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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."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Side-By-Side of Before and After Gravestone Repair Photos of Noah McVay, Sr.'s Marker at Sheep Pen Cemetery in Madison Twp., Highland County, Ohio

Thanking Scott Andersen for his help with cleaning and putting the Noah McVay, Sr. marker back upright at the Sheep Pen (AKA Gustin or Limes Cemetery), in Madison Township, Highland County, Ohio.  

Every Name Index Veterans’ Burial Records Recorder’s Office Highland County, Ohio
Published by The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, page 21:
McVAY/McVEY, Noah (the elder) buried in Madison Township (MAD) at Limes (LIM) Cemetery,
recorded in Volume 5, on page 25.  Possible War of 1812 service.

Noah McVay/McVey (the elder) died December 17, 1875 at 78 years 1 month and 18 days per the D.A.R. tombstone reading transcription completed in 1953.  However, this D.A.R. transcription does not designate military service for this Noah McVay/McVey who died on December 17, 1875.  Possible War of 1812 service, per the Highland County Recorder’s records.