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Friday, April 1, 2016

Following a Path to the Freshour Family Cemetery in Ross County, Ohio

Robin Holland, a member of the Facebook Group Preserving Ohio's Cemeteries, has shared her photo album of gravestones taken on July 4, 2015 that were still visible at the small Freshour Cemetery; which is a family cemetery, located on Schlegel Road in Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio.  


 Above and below:
Gravestone for Albert M. Freshour, son of Martha and John, 1877 - 1880

Thanking Ann Davis of the Ross County Genealogy Society Facebook Group for the following reference and information about Albert M. Freshour and the Freshour Cemetery:

"From Twin Township, Ross Co, Oh Tombstone Transcriptions compiled by Ross Co Genealogical Society in 1993. This little cemetery has almost all Freshour burials and a note regarding it says it is in a barnyard and all the stones are lying flat.
Albert M. Freshour, son of Martha & John Sept 14 1877 - June 26, 1880 2yrs 9mo 12 das. On the George Vandemark farm in 1993"

Gravestone for Emma Freshour who died August 20, 1884 at age 2 months
 Below are miscellaneous photos taken by Robin Holland 
on July 4, 2015 at the Freshour Cemetery:

To date, though, no grave marker has been located for this John Freshour at the Freshour Cemetery.
Below is a link with extensive information for this Freshour Family that is privately compiled and shared on "Rootsweb":