Friendship Cemetery


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Gasper Twp.
Preble 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 Curt Hodson, Apr. 15, 2005.
This old cemetery, located on Winters Rd., Section 18 of Gasper Township. This cemetery is very well maintained, although some evidence of vandalism is evident. Some of the large monuments have been toppled and some stones have been spray paint or scratches on them. A lot of stones were unreadable and/or sunk. The following list includes all of the stones that were readable on this date of transcription, 21 June, 2001.


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Adams, William M., son of J.M. & M.A. Adams, died Nov. 5, 1882, aged 11years, 2 months, 20 days
Atwood, Margaret, wife of Wm. Atwood, died may 31, 1833, aged 42 years, _ months, 11 days
Bailey, Henry, 1852 - 1868
Bailey, Francis, 1841 - 1842
Bailey, Nancy, 1840 - 1841
Bailey, Fanny, 1807 - 1841
Bailey, John L., born Jan. 23, 1807, died Mar. 9, 1878
Bailey, Mary A., 1824 - 1905
Bailey, Mary, wife of Wm. Bailey, died Mar. 9, 1880, aged 98 y, 1m 19d
Bailey, William, died Apr. 13, 1860, aged 84y 9m 22d
Bailey, Mary, born 1779, died 1829
Blair, Lavina, 1837 - 1914
Borradaile, Charles G., son of A. C. & M. Borradaile, born Jan. 22, 1890, died June 5, 1890
Borradaile, __, daughter of A.C. & M. Borradaile, born July 2, 1891, died Sept. 17, 1892 Broken stone
Borradaile, Izadora, dau. of James & Mary Borradaile, died Dec. 22, 1865, aged 6 years & 5 days
Booker, Richard, died Sept. 11, 1855, aged 62y 5m 27d
Boyd, Mary, wife of Moses Dooley, 1752 - 1819
Blenadie, Rachel, wife of David, died mar. 1, 1816, aged 78 years
Stone not completely readable, surname could be wrong. Collins, Alfred, died Mar. 7, 1839, aged 16 years, 4 months
Collins, John W., died Apr. 24, 1847, aged 19y 2m
Collins, Tabitha, wife of John Collins, ...Broken stone.
Collins, John,...Broken stone.
Collins, Harvey, died July 10, 1842
Collins, Alfred, died July 7, 1834, aged 15 years
Caster, Wm.
Dooley, Moses, died Apr. 10, 1850, ageda 71y 4m 9d
Dooley, Mary, daughter of Moses S. & Palanten Dooley, died Aug. 30, 1842, aged 10 months
Dooley, Hayden W., died May 31, 1874, aged 59 y 9m
Dooley, Adaline A., wife of Hayden, died Oct. 30, 1872, aged 51y 11m
Dooley, Marquis L., son of H.W. & A. Dooley, died Feb. 25, 1865, aged 27y 1m 9d
Dooley, __, of Silas Dooley, died Apr. 14, 1859, aged 73y 1m 12d
Dooley, Johannah, wife of ... Broken stone
Dooley, Silas, died July 8, 1877, aged 91y & 4m
Dooley, Infant Broken stone.
Dooley, Isabel, 1826 - 1914
Dooley, Sevier, 1850 - 1851
Dooley, Silas, 1825 - 1908
Dooley, Warren, P., died Dec. 7, 1850, aged 29y 4m
Dooley, __, ...aged 38y 7m 12d Broken stone
Dooley, Moses, VA Troops, Revolutionary War, 1748 - 1822
Dooley, Elder Reuben, died Apr. 22, 1822, aged 48 y 5m 8d
Dooley, Carie A., son of Reuben & Leah, died in the 19th year of his age
Dooley, Laura A., daughter of I.H. & Jane Dooley, died Feb. 17, 1863
Dooley, Marks Porter, son of Isaac H. & Sarah Jane Dooley, died July 4, 1853, aged 3m 7d
Dooley, Sarah Jane, wife of Isaac H., died April 29, 1853, aged 32y 29d
Dyer, Sara F., died 1838Broken stone.
Eddy, Flora B., dau. of W.L. & B. Eddy, died July 18, 1882, aged 11y 6m 2d
Flora, Peter, born Sept. 18, 1828, died Aug. 19, 1864
Green, Elizabeth R., wife of William P. Green, died Feb. 20, 1862, aged 25 y 7m 21d
Green, Albert A., son of William P & __, died Aug. 19, 1862, aged 3y 10m 21d
Green, Jezie Ann, daughter of Wm. P. & Elizabeth Green, died Jan. 13, 186_...Broken stone
Gardner, Eliza, wife of Edwin W. Gardner, died Apr. 21, 1865, aged 27y 8m
Hardy, Thomas, died Mar. 5, 1824, aged 18 years Etched on a rock.
Hardy, Elder John, born in __, County, Virginia, Nov. 17, 1779, died Oct. 25, 1819, aged 39y 11m 8d
Hardy, Rachel, Consort of Elder John Hardy, died Oct. 4, 1852, In the 67th year of her age.
Hardy, __ Etched on a large rock, but worn smooth.
Hardy, Mary A., wife of W. B. Hardy, died Sept. 17, 1868, aged 51 years
Harris, Barbara, wife of R. S. Harris, 1835 - 1894
Harris, Robert S., 1830 - 1896
Harris, Vina, ... Broken stone.
Huggett, Julia L., wife of J. E. Huggett, 1835 - 1886
Huggett, J. Everson, 1827 - 1863
Jones Nancy, 1908 - 1908
Kelley, Ella L., 1838 - 1918
Kelley, Francis M., 1841 - 1909
Kelley, Dora A., 1870 - 1887
McCracken, Alex. Porter, 1830 - 1903, Co. F, 3rd Regt., O.V.I.
McKinney, __, __ of Hannah & __, died Jan. 29, 1850, aged 5 months, 21 days
Martin, Samuel, died Dec. 3, 1829, aged 31y 7m 3d
Martin, Sarah, died Dec. 3, 1829
Martin, Samuel, died Mar. 28, 1828, aged 77y 5m
McClannahan, Thomas Milton, Infant son of T.F. & J.L. McClannahan
Miles, Infant daughter of Peter & Sarah Anne Miles, died Feb. 16, 1868
Miles, Henry H., son of Joseph & Phebe Miles, A member of ___ (worn), died Jan. 12, 1866,a ged 19y 5m __days
Miles, Joseph, died Aug. 28, 1869, aged 53y 10m 22d
Miles, Phebe, 1818 - 1888
Miles, Mary J., daughter of J. & P. Miles, died MAr. 30, 1872, aged 28y 8m 17d
Miles, Sarah A., wife of Jehu Miles, died Mar. 4, 1875, aged 26y 9m 22d
Miles, Jehu, 1847 - 1927
Miles, John, born May 15, 1852, died Dec. 24, 1879, aged 27y 7m 9d
Miles, Lulu A., 1896 - 1897
Miles, Mahala F., 1887 - 1893
Miles, Lewis E., 1891 - 1893
Miller, Hannah S., wife of J. H. Miller, died 63y 9m 22d
Miller, Margaret E., wife of J.H. Miller, died Mar. 6, 1841, aged 25y 4m 8d
Moore, Cora Alice, 1876 - 1854
Morgan, Joseph, 1835 - 1911
Morgan, Aner, wife of Joseph, 184_ - 1929
Morgan, Martha, 1877 - 1956
Myers, Raymond L., 1931 - 1960
Myers, Cora M., 1895 - 1943
Myers, Thurman, 1897 - 1962
Overholser, Lydia, died Aug. 7, 1907, aged 94y 1m 7d
Overholser, Abraham, died June 2, 1877, aged 66y 1m 21d
Overholser, Daisy, daughter of L. & S. Overholser, died Sept. 2, 1875, aged 2 years & 8 days
Parker, John, son of N. & C. Paarker, died Aug. 25, 1838, aged 10m 8d
Pugh, Nell V., 1874 - 1956
Pugh, Alfred D., 1875 - 1956
Pugh, Werter E., 1846 - 1916
Pugh, Josephine A., 1847 - 1933
Pugh, Isaac Lee, 1884 - 1894
Rader, Roscoe S., 1903 - 1981
Rader, Alta M., 1911 - __
Rose, Martha June, 1934 - 1962
Ross, Mary, wife of Moses M. Ross, died July 27, 1861, aged 49 years, 3 months
Ross, Moses M., died May 25, 1857, aged 46y 5m 9d
Parker, William, died Nov. 15, 1832, aged 31y 9m 23d
Railsback, Elizabeth & Isaac C., died Sept. 14, 1849, aged 7 months
Railsback, Thomas C., __Broken stone.
Railsback, William M., son of I.C. & E., died Aug. 23, 1866, aged 23y 4m
Railsback, Elizabeth M., wife of Isaac C., died June 26, 1878, aged 63y 6m 9d
Railsback, Isaac C., died Mar. 4, 1873, aged 66y 5m 21d
Railsback, John...Monument laying face down, not readable
Railsback, Hannah R., wife of John, died Mar. 2, 1851, In the 64th year of her age.
Railsback, William, son of John & Hannah, died May 18-9, 8 months
Railsback, ..., died March, _ , 1825 Broken stone, not readable.
Railsback, Nancy, died July 1814, aged 2 years
Reed, Nora, daughter of H. L. & N. Reed, aged 6 years
Rhea, Infant daughter of A. & S. Rhea, died May 29, 1846
Rhea, Infant daughter of A. & S. Rhea, died June 22, 1839
Rhea, James F., son of A. & S. Rhea, died Oct. 8, 1835, aged 7 months & 24 days
Runyon, Margaret A., wife of James H., died Aug. 18, 1888, aged 52 years, 9 months, 28 days
Runyon, James H., died Aug. 20, 1896, aged 69y 6m 11d
Runyon, Infant, __ Broken stone.
Runyon, Robert, died June 10, 1874, aged 87y 10m 7d
Runyon, Mary, wife of Robert Runyon, died Apr. 18, 1867, aged 76y 6m 22d
Runyon, Alice A., wife of F.A. Skoker, died Jan. 24, 1885, aged 36y 4m 25d
Skoker, Alice A., daughter of R. & E. Runyon, wife of F. A. Skoker, died Jan. 24, 1885, aged 36y 4mm 25d
Shinn, Jacob, 1844 - 1914, Co. D, 156th O.V.I. Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Shinn, Mary, died Sept. 17, 1894, aged 72y 5m 27d
Shinn, Job, died Mar. 29, 1891, aged 71y
Shinn, Sarah E., daughter of Job & Mary Shinn, died Sept. 26, 1856, aged 4m 10d
Stephen, Mary Annetta, dau. of John B. & L. Stephen, died Oct. 12, 1852, aged 3 weeks
Wertz, Phebe, wife of Ed B. Wertz, born Jan. 26, 1875, died Julyt 29, 1896
West, William,... 1812 Not readable.
West, ...1820 Unreadable
Whisner, __, died Oct. 9, 1823, aged __y 8m 9d Stone sunken.
Whisner,... Stone buried.
White, Dora B., 1882 - 1933
White, Joseph L., 1838 - 1912
White, Susan A., 1840 - 1913
White, Everett L., son of J. L. & S.A. White, born Aug. 10, 1875, died Sept. 18, 1894
White, Lillie R., wife of Wm. A. White, 1871 - 1904
White, William A., 1862 - 1929
White, Callvin W., 1845 - 1885
White, Malinda, wigfe of Callvin White, 1852 - 1913
White, Charles E., 1879 - 1963
Weast, Infant son of S. & E. V. We3ast, 1896
Wise, Polly, wife of Jeremiah, died June 10, 1822, aged 23y 8d
Whitters, John H., 1841 - 1897, Co. K, 93rd INF, O.V.I.
Whitters,..., born Feb. 26, 1904, died Mar. 19, 1905 Broken stone
Wilkinson, Elizabeth, wife of Charles, died July 7, 1868, aged 71y 2m 21d
Wilkinson, Joshua H., son of Elisha & Rebecca, died Sept. 12, 1864 Broken
Wilkinson, Infant son of T.J. & A.H., died Jan. 2, 1863, aged 17y 10m 16d
Wilkinson, Charles, born Aug. ..., died May ..., aged 71 years
Wilkinsin, Hannah H., daughter of C. & E., died MAy 31, 1846, aged 3y 10m 18d
Wysong, Charles W., 1879 - 1916
Wysong, Emma F., 1867 - 1945
Wysong, Valentine, Sr., 1852 - 1906
Wysong, Valentine, Jr., 1903 - 1903
Wysong, Eliza A., 1854 - 1905
Wysong, Minnie E., 1890 - 1892
Wysong, Rosa B., 1886 - 1879
Wysong, Myrle F., 1878 - 1879
Young, Clara E., daughter of S. S. & E. J., died May 20, 1865, aged 26y 6m 24d
Broken Stones/fragments:
...died May 27, 1863, aged 48y 5m
In the 27th Year of her age.
Martha W., ...died Feb. 6, 1862
Nancy...
aged 17 years, 5 months, 22 days
In memory of ...with...
Faded & worn Civil War marker
Ann M., wife of Ruben __, died Sept. 12, 1843, aged 37y 17d
...aged 38y 7m 12d
footstones: S.M., C.W., W.R., M.A., W.M.A.
Click here to view image. The following list contains inscriptions from the stack of broken stones.
E.R.; ...son of Elisha & Rebecca Wilkinson...;Wilkinson, born _, _, 1812, died...; S.F.P.; -Mother-; -Father-; Mary A. Booker, died ...1866; M.A.; S. H.; ...ah...; Olemsty, __of__; Polly J. Wes__, died Feb. 1, __77 years; R.B.; Francis M., son of __; ...S...; ...aged 74 years, 2months; S.S.M.; __died June 20, 1845, aged 73 years; Most of the stones containing initials are missplaced footstones.

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