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Ebenezer Cemetery


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North Bloomfield Twp.
Morrow 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 Gordon Lockwood, on 11 Nov., 2008.

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Elder, Abigail, died Mar. 30, 1875, aged 78 yrs
Elder, George, 1813 - 1859; Mary A., 1816 - 1890 [Mary Ann Shaffer]; Margaret, 1854 - 1858; Martin, 1842 - 1864 [Margaret & Martin probable children of Geo. & Mary]
Elder [overview of previous stone]
Elder, Josiah, 1845 - 1912; Albert, 1848 - 1928
Elder, [footstones for Josiah & Albert Elder]
Elder, Jno [military veteran service marker]
Elder, Plato, died _
Elder, Samuel, born in Bedford Co., Pa., died Oct. 26, 1883, aged 68ys 11ms 18ds
French, Alva, Apr. 15, 1838 - Sept. 3, 1923 [Masonic symbol]; Lydia A., Mar. 19, 1847 - June 11, 1916 [Eastern Star symbol]
French, Charles, born _, _ 1873, died Dec. 22, 1894; Mariah, his wife, born Mar. 31, 1865, died Dec. 3, 1901
French, Samson, born Jan. 19, 1796, died Apr. 11, 1861; Betsy Seward, his wife, born Feb. 7, 1798, died Aug. 24, 1861
Keith, Lewis, died July 23, 1848, 81Ys 10mo & 10ds
Seif, Catherine, died Dec. 23, 1887, aged 57y 11m 28d
Seif, Gotllieb, died Jan. 24, 1905, aged 92ys 7m 23d; Elizabeth, his wife, died Nov. 29, 1910, aged 77ys 13d
Seif, Henry, Nov. 5, 1854 - Mar. 9, 1917
Seif, Jacob, died Jan. 21, _, aged _yrs 10mo. [hard to transcribe from photo]
Seif, Michael, died July 13, 1873, aged 58y 9m 27d
Smith, In the memory of William, died Oct. 17, 1849, aeg 44yrs & 2 days [word "age"/aeg]
Tinsley, Robert M., Jan. 19, 1848 - Aug. 29, 1897; Elmira [Elder], Sept. 21, 1858 - Mar. 4, 1892; Arthur M., Apr. 29, 1879 - June 8, 1895; Grace, Nov. 4, 1875 - Aug. 2, 1876; J. Dudley, July 15, 1875 - Dec. 16, 1878

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