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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."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spotlighting the North Cemetery in Rome Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

Sharing some photographs courtesy of my friend, Rick, who often travels to the northeastern Ohio counties of Geauga, Lake, and Ashtabula.  

Today, he stopped and took a few photographs at the North Cemetery in Rome Township, Ashtabula County.

"The North Cemetery, also known as the Laskey Rd. Cemetery, has history back to 1837 when it was also known as St Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery. The history, William Crowell organized the Episcopal Church and parish in this neighborhood in 1837 on property which he owned on the northwest corner of Laskey Rd. A board fence was immediately built in back of the church, in front of the cemetery.  Mr. Crowell and his wife are buried there. The deed to that church property is now in the hands of the Rome Presbyterian Church although the Cemetery continues to exist and is the chosen place of burial for some of the residence who live in that area."

 Longer shot view of part of the North Cemetery

 White marble monument for Katie Rogers (surname spelled as R-o-d-g-e-r-s on the monument)

 Close-up view of the inscription for Katie Rogers (spelled as "R-o-d-g-e-r-s on her monument).  

Per Find A Grave, her parents were George and Electa Rogers also buried on the same plot as Katie.  Their inscriptions are engraved on another side of this same stone.  

 Gravesite of Dr. John S. Rogers

  Close-up photograph of the white marble monument for Dr. John S. Rogers

Please take a moment to click on Dr. John S. Rogers' name above to read his interesting biography posted for him on "Find A Grave." 
  Below is a link to a partial list of burials for the North Cemetery provided on the Rome Township website: