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."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Plea for Help ~ from Mark Morton, the "Gravestone Guardian" ~ Congregational Cemetery in Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio



"Jackson County Ohio"

from Mark Morton:
"The Congregational Cemetery in Oak Hill is a cemetery in the heart of Jackson County’s old Welsh community. 
This part of Ohio is home to one of the only SOLID 100% Welsh communities in the country, & some of today’s descendants can claim 100% Welsh blood due to many years of intermarrying within that community. I have recently been contacted to repair a tombstone by a descendant of Rev. D.M. Evans who is buried in this cemetery. I was told this cemetery had seen some vandalism a couple of years back that damaged several grave markers. I am currently estimating repairs for this tombstone & trying to contact the entity or entities in charge of the cemetery. 
If anyone knows more about the scale & scope of the vandalism that occurred, or can help me with contacting who is in charge of that cemetery, it would be of great help & much appreciated."
 "Please call 419-689-9403 or e-mail gravestoneguardians@yahoo.com Thank You."
 
 

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