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."

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thanking Wayne Township (Fayette County, Ohio) Trustee, Mr. Jim Cooper

Thanking Mr. Jim Cooper, Wayne Township Trustee in Fayette County, Ohio for his help in obtaining a replacement veteran's flag holder for my collateral line ancestor, Private John Limes of Good Hope, Ohio

Jim shared a photograph he took of John Limes' gravesite with the GAR flag holder and the new flags.  John Limes also has a footstone.  He served in the 63rd OVI - Company "E" during the Civil War.  His wife, Sarah Ann Cory, was also buried on the same lot.  Her name reportedly appears on the same stone below and is no longer visible.  She does not have her own separate gravestone.  Her parents are buried nearby, James and Rebecca (Sperry) Cory.
Jim is doing a fine job with his work at the Good Hope Cemetery.  I appreciate so much all of his efforts on my behalf with caring for my ancestors' gravesites, and for his ensuring that the cemetery grounds are in good condition.