Scott Andersen has recently been repairing and re-setting his Dickey ancestors' gravestones at the South Salem Cemetery in Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio.
While digging, Scott made an unexpected discovery of the double base that was in place for both markers that had sunken out of sight and had been below ground.
Below are 4 photographs from Scott that show his progress of the re-setting work done thus far for the gravestones of Alexander Brown Dickey and his wife, Jane Henry Dickey.
"That base was already there, I just didn't know it. I went to the cemetery today, planning on straightening Jane's stone, and resetting Alexander's. Alexander's stone had been reset in the wrong spot by the township trustees. Started digging around Jane's stone and found it in that base, and it kept getting bigger and bigger. What a surprise to find a dual base like that. Anyway, got it back above the grade and leveled, and reset Alexander's stone."