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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paying Return Visits to the Black Cemetery in Rush Township, Champaign County, Ohio and the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio


"Find A Grave contributor, Diana Goodes, has been so kind to also share some of her longer-shot views of the Black Cemetery that were taken in 2010 as well as Greenfield's Old Burying Ground.    


These photographs clearly show the poor condition of the Black CemeteryMeanwhile, progress has been made on Greenfield's Old Burying Ground for completed restoration.

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From Diana:

"These pictures were taken Nov 2, 2010 and yes I think it is totally abandoned!  I don't know if you've ever been there....it sits out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by farm land and an old farm house next to it.  There is a broken down barbed wire fence around it.  Someone mows the lawn/weeds going from the road, up the hill, but that's about it. 

(pic attached)"
BLACK CEMETERY (Rush Township, Champaign County, Ohio) 

 James and Mary Diana (Van Horn) Glendening are my husband's 3rd Great Grand Parents. All the other Glendenings there are Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, etc.

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OLD BURYING GROUND (Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio):  

 James and Margaret (McClung) Musson are his 4th Great Grand Parents.
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EVERGREEN CEMETERY (Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio):  
 Dr. John and Caroline (Rogers) are his 2nd Great Grand Parents.
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MAPLE GROVE (Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio):  
Donald L and Mary Ann (Musson) Glendening are his Great Grand Parents.  

Thomas J. and Hester (Shover) Glendening are his 2nd Great Grand Parents.

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 Black Cemetery - Champaign County, Ohio











Old Burying Ground - (Greenfield, Ohio)





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