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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dean Cemetery (Ross County, Ohio) Update from Scott Andersen


Scott shares his before and after photographs of the gravestone of Revolutionary War veteran Abraham Dean who is buried at the Dean Cemetery

Scott continues his work with improving the cemetery's grounds and locating more sunken gravestones at this almost forgotten burial ground in Ross County, Ohio.


 (Above)
A view of the Abraham Dean stone in September, 2011 prior to cleaning at the Dean Cemetery


(Above)
 The Abraham Dean stone in September, 2011 - 3 days after the Dean Cemetery was cleaned.

 
(Above)
The Abraham Dean stone in September, 2013 prior to straightening the stone.

(Above)
The Abraham Dean stone in September, 2013 after its removal from the ground. Ready to be re-installation and straightened.


(Above and below)
The Abraham Dean stone in September, 2013 after its re-installation.
 

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