Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery


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Swan Twp.
Vinton 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 word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge concerning an individual, noted by the submitter, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M. Sizelove.

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Allen, James M., April 23, 1851 - Nov. 3, 1898; Margaret Elizabeth (Riggs), December 11, 1861 - March 5, 1937 Margaret Elizabeth Riggs was the oldest daughter of Samuel & Sarah Riggs. She married James M. Allen, Nov. 3, 1883 in Hocking Co., OH. To this union was born Clarence E., Carrie M., Melbert T. & Marion Camp Allen. Their daughter Carrie M., went on to marry Harry H. Heinlein, original owner of the Heinlein - Brown Funeral Home in Logan, Ohio.
Geng, Abraham L., born April 15, 1861, died Nov. 3, 1898 Abraham L Geng was the husband of Mary Jane Riggs. They married on Sept. 22, 1883, in Hocking Co., Oh. Mary Jane Riggs was the daughter of Samuel & Sarah Ann (Johnston) Riggs. Mary Jane was born March 31, 1864, died Feb. 22, 1952.
Huggins, Lucy, wife of A. Huggins, died May 1, 1873, aged 84y 9m 15d Lucy (Riggs) Huggins is the sister of Noah Riggs (1793-1871), dau. of William & Mary (Dodson) Riggs.
Johnston, David Grey, 1895 - 1932 -Son-; Ida May, 1871 - 1939 -Mother-; Charles J., 1865 - __-Father-
Johnston, George B., died Mar. 22, 1893, aged 46y 10m 12d GAR -Gone But Not Forgotten-
Lane, Delila Ann, wife of Walter Lane, born Jan. 1, 1873, died Dec. 4, 1908
Mc Garvey, Elaine A., April 1, 1958- Sunday Sept. 20, 1981 -The Prettiest Flower is Always Picked First-
Primmer, Ellen L., 1920 - 1921, Dau. of Harry & Ethel Primmer
Primmer, Ethel G., 1899 - 1987; Harry R., 1895 - 1949
Primmer, Bessie M., 1904 - 1980
Primmer, George Carl, 1891 - 1980
Redick, Catherine, 1855 - 1930; Jacob, 1854 - 1938
Redick, H. Marie, 1901 - 1977; Albert S., 1890 - 1968
Riggs, Noah E., son of G. & B. Riggs, died Dec. 15, 1902, age 8m 1d Noah was the son of George Wilbert & Bertha (Griffith) Riggs. He was born April 14, 1902.
Riggs, Thomas Wesley, son of Paul & Blanche Riggs, 1924 - 1928 Thomas was the grandson of Charles Wesley & Hattie L. (Mitchell) Riggs, and the great grandson of Samuel & Sarah Ann (Johnston) Riggs.
Riggs, Asburry O., 1866 - 1943; Viola F., 1874 - 1943 Asbury Orlando Riggs b. Jan. 7, 1866 d. April 16,1943. Asbury is the son of Samuel and Sarah Ann (Johnson) Riggs. Asbury married Viola Florence Price, daughter of John W. and Mary E (Shurtz) Price on April 4, 1894. They are my G-Grandparents and lived most of their lives in and around the Mt. Pleasant area.
Riggs, Samuel, born May 22, 1828, died Oct. 19, 1904; Sarah Ann, born Jan. 27, 1835, died Aug. 29, 1897 Samuel Grant Riggs b. May 22, 1828 d. October 19,1904 Sarah Ann (Johnson) Riggs b. Jan 27, 1835 d. August 29, 1897. Samuel is the son of Noah and Nancy (Shepler) Riggs and he married Sarah Ann Johnson, daughter of Samuel Johnson, on December 25, 1856 in this Church here at Mt. Pleasant. They are my GG-Grandparents.
Riggs, Noah Noah Riggs b. August 6, 1793 d. 1871. Noah was the son of William and Mary (Dodson) Riggs. Born in Washington Cty., Pennsylvania. He married Nancy Shepler about 1820 in Pennsylvania. They are my GGG-Grandparents.
Riggs, Nancy, wife of Noah Riggs, died Jan. 28, 1862 Nancy (Shepler) Riggs b. August 7 1797 d. January 28,1862. Nancy was the wife of Noah Riggs whom she married about 1820 in Pennsylvania. Together they had 8 children, 2 sons and 6 daughters.
Riggs, Samuel G., 1873 - 1944; Bertha G., 1882 - 1908 Samuel Grant Riggs born April 2, 1873, died Aguust 1944, was the son of Samuel & Sarah Ann (Johnson) Riggs. He married Bertha G. Horn, and to this union was born four children: Chauncy, Ray, Opal & Pearl.
Riggs, Charles W., 1860 - 1935; Hattie L., 1865 - 1940 Charles Wesley Riggs was born July 1860, died May 30, 1935. He married Hattie L. Mitchell and together they had four children: Paul, Martha, Sarah & Floyd.
Riggs, George W., 1870 - 1935 George Wilbert Riggs was born Oct. 9, 1870, son of Samuel & Sarah Ann (Johnson) Riggs. He married Bertha Griffith. George died June 4, 1935.
Riggs, Pearl B., 1907 Pearl, daughter of Samuel Grant & Bertha G. (Horn) Riggs, was born and died in 1907.
Wells, Ellena, 1893 - 1982; Samuel, 1887 - 1954

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