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Old Mount Tabor Cemetery

"A sematary," I say. "A what?" Viola says, looking round at all the square stones marking out their graves.
Must be a hundred, maybe two, in orderly rows and well-kept grass.
Settler life is hard and it's short and lotsa New World people have lost the battle.
~ Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go


ADAMS COUNTY HISTORICAL SITES
Old Mt. Tabor Cemetery
The Shaffer, or Old Mt. Tabor Cemetery, is 200 yards north of this marker and is the burial ground for six of General Anthony Wayne's soldiers,
who died while he reportedly camped here, Oct 29, 1794. Many of our early settlers are buried here: Smiths, Gulick, Strickler, Teeple, Ross, Acker, Brown, Daniels, Weimer, Roop, Dailey, Troutner, Cowen and Spuller.
Donated by the Decatur Optimist Club

Cemetery is located across the road from the New Mt Tabor Cemetery. Old Mt. Tabor is off Piqua Road, SW of Rivarre (Bobo) about one mile. "It is said all those people died at one time of cholera. There was an epidemic of cholera in Willshire, Ohio and the surrounding territory in 1848 and another in 1854. Only 7 survived the 1854 period." This information was recorded in the Decatur Daily Democrat, in an article by Richard Marland. This cemetery is in very bad condition.
Lynn Sewell note: "This copy was given to me in 1994, by my cousin, Frances Newby.
"These are the families buried here: Some of this is typed and some is written in ink."



6 Indians

Acker - 4

Carpenter - 1

Counterman - 1

Cowan - 2

DeBolt

Fourtney - 1

Griffith - 2

Harrison - 6

Hawk - 2

Hull - 3

Jackson - 4

Lee - 5

Miller - 5

Schnerr - 1

Smith - 7

Strickler - 1

Teeple - 3



Bailey - 1

Bunner - 2

Cortney - 1

Daniel - 6

Dewveese - 2

Franklin - 1

Gilpin - 1

Gulick - 9

Heath - 1

Major - 1

Martin - 1

McClellen - 1

Mitchell - 1

Platt - 1

Shaffer - 3

Shepard - 2

Trimble - 1

Wade - 1

Winans - 1



Submitted by Lynn Sewell
Reformatted by Karin King
Read by Jim Cox & Penny North in October 2010


Abstracts: Adams Co. Public Library News Index
Headstone Photos & Portraits: FindAGrave and/or Cemetery Seekers

Updated 2/28/2013

Old Mount Tabor Methodist Church Cemetery
Deceased Name Birth Date Death Date Add'l Information Headstone Image Obit Info Bio Military Info
Unknown, Samuel 5-8-1834 1-21-1854 s/o J & A E       IN 11th Co IN Cav
Acker, Albert 11-16-1860 11-17-1862 s/o I & J        
Acker, Catherine (Keyser) 5-15-1806 10-15-1884 w/o Samuel        
Acker, Maryett 4-15-1834 8-15-1845 d/o S & O        
Acker, Victoria 9-4-1862 9-12-1863 d/o I & J        
Andrews, Jacob   1849          
Bailey, Elmira 1-13-1847 3-25-1877 w/o Davis        
Bunner, Enoch E 2-21-1854 9-19-1860 s/o EJ & EA        
Bunner, John R 9-2-1847 11-23-1851 s/o EJ & EA        
Carpenter, Ira McClellan 7-6-1863 7-18-1863 s/o Ira & S Catherine        
Carpenter, Martha Ann (Teeple) 11-6-1826 5-16-1861 w/o Ira; married 6/27/1844 Adams History: d 11/15/1861      
Cortney, George 12-16-1833 8-16-1851 s/o S & CB        
Counterman, Nancy R 10-2-1855 11-26-1861 d/o JN & M        
Cowan, Elizabeth 2-9-1820 9-5-1890 maiden name may be Miller photo      
Cowan, Stephen 5-25-1811 10-18-1872 s/o R        
Daniel, Elizabeth 5-8-1815 11-11-1868 w/o Seth        
Daniel, Emma M 4-21-1874 10-21-1875 d/o M & N        
Daniel, Ephram J 5-9-1866 11-25-1866          
Daniel, Seth 3-15-1812 5-27-1873          
Daniels, Elizabeth 8-25-1836 4-23-1867 w/o Simpson        
Dawvese, Elizabeth 7-24-1802 3-7-1864          
Dawvese, Joseph 10-31-1799 9-15-1856          
DeBolt, Benjamin Franklin 1841 6-2-1862 s/o A S        
Fortney, Catherine B 10-15-1785 8-15-1851 w/o Amiel        
Gilpen, Chauncey E 12-6-1882 1-9-1885          
Gilpen, Mary Catherine (Trimble) 3-25-1860 10-9-1885 w/o Peter        
Griffith, Catharine 12-27-1819 11-29-1854 w/o G W        
Griffith, George W 3-12-1814 11-23-1863          
Gulick, Ann Eliza 8-28-1852 7-17-1853 d/o E & MH        
Gulick, Eldora 4-21-1858 4-30-1866 d/o AC or G        
Gulick, Elisha 6-29-1784 5-30-1879          
Gulick, Elizabeth 1-1-1788 4-22-1859 w/o Elisha; maiden name may be Shaffer        
Gulick, Hila 2-8-1872 2-20-1872 d/o S & E        
Gulick, infant son 1-6-1869 1-6-1869 s/o E & MH        
Gulick, James W 9-13-1850 7-21-1857 s/o A & E        
Gulick, Luretta E 12-11-1860 7-31-1863 d/o E & MH        
Gulick, Martha E 2-25-1850 9-10-1863 d/o E & MH        
Harrison, Adeline 12-8-1837 3-18-1853 d/o C & K        
Harrison, Catharine Mary (Roe) 8-2-1811 10-29-1879 w/o Columbia        
Harrison, Columbia Ephraim 1810 1-28-1896     abstract    
Harrison, Herbert W 7-9-1863 10-23-1865 s/o J & G        
Harrison, Joseph 1852 1-13-1853 s/o C & K        
Harrison, Martha Jane 3-19-1847 6-29-1853 d/o C & K        
Hawk, John 1792 4-4-1871          
Hawk, Rebecca 12-27-1823 3-11-1881 w/o John        
Heath, Hannah 1801 1-18-1861 w/o E FG      
Hull, Clark 10-16-1846 10-23-1851 s/o P & E        
Hull, John 11-10-1857 5-29-1858 s/o P & E        
Hull, Martha 10-27-1849 10-14-1851 d/o P & E        
Jackson, Milton William 11-3-1851 2-25-1857 s/o P & S        
Jackson, Peter 6-8-1825 6-2-1898          
Jackson, Sophrona 9-17-1864 9-29-1864 d/o P & S        
Jackson, Susan 1-5-1820 8-5-1890 w/o Peter        
Lee, Alice 8-5-1865 11-30-1882          
Lee, Eliza Frances 10-31-1851 3-29-1862 d/o David & Mary        
Lee, Mary 1-31-1816 12-12-1856 w/o David        
Lee, Mary E 5-19-1844 5-21-1872 d/o David & Mary        
Lee, Nora 11-7-1872 3-15-1873 d/o J & N        
Major, Matilda 1-27-1842 9-27-1857 d/o Joshua & H        
Martin, Elizabeth (Harrison) 5-31-1840 9-15-1864 w/o John        
Miller, Henry 7-29-1801 1-5-1881          
Miller, Peter 1800 5-12-1853          
Miller, Sarah 10-21-1801 6-4-1874 w/o Henry        
Miller, Sarah F H 9-8-1841 3-5-1853 d/o P & TM        
Miller, Theresa 6-1-1804 1-15-1877 w/o Peter        
Mitchell, William T 12-15-1855 12-5-1863 s/o JW & ME        
Platt, Ervin 8-1-1818 8-2-1857          
Schnerr, Mary Magdalene 12-19-1810 1-10-1862 w/o Solomon        
Shaffer, Clarissa 7-15-1851 10-15-1851 d/o D & T        
Shaffer, Daniel 1-3-1847 6-29-1857 s/o D & T        
Shaffer, John 1-12-1849 3-26-1853 s/o D & T        
Shepard, John A 11-24-1834 12-31-1890 s/s Mary A        
Shepard, Mary A 2-25-1836 2-14-1877 w/o John A        
Smith, H 1814 1875          
Smith, Carrie 8-25-1855 6-10-1887 d/o William G & Eliza R photo      
Smith, Eliza R 3-7-1822 4-18-1863 w/o W G        
Smith, Elizabeth 1792 1-30-1873 w/o John        
Smith, Florence 3-2-1860 6-16-1873 d/o William G & Eliza R        
Smith, Mary 5-20-1818 10-20-1865 w/o Robert; maiden name may be Ray        
Smith, William G 9-4-1817 4-29-1883          
Strickler, John 6-6-1793 6-8-1881          
Teeple, Anna 1780 9-12-1855          
Teeple, John 1826 1860   photo      
Teeple, Quincy L 3-19-1860 3-8-1861 s/o AJ & IM        
Teeple, Sarah 8-8-1812 6-19-1871 w/o J; maiden name may be Bailey FG      
Teeple, Washington K 12-11-1868 9-22-1870 s/o AJ & IM        
Trimble, Catherine (Harrison) 12-1-1841 6-11-1861          
Trimble, George 5-29-1832 10-23-1871     abstract    
Wade, Rebecca 7-9-1847 9-27-1848 d/o G H        
Winans, Rose E 1866 6-10-1871 d/o Samuel & R        


This was obviously done at a later time; written in ink, not typed and at the bottom of the 2nd page.

Years of death
     45-1     46-1     51-5     54-2     55-2     57-5     58-1     
59-1     50-1     61-5     62-4     63-9     64-4     65-2
66-3     67-1     68-1     70-1     71-5     72-2     73-5
74-1     75-1     78-1     79-1     81-3     82-1
83-1     86-1     87-1     90-3     96-1     98-1
86 total

Written in ink at bottom of 3rd page
Female infants - 4
Male infants - 5
Mother or wife - 25
Daughter - 21
Son - 16



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