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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."

Friday, June 8, 2012

Butcher Cemetery (North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio) in Decline

I visited the Butcher Cemetery last weekend and was disheartened to see that the grass was in need of mowing and more stones are now lying on the ground.  

I am posting some pictures including one of the cemetery sign which is now painted over. 

The fenced in area at the front of the cemetery is quite overgrown now.  I am working on trying to make the local 'powers-that-be' aware of the need for more care and maintenance at the Butcher Cemetery.



Listed below are known burials at Butcher Cemetery:

 
APPLE, Harrison Pvt.
Co. “H”, 66th Reg. O.V.I.
APPLE, William Cpl.
Co. “H”, 66th Reg. O.V.I.
ATCHINSON, Hannah
**Same stone w/EPPS
AUDAS, Martha
Wife of William
AUDAS, William
BELTZ, Charles E.
BELTZ, William H.
**Same stone as above
Children of W.Y. & M.C.
BERRY, Delmore
Son of J. D. & S.E.
**Same stone w/ Jane STOKES
BISHOP, Emma F. daughter of H. & M. A.
**Dau.of Henry & M. A.
**Same stone w/ SPAIN
BISHOP, Henry
**Same stone with SPAIN
BISHOP, William A.
Son of H. & M. A.
**Same stone with SPAIN
BOMER, Elizabeth
Wife of Frank
BUSH, Little George
Son of H. M. & L.
BUTCHER, Ella Inez Daughter of J. M. & Nancy
BUTCHER, Capt. James M. S.
Son of J.M
30th Indiana Infantry
BUTCHER, Dr. John Milton
BUTCHER, Mell (Melissa J. name per Butcher Family Bible)
“Dau of J.M.” on 1959 D.A.R. reading
(incorrectly shown as “s/o J.M.” on 2001 reading)
BUTCHER, Nancy J.
CALENDAR, Hannah Wife of John I.
(Wife of J. I.
Nixon & Bolton page 95
&  D.A.R. page 81)
**CALENDAR, Mary E. Daughter of John I. &  Hannah
CALLENDAR, Anna
CHAPEL, D.
(Nixon &  Bolton page 95)
CHAPEL, Julius
Son of A. and J.
**Son of J. &  J.
CHAPEL, Miles A.
Son of D. & M.
CHAPPELL, Charlie
son of C. W. & A.A.
**stone inside iron fence
COOKSEY, Catherine Wife of J. H.
COWLES, Ettie Bell
Dau. of S. B. & H. L.
**COWELS, Ettie Bell
**Dau. of S. E. & H.L.
DAILEY, Adaline
(see Adaline Winder below)
EATON, Martha
Wife of Silas
(D.A.R. & Nixon & Bolton page 95)
ECKLES, James
EPPS, Amy A.
**same stone w/Atchinson
**EPPS, Charlie
**EPPS,Guy
**same stone w/Atchinson
EPPS, Laura L.
Dau. of N.F. & L.E.
**Dau. of M. L. & L. E.
**same stone w/Atchinson
EPPS, Willie
Son of A.M. & J.
EVANS, Amos
Son of Charles E. & F. J.
**EVANS, Charles E.
Co.“C” 132nd Reg. OV.I.
EVANS, Emma K.
Dau. of Charles E. & F. J.
FISHER, Isaiah
Son of L.
FISHER, John E.
Son of Jacob & Mary
FOSTER, Elizabeth Ann Wife of Dr. H. G.
**Wife of Dr. H.C.
FOSTER, Hannah C.
Wife of Dr. H. G.
**Wife of Dr. H.C.
FOSTER, Dr. Henry
(Nixon & Bolton page 99)
**FOSTER Dr. Henry C.
**same stone w/Robert L.
**FOSTER, Robert L.
Son of Dr. H. C.
**same stone w/Dr. Henry C..
GOOD, Mary E
Wife of J.W.
**HOLYCROSS, Infant Son of D.W. & E.N.
HOLYCROSS, Nancy Wife of William
HOLYCROSS, William
HOPKINS, Frank
HUNTER, Mary M
Wife of J. N.
**Wife of J. F.
**same stone w/Epps
HUNTER, Pearle A.
Son of J.F. & M.M.
JACKSON, Infant of Chas
JENKINS, Jonathan B.
Son of J. & F.
JENKINS, Rosella
Dau. of I. & M.
JOHNSTON, B.
(Linda Ellis)
(Nixon & Bolton page 99
shown as “B. Johnson”)
JONES, Loda (Loday?)
Co. “D”, 13th O.V.I.
KIRK, Hannah
Wife of Levi
(Nixon & Bolton page 96)
**KIRK, Levi
(Nixon & Bolton page 96)
LEISTER, Addie
Wife of L. O. &
Dau. of O. W. & C. A. LOWE
(Linda Ellis – wife of H. O.)
LOWE, Adaline
(Nixon & Bolton page 96)
LEISTER Adeline
Wife of O. W.
LOWE, Charles J.
Son of O. W.& C. A.

LOWE, Clara B.
Dau. of O. W. & C. A.
LOWE, Eddie H
Son of O. W. & C. A.
LOWE, O. W.
(Nixon & Bolton page 97
C.W. Lowe)
LOWE, Willie
Son of O. W.& C. A.
McBRIDE, Elizabeth M.
(Nixon & Bolton page 99)
McBRIDE, Louisa
(name NOT on D.A.R. list)
(Nixon & Bolton page 99)
**Shows McBRIDE, L. on footstone
McBRIDE, Mariah
(Nixon & Bolton pg. 99
“March” McBride)
McBRIDE, Rhoda
McBRIDE, Zilphan
(Nixon & Bolton page 99 “Lelpha”)
**Shown as “Zilpha R.)
(Linda Ellis “Zilpha R.”)
McCLUNG, Martha M., Wife of Isaac
**stone inside iron fence
**MEEK, Alley & Dolley
“Children of” unreadable
** both names on same stone
MEEK, Jasper A.
Son of J. P. & E.A.
** same stone w/ Mary
MEEK, Mary A
Dau. of J. P. & E.A.
**same stone w/ Jasper
MILLER, Edna M.,
Dau. of Jas. T. & Alice
MILLER, Etna M.,
Dau. of Jas. T. & Alice
OWENS, Elizabeth
 PHELPS, Lucinda
REAMS, Mary
Wife of William
REAMS, William
(Nixon & Bolton pg. 97)
SHERRETT, Bertha
SHERRETT, Birddie B. Dau. of Eli & Annie Phebe/
**same stone w/ Aaron & Adaline WINDER
SHERRETT, Phebe Annie Wife of Eli
SHERRETT, Royal
SPAIN, Dolphus
SNUFFIN, William
Son of L. & N.
SPAIN, Emeline
Dau. of J. & M.
**Dau. of Joshua & M.
**Same stone w/ BISHOP
SPAIN, Joshua
**Same stone w/ BISHOP
SPAIN, Mary
Wife of Joshua
**Same stone w/ BISHOP
SPAIN, Matilda
Wife of Joshua
**Same stone w/ BISHOP
**STOKES, Jane
**Same stone w/Delmore  BERRY
TRIBBETT, William
Co. “A” 9th  Indiana V.I. &
Co. “M” 11th  Indiana V.C.
UNDERWOOD,
(**Little) Frankie
Son of John & Bell
VanHook, Child of Geo.
WAGSTAFF,  Sgt. William H.
(husband of Melissa Butcher)
54th Indiana Inf.– F. & S.
WINDER, Aaron
**Same stone w/ Birdie B. Sherrett & Adaline Winder
**WINDER, Adaline D.
Wife of Aaron
**Same stone w/ Birdie B. Sherrett & Aaron Winder

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