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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."

Monday, November 7, 2016

More Preservation Progress Made at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield on November 6, 2016

Sharing work-in-progress photographs, courtesy of Michael Anderson, who also participated in the November 6th restoration session held at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio 
From the website of the Greenfield Historical Society:


Volunteer Session - November 6, 2016
"A beautiful day as Scott and Venus Andersen, John King, Mike Anderson, Harold Schmidt, Jackie Doles, and Jim Thompson spent a few hours at the Old Burying Ground continuing to repair gravestones. Work began at noon and lasted until around 3 p.m. on Sunday, the 6th of November. Various stones were straightened and re-aligned.

Many thanks to ALL the volunteers who helped this day and those who have volunteered throughout the duration of this very successful project."
Below are photographs of an arched stone piece and a close up view of it that will be added to the Joseph and Mary Robinson double monument that had needed resetting. Reattaching its finial at the top will finish the work. 

In order for the step-by-step process to be properly completed, only a few days prior, Jay Hardy of Hardy Memorials in Greenfield, re-leveled the base for this large multi-piece monument to prepare it for the rest of the work that needed to be completed by the volunteers.

Photographs taken during that preparatory work can be viewed on the Facebook Page for the Greenfield Historical Society.
After the twin columns were added to the monument
Cleaning the top of a box tomb
Scott Andersen and Jackie Doles
Scott Andersen and John King
working on re-leveling the well-preserved stone marker, so beautifully carved in 1839, for a young Matthew Kilgore.
Two more photos shown below:
 (Below two photos)
Working on a box tomb with a shattered top