Pisgah Cemetery

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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 Joan Blanton, on 19 Apr., 2007.

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Derwacter, Goldie Louisa, daughter of E. & B. Derwacter, died 1890 Daughter of Elias & Barbara (Lane) Derwacter.
Derwacter, E.M., 1856 - 1933; Barbara, his wife, 1859 - 1942 Elias Marion Derwacter, son of William & Hetty (Echelberry) Derwacter. Barbara (Lane) Derwacter was his wife.
Derwacter, Nathan, 1831 - 1921; Louisa, 1836 - 1907 Nathan was the son of Jacob & Ruth (Shilling) Derwacter. Louisa (Murphy) Derwacter was his wife.
The following Harriss family is spelled "Harriss" on their memorials, but are the same family as many others from Morgan Co., Muskingum Co. and Noble Co., who spell their surnames with only on "s" (Harris).
Harriss, Infant son, born Feb. 10, 1857, died Feb. 10, 1857 twin son of Esau & Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss.
Harriss, Infant dau. of E. & R. Harriss, born Dec. 18, 1854, died Dec. 18, 1854 Twin daughter of esau & Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss. Twin sister to Eva Harriss.
Harriss, Rebecca, died Oct. 20, 1840, aged 1yr 18dys Daughter of Esau & Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss, born 1839.
Harriss, Margaret, daughter of E. & R. A. Harriss, died Oct. 31, 1849, aged 5yrs 11 mos 22 ds Daughter of Esau & Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss, born 1843. Top portion of headstone containing given and surname broken off.
Harriss, Hull, died Jan. 6, 1850, aged 3yrs 2months 14 days Hull, son of Esau & Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss, was born 1852.
Harriss, George W., died Oct. 11, 1849, aged 11y 2m 22d George, son of Esau & Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss, was born 1838.
Harriss, Esau, died June 1, 1859, aged 40y's 5m's 15dys Husband of Ruth A. (Barkhurst) Harriss, born in 1818. He was a suicide.

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