Sprague Cemetery

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Adams Twp.
Washington 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 David Davis, on 20 Dec., 2005.
The graveyard is across the river from Coal Run, Ohio, northeast of Marietta, Ohio, (Rt 60N), To get across the river, go south out of Coal Run, to the first bridge. Turn right, cross the bridge. A road runs along the south side of the river. Turn right and head north. Several miles down, the road will turn sharp left and go up a hill toward a railroad track. On the left is an old barn with a road leading back to the cemtery. When you get to the entrance to the cemtery, turn you back to the graves and look along the railroad track until you see a small house beside the track, across the mail road. Devol Cemetey is next to the house. It contains more Sprague headstones.
The most recent update to this page made on 12 Jan., 2006.

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Sprague, In Memory of Major, Joshua, who departed this life on Oct. 1, 1816 Joshua Sprague, was a veteran of Revolutionary War. He married twice, first to Amey Darling and second to Abigail Wilber.

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