Jones 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. 13, 2005.
This very old cemetery, located in NE ¼ Section 31 of Gasper Township, is almost gone from the world. All of the stones are laying flat, and 4 stones had to be dug out of 3" to 5" of dirt. 2 stones were completely buried and I found them with a probe. There were many more small fragments, too small to assemble & lacking inscriptions to transcribe. Many years ago cows were allowed to roam freely in this graveyard, so a lot of stones are possibly gone forever. This is a beautiful spot for a cemetery, very quiet & picturesque. I enjoyed reading this cemetrery. Transcribed and photographed on 27 April, 2002.

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Jones, Levi, In memory of..who departed this life on February 9, AD, 1819, aged 74 years of age Stone was buried and had to be chalked, the date of death could be 1849.
Jones, Narcissa, dau. of S.L. & E. Jones, died April 20, 1846, aged 1 month
Jones view of misc. memorial stone fragments
Jones, Wilaber, wife of J. S. Jones, died Feb. 20, 1860, aged 56 years, 7 months, 20 days Click here to view base for Wilaber memorial stone.
Jones, Rachel, wife of Levi Jones, died Nov. 14, 1859, aged 81 years, 14 days Stone is broken.Ref. misc. fragments
Jones, Levi, died Feb. 17, 1859, aged 18 years, 2 days Stone is broken and was buried.
Jones, ...-thy Mother & thy Father- fragment
L. J. Probably a footstone for one of the Levi Jones.

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