Old Paxton Cemetery

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Sowers or Old Paxton Cemetery
 Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio

From South Bloomingville take State Route 664 , Travel about 3 miles   and turn left on to
State Route 374, Travel about ½ mile,turn left or west onto Big Pine Road. Travel about 2 miles to
Keifel Road on the right. Travel about 2 ½ miles on Keifel Rd. to Township Road # 165  or Sowers Road,
which is on the left. The road is hidden on the curve of the road and has a No Outlet sign.
The cemetery is on the left at the end of Sowers Road.

Sowers Cemetery

Carr, Eliza – Wife of James Carr, Died March 4, 1869,
                            aged 39y, 9m, 23d.

Carr, James H. – Died April 15, 1894, aged 75 y, 11m, 4 d.

Hosler, Julia A. - Wife of  J. Hosler, died 1870. (Broken Stone)

Kline, Homer Virgil – Son of Solomon & Virgie Kline, Died
                                          May  17, 1885, aged 1m, 6d.

Paxton, Arthur – Son of M. & L. Paxton, died March 15, 186?
                                    (Broken Stone)

Paxton, Cora C. – Daughter of  J. J. & A. S. Paxton, died
                                   December 18, 1868, aged 6 m, 18 d.

Paxton, Elmer – Son of M. & L. Paxton, died October 25, 1878;
                                aged 3y, 1 d.

Smyers, Elizabeth – Wife of John Smyers, d. ??, aged 64y,
                                       22d.  (Broken Stone)

Smyers, Jessie A. – Daughters of E. & M. Smyers, born
                                     November 21,  1880; d. February 21, 1881 &
                                     Minnie, Born  March or May 21, 1882; died
                                     July 6, 1882    ( Stone Worn)

Smyers, John – Born May 25, 1832; d. December 11, 1875.
                              + Private Company I, 151 Ohio Infantry.

Reid, Amelia – Died August 31, 1861, aged 17y, 7m, 10 d.

Reid, Matilda – Wife of James Reid, died June 22, 1892.

Smith, Infant – Son of J. & M. Smith, October 1870.

    The Following Sowers Information was supplied by  Ray Sowers. The Stones are gone
    from the cemetery: Hocking county death records, book 2, page 44

 Sowers,Edward -b. 1815; d. April 8,1890; aged 74y., 6 m. 17 d.
 Sowers, Sarah (Paxton) - b. 1819; d. Ocotber 10, 1890; aged 71y., 1m., 10 d.
                                                Daughter of James Paxton.



  + Denotes Veteran


                        Cemetery Reading May 31, 2005 by Lona Brown Stevens and Martha Eveland Brown

Pictures Donated by Ray Sowers.
Thank You Ray.

Phot by Ray Sowers Picture by Ray Sowers
Picture By Ray Sowers Picture by Ray Sowers

Please note that this cemetery is very old and in bad condition as far as the stones are
concerned. Many are missing and some so deteriorated that they cannot be read, so if
you have relatives buried here that are not mentioned please contact me.
Thank you.

 Every Effort was Taken to Keep The Data Accurate but Due to the Condition
of Older Stones Keep in  Mind there is room for Error.
Please Check all Records and Research for Your own Personal Sources.


~ Updated December 5, 2008 ~

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