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."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites Through the Website: "ChroniclingAmerica"

Thanks to websites on the internet, we can explore where our ancestors were buried, or re-buried, from anywhere if we know the right ones to research.  One good website is "ChroniclingAmerica"






VOL. 71-- NO. 38

Front Page:

“On Tuesday of this week Mr. Pricer,  the sexton of the Greenfield cemetery went out to the Rock Springs Cemetery, near New Petersburg, and took up the remains of the following three persons and interred them in the Greenfield Cemetery. John W. Duffield, father of Messrs Joseph and Daniel of this city who died forty two years ago. Mrs. Joseph Duffield, whose maiden name was Miss Lizzie Brown, whose girlhood was spent at Russell, Ohio, her father, John Brown, had charge of the pumping station on the B. & O. at Russell, Mrs. Daniel Duffield, formerly Miss Ruth McWilliams, daughter of the late Ford McWilliams.

Both women died about slxteen years ago, within three months time. But little was left of two of the bodies as they had returned to dust, but the body of Mrs. Joseph Duffield was in a better state of preservation.”

The lower extremities from the hips down had become petrified and were firm and solid Greenfield Journal.

The News-Herald., December 12, 1907, Image 1
About The News-Herald. (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio) 1886-1973