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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, October 26, 2012

Spotlighting Saint Colmans Cemetery in Fayette County, Ohio

My thanks to Gail Allen for sharing this nice photograph of a portion of St. Colmans Cemetery (AKA Saint Colman's) which is near her home in Washington Court House, Ohio. 

Gail is quite active with Fayette County, Ohio genealogy and is the editor of the "Fayette Connection" newsletter published by the Fayette County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.  

The members of FCGS have always been active with their reading of tombstone transcriptions at cemeteries in each township in the county; whether a cemetery is an active one or not.  
FCGS has published booklets of their tombstone transcriptions which are available for purchase. 

This active cemetery is listed as "Saint Colmans" on "Find A Grave."  There are 55 interments listed for it on the website.  

Also, there are two open photo requests for gravestone photographs to be taken and posted to memorials.  

They are for


Both surnames are quite prominent in the Fayette County area. 

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