Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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."

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Flags Flying Over Flat Red Granite Markers at the All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio

Gravesites decorated with American Flags ready for Memorial Day, 2013 
(Photograph Courtesy of R. Luciano) 

Sharing from the "Mansfield News-Journal" - Mansfield, Ohio -- Cemetery Tour Today at the Mansfield Cemetery

I apologize for the late notice as I just learned about the tour today.  

Please click on title to read the newspaper story published on May 24, 2013 to learn more about the tour of the Mansfield (Richland County) Cemetery today as well as news of other nearby cemetery tours coming up soon!


Thanking "History in Stone"  (click on "History in Stone" to link to their Facebook Page).  

Also, you will find a link (on the right column) on this blog  for "History in Stone" -- the blog -- a fantastic blog to follow!
"History lives at Mansfield Cemetery"

"Tour a colorful way to visit the past"

by Todd Hill of the "Mansfield News Journal"

 Excerpted from story:

"The tour, scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery at 389 Altamont Ave., is part of a series of events this year commemorating the bicentennial of the founding of Richland County in 1813."

"Admission to the event is free, no reservations are needed and parking will be outside the cemetery. No restroom facilities will be available."



William Limes (1778 - 1863) - Find A Grave Memorial - Buried at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio

Remembering my early  pioneer Limes ancestor, William Limes, who was born in 1778 and died in 1863. He led a colorful and adventuresome life.  In death, he created some controvery about his Will amongst his children.

He was the Limes' family's only known direct ancestor that served in the War of 1812 where the soldiers brought their own rifles with them when they went to serve.   He owned land in Ohio that straddled two counties and land in Kansas, I later learned, that he never settled himself.

I've tried to learn as much as I could about William Limes and his family,and have shared some of it on his Find A Grave memorial.  He and his wife, Athaliah (Doster) Limes were buried at a Quaker Cemetery; Walnut Creek in Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio.  Today, across the street from Walnut Creek Cemetery is the sprawling Buckeye Hills Golf Course.

We can only imagine the hardships he endured during his lifetime which was considerably more primitive in many aspects than what ours is today.
 The original stone for William Limes that was donated to the Fayette County Historical Society in Washington Court House, Ohio.  A scanned image of a drawing of his protrait sits in front of it.