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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."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

March 2012 update on the Akey/Supler (United Brethern in Christ) Cemetery - Zane Township, Logan County, Ohio

From the Logan County Genealogical Society's website:

To all:  March 2012

Hello!

"Some of you may be aware of the "saga" I have been going through for the past like 6 years (seems longer than that!) for the Akey/Supler (United Brethren in Christ) Cemetery where the remains of our Henry Bolen still rest.  (Trying to reason with the owners to search out the cemtery, trying to buy it, trying to help the township get it, trying to help the township once they got permission to place a SMALL monument in a SMALL area in the very corner AWAY from the cemetery grounds, etc.)  

At any rate, at long last, friends of ours were able to purchase the ground including the cemetery and, in keeping a promise they made to me if they ever got possession, I have been granted permission to "search" out the cemetery.

Having worked on several cemetery restoration projects in different counties in Ohio, we are VERY excited about this prospect!  The current owners want to farm the surrounding land but are VERY interested in maintaining the integrity of the cemetery!

So, as we begin our "search" on the cemetery, I would greatly appreciate the forwarding to me of any information (not matter how small) that you may have relating to the cemetery....I and another lady in the township had worked to gather info for the township when they were trying to get possession of it and I will have that complete file but I am working to make sure that I have any and all information possible as we work on this project.

During the upcoming work time, we will keep everyone updated and if you live in the area or will be visiting the area and want to help, please contact me and we will work it out!!!!!!


937-935-2291 (me) 937-935-2583 (Matt - my husband)

937-666-5002 (home) m.wilson@2access.net (Matt's e-mail)

s.wilson@2access.net (my e-mail)

THANKS &; I hope you are all as excited about this as I am!!!!!!!"

Shawndel
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On "Find A Grave" the Akey/Supler (United
Brethren in Christ) Cemetery is shown as Akey Cemetery

with 7 burials.

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