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Hartwood Cemetery

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Washington Twp.
Tuscarawas 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 Laurie Sullivan, on 22 Jan., 2008.
Recent update from Laurie, states that this cemetery is located in Washington Twp., not Oxford Twp.
The most recent update to this page made on 24 June, 2010.


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Bartholow, Mary Lucinda, 1859 - 1936
Casteel, Madison, 1837 - 1906; Louisa E., his wife, 1848 - 1924 Louisa E. (Kees) Casteel, daughter of Daniel and Melissa (Murphy) Kees.
Casteel, Mary, wi__ [Probably Wife of] Joh_, Casteel, died Feb. 7, __, aged 52y
DeGraff, Esther, daughter of H.P. Degraff, died July 2, 18__, aged 2yr
Edwards, Garret, 1869 - 1916; Minnie, 1874 - 1937 Garret, son of Jacob & Mary (Kees) Edwards, grandson of Daniel & Melissa (Murphy) Kees.
Gray, Violet, died Oct. 11, 1888, aged 63y 2m 1d
Grewell, Thomas, died June 30, 1891, aged 82y 4m 26d
Grewell, Phebe Murphy, 1834 - 1904 Wife of Thomas Grewell, daughter of John W. & Sydney (Mercer) Murphy.
Haddig, Mary A., dau. of _ & _ Haddig, died Nov. 13, 188_, aged 16y 21d
Hosick, William L., 1860 - 1972; Sarah A., his wife, 1862 - 1943
Hunz, Infant Daughter of D. & A. Hunz, died Sep. 12, 1882, aged 21ds
Kees, Abraham, 1794 - Jan. 19, 1886 Abraham is not buried at Hartwood. His wife Mary Watson Kees is and has a small headstone. Later the family bought the large one that says Mother and Father on it and much later Lawrence Dean Kees had the brass plaque attached to the side of the large monument. Dean and his brother Jack Kees believe Abraham is buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Washington twp. Tuscarawas county because itís by the Asher property and the old Kees school.
Kees, Over view of Abraham & Mary Kees memorial stone
Kees, Mary (Watson), wife of A. Kees, died Feb. 10, 1875, aged 75years Wife of Abraham Kees.
Kees, Daniel, 1823 - 1910; Melissa A. (Murphy), his wife, 1828 - 1904 Daniel son of Abraham & Mary (Watson) Kees. Melissa A., daughter of John W. & Sydney (Mercer) Murphy and sister of Phebe (Murphy) Grewell.
Kees, Daniel, Jr., Mar. 25, 1869 - July 17, 1959; Lyda Gross, May 26, 1881 - July 25, 1950 Daniel, son of Daniel & Melissa Kees. Lyda, wife of Daniel Kees, Jr.
Kees, Cecil, died Jan. 14, 1897, aged 1y 7m 21d Cecil born 24 May, 1895, son of Daniel Jr., and Myrtle Woodard (Daniel's first wife).
Kees, Clyde Newell, born mar. 20, 1900, died May 29, 1985; Anna (Ruth) Bond, Mar. 21, 1903 - June 13, 1984 Clyde, son of Daniel Jr. & Lyda Jane (Gross) Kees. Anna, daughter of Andrew G. Jackson & Dessie P. (Morris) Bond.
Kees, John S., 1893 - 1961; Ethel Bond, his wife, 1898 - 1972 John S., son of Daniel Jr. & Myrtle (Woodard) Kees [Daniel's first wife]. Ethel, daughter of Charles & Osa Bond.
Kees, Gorge W., died Oct. 15, 1851, aged 1m 21ds; Abraham, died Mar. 17, 1857, aged 22ds -Children of D. & M.A. Kees- Children of Daniel & Melissa A. Kees.
Kees, Myrtle, died Jan. 5, 1897, aged 22y 7d Myrtle (Woodard) Kees, 1st wife of Daniel Kees, Jr. She died of complications of birth to Cecil plus she was sick with TB.
Kees, Jacob, Died May 25, 1848 Aged 65 yr. & 4 Ds. Birthdate estimated to be about 21 May, 1783.
Mercer, Sarah, daughter of Moses & M. Mercer
Murphy, Family headstone overview for John & Sydney.
Murphy, Sydney, wife of John W. [Wesley], died Feb. 11, 1875, aged 75y & 7m
Murphy, John W.[Wesley], died Feb. 9, 1864, aged 69y 7m 19d John W., son of Benjamin Murphy, grandson of Darby Murphy.
Quigley, Unknown, died Apr. 1, 1875, aged 1yr 1mo & 5 ds Upper portion of memorial broken and missing.
Quigley, Infant Dau. of Jno.O. & M. Quigley, died June 17, 1841
Stoffer, Nancy, daughter of C. & M. Stoffer, died Sep. 5, 1842, aged 12yr 9mo 12ds
Stoffer, Martha A., dau. of C. & M. Stoffer, died July 12, 1843, aged 21ds
Stoffer, Barbary, dau. of C. & M. Stoffer, died July 25, 1842, aged 8ys 3ms 3ds
Stoffer, Christopher, son of C. & M. Stoffer, died _. 25, 18__, aged 2yr 4mo 2ds
Woodard, H.H., 1826 - 1913; Mary L., his wife, 1829 - 1897
Woodard, Cammella, wife of E.E. Woodard, born Aug. 22, 1855, died Mar. 27, 1886 -Gone Home-

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