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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."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Butcher Cemetery - North Lewisburg - Champaign County, Ohio - Broken stone found for Civil War Veteran - Captain J.M.S. Butcher, son of Dr. J. M. & Nancy (Brock) Butcher


We visited the Butcher (AKA Walnut Grove, AKA North Lewisburg) Cemetery on Saturday, September 5, 2009.  A broken stone for Capt. James M. S. Butcher was found at the back of the cemetery. 
I carried it down the hill of the cemetery and placed it in front of his father's (Dr. J. M. Butcher) stone.
Thanks to a collateral line Butcher descendant, I have a copy of the obituary for Captain James M. S. Butcher.  It is posted it here as well as a close up view of Captain Butcher's broken stone.   

The Butcher Cemetery had five known Civil War veterans; and now we know it has six.

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