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INSCRIPTIONS AT MOUNT SALEM M. E. CHURCHYARD
Alexandria Township

Source:  By Beverly G. Kirby-McDonough - Transcribed December 2006.

The Mount Salem M. E. Church was dedicated in 1846 on a lot donated by David Dilts. The original structure was remodeled and expanded in 1865 to 36 feet wide by 52 feet long, with a ceiling height of 20 feet. The cost of the expansion was $3,600. Unfortunately, some of the graves were covered over in the process. By the 1940s, worship services were held infrequently, and the last service took place in 1952. In 1973 the church was donated to Alexandria Township. Recently, a fresh coat of pure white paint was applied to the exterior at a cost of $8,000. The property now appears on the National Register of Historic Places by United States Department of the Interior.

  • BELLIS Sarah, d. Sep 10 1866; Wife of Wm. Bellis, Aged 73 Years

  • BELLIS William, d. Mar 31 1875

  • BREWER John W., Son of David & Elizabeth Brewer

  • CARHART Mary Ann Frace, b. Oct 20 1842, d. Nov 15 1877; Wife of Larason B. Carhart, Aged 35y, 25d

  • CASE Peter, b. Jan 10 1839, d. Nov 18 1903

  • DALRYMPLE Anna S., d. Jun 13 1877, Wife of Jacob H. Dalrymple; Aged 54y, 12d

  • DALRYMPLE Barbara, d. Aug 10 1877; Wife of Jesse Dalrymple, Aged 79y, 3m, 21d

  • DALRYMPLE Jacob; Stone Illegible

  • DALRYMPLE James, b. Jun 06 1838, d. Apr 10 1908
    Mary Hyde, b. Jun 20 1835, d. May 03 1908

  • DALRYMPLE Jesse, d. Nov 10 1868; Aged 71y, 1m, 18d

  • EDMONDS Charles S., d. Jul 25 1862; Son of Charles & Emeline Edmonds, Aged 9y...

  • FRACE Eliza Seipel, b. Jul 14 1817, d. Apr 16 1878; Our Mother, Wife of Michael Frace, Aged 60y, 9m 2d

  • FRACE Michael, d. Aug 08 1882; Our Father, Aged 67y, 1m, 14d

  • GANO, I.
    There is a row of four small headstones consisting of "I. GANO", "M. G." "S. G", and "W. G.". (This is believed to be the family of Ishmael & Mary Gano.)

  • HARDY Mary; Child of Wesley & Sarah Hardy, Stone Illegible

  • HARDY Peter; Child of Wesley & Sarah Hardy, Stone Illegible

  • HARDY Sarah Jane; Child of Wesley & Sarah Hardy, Stone Illegible

  • HOLCOMBE Rachel E. Ruple, d. Jun 05 1880; Wife of Samuel Holcombe, Aged 58y, 2m

  • HORNBAKER Asa Thomas, d. ??? 1873; Son of Jerome & Mary E. Hornbaker

  • HORNBAKER Jerome, b. 1838, d. 1910; Mary E., b. 1840, d. 1924

  • HORNBAKER Jesse J., d. Mar 18 1883; Aged 21y, 9m...

  • HUNT George, d. Apr 24 1852; In The 54th Year Of His Age

  • HYDE Catharine A. Kitchen, d. Dec 17 1880; Our Mother, Wife of John Hyde, Aged 78y, 10m, 27d

  • HYDE H. Holcomb, b. Mar 26 1845, d. Aug 07 1869
    Mary L. Case, b. Oct 30 1845, d. Sep 01 1930

  • HYDE Sylvester, d. Apr 25 1909; Aged 65y, 4m

  • LEONARD Rachel Ann, d. May 03 1877; Wife of John Leonard

  • MAXWELL Christiann; Wife of Henry Maxwell

  • MAXWELL Henry, d. Nov 15 1882; Aged 76y, 5m, 26d

  • MECHLING Elizabeth Rupell, d. Jun 01 1876; Wife of Hiram Mechling, Aged 63y, 3m

  • MECHLING Hiram, d. May 01 1868; Aged 53y, 23d
    "For Twenty Years He Was The Class Leader Of This Church"

  • MECHLING Kate, b. Nov 11 1847, d. Jan 07 1878; Dau of Hiram & Elizabeth Mechling, Aged 30y, 1m, 26d

  • MIRES Andrew, d. Feb 26 1870

  • MIRES Macy Stout; Wife of Andrew Mires, Stone Illegible

  • MYERS Andrew, b. Jul 09 1826, d. Sep 05 1907
    Adaline b. 1845, d. 1928

  • RUPELL George, b. 1874, d. 1900

  • SCHNEIDER Paul, b. 1876, d. 1942
    Katherine, b. 1879, d. 1955

  • STOUT Gracie, d. Aug 27 1870; Dau of Rev. William & Lucretia Stout, Aged 1y, 2m, 2d

  • STRYKER Margaret Frace, d. Mar 13 1869; Wife of John B. Stryker, Dau of Michael & Eliza Frace, Aged 22y, 10m, 1d

  • STRYKER Stone Illegible

  • ????? Isabel, Dau of Peter & Margaret ?????; Stone Illegible