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Ater Cemetery
aka Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery

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Deerfield Twp.
Ross 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 Sandy Holladay, on 25 Jan., 2011.
This cemetery is very close to Pickaway Co. border, on Stingy Ln. (TR132), east of Dunlap Rd. (TR113), just west of Brown Rd. The most recent update to this page was made on 28 Jan., 2011.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Adams, Mary, wife of W.F. Adams, died Dec. 15, 1871, age 28 sorry no image
Anderson, Elizabeth, died Aug. 16, 1842, aged 29y 11m 6d
Ater, Abraham, son of A. & M. Ater, died Mar. 14, 1871, aged 1y 4m 14d
Ater, Abraham, died July 11, 1855, aged 79y 5m 20d [Husband of Charity. Veteran of War of 1812.]
Ater, Basel, son of I. & M. Ater, died Mar. 15, 1862, aged 22y 2m 9d
Ater, Family and Cemetery Memorial Click here to see close view of plaque.
Ater, Charity, wife of Abraham Ater, died Dec. 7, 1863, aged 83yrs 3ds
Ater, David, father, Jan. 5, 1815- Mar. 17, 1897 [husband of Mary]; Mary, mother, Feb. 6, 1818- May 9, 1876 [wife of David]
Ater, Elizabeth A., daughter of I. & M. Ater, died Mar. 13, 1862, aged 31y 15d Sorry no image.
Ater, Emily, died Mar. 27, 1910, aged 72y 7m 22d; Jerome, died May 18, 1902, aged 55y 8m 5d; Rolen, died Feb. 12, 1895, aged 44y 11m 2d [all three on one tombstone]
Ater, Flora, daughter of J. & M. J. Ater, died Mar. 22, 1821
Ater, Floyd, son of W. & L. J. Ater, died Nov. 10, 1872, aged _ y's 29d's
Ater, George, born in Germany 1745, Emigrated to Virginia 1765, A soldier in the Rev. War until 1799, died June 18, 1820
Ater, Henry, son of D. & M. Ater, died June 8, 1857, aged 18y 10m 4d
Ater, Irene, died Mar. 18, 1862, aged 3y3m 22d; Eliza, died Mar. 13, 1862, aged 21y's & 15d's; Basil, died Mar. 15, 1862, aged 22y's 2mo's 9d's; William, died Mar. 27, 1862, aged 17y 7m 6d [All children of I & M. Ater]
Ater, Isaac, died July 18, 1892, aged 77y 2m 22d; Margaret, wife of Isaac Ater, died Nov. 19, 1885, aged 70y 1m 19d
Ater, Jacob, Co. A, 90thOhio Infantry [Civil War Veteran]
Ater, Jacob, died July 23, 1857, aged 75y 4m 8d [War of 1812 Veteran flag holder next to tombstone]
Arer, Martha, daughter of D. & M. Ater, died June 9, 1879, aged 24y 1m 24d
Ater, Nora Alice, daughter of D. & A. Ater, died Jan. 9, 1877, aged 1y 3m 11d
Ater, William, son of I. & M. Ater, died Mar. 27, 1862, aged 17y 7m 6d [this is a second stone, duplicating information]
Ater, Son & Daughter of D. & M.A. Ater [no given names or dates]
Ater, _tha, daut. of _ & _ Ater, died Dec. _, 1852, aged_ [very worn stone barely readable from photo]
Ator, Catherine, daughter of David & Maria Ator, died June 6, 1848, aged 9m
Ator, David, died June 3, 1851, aged 26y 7m 19d
Ator, Nancy, died Feb. 2, 1856, aged 66y 4m 20d [Surname spelled Ater in cemetery index]
Ator, Nancy, wife of Jacob Ator, died Mar. 11, 1857, aged 35y 9m
Ator, William J., son of Elias & Permelia Ator, died Oct. 10, 1857, aged 13y 2m 15d
Baker, Sarah, wife of Wm. Baker, died Sep. 29, 1842, aged 30y 5m 12d
Calvin, Moses, died Jan. 28, 1850, aged 83yrs 11m 21d
Calvin, Nancy, died Aug. 31, 1842 [unsure of relationship to Moses]
Day, Hedgmon, died Sep. 13, 1865, aged 65y 5m 25d
Day, Martha, wife of Hedgman Day, died July 13, 1873, aged 73y 8m 11d
Dennis, Gary S.. son of H. & E.G. Dennis, died Feb. 21, 1873, aged 6y 3m 16d
Dennis, Elizabeth, died May 17, 1873, aged 78y 2m 20d
Downs, John T., died Apr. 28, 1868, aged 48 years
Grove, John, died Sep. 19, 1863, aged 68y 5m 24d
Hatfield, John D., born Sep. 18, 1780, died Apr. 15, 1845
Hatfield, Maria L., wife of John D. Hatfield, born Aug. 20, 1807, died July 4, 1890
Hatfield Overview of previous Hatfield headstone.
Heinberger Christina, daughter of Sebastian & Catherine, died Aug. 28, 1847, aged 22y
Hern Christine, wife of Olsbry/Albry Hern, died Sep. 22, 1870, aged 32y 25d
Hern John W., son of E.W. & C. Hern, died Dec. 2, 1867, aged 2y 6m 27d
Hines Abiner, died Aug. 9, 1853, aged 11y 19d [hard to read the given name from photo]
Hines William, died July 14, 1855, aged 51y 11m 26d
Howser Naomy, wife of William Howser, died Aug. 2, 1876
Howser William, died Aug. 2, 1876, aged 85y 11m 28d
Jackson In memory of Mary, wife of Peter Jackson, who departed this life Sept. 24th, 1844, aged 84 years & 3 months
Jackson In memory of Peter, who departed this life August 31, 1841, aged 84years, 9mos & 7days
Jackson Peter, 1stSERG PA MILITIA, Revolutionary War Minuteman, Apr. 22, 1757 - Aug. 31, 1841 [newer stone, echoing data from previous stone]
Jackson Overview of both stones and flag holder.
Lake John, died June 12, 1855, aged 74y, A Veteran of War of 1812
Lawrence sister- Rose N. (Howser), wife of John Lawrence [dates not readable]
Maddux Forney A., son of J.W. & J. Maddux, died Feb. 5, 1873, aged 1yr 2m's
Mash Isaac, died Aug. 7, 1863, aged 17y 6m 7d
Peck Infant daughter of G. & M.A. Peck, died June 19, 1879
Shockley William, Co. H, 73rdOhio Volunteer Infantry [Civil War Veteran]
Smith Aaron, died May 26, 1849, in his 56 year
Smith Catherine, wife of Aaron Smith, died Jan. 4, 1841, aged 40y 2m 14d
Stephens, John, Co. G, 73 OVI [Civil War Veteran] sorry no image
Unknown Soldier [stone not readable]
Unknown soldier [ This older sandstone memorial has a GAR flag holder, but could be a veteran from eariler war.]
Unknown [Three fragment stones, not readable. There are others through out the cemetery also not pictured or readable.]

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