Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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, May 17, 2012

Spotlighting the "Friends of The Cemetery" of Medina County, Ohio - Their Accomplishments and Their Goals AND Their Wonderful Newsletter!!

Click on title to view the website of the "Friends of the Cemetery: Medina, Ohio." 

Their Spring 2011 "Friends of the Cemetery" Newsletter  (Issue 24 - May 2011) highlights restoration work planned for the Old Town Graveyard.  

It also explains gravestone restoration work already completed in 2009 and 2010 at Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Road Cemetery on Pearl Road, Windfall Road Cemetery, and the Sharon Township Cemetery on Route 94 identified as "Sharon Center Cemetery" on "Find A Grave."

Mr. Terry Hart provides a major contribution to this newsletter with his feature story entitled: "Revolutionary War Veterans in Old Town Graveyard."  

Quoting Terry from a recent email to me:

"I published a book in 2010 titled Veterans Buried in Medina County, Volume I: Revolutionary War.  

In it, I researched Revolutionary War veterans and their families, to include their military service, and pictures of their headstones.  

Later this month I will be publishing the second volume on the War of 1812 veterans.  It will be a much larger book as there were obviously more veterans in Ohio at the time.  

The books are available on CD from the MCGS (Medina County Genealogical Society) and are also at a few research libraries such as:  Medina, Summit County, OHS in Columbus, OGS in Mansfield and Fort Wayne." 

The current May 2012 "Friends of the Cemetery" newsletter is also available on their website.

Both the website and the newsletter by the "Friends of the Cemetery, Medina Ohio" are outstanding in design and content.  The organization is non-profit.  

If you have ancestors buried in any of these cemeteries listed above, it would certainly be worthwhile to join the "Friends of Medina Cemetery" and become a member!