Transcriptions can be deceiving. Yeah, I know, hard to believe isn't it.
But as most genealogists know, occasionally what you see written down must be taken with a grain of salt,
Case in in point: My 3rd great grandfather, Oscar Averill.
When I first obtained and read the transcripts for Chester township, Ottawa County, Michigan cemeteries I was thrilled to find one loaded with Averills. And one was Grandpa Oscar. I was so excited to finally get the chance to go there and see the stone.
And when I did, it was a mixed blessing.
For as you should be able to see below, the transcriber was not quite accurate.
All was not lost though. While I did not discover her name or his grave, I did get a probably birth date for GGGGrandma.
Cuz, as we all know, You can't believe everything you read. Not even the gravestone.