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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 16, 2019

"DAR Honors Chesterville Patriots" - from the Mount Vernon News - October 14 2019

Sharing a link to an abbreviated internet write-up with short video by the "Mount Vernon News"of this event held on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  It was to dedicate a marker to honor the service and sacrifice of four Revolutionary War veterans buried at the Chester Baptist Cemetery in Morrow County, Ohio.  The cemetery is adjacent to the Chester Baptist Church that celebrated a bicentennial this year. It is the oldest church in Morrow County. 
It was only one day prior to the ceremonies that professional cemetery conservator Tim Foor of Hallowed Ground Cemetery Preservation, LLC uncovered the original marker for Revolutionary War veteran Private Peter Doty. He proceeded to clean, repair, and reset it in time for the ceremonies. 
(Above photo courtesy of Stacy Foor)
Tim Foor is standing far right.
Per the newspaper article, the other Revolutionary War Patriots recognized were:
Evan A. Holt, Drummer from Pennsylvania
John Kinney, Scout from Pennsylvania
George McCreary, Sergeant from Pennsylvania