for finding this Pickaway County Cemetery in Thatcher, Ohio:
South from Columbus on I-71 to 270 S to Rt. 23. Take Rt. 23 toward
Circleville. At Tarlton Rd, turn left. The church is on the left at
the corner of Morris Salem Rd. and Tarlton Rd. (On June 9, 2007, Susan
Snyder #2 discovered that the name of the Morris Chapel United Methodist
Church had been changed to One Community Ministries.)
there are John Thatcher (#21)
and Levina Mettler (#22)
. GPS 39° 33.858' N, 82° 53.501' W.
The stone is shaped
like a tree with the top cut off. This type of monument is called
a “treestone” and it represents a chopped off family tree
or perhaps that life has been cut off. (This type of tombstone was
popular during the Victorian Age and could be purchased through a
Sear's catalogue). In this monument, the severed tree is resting on
a base that looks like stacked rocks. There are fern leaves carved
into the base of the tree. Fern at the stone’s base illustrates
humility and sincerity.
FEB. 9, 1819
MAR. 6, 1886
67 yrs, 27ds
DEC. 18, 1824
MAY 17, 1899
74 yrs. 4 ms 29 ds"
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