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MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS WITHIN THE OLD METHODIST CEMETERY
AND CITY BURIAL PLAT
LANCASTER, OHIO


BY EDWARD C MILLS, D.D.S. OF COLUMBUS OHIO
-- Transcribed by Genealogy Trails --

The old Methodist Cemetery was given the city of Lancaster for burial, church and school purposes by Ebenezer Zane in the year 1802.  Congress granted him three plats of land--one at Zanesville, one at Lancaster and one at Maysville, KY--for his services in "blazing" a road from Wheeling WV, through Ohio, to Maysville KY, in 1797.
Through some elasticity of the deed, the city council have been enabled to erect two city buildings in this burying ground, many graves being destroyed to make room for th same.
The strip immediately east of the church, its width corresponding with that of the church building, is the old M.E. Church cemetery proper; that lying north of the church and its cemetery, extending to Chestnut, and from High Street to Pearl avenue, is the old city burial plat.  Originally the entire cemetery covered about 1 1/2 acres.  Many of the forefathers on the city slumber here, and their graves like memories, have almost sunk into oblivion.

NAME, FIRST MI

MAIDEN/SPOUSE/PARENTS

BIRTH

DEATH

AGE

MISC INFO

ALICE consort of HIRAM HANSON

JUL 20, 1828 20Y 6M 19D in memory of
ALISE consort of JAMES RICE

JUN 16, 1931 30Y 28D

ANNE consort of SAMUEL GRIFFITH

NOV 6, 1833 21Y 3M 3D

CATHARINE (possibly wife of ROBERT CLASPILL)

MAR 8, 1858 81Y 1M 25D

(due to cut off on page, spouse name questioned.)

ELIZABETH consort of JOHN KNABENSHUE

JAN 23, 1836

ELIZABETH consort of A LANSLY

SEP 10, 1841 61Y

MARY ANN consort of ROBERT LEES?

NOV 17, 1834 30Y

MARY consort of GEORGE SMITH

FEB 18, 1825 26Y 3M

MARY consort OF JAMES SMITH

JAN 26, 1882 78Y in memory of
SARAH consort of W. McDONALD

SEP 18, 1847 71Y

SARAH ANN consort of L HUTCHINS

NOV 1, 1842 32Y

ARNOLD, DANIEL

MAR 22, 1844 69Y 4M 2D

BAKER, GEORGE son of PHILLIP & MARGARET

SEP 16, 1824 22Y in memory of
BALLARD, BLANCHE HULDAH infant dau of J.E. & ELIZABETH JAN 17, 1857 AUG 12, 1857

buried with MARIA ANTONETTE
BALLARD, MARIA ANTONETTE infant dau of J.E. & ELIZABETH JAN 17, 1857 AUG 12, 1857

buried with BLANCHE HULDAH
BINKLEY, ELIZABETH JACOB

SEP 11, 1822 32Y 1M 24D

BINKLEY, EVA

AUG 26, 1850 84Y

BINKLEY, JOHN A son of JACOB & ELIZABETH

JUL 31, 182? 16Y 2M 2D

BINKLEY, REBECCA dau of JACOB & MAHALAH

OCT 27, 1824 1M 24D

BOOSE, JACOB

JUN 1, 1818 28Y 5M 28D

CANODE, MARY ELIZABETH

MAY 16, 1823 AUG 19, 1824

CARLISLE, ANNA MARIA dau of GEORGE & MARY

MAY 8, 1855 12Y 1M 15D

CARLISLE, GEORGE

SEP 4, 1848 41Y

CISSNA, MARGARET

JAN 8, 1821 40Y 11M 28D

CLARK, JOHN "REV"

APR 12, 1850 78Y 10M 2D

CLARK, MARY ANN JOHN

OCT 29, 1828 28Y

CLARKE, EZRA "DR"

NOV 27, 1839 65Y

CLASPILL, LOUISA A dau of ROBERT O & RUTH ANN

MAR 8,1841 2Y 6M

CLASPILL, ROBERT O (RUTH ANN?)

FEB 23, 1844 39Y

CLIFFORD, ELIZABETH & INFANT consort of THOMAS CLIFFORD

DEC 21, 1839 24Y 3M 20D

COATES, GEORGE STEPHEN son of JAMES & HENRIETTA

JUN 14, 1834 4Y

COATES, GEORGE W son of NELSON & CATHARINE

JUN 22, 1841 2Y

CONNELL, CATHARINE & INFANT BENJAMIN

SEP 13, 1827 30Y

CONNELL, SARAH

AUG 26, 1826 46Y

COX, EMILY dau of TEUNIS & REBECCA

MAY 30, 1824 1Y 8M 13D

COX, WILLIAM

NOV 8, 1830 35Y 1M 16D

CREED, JOHN

APR 27, 1843 63Y

CREED, MARGARET JOHN

SEP 11, 1823 31Y

CREID, HARRIET (maybe REID) consort of JOHN REID

JUL 7 1840 22Y 11M 23D

CRUTCHER, V A son of W.M. & R

7Y no dates
DENTON, ELIZABETH dau of SIMEON & MARY E

MAY 24, 1851 13Y

DENTON, SIMEON son of SIMEON & MARY E

AUG 25, 1849 2Y 10M 14D

DENTON, WESLEY F son of SIMEON & MARY E

SEP 19, 1844 3Y 2M 25D

DEVORE, LUCINDA

SEP 23 1838 JAN 18, 1842 4Y 4M

DEVORE, NANCY

JUL 22, 184? 43Y 11M 8

Remember well, as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be.  Prepare for death & follow me.

DEITRICK, ELIZABETH JACOB D

JUL 14, 1868 87Y 11M 21D

DONALD, WALTER M

OCT 19, 1866 73Y 3M 27D

DUSTIN, WILLIAM MIGHILL son of REV M & MARY B

MAR 5, 1847 1M 1D

ELLIOTT, AMANDA

1850 15Y

FITZER, FRANCES

MAR 17, 1797 JAN 8, 1853

FITZER, WILLIAM

APR 12, 1842

FOSTER, JOHN WESLEY son of DAVID & RACHEL

JUN 15, 1847 5M

FOSTER, SARAH JANE dau of DAVID & RACHEL

APR 25, 1853 12Y

FOSTER, WILLIAM (BOLINDA?) SEP 25 1806 MAR 26 1835

sacred to the memory of
FOSTER, WILLIAM infant son of WM & BOLINDA JAN 26, 1835 JAN 30, 1935

FOX, JOHN

AUG 1821 36Y

GILMAN, NATHANIEL C

DEC 18, 1826 47Y

GLESSNER, CHARLES son of JACOB & MARGARET

SEP 9 4Y 3M 18D

GREEN, SARAH

NOV 1, 1825 40Y

GREGORY, MOTHER mother of M. B. GREGORY

MAY 28, 1828 26Y

Friends nor physicians could not save This mortal body from the grave
Nor can the grave confine it here When Christ invites it to appear.

GRUBB, ELIZABETH

NOV 23, 1937 30Y

The arms of everlasting love, Beneath my soul He placed
And on the Rock of Ages Set my weary foot step last

H, HENRIETTA dau of L & S. A. H.

MAY 28, 1842 5M

HAVENS, FRANCES ISAAC

AUG 4, 1818 70Y 11M 24D

HERMAN, ANDREW R

JAN 14, 1842 24Y 2M 21D

HERMAN, DANIEL G

APR 5, 1843 19Y

Brother sleep on your rest is sweet, Secure from grief and pain
Be still, my heart a little while, And we shall meet again.

HERMAN, JAMES

MAR 19, 1843 30Y

Thou art gone to the grave, But we will deplore thee,
Through sorrow and darkness encompass the tomb
For the Savior hath passed through the portals before thee
And the light of his love was thy guide through the gloom.

HEED, MALPHOS

JUL 28, 1840 32Y

HENSHAU

SEP 10, 1841 68Y

HIHON, FRANCES JANE ABRAHAM

JAN 1, 1834 46Y

HITE, AMERICA REGINA dau of JACOB & SARAH

FEB 12, 1850 1Y 1M 12D

HUNTER, D J

North Side
HUNTER, J D

North Side
HUTCHINS, WILLIAM

AUG 15, 1849 39Y 5M 11D

HAUFFLER, MARY dau of J & D HUNTER

NOV 18, 1838 39Y North Side
HOGIN, JAMES LATAMUS son of BENONI C & NANCY

DEC 8, 1830 6M 26D

HUNTER, DOROTHY JOSEPH

DEC 19, 1861 82Y South Side
HUNTER, ELIZA WILLIAM

SEP 14, 1929 18Y 8M

HUNTER, HARRISON

OCT 14, 1821 8Y 9M 24D

HUNTER, HARVY C son of WILLIAM

OCT 13, 1824

in memory of
HUNTER, JESSIE D

FEB 8, 1846 42Y

HUNTER, JOHN MARY

SEP 10, 1842 77Y 5M 18D

HUNTER, JOSEPH DOROTHY

SEP 10, 1826 73Y West Side
HUNTER, MARY JOHN SR

JAN 28, 1885 63Y 5M 3D

HUNTER, MARY WILLIAM

JUL 12, 1829

HUTTENSTEIN, WM

of Germantown, PA
INGMOND, WM

JAN 30, 1847 73Y

IRVIN, MARY ELIZABETH dau of WILLIAM & ELIZABETH B

FEB 8, 1823 8Y

JONES, ELIZABETH W

JUL 21, 1827 22Y

KIDD, JANE

other info obliterated

KAUFFMAN, MARY ELIZABETH

FEB 6, 1836 5M 5D

 shares stone with "son", brother?

KAUFFMAN, SON son of GEORGE & HENRIETTA P

JUL 28, 1834

shares stone with MARY ELIZABETH

KENEASTEN, WM

MAY 10, 1834


KREIDER, DANIEL

JUL 25, 1771 APR 6, 1844


KREIDER, DANIEL Y

MAR 6, 1837 26Y


KREIDER, ELIZABETH MINERVA (M Z KREIDER?) FEB 28, 1828 JUL 20, 1842

Erected by M Z Kreider in memory of
his wife and daughter.

KREIDER, JOHN L

JUL 7, 1834 27Y

KREIDER, OLIVA SALOME dau of M. Z. KREIDER JUL  21, 1826 MAY 11, 1884

KREIDER, SIDNEY ANN dau of (ELIZABETH? &) M Z KREIDER DEC 2, 1798 FEB 24, 1843

Erected by M Z Kreider in memory of
his wife and daughter.

KUNTZ, ISAAC (NANCY?)

AUG 11, 1844 45Y 4M 23D

shares stone with NANCY

KUNTZ, JAMES RUFUS

AUG 8, 1832 MAY 7, 1835

KUNTZ, JOHN MARSHEL

SEP 1, 1828 JUN 3, 1833

KUNTZ, MARTHA

MAR 8, 1834 SEP 29, 1834

KUNTZ, NANCY (ISAAC?)

AUG 11, 1836 33Y 9M 23D

shares stone with ISAAC

KUNTZ, PAULINE

MAR 25, 1835 JAN 1, 1837


LANTZ, SUSAN PHILIP

MAY 13, 1846 88Y 4M 12D

shares stone with THOMAS

LANTZ, THOMAS son of P & P LANTZ

NOV 13, 1848 8M 15D

shares stone with SUSAN

LINN, CALISTAEN dau of JOSEPH & MINERVA W

SEP 5, 1831 2Y 25D

LITTLER, HARRIET C dau of SAMUEL & NANCY

SEP 4, 1838 1Y 11M 14D

LITTLER, JANE CAROLINE dau of SAMUEL & NANCY

JUN 20, 1841 6Y

LYLE, DAVID

MAR 27, 1822 40Y

MANSON, CHRISTIAN S son of WM & SARAH A

JAN 16, 1838 2Y 6M 19D

MASSEY, EZECHIEL

DEC 1, 1844 78Y 11M 4D

MAYNARD, CONNELL son of REV W. MAYNARD

FEB 20, 1846 18Y 16D

MAYNARD, ELIZABETH REV. W., dau B CONNELL

SEP 22, 1845 20Y 27D

MCCABE, WILLIAM

MAR 11, 1800 JUN 17, 1833

blessed are the dead who die in the Lord

MCELROY, ELIZABETH HUGH

SEP 4, 1827 32Y

Weep not my dear friends, Not shed your tears in van,
My face you will not see, Till called to rise again.

MCLEERY, JOHN son of JOSEPH & SARAH

AUG 29, 1832 4Y 23D

MCNEILL, MARIA infant dau of SAMUEL & ELLEN

'in memory of'
MCNEILL, ROBERT infant son of SAMUEL & ELLEN

MEDILL, ROSANNA consort of SAMUEL MEDILL

NOV 12, 1841 47Y

MICHAELS, SARAH JANE dau of SAMUEL & ANN

MAY 19, 1842 6Y 7M

MICHAEL, SUSAN dau of SAMUEL & ANN

MAR 28, 1856 8Y 9M 16D

MIERS, ANN ELIZA dau of JOHN K & REBECCA

JUL 29, 1841 3Y 8M 12D

MILLER, ADELBERT son of G K & M

SEP 28, 1842 10M 20D

MILLER, CATHERINE dau of G K & M

APR 13, 1835 7M 17D

MILLER, LEVINA dau of G K & M

OCT 6, 1843 2Y 26D

MILLER, MARY J dau of G K & M

MAR 23, 1850 1Y 1M 5D

MILLER, NANCY JOHN

JAN 5, 1831 26Y 2M 14D

MOON, SARAH consort of DANIEL C

OCT 1, 1843 32Y shares stone with infant daughter
MOON, SARAH P infant dau of SARAH & DANIEL

OCT 15, 1843

shares stone with mother
MORGAN, SAMUEL son of JOHN & ANN

SEP 12, 1831 1Y 2M 16D

MORGAN, WESLEY son of JOHN & ANN

SEP 14, 1831 6Y 29D

MORGAN, WILLIAM son of JOHN & ANN

AUG 17, 1824 6M 11D

MURPHY, REBECCA dau of JOHN & REBECCA

JUN 4, 1834 10Y 2M 9D

MYERS, JOHN A son of GEORGE & R m

SEP 26, 1833 1Y 3M

MYERS, R M consort of GEORGE MYERS JUN 26, 1811 FEB 2, 1834

NOBLE, MARY JOHN C

MAR 24, 1837 69Y

NYE, MICHAEL infant son of A. & L. SEP 9, 1844 AUG 9, 1845

OSFORD, WILLIAM E

MAY 8, 1842 6Y 2M 30D

PECK, WIFE ROBERT M

FEB 13 1823 52Y

PERRY, LOUISA dau of ELIAS & OLIVE PERRY

NOV 9, 1847 17Y 8M 19D

PHILBREK, MARY ANN F. G.PHILBREK

NOV 3, 1844 19Y 11M 18D

PITCHER, RUDOLPH

SEP 16, 1812 46Y

POMEROY, HARRIET ANN dau of E.G. & MARY

SEP 3, 1821 9M 8D

REBER, INFANT child of PETER & MARY

REBER, MARY (dau of PETER & MARY???)

AUG 26, 1824 14Y 10M 30D

REBER, PETER MARY

OCT 6, 1823

REBER, SARAH consort of PETER REBER

NOV 26, 1823 41Y 9M 11D

REES, DAVID SR

DEC 30, 1842 70Y

RENCH, ELIZABETH JOSEPH

SEP 8, 1831 65Y

RENCH, MARGARET dau of JOSEPH & MARGARET

SEP 24, 1925 52Y 6M 4D

RHODES, INFANT SON son of L & T C

OCT 28, 1845

RHODES, LUCRETIA L. RHODES

OCT 28, 1846 28Y

 RICHARDS, JANE dau of WM & LYDIA

NOV 21, 1831 3Y

RICHARDS, SARAH dau of WM & LYDIA

JUN 17, 1843 9Y 10M 19D

RICHARDS, SUSAN dau of WM & LYDIA

OCT 28, 1838 9Y 4M

RICHMAN, ANN

JAN 17, 1842 79Y on double slab
RICHMAN, JOHN

SEP 10, 1841 75Y on double slab
RING, ELIZABETH (likely daughter of MARY)

6M in memory of my sister
RING, JOSEPH son of GEORGE & RACHEL

AUG 1, 1818 5Y 6M 19D

RING, MARY

NOV 1, 1801 MAY 27, 1836

in memory of my mother
ROOT, LOUISA ANNA ELLIOTT PERRY

JUL 14, 1854 24Y

(likely sister to AMANDA &/or
GEORGE ELLIOTT, buried together)

SEARLE/SEARLS, ELIZABETH dau of JOHN & MARY SEARLE/SEARLS

SEARLE, FRANCES CAROLINE dau of THOMAS & MARY

JUN 26, 1829 14Y 11M 16D

SEARLE, JULIA ANN dau of THOMAS & MARY

MAR 12, 1832 21Y EM 25D

SHOCKLEY, GEORGE D

APR 7, 1835 42Y 8M

SHOCKLEY, MARIA consort of RHODES SHOCKLEY

SEP 4, 1927 18Y 2M 21D

How happy are they who the Savior obey,
And have laid up their treasures above.

SHOEMAKER, THEODORE son of ISAAC & HENRIETTA

DEC 9, 1843 5Y

SHOFF, ALMYRA

6M

shares stone with MARY ANN SHOFF

SHOFF, MARY ANN CLARK JACOB, dau of LOUIS L CLARK

JUN 10, 1848 25Y 10M


SHOFF, ROSANNA

2D

shares stone with MARY ANN SHOFF

SHUGATE, EDWARD son of RILEY G & JULIA E

shares stone with HORACE, ROBERT, RANDOLPH

SHUGATE, HORACE son of RILEY G & JULIA E

shares stone with EDWARD, RANDOLPH, ROBERT

SHUGATE, RANDOLPH son of RILEY G & JULIA E

shares stone with EDWARD, HORACE, ROBERT

SHUGATE, ROBERT son of RILEY G & JULIA E

shares stone with EDWARD, HORACE, RANDOLPH

SHUGERT, CHARLES G son of ZACHARIAH & SARAH

FEB 5, 1926 8Y 6M 4D

SHUGERT, MARGELLIN dau of ZACHARIAH & SARAH

MAR 10, 1825 2Y, 5M 10D

SHUGERT, SARAH ANN dau of JOHN & JANE

SEP 4, 1835 1Y 3M

SHUGERT, THOMAS son of ZACHARIAH & SARAH

NOV 8, 1824 5Y 8M 19D

SHUGERT, ZACHARIAH

AUG 28, 1850 60Y 2M 23D

SITES, JOHN W

JUL 2, 1847 27Y 11M 20D

SMALLEY, MARTHA dau of MAHLON & REBECCA ANN OCT 3, 1838 DEC 7, 1839

SMITH, BENJAMIN (ELIZABETH?)

AUG 18, 1818 58Y shares stone with ELIZABETH
SMITH, ELIZABETH (BENJAMIN?)

FEB 22, 1837 75Y shares stone with BENJAMIN
SMITH, ELIZABETH GEORGE R

FEB 28, 1844 59Y 6M 6D

SMITH, GEORGE R ELIZABETH

MAY 17, 1847 73Y 1M 19D

SMITH, GEORGE W

SEP 29, 1821 28Y 9M 27D

"sacred to the memory of"
Put on Earth we must,
to meet in heaven, we trust

SMITH, JAMES H

AUG 9, 1830 32Y

SMITH, ROBERT

MAR 29, 1813 60Y

SMITH, SOPHIA dau of GEORGE & MARY

FEB 19

SMOOT, JOSEPH son of THOMAS & ANN

FEB 26

inscription unreadable
STRIP, NANCY consort of JACOB STRIP

MAR 8, 1823

STRODE, GEORGE A son of JAMES & NANCY

OCT 21, 1823

STURGEON, MARGARET TIMOTHY

MAY 15, 1858 72Y 3M 21D in memory of
STURGEON, TIMOTHY MARGARET

JAN 3, 1827 48Y 10 sacred to memory of
SWAYZE, MARGARETTA dau of DAVID & CATHARINE

OCT 13, 1823

TOWSON, PRISCILLA H. H. TOWSON

APR 19, 1865 73Y

TRIPP, LORENZO D son of JESSE & OMY

JUL 24, 1925 3M 28D

URY, CHRISTIAN

MAR 27, 1837 66Y

VANIRIES, CATHERINE dau of ISAAC & MARY

DEC 27, 1831 21Y 10M 13D

VANPECK, JAMES B son of HENRY & SUSAN

JUN 16, 1829 6M 9D

VORYS, SARAH JANE dau of ISAIAH & MARY

AUG 28, 1843 6Y 8M 3D

VORYS, THALIA ISABEL dau of ISAIAH & MARY

SEP 22, 1845

WACHTER, GEORGE PHOEBE

MAR 15, 1855 77Y 6M 8D emigrated from MD 1822)
WACHTER, PHOEBE GEORGE

JUL 21, 1840 67 Y

WAIT, HENRY son of JOSEPH & NANCY

WALKER, ANNA LOUISA dau of DANIEL & ELIZABETH

JUL 6, 1824 YM 21D

WALTER, INFANT SON son of JOHN S & BOLINDA WALTER

APR 20, 1827

WALTER, JAMES

MAY 10, 1838

WALTER, JOHN S

MAY 17, 1849

WALTER, MARY JANE dau of JOHN S & BOLINA WALTER

APR 26, 1837 5Y 4M 15D

WEATHERBY, JOHN son of (STEP)HEN & MARY

SEP 10, 1829 8Y 11M 9D

WEAVER, CHRISTOPHER

NOV 26, 1823 41Y 9M 11D

WEISZ, ELIZABETH CATHARINE dau of GEORGE & CATHERINE

DEC 25, 1823

WEISZ, INFANT SON son of GEORGE & CATHERINE

JUL 10, 1834

WEISZ, JOHN CHRISTOPHER son of GEORGE & CATHERINE

AUG 26, 1833 5M 13D

WHITE, CATHERINE dau of DR. JAMES & MARIA

AUG 19, 1835 4Y

My child, thou has found an eartly tomb:
not so thy memory, it still doth live.
Thy Savior spoke and called the blessed.

WHITE, JESSIE

1836 20

WHITE, JOHN

APR 1 1827 33Y 4M 17D

WHITE, TACY REV. WM WHITE

AUG 29, 1823

Went from flesh, illustrous day, Surprising scene, triamphant stroke,
That rends the prison of my day I can feel my fetters broke
I go where God and Glory shine His presence makes devine day
My all this world I resign For angels wait and point the way

WILCOX, DEWITT CLINTON AUGUSTINE son of MARY EVELINE WILCOX

APR 30, 1828 2Y 10M

WILLIAMS, WALLACE V son of WM E & MARY

AUG 11, 1836 3Y 4M 7D

WILSON, CHARLES LEEDS son of HARISHORN & LIDIA

APR 28, 1838 8M

WILSON, JAMES

OCT 28, 1807 32Y

IN memory of

WILSON, NATHANIEL

MAR 21, 1814

sacred to the memory of

WOOD, DANIEL B

JUNE 1807 NOV 12, 1833


WRIGHT, LYDIA THOMAS

JUL 29, 1842 45Y 5M

WRIGHT, THOMAS LYDIA

MAR 3, 1848 59Y

YALE, ELIZA REBER consort of STEPHEN YALE

SEP 10, 1824 19Y 3M 28

YALE, STEPHEN

JUN 7 1827 30Y

YOUNG, JOHN JACOB son of JACOB & CAROLINE

MAR 6, 1836 5Y 5M 5D

YOUNG, THOMAS son of JACOB & CAROLINE

APR 14, 1836 1Y 1M 18D

YOUNG, WILLIAM

AUG 6, 1824 10Y 5M 23D

YOUNG, WM son of J & R YOUNG

AUG 31, 1827 11Y 2M 16D

YOUNGKIN, JOHN M son of SARAH & ABRAHAM

DEC 30, 1821

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