Jefferson County
Everson Cemetery

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This cemetery is most easily reached by coming from Brilliant, Ohio exit of OR 7, up Salt Run Road about a mile to the Salt Run School and then go 300 feet  to  a very, very steep knob on which the cemetery is located. 
Mr. Everson told us that a pallbearer carrying a casket up the steep knob had a heart attack and was the next one buried there. Mr. Everson had this cemetery in immaculate shape on our April, 14, 1973 visit. 
It was enclosed with a white plank fence with the planks nailed upright to stringers. All graves were marked except some were marked with concrete crosses, blocks or bricks.


Located center Westside of enclosure:

John J. Everson 1855-1915                            Mary L. Everson Feb. 25, 1891- Aug. 3, 1957


In row to east of the above graves:

George W. Everson, d. July 5, 1908           Hollister son of J&E Everson        James Everson d. Mar. 21, 1893

Asleep with Jesus                                           d. April 17, 1883 ae 83 yrs              ae 89 yrs.


Josephine E. Mayo  d.  April 4, 1893  in her 35th. yr.                            Belle Rock and aunt of Mr. Everson



These burials were identified by Mr. Everson and re the ones without regular stones. To the south and extending eastward from John Jay Eversonís tombstone are his children: 
George Charles, A-oy,? And Benjamin, marked with crosses. East of these four crosses in a north-south line were burials of three babies of John Jayís daughter Leota?,  marked by blocks. 
To the north and in line with James Eversonís tombstone was the concrete cross of his 3rd. wife, Elizabeth Carey. The record in the given to George W. Everson by his mother on 25 Dec. 
1893 shows Elizabeth died Sept. 22, 1907 in her 78th year. In the extreme northwest corner of the enclosure were three bricks that marked the Parson babyís grave. Mr. Everson said his 
father, John J. Everson allowed his friends, the Parsons of Brilliant, Ohio to bury the new born baby here during the depression of the 1930s.

Submitted by: Donna

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