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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."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Spotlighting the Orr Family of Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio

Elizabeth Hesser Snider Doster, widow of Henry Snider and John Doster, Sr.
She had lived with her daughter, Eliza Snider Orr, and the Orr family, and was buried with them at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio

Longer show view of the large Orr monument for the John Orr family buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio

Eliza (Snider) Orr, wife of John Orr, buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio

Samuel C. Orr, son of John & Eliza (Snider) Orr buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio. Note, Civil War veteran who died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on March 8, 1864.

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With thanks to Mr. Sam Bowers, Perry Township Trustee Chairman, for taking these photographs of the large white marble Orr monument at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio.

Per Mr. Bowers:

"Perry township is about to take the Sugar Grove Cemetery back over.

The church has had the cemetery surveyed and is doing away with the potters field to make room for the driveway and new parking lot.

They are also moving the grave in potters field and paying the township $6,000.00 for the graves they are taking for the parking lot. Or I should say they are paying for the lots that the parking lot and new section of the church are already over."

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