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."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spotlighting Robert M. Sizelove, Sr. - Project Manager of USGenweb's Ohio Cemetery Photo Project

Spotlighting Mr. Robert M. Sizelove, Sr. who has been a major contributor on the "Rootsweb" site for many years as the Project Manager for USGenweb's Ohio Cemetery Photo Project (see link above). 
Robert also has his own website: "Robert's Cemetery Site" which I have also included here as a link. 
I wish to personally thank Bob for all of his tireless efforts with tombstone cleaning and inscription reading at several cemeteries in the state of Ohio. 
He has made a significant contribution with finding and sharing cemetery records that he has derived from his work. 
Bob has always encouraged others to contribute as much as possible their tombstone photographs and biographical information about the lives of our Ohio ancestors so we can honor them appropriately.

Spotlighting Paddy's Run Old Welsh Cemetery in Shandon, Morgan Township - Butler County, Ohio

Click on title to link to a colorful and informative website about the Paddy's Run Old Welsh Cemetery in Shandon, Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio. 
Quoting from the website:
"Morgan Township was settled in 1802 by Welsh immigrants from Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales. The township was named after General Daniel Morgan for his victories in the American Revolutionary War; he too was a Welsh descendant from the colony of Virginia.
The Paddy's Run Old Welsh Cemetery in Morgan Township was established in 1821 by the congregation of the White Water Congregational Church. This church is now holding services under the name of The Shandon Congregational Church of Shandon, Ohio."

The website was last updated in 2003 by Jerry Johnson
(The link to the Ohio Bicentennial Page no longer works - Ohio's Bicentennial was in 2003)