Exploring almost forgotten gravesites in 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, May 2, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sharing News about the "Friends of Bethel Cemetery" in Belmont County, Ohio


"Would you like to help save the history of the area?"

"You can be a Friend of the Bethel Cemetery. 

The Bethel Cemetery Trustees are now accepting donations for the Restoration and Preservation of the cemetery located at 32365 Leatherwood Pike Barnesville, Ohio. 

We would like to thank all those who have helped so far. 
 We are in the process to restore the beautiful stones and grounds and much more work is needed to be done.

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 For more information on the Restoration and Preservation call Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh @ 740-679-2347."

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(photographs above courtesy of Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh)

Spotlighting a News Story about Two Great-Grandsons Who Found the Gravesite of Their Confederate Ancestor Who was Buried at the Medway Cemetery in Clark County, Ohio

Click on the title above to link to the story entitled:  

"Family's 30 year search for Confederate Ancestor Ends in Medway Cemetery." From the "New Carlisle News." 

The Confederate Soldier was William Bailey.  

The story has a lot of twists and turns but ultimately William Bailey's gravesite went unmarked for 98 years.

Click HERE to link to William Bailey's "Find A Grave" memorial.