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."

Thursday, July 10, 2014

William Lawhead (1755 - 1823) - Find A Grave Memorial

 Below are three photographs of the William Lawhead gravestone at the Dean Cemetery in Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio taken at different times.
The top photograph is how the gravestone looks today after being repaired by Scott Andersen using Lithomex to mend the cracked area running horizontally along close to the bottom of the gravestone (that is evident in the middle photograph.) 

The next photograph below was taken in February of 2014 when there was snow on the ground, and the bottom photograph was taken in August, 2009 while the gravestone was still lying half-buried and mostly covered over in weeds. 

The Dean Cemetery is being transformed one gravestone at a time.  Its once neglected landscape now being returned to  respectability -- to the pleasant, peaceful place of rest it was meant to be.   

Thanking Scott Andersen for sharing his gravestone photographs.  The ongoing improvements show remarkable progress in all aspects.