North of Lithopolis Road in Section 22 of Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio
Zephaniah Drake, Born ...
There are two Zephaniah Drake stones recorded in the book "Cemeteries of Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., OH", Fairfield County Gen. Soc., Chapter OGS, 1996 on page 34. One is "Zephemiah" Drake (1773-1840) whose stone is shown on this site. Another listing was for "Zepheniah" Drake, Feb. 9, 1811, - July 11, 1841, aged 30y 5m 2d. Although this stone shows "Zephaniah" and not "Zepheniah" as the book shows, at this point in time I believe it's the same stone and has since been either broken and reset, or the unseen words and dates have since been covered up after the reading that was done in 1983 and published in the 1996 book.
Photo courtesy of Gerald Alspaugh, January 2007