17, 2004.
This cemetery has suffered a lot of vandalism. I compared my readings to two published lists: Collected & compiled by Curtis Hodson in 2001, Montgomery County Cemeteries and a list done in 1939 collected and compiled by Lindsay M. Brien. This report was typed by W.P. A. Workers in 1939. The WPA was a government project established by Roosevelt and part of the "New Deal" project from 1936 until we became involved in World War II, in 1943. This project was titled Cemetery Records of Montgomery County, Ohio, Miami Valley Records, Vol. I.
This cemetery is located on Forney Rd. about mile east of Lutheran Church Rd. (Just to the west of what was once called the town of Liberty)
The most recent update to this page was made on 9 Mar. 2005.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Derush, In memory of Mary, wife of Daniel Derush, who died April 28, 1836, aged 47 years 1 month & 27days
Forney, Harriet daughter of C. & Magdalena Forney, died Aug. 2, 1867, aged 25years 6 months & 26 days
Forney, Christian, died Jan. 7, 1873m aged 66 years 8 months & 2 days
Forney, Anna M., wife of John Forney, died Aug. 16, 1883, aged 44yrs 10mo
Gilbert, Hattie, daughter of James & Ellen Gilbert, died May 11th 1868
Harleman, Elizabeth, daughter of Zebulon & Sarah, died Oct. 2, 1853, aged 7yrs 8mo & 2ds
Hoover, Jacob, died Oct. 22, 1895, aged 82y 25d Click here for another view of this group of stones.
Hoover, Elizabeth, died June 13, 1864, aged 59y 8m 10d
Hoover, Margaret, wife of Jacob Hoover, died mar. 6, 1888, aged 58yrs 2m 20d
Hoover, C. L. Edward, son of Moses & Sarah Hoover, died Dec. 11, 1864, aged 10 months & 28 days
Keppler, In Memory of Samual, son of Joseph & Mary, who departed this life Sept. 5, 1849,a ged 24 years 9 months & 6 days
Markee, In Memory of Catherine, wife of George markee, died July 25, 1830 [or 1837] stone fragment difficult to read.
Presbaugh, Henry, Aug. 29, 1798 - Mar. 11, 1888
Reed, J. M., Co. I, 63rd Ohio INF John M. Reed, born 1821, died before 1880 census. His wife's stone is missing (since 1939 readings) , Elizabeth Reed, July 12, 1835 - Jan. 12, 1901.
Reid, Charles A., & Carrie (Leatherman) Charles A. son of John M. & Elizabeth Reed. This is my 2nd great grandparents.
Reid, Carl Alvin & Mary Magdalene Silcox, his wife Carl Alvin was the son of Charles & Carrie (Leatherman) Reed.
Weaver, Ann, died May 16, 1910, aged 83y
Winebrener, In Memory of Mary, Consort of Christian Winebrener, who departed this life April 3, 1831, aged 37y 4m & 6d -She died rejoicing in the full confidence of going to heaven-
Wombold, Sarah M., 1896 - 1941

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