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Omar Cemetery


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Reed Twp.
Seneca 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 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 10 July, 2010.
On 10 July, 2010, while traveling home from Ottawa Co., I found this nicely cared for cemetery, located on the west side of SR4, south of Route 162 and north of TR 9 in Reed Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio. My transcriptions and photos are only preliminary, partial and represent only 20% of the burials located at the cemetery. It looks like the cemetery was possibly first owned by a church. The church building is still in good repair, situated in front of the cemetery, which has a beautiful ornate iron fence on the road side. I found burial stones containing very early 1840's dates, which is consistant with date the church was founded. There are also some very recent (modern time) burials, so it has been used for this purpose for over 170 years, appearing to still be actively used. A sign next to the front door of the building says:"Omar Chapel, Built as a Baptist Church in 1842. Now open to all who wish to pause here." It may now be township owned. There is also a very nice memorial at the front honoring veterans of all wars. There is a quite unusually high number of white zinc memorials. The cast metal memorials are found all over the country and were only made for a brief 40 year period starting around 1880's by the Monumental Bronze Co. of Bridgeport Conn. This site also contains a Historic Underground Railroad Site sign. This sign can be viewed by clicking here.
The most recent update to this page was made on 13 Jan., 2012.
My readings are alphabetized in order to make them easier to search.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Overview of Veterans Memorial, List of all veterans buried at this cemetery, for all Wars.
War Memorial; Rev. War, War of 1812, Civil War [center section of memorial, naming all veterans buried here] Click here
War Memorial [names inscribed on right side of memorial] Click here
War Memorial [names inscribed on left side of memorial] Click here.
Baker, William, son of A.C. & H. K. Baker, died Oct. 31 1874, aged 17y & 23d [can't be sure of month of death, hard to read]
Bean, Aaron, died Sept. 18, 1855, aged 88y 1mo & 2d [Found Rev. War Marker next to this memorial.]
Bean, Rachael, wife of aaron Bean, died Mar. 12, 1856, aged 66y 7m & 6d
Bennett, Sally, wife of Isaac H. Bennett, died Mar. 14, 1877, aged 71ys 7ms & 16days
Bennett, Sally, wife of Isaac H. Bennett, died Mar. 14, 1877, aged 71ys 7ms & 16days
Bernard, Margaret, wife of Edwin Bernard, June 16, 1831-Feb. 9, 1897, Mother
Bordner, William E., Aug. 23, 1943 - Apr. 15, 2002
Bordner, Lucille I. (Reed), Sept. 30, 1925 - Dec. 29, 2007
Bowen, The Rev. Norman Adelbert, June 5, 1920- Aug. 22, 2007; Pastor-Historian-World Traveler
Bowen, Ray B., M.D., 1887-1932
Boyd, Franklin, Co. E, 123rd Regt. Ohio Volunteer Infantry, born July 24, 1842, died Dec. 23, 1893, aged 51y 4m 29d; Cath. A, 1848 - 1934
Boyd, Albert, son of H. & J. Boyd, died Oct. 19, 1863, 10y 7m; Seth, son of H. & J. Boyd, died Sept. 10, 1863, 7y 10m 5d [unique double marble memorial]
Cary, Susan, wife of R.I. Cary, born June 20, 1804, died Dec. 20, 1852, aged 48 y'rs 6m'os; Mary Jane, daughter of R.I. & Susan Cary, born Jan. 10, 1835, died Nov. 9, 1856, aged 21y'rs 10m'os 19d'ys; Infant Daughter of R.I. & S. Cary, died June 1, 1852, aged 3m'os
Cary, Reuben I., born June 4, 1805, died June 30, 1887, aged 82 years 1 month 26 days [white zinc memorial]
Cary, Agnes, wife of R.I. Cary, born Feb. 27, 1823, died Aug. 29, 1887, aged 64y'rs 6mo's 2 days; Infant son of T.J. & Jennie James, died Sept. 23, 1888, aged 2 days Click here for Cary Headstone overview.
Clark, Thomas, died June 28, 1857, aged 43y 2m & 28ds [marble stone]
Cole, Joseph, died May 18, 1896, aged 76y 3m 20d; Nancy, his wife, died May 17, 1886, aged 65y 5m 3d [granite memorial]
Cole, Hannah, wife of John Cole, died Jan. 6, 1850 65y 11m 27d
Cole, John, died Nov. 10, 1849 70y 11m 2d
Curtis, Albert E., died Dec. 22, 1891, aged 45yrs 6mo's 10days; Carrie, daughter of A.E. & I.N. Curtis, died Jan. 23, 1889, aged 6yrs 1mo 6d'ys [white zinc memorial]
Decker, Chauncey, 1863 - 1933, Father
Decker, Gladys, daughter of C. & S. Decker, aged 1y 25d
Decker, Mrs. Sade, wife of Chancy Decker, born Dec. 25, 1858, died June 25, 1907
Decker, James W., 1831-1902; Martha J., his wife, 1844-1911; Morilla A., his wife, 1835-1868
Decker, Simeon, died Jan. 24, 1901, aged 74y 4m 23d
Ennis, Wilhelmas, died May 2, 1876, aged 70yrs 11mo 8days
Ennis, Sarah, wife of W.H. Ennis, died Jan. 4, 18__(63), aged 26y 4mo 2d [last two digits of date difficult to read]
Ennis, Minerva, daughter of W. & _. Ennis, died June 12, 1848, , 4y 6m 28d
Ennes, Benj., died Sept. 16, 1851, aged [partial marble stone][Probable earlier form of Ennis surname]
Feagles, Hannah P., wife of Josiah Feagles, died Jan. 3, 1879, aged 71y 8m 14d
Feagle, Ann E., wife of John B. Feagle, died June 30, 1870, aged 28y 1m & 26d
Finch, Philancy, daught. of John & Lydia J. Finch, died Feb. 12, 1843, ad'd 2y 7m _d
Free, Mary, born June 3, 1806, died May 4, 1880, aged 73 ys 11ms 1d [white zinc hs]
Free, Headstone [overview]
Free, John, died Appril 8th 1874, aged 54 y's 7m's & 7d's; Eliza Wolf, his wife, died July 16, 1902, aged 79y 7m 26d
Free, Amy, died Feb. 7th 1851, aged 5y's 11m's & 5 d's; Infant Son, born Nov. 30th 1857 [back side of John Free Memorial]
Gambee, Joel Wilson, 1843-1892 [white zinc memorial]
Gambee, Patience A. Bernard, wife of Joel Wilson Gambee, 1857-1891
Gambee, James, Co. A, 2nd INF [Civil War Veteran]
Gambee, Solomon, 1802-1996; Mary A. Read, 1816-1878; Seth R., 1840-1865, Co. D, 128th OVI [Ohio Volunteer Infantry]
Green, John C., died Jan. 1, 1893, aged 58y'rs 7mo's 4 days; Orpha A., daughter of J. C. & S. Green, died Nov. 22, 1867, aged 8 y'rs 4mo's 19d'ys [white zinc memorial]
Green, Sarah, wife of John C. Green, born Apr. 2, 1837, died Feb. 23, 1922 [white zinc memorial]
Green, Armena, wife of Lewis Green, died July 28, 1870, aged 69ys 1mo & 3days
Green, Lewis, died Aug. 20, 18__, aged 57yrs 4mo 24days
Hakes, Brazilla, born Dec. 22, 1814, died Feb. 9, 1879, aged 64y 1m 18d
Hakes, Sarah M., wife of Brazilla Hakes, died Jan. 3, 1877, aged 54yrs 8mo & 12ds
Hall, George D., son of W.J. & A. Hall, died Jan. 17, 1857, aged 1y 1m 1d [on same headstone as Lorena Williams memorial]
Hathaway, Lucina, wife of Z. Hathaway, born Sept. 12, 1802, died Oct. 2, 1855; John, son of Z. & L. Hathaway, born Feb. 11, 1830, died in California, Jan. 1853; Mary, dau. of Z. & L. Hathaway, died Nov. 25, 1889, aged 53y 10m 4d
Hathaway, Zephaniah, born March 24, 1802, died Sept. 10, 1881
Hathaway, Caroline E., wife of Z. Hathaway, born Oct. 3, 1820, died May 6, 1881; A. Linnie, son of Z. & C.E. Hathaway, born July 29, 1865, died Feb. 11, 1876; Martha W., dau. of Z. & C.E. Hathaway, born March 13, 1859, died Aug. 14, 1877
Hiser, Ferdinand, died Sept. 17, 1890, aged 80y 5m 29d
Hiser, Polly F., wife of Fredinand Hiser, died Apr. 8, 1887, aged 63y 8m 28d [note the spelling change in husband's given name]
Hoover, Sarah C., wife of Henry Hoover, died July 30, 1872, aged 44yrs 10m & 13ds [marble memorial]
Huddleson, Mary A., dau. of Wm. & M. Silcox, died May 16, 1865, aged 28y 6m & 5d
Kelly [headstone]
Kelly, Charles B., 1840-1876
Kelly, Travis, 1814-1885
Kelly, Clarcy M., 1819-1856
Kelly, Cecil Leroy, 1844-1846
Kennedy, Flora C., died Mar. 14, 1863, aged 63ys
Lemmon, Benjamin C., son of B.C. & E. Lennon, died Aug. 17, 1849, aged 2m 7d
Lemmon, In memory of Salley, wife of Benjamin Lemmon, died Apr. 4, 1844, aged 56ys 9mo & 19ds [nicely carved sandstone memorial]
Lemmon, Benj., died July 24, 1851, aged 77y 2mo 26d
Metcalf, Geo. M., June 27, 1844 - Jan. 7, 1906 [Civil War Veteran]; Harriet E., his wife, Feb. 15, 1845 - Feb. 26, 1886
Nye, Samuel, died Jany. 17, 1861, 61y 6m & 9ds
Nye, Polly M., wife of S. Nye, died Jany. 23, 1861, 59y 11m & 1day
Reed, Raymond C., Ohio, Airman 3rd Class, 4th FTR Interceptor Wing Group, Air Force, Korea, Dec. 24, 1934 - July 5, 1953
Reed, Ralph M., Ohio, Private, Company B, 16th Infantry, World War I, July 21, 1894 - Aug. 5, 1967
Resseguie, Noah P., died Aug. 20, 1852; Mary, his wife, died Jan. 12, 1856; parents of Melinda Resseguie Lee; Erected 1961 inscriptions from originnal monuments
Rogers, Louis B., Co. G., 164th Ohio Infantry [Civil War Veteran]
Rogers, Ann E., 1839-1906, Mother [probable wife of Louis Rogers]
Schuyler, Lydia C., wife of Josephus Schuyler, died Jan. 14, 1876, aged 61ys 11ms 22ds
Silcox, William, died October 3, 1882, aged 73yrs 5mos 8dys; 1883
Silcox, Children of Wm. & M. Silcox; Mary Ann, wife of John W. Huddleson, died May 16, 1855, aged 28yrs 6mos 5dys; Charles H., died Aug. 23, 1865, aged 26yrs 8mos 24dys
Silcox, Mahala Betron, died May 31, 1898, aged 84yrs 11mos 28days
Silcox, Monument overview [white zinc memorial]
Sourwine, Dorothy, wife of Michael Sourwine, died April 14, 1842, aged 62years. Click here to view split in this sandstone memorial.
Spooner, In memory of Abigail, wife of Wm. Spooner, died Feb. 10, 1840, aged 70years 1mo & 14days
Sutton, Mary Alice, daugh. of L. & E. Sutton, died Mar. 22, 1864, aged 2y 5m & 13d
Thatcher, James, died Sept 11, 1838, aged 48y 4m & 3ds
Webber, Sarah B., died Oct. 31, 1891, aged 46ys 1m
Wilkinson, Harriet, wife of John Wilkinson, born _ 1808, died Oct. 5, 183_ ; Ruth Ann, born Aug. 19, 1837, died Jan. 19, 1974, aged _y
Wilkinson, Ruth, wife of John Wilkinson, died Nov. 6, 1869; Harriet, born Aug. 19, 1837, died July 5, 1849, aged 12y; Cynthia, born Nov. 12, 1841, died Dec. 28, 1859, aged 18y; Nancy, born Dec. 20, 1840, died July 18, 1841
Wilkinson, John, born in Bristol Co. Mass. May 15, 1794, died Sept. 10 1874, aged 80years
Wilkinson, Susan, wife of John Wilkinson, born in Plymouth Co., Mass, Aug. 8, 179_, died May 9, 1830, aged 32yr; Elisha P., born June 30, 1821m died Aug. 3, 1867, aged 46y; John, Jr., born Nov. 12, 1825, died Feb. 16, 1860, aged 37y: Melinda, born Sept. 10, 1824, died Feb. 8, 1825, aged 4m
Wilkinson [headstone overview]
Williams, Lorena, wife of W. B. Williams, daughter of W.J. & A. Hall, died Feb. 5, 1869, aged 20y 11m; Henry F., son of W.J. & A. Hall, died June 21, 1864, aged 4y & 25d
Williams, Carl H., 1893-1943; Ora P., 1892-1982
Williams, Rev. J., born June 10, 1811, died Apr. 11, 1893; Vahnluah, his wife, born Feb. 24, 1817, died July 31, 1892
Williams, Thomas W., born Feb. 8, 1839, died Nov. 29, 1863; Russell S., born Feb. 14, 1843, Member of Co. A, 55th Regt. OVVI, Killed in battle of Bentonville NC, Mar. 16, 1865 "He rests on the Battlefield"; children of Rev. J. & V. Williams.
Van Liew, Arabelle, Oct. 7, 1860 - Dec. 7, 1952, Mother, Grandmother
Zepernick, David, died Nov. 10, 1848 31yrs
Zepernick, Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Zepernick, died April 2, 1848, 56years
Zepernick, Sophronia A. (Reed), wife of D. Zepernick, died Aug. 3, 1855, aged 28y & 24d [* Thanks to Connie Lewis, for providing a maiden name for Sophronia]
Zeperneck, David B., son of John & Mary A. Zeperneck, died Sept. 14, 1862, aged 24y's & 4mo
Zepernick, Ward, son of S. C. & D. Zepernick, died June 4, 1855, aged 4m 29d

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