Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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, July 29, 2010

Announcing the First Ohio AGS (Association for Gravestone Studies) State Chapter Meeting

Time:        September 18 · 10:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Grandview Public Library Meeting Room
                 1685 West First Avenue
                  Columbus, OH

"This will be the first AGS state chapter meeting for Ohio! Please come and bring guests - the event is not limited to current AGS members.
Please RSVP to Beth Santore, graveaddiction@gmail.com
If you are interested in giving a presentation or setting up an exhibit table, please contact Beth Santore for more information and to be added to the agenda.
Since this is the first meeting, we'll be discussing plans for future meetings: locations, frequency, etc. in addition to the presentations.
Lunch will be provided."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Greenfield Mausoleum - Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

Click on title to view listing of names of burials at the Greenfield Mausoleum

"Information requested re: Greenfield Mausoleum
The City of Greenfield is attempting to contact relatives of people interred at the mausoleum in
the Greenfield Cemetery. The condition of the mausoleum is deteriorating, and at some point
something will have to be done with the building.
The following names were provided, along with dates of birth and death. If anyone seeing this is a
relative or knows how a relative can be contacted, they are asked to call the city offices at (937) 981-3500."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Spotlighting William Lampson - Revolutionary War Veteran

Click on title to access "Footnote.com" and a historical account of the life of William Lampson, Revolutionary War veteran who was buried in Western Star Cemetery in Summit County, Ohio.

Also, a fascinating memorial is posted for William Lampson on "Find A Grave"

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Happy Fourth of July, 2010!! 

I'm taking a moment to remember and honor my Revolutionary War ancestor: the Rev. Jeremiah Duvall who was buried at the Duvall Cemetery in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. 

If you have a Revolutionary War ancestor, today is a great day to post a memorial on Find A Grave for him, or add a note to his memorial if is already posted.