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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, January 10, 2013

Here is Another "Grave Adventure" as We Go on a Cemetery Tour with the Holmes County Library Ladies!

You can contact the Library Ladies via their address or email below:

Holmes County Library Ladies
Holmes County District Public Library
3102 Glen Drive
Millersburg, OH 44654
330-674-5972, ext.203

Email the ladies at Libraryladies@holmeslib.org

**An Update to Date, Time and Location**: Announcing an Upcoming Powerpoint Presentation about the Work Done at the Poe Cemetery by Mr. Jay Russell of "Respectful Interment Preservations" (R.I.P.) - Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00p.m. - Montville Township, Emergency Services Building, next to the Township Hall, Medina County, Ohio

(Photograph courtesy of Mr. Jay Russell)
From Jay Russell, owner of "Respectful Interment Preservations":

"R.I.P. has completed a Powerpoint presentation for the work done in the Poe Cemetery

I will be making the presentation to the Montville Township Trustees on Jan, 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM. - Emergency Services Building.

This building is located right next to the township hall and people should use the same parking lot as they would have used on the previous date.
The work was done at no cost to the township as an example of the type of work that could be done to preserve their cemeteries. 

 Anyone wishing to see the preentation is welcome to come or I can be scheduled to make this short presentation or a similar presentation on work completed on the Pioneer Baptist Cemetery in Richland Co., Ohio."

"R.I.P. is now a fully insured company. We are looking forward to the spring working season. Respectful Interment Preservations: Preserving History--Cut in Stone."
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"Tour Ohio Cemeteries with YouTube" - Spotlighting the Current Post on the Blog: "Corn and Cotton Genealogy" by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Tour Ohio Cemeteries with YouTube

Sharing this wonderful post included with this link to the "YouTube" Video tour of the Pioneer Cemetery in Belmont County, Ohio.  

We can take a further look at the Pioneer Cemetery in Belmont County  Ohio (click on cemetery name) by visiting it on "Find A Grave."  Currently, there are 15 interments listed on "Find A Grave" for the Pioneer Cemetery. 

Excerpted from "Find A Grave":

"Cemetery notes and/or description:
Pioneer Cemetery is located on the south side of Main Street, at the intersection with Center Cross Street, in Morristown, Ohio (Union Township, Belmont County). The coordinates are 40° 3' 46.19" N, 81° 4' 22.03" W.

Pioneer Cemetery, also known as Morristown First Cemetery, is no longer active. It is the final resting place of the founders of Morristown, as well as many Revolutionary War veterans. Most of the gravestones are in great shape for their age, but most do have some damage. The cemetery is very well maintained by the township."

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