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."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Two More Smith Gravestones Now Stand Upright at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

The "before restoration" and "after restoration" photographs below were taken by Scott Andersen who, along with John King (both of the Greenfield Historical Society), conducted gravestone repair this week at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield.
  
Scott and John carefully pieced back together two small white marble gravestones that had been lying down; with one that had been severely cracked for several years.  
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One gravestone is for John R. Smith, and the other one is for Infant Smith.

Above:
The badly cracked gravestone of John R. Smith  prior to being repaired and entirely reset.
Above:
Mr. John King of the Greenfield Historical Society arranging the broken pieces of the John R. Smith gravestone prior to its repair.

 Above:
The after restoration photograph that shows the John R. Smith gravestone now whole and standing upright in its base.  
Scott Andersen completed the tricky epoxy repairs to adhere the pieces together to ensure the final step is successful.
Above:
Left: the Infant Smith gravestone after repair and now reset in its base.
Right: the John R. Smith gravestone after repair and now reset in its base.

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