Archive for March 4th, 2012

I do so enjoy the unusual and old-fashioned names I find in cemeteries. I couldn’t find a meaning for the first one, Accious. I only was able to discover that it appears in other 19th century cemeteries like Adams Street Cemetery in Berea, where Accious Crane rests.

Crane Monument

Olatippa Gilmore rests in Historic Hopewell Cemetery.

Abiah Cook sleeps in Olde Hudson Township Burying Ground.  Her name has the most interesting heritage of the unusual names today.  Abiah is a variant of Abijah, a Hebrew name borne by both men and women in the Bible.  It roughly translates to “God is my father.”
Abiah Cook

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