After two more visits, I (finally) realized what these rectangles might be: Corrections. A carving “typo,” maybe a slip of the stone carver’s tool or a simple misspelling, was chiseled out and the correction (or not) was carved in the newly blank spot.
|Joshua Cummins (d. 1840)|
|Joseph Pool (d. 1849)|
|Arory S. Gibson (d. 1848)|
Now I may be wrong, but these look like corrections to me. What do you think?
Williamsville Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio