Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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."

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sharing a Special Early Ohio Gravestone in Honor of Valentine's Day!

Sharing from Scott Andersen this photograph of a lovely carved early Ohio gravestone at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio.  It is for Mary Davis, consort of James Davis.  

The word “consort” on a women’s tombstone usually indicates that she predeceased her husband.  Scott stated that this stone was carved by George Meech of Chillicothe, Ohio (in Ross County).

It is always a bonus to see the carver's name inscribed on a gravestone.  This is particularly true for one as intricately created as this one is which still stands in almost perfect condition after 182 years.