Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012

"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."

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spotlighting "Our Old Friend - Rootsweb" - "Cemeteries with Turner's, Farley's, Myers', Baker's and related or associated families."

Taking a look today at a  "freepages" site on "Rootsweb" that you might find interesting under the "Ohio Cemeteries" category.

It may be particularly useful to you if you are researching the following surnames in the state of Ohio:

Baker
Edwards
Farley
Myers
Turner

Not all of Ohio's 88 counties are represented, but 41 of them are listed and some have searchable cemeteries that include gravestone photographs.

An interesting one is at the Sabina Cemetery, the Edwards Family stonesIt is a monument and gravestone grouping photograph by Angela Hudson.   

So, you might wish to spend some time browsing around this "Rootsweb" freepages website.  

You never know what information you might find that could help you or someone else you know who is researching ancestors that came to Ohio, lived on its land, and were laid to rest in one its pioneer burying grounds. 





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