Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no
bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity
as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."


A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Indiana Stone Carver Casey Winningham Creates New Gravestones to Replace Damaged Originals at Hill Cemetery in Sandusky County, Ohio.


From Casey Winningham of "Past Times Remembered":

"Here is a replacement stone I made for one that was in a Cemetery in Sandusky County, Ohio.

The original was destroyed by a car accident. Luckily we have good photos taken before the accident. 

I was able to match the 5 different type styles in the lettering. Now for her husband's stone which met the same fate."

 Above:
 Indiana Carver, Casey Winningham, standing with his newly carved Susannah Smith limestone grave marker.

Click HERE to view the Susannah Smith memorial on "Find A Grave" that includes a photograph of the original gravestone prior to the accident that destroyed it. 

Click HERE to view the Stephen S. Smith memorial on "Find A Grave" that includes a photograph of the original gravestone in poor shape even before the accident.  He was Susannah's husband.


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The cemetery is also known as:  Hill - Chapel Hill - Hills Corners - Salem and appears on page 576 of the publication:  
"Ohio Cemeteries 1803 - 2003", K. Roger Troutman, Editor, published by the Ohio Genealogical Society.