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, October 2, 2013

Severe Damage Done to the Southard (AKA Southardtown) Cemetery in Union County, Ohio

Sharing a news story from the "Bellefontaine Examiner" published online today about a driver of a semi truck lost control and roller over at the Southard (AKA Southardtown) Cemetery in Union County, Ohio destroying several tombstones.  

There are several Ballinger family members buried at the Southard Cemetery, including William Westlake Ballinger, who was the third husband of my great-great aunt, Adaline D. Limes Winder Winder Ballinger Dailey. 

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Currently, on "Find A Grave", there are 170 interments listed for the Southward Cemetery. 

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