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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Moore's Chapel Cemetery and the Shaw Family - Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio

Click on title to read a story published on September 15, 2011 on "Akron.com" about the Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio. 

On September 10, 2011, an Ohio Historical Marker was unveiled honoring the Shaw family buried there. 

The cemetery name on the marker is "Shaw Cemetery."

Per the article, Constant Shaw came to Bath Township after his sons Samuel (in 1829) and Sylvester (1832). 

On October 6, 2011, a follow up newspaper story was published in the West Side Leader - "Bath Trustees thank historical marker donors"

Moore's Chapel Cemetery is also known as Morris Chapel Cemetery or the Shaw Cemetery. 

It is cross-referenced on "Find A Grave" with the nod given to Morris Chapel Cemetery

Currently, 11 interments are listed for it on "Find A Grave."

On "Ohiogravestones.org" The Moore's Chapel Cemetery currently lists 23 burials with gravestone photographs.