Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Taking a Family Trip Down Limes Road in Fayette County, Ohio

Above is a scanned image of my contribution to a supplement to the Fayette County, Ohio newspaper (Washington Court House) "Record Herald" called the "Spectrum" dated February 27, 2004. 

My story is about my Limes family ancestors who resided primarily in Perry Township, near New Martinsburg, and were later buried at such cemeteries as Walnut Creek, Sheep Pen (AKA Limes AKA Gustin), Cochran, as well as Staunton and Good Hope. 

Other surnames such as Ellis, Wilson, Jury, Cockerill and Todhunter are mentioned. 

This illustrates yet another opportunity we have to share our knowledge of our ancestors - to write their stories for publication in print matter large or small; well known or little known. 

You never know who may one day find and read your story and thus learn so much more because you chose to contribute your research and knowledge of your family's history.

Monroe Street Cemetery "Haunted Cleveland" Tour - Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 2:00p.m.

Click on Title to link to a Cleveland "Plain Dealer" story (October 9, 2009) in the "Friday" entertainment supplement about a cemetery tour of the Monroe Street Cemetery, located at 3207 Monroe Street in Cleveland slated for Sunday, October 11, 2009, beginning at 2:00p.m. that also has a worthwhile purpose - to repair the cemetery's 1876 gate house with the money raised from the tour's admissions. 

The advertised cost of the tour is $15.00.  

During the tour, costumed interpreters will be at different gravesites telling true life stories of some of Monroe Street Cemetery's more interesting and colorful "residents."  

  A link below to Monroe Street Cemetery on "Findagrave.com" (shows map, records location information, and brief history - 1,144 currently listed interments):