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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, August 25, 2014

Samuel Cunningham (1778 - 1845) - Find A Grave Memorial

 (Photo above of the Samuel Cunningham gravestone from Scott Andersen - August 25, 2014)

From Scott Andersen:

"Venus and I went to the Dean cemetery yesterday. We worked on the Cunningham stones there. One that I had reset last fall moved substantially over the winter, and we fixed that. I also repaired the foot stone of Robert Cunningham, and put it in place.

We reset Samuel Cunningham's stone. It was the first I ever found at the cemetery. It was upright, but obviously sunken into the ground. You can see in the picture that it had sunk to the point that about half of it was below the earth. Considering that these were originally set with about a third of the stone below ground, it had moved quite a bit. It was also tangled up pretty good in the roots of a large tree. We had the tree removed last fall. Roots; still there and full of fight! Venus also located a footstone, or part of it, for John Milton Hare, and one for Mary Lawhead."