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, May 26, 2013

William Limes (1778 - 1863) - Find A Grave Memorial - Buried at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio


Remembering my early  pioneer Limes ancestor, William Limes, who was born in 1778 and died in 1863. He led a colorful and adventuresome life.  In death, he created some controvery about his Will amongst his children.

He was the Limes' family's only known direct ancestor that served in the War of 1812 where the soldiers brought their own rifles with them when they went to serve.   He owned land in Ohio that straddled two counties and land in Kansas, I later learned, that he never settled himself.

I've tried to learn as much as I could about William Limes and his family,and have shared some of it on his Find A Grave memorial.  He and his wife, Athaliah (Doster) Limes were buried at a Quaker Cemetery; Walnut Creek in Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio.  Today, across the street from Walnut Creek Cemetery is the sprawling Buckeye Hills Golf Course.

We can only imagine the hardships he endured during his lifetime which was considerably more primitive in many aspects than what ours is today.
 The original stone for William Limes that was donated to the Fayette County Historical Society in Washington Court House, Ohio.  A scanned image of a drawing of his protrait sits in front of it. 

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