Union Cemetery

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Homer Twp.
Morgan 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 Krista Sanders, on 4 Jan., 2008.
This cemetery is located on the Corner of State Route 78 and CR38 Bishopville Rd., between Bishopville and The Burr Oak Lodge.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
? B., Unknown footstone
Howard, Cecil, son of S.M. & M. J. Howard, born Mar. 22, 1875, died May 29, 1893
Howard, Mary Jane South, wife of S.M. Howard, 1845 - 1920
Howard, Allen T., son of S.M. & M.J. Howard, born Nov. 6, 1889, died Mar. 11, 1890
Howard, Emery, son of S.M. & M.J. Howard, born Dec. 23, 1869, died Aug. 1, 1894
Howard, Cl__e, __ of Josep_ ... Sorry, only small amount of text readable from photo.
J. ? Very hard to read footstone.
L. B. Footstone
Lunsford, Elenor, wife of Samuel Lunsford, died Aug. 20, 1879, aged 72y 9m & 6d Click here to view close up of lower verse.
Lunsford, Samuel, died June 3, 1880, aged 69y 9m & 11d
Lunsford, Benjamin, 1826 - 1905; Martha, his wife, 1832 - 1916
Minges, Moses, Private, Continental Troops, Revolutionary War, Nov. 1759 - May 1836
Minges, William, son of __, died _, _, 1836 Difficult to read from photo. Wondering if it might be a second memorial with a surname variation of next entry.
Mingus, William, Ohio, Private, _ Regiment, Ohio Militia, War of 1812, 1794 - 1836
Posey, James, son of J. & S. Posey, ...
Posey, Joseph, ...
Posey, Mary, daughter of _ & _ Posey, died Jan. 13, 1838, Æ 22y 8m
Price, John 1820 - 1864; Alcinda, 1825 - 1897
Snavely, George W., son of E. & M. Snavely, died Mar. 7, 1849, Æ 6y 10d
Snavely, Martha, daughter of E. & M. Snavely, died Mar. 13, 1849, Æ 4y 6m
Snyder, Danuel, born Feb. 15, 1798, died Oct. 25, 1846

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