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."

Saturday, April 18, 2020

A brief study of one early Ohio grave marker's date inscription

Sharing this photo of the 1823 gravestone for Mary "Polly" Linnabary Strong posted on Find A Grave.  
Please take a moment to enjoy viewing the beautifully carved inscriptions that look almost as crisp and clear as probably the day that they were carved almost 200 years ago!  
Take note of her age that appears after the Æ - At first glance does the number look like a 37? Or a 57? 
Keep in mind the inscription notes that two infant sons were buried in the same coffin! 
Also, look at the other numbers.
She died in 1823 on Oct. 3
Thus, her age was 37 !
The font is a "flat top" 3 !