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."

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Finding Some Cemetery Related Gems on Ebay

Sharing my recent Ebay purchase where some wonderful cemetery-related "gems" can be found.

  In this case a cemetery deed for a lot in the Perry Cemetery located in Perry Township, Lake County, Ohio.   It was not a straight forward deed purchase either.  

The cemetery deed was for Lot No. 34 in Division 4 that was originally purchased by Rollin C. (Carlos) Hawkins for $13.00 on November 28, 1866.  He died much later on July 2, 1895.  

However, this deed was transferred on September 10, 1875 to the heirs of Joseph Quirk , who had died a few months earlier on June 26, 1875.  

Joseph Quirk's wife, Jane Quayle Quirk, had died a few days after the deed was transferred to the heirs of Joseph Quirk on September 29, 1875. 

"For the consideration of $20.00
I hereby transfer my right and title to 
the within described Cemetery Lot
to the Heirs of Joseph Quirk
Perry O. September 10, 1875
Signed by Rollin C. Hawkins"