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, July 9, 2014

Spotlighting "Along Spain Creek" about Champaign County, Ohio - and its Creator, Ralph L. Coleman, Jr., Author of an Inspiring Trilogy of New Books -- "Along Spain Creek": Volumes 1and 2** are Now Published, - Volume 3 - Coming in September, 2014"



     It is my pleasure to share the exciting announcement of Ralph L. Coleman, Jr.'s new Champaign County, Ohio themed trilogy of books entitled: "Along Spain Creek" - Volumes 1 and 2** are currently in publication, and Volume 3, which will be available September 1, 2014. 
 
     I'm sure these publications will interest many of my blog readers who have long focused their research about life in Ohio's smaller villages and rural areas where its early pioneers, with their determined spirits and enterprising ways, created the Buckeye State's history  -- a history woven within life stories that have been left untold for far too long -- just waiting for us to discover.  I'm sure we'll find some of those stories on the pages of "Along Spain Creek."
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     Please visit Ralph's Blog:  "Along Spain Creek" (which is also featured on this blog under the category of "Genealogy Blogs of Interest).  

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  Please take a moment to review Ralph's descriptive details, and the order information for his new books provided below.         

Thank you! 

From Ralph:

*** Along Spain Creek: Volume 1 ***
Published May 4, 2014
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     "Small town humor, pathos, mystery, people, places and things are all to be found in this first volume of stories, experiences, tall tales, and historical notes spun out of the environs of a group of rural communities which are located in central Ohio, situated near an insignificant, meandering stream called Spain Creek.  

     The approximate 66 vignettes include such diverse topics as the history of North Lewisburg, local cemeteries…to include the work projects of Linda Ellis…, the post office robbery, fraternal and social organizations, old newspaper accounts, characters who were the life-blood of the community, and so much more!


*** Along Spain Creek: Volume 2 ***
**Available from Amazon July 8th, 2014 and Available from The Author July 15, 2014
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     The vignettes continue in this second volume of historic nostalgia about people, places, things and  happenings along Spain Creek in central Ohio.


*** Along Spain Creek:  Volume 3 ***
To be published September 1, 2014
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     This volume will conclude the trilogy.

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     Each volume is 6 inches x 9 inches, and approximately 180 pages.

     Two books in this trilogy are now available for sale on two sites or via mail:

·         To order a personalized, autographed, numbered limited first edition of: 

    Along Spain Creek: Volume 1 and/or Volume 2**

Visit the author’s BlogSpot at:



·         Search the right side of the page for the “Visit My Store” button. 

·         Click, and enter the Along Spain Creek STORE.

       Volume 1 is currently priced at $17.99.   

      Volume 2 is currently priced at $17.99.  

      Volume 3, when released, will be priced at $19.99.  

      Buyers should NOT order Volume 3 prior to September 1st, the release date.

     Your debit or credit card purchase is secured via PayPal.  You can print out a copy of your order form as your receipt. 

     Once you’ve made your purchase, be sure to send the author an e-mail describing how you would like your personalized book(s) to be signed.    

That e-mail address is:
   

    
      Your personalized and numbered books will be shipped to you via First Class Mail.

     If you prefer to order by check, send your check (or money order) for the purchase amount (plus $2.00 s/h) to the author at:

Ralph L. Coleman, Jr.

1678 East 1475 South

Ogden, UT 84404-6009

     Be sure to include your personalization request!


     Buyers of Volume 1 and Volume 2 will have matching limited first edition numbers.  

    If Volume 3 is subsequently purchased via the Along Spain Creek STORE, (or via mail)  it will also have a matching limited first edition number so the buyer’s set is complete.

·         If you prefer to purchase your non-personalized, non-numbered, standard first edition of Volume 1 or Volume 2 via Amazon.com, there are links on the Along Spain Creek BlogSpot to take you directly to Amazon.com.   Books purchased through Amazon.com are shipped from the Amazon distribution site."

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 Reminder from Ralph:
 
**"Volume 2 is now available on Amazon.com, but not on my Along Spain Creek Store.
Volume 2 can now be purchased on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle versions.
The paperback version on Amazon.com is a standard paperback, and not personalized, not numbered, and not limited first edition.  Those books can only be purchased on my site, and are not available until July 15th."
 
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 Also, thanking Ralph for so kindly including my great-great-great grandfather, Harmon Limes, Jr., who was North Lewisburg's first appointed marshal.   

"I  have mentioned you and your great cemetery work in Volume 1, in a vignette titled "Common Ground," which can be found on pages 118-120.  This item deals with the cemeteries in and around North Lewisburg, and your ancestor Harmon Limes, Jr."

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