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

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Two More Dean Markers Were Straightened Up Today at the Dean Cemetery


Scott & Venus returned to the Dean Cemetery 9-26-2013:

 "Here's some of what we did today.  These are stones of James H. Dean on the left, and Hannah Baird Dean on the right.  Can't seem to determine how James fits in, but Hannah is one of Abraham's daughters in law, married to his son John.  We were able to put James' footstone back in the proper spot.  Hannah's is broken off, and the lower portion is a jigsaw puzzle that we will get to when we can.  At least we have the upper part intact.  It is amazing how much bigger these stones look when they are standing straight!"

 
Before photograph above

 After photographs above
 
 After photograph above  James H. Dean's stone
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Thank you Scott and Venus for sharing your photographs and your restoration progress report for your continued work at the Dean Cemetery! 

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