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."

Friday, July 3, 2015

Capt. Zeph C. Bryan's Marker and Base at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield - From Leaning & Dirty to Straight and Clean

Thanks to Scott Andersen for sharing these photographs of the Capt. Zeph C. Bryan marker on slotted base at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio.  

The top photograph shows Capt. Bryan's marker standing straight with both marker and base following cleaning with D/2 Biological Solution and water.  

The middle photograph is after only straightening of the marker and base.

The lower photograph shows how marker and base both looked before they were cleaned and straightened.  
***Don't forget there will be another hands-on work session coming up on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Old Burying Ground conducted by the volunteers from the Greenfield Historical Society.  

If you are interested in volunteering and gaining hands-on experience and learning more about the proper methods and tools used for cleaning, repairing, and re-setting gravestones, please contact: 

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123