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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~
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|Berry, Thomas J., 1857 - 1925; Minerva B. Fundaberg, 1860 - 1913 Thomas was born Sept. 9, 1857, died Oct. 6, 1925, son of Aaron & Elizabeth (Patton) Berry. Minerva Belle (Fundaberg) Perry, wife of Thomas J. Berry.|
|Skinner, Robert, died Feb. 23, 1856, aged 83y 2m & 23d; Elizabeth, died Feb. 13, 1850, aged 73y 10m & 18d Robert was born 1773, Elizabeth, his wife was born 1777. They are the parents of Eleanor (Skinner) Yost.|
|Yost, Eleanor, wife of Wm. Yost, died Aug. 30, 1854, aged 42yrs 4mo & 2ds Eleanor (Skinner), born Apr. 27, 1812, daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Skinner. Eleanor was the 1st wife of William Yost. William Yost was the son of John & Elizabeth (Brown) Yost.|
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