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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."

Monday, June 23, 2014

Discovering Sarah M. Curran's Gravestone at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

Thanks to Scott Andersen for sharing the photographs below and the news of the discovery of the Sarah M. Curran gravestone at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio. 

from Scott Andersen:

"We had another day at the OBG. Here is the best discovery;

One of the Historical Society members had a book on hand with a photo of the portion of the yard we are working in, taken in the 50's. We could see a missing headstone in the photo. We were able to locate the stone, which was close by leaning against one of the above ground crypts, and found it's broken off base by digging in the area seen in the photo. Sarah Curran. I have her posted on Findagrave."

"Daughter of James B. and J. A. Death date calculated from info on headstones"