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Revolutionary War history

March 22, 2013 HIRAMSBURG—Nestled off the beaten path in Noble County in a small family cemetery are two headstones marking the final resting place of Private John Gray, the last surviving Revolutionary War soldie... more »»

Grave matters: Tick Ridge

March 16, 2013 By Evan Bevins The Marietta Times ebevins@mariettatimes. more »»

A place for the faithful

March 8, 2013 LAWRENCE TWP. — Located just off Washington County 17 in Lawrence Township, a green street sign that displays Ludwig Cemetery stands on the same location that a church once did. more »»

Up on a hill over Ohio 26

March 1, 2013 The graveyard on a hill just off Ohio 26 in Lawrence Township wasn’t always known as Rake Cemetery. Originally it was called Snodgrass Cemetery, named for a local family. more »»

Grave matters: Harkins Cemetery

February 23, 2013 VIENNA, W.Va.— Harkins Cemetery in Vienna is the final resting place of four Civil War veterans but they didn’t all have markers until just a few years ag. more »»

Coal Run Cemetery’s history began in early 1800s

February 15, 2013 COAL RUN - “Too fair, too dear for mortals here, her saviour called her home. But we are left to drop a tear and mourn her early doom. more »»

Family maintains cemetery

February 8, 2013 LIBERTY TWP. more »»

Temporary resting place

February 1, 2013 Visitors to Marietta’s Mound Cemetery are often curious about a large, weathered sandstone structure that stands to the left of the walkway about halfway between the mound and the cemetery’s main... more »»

Grave matters: Dr. Samuel Hildreth loved history, botany

January 26, 2013 The large prehistoric conus mound located in the middle of Marietta’s Mound Cemetery apparently held some great interest for D. more »»

Local hero’s resting place

January 17, 2013 The burial site of a community’s namesake or founder is often marked by a well-cared-for headstone, a commemorative plaque or even a statue. more »»

Grave matters: Victims of 1918 flu pandemic

January 12, 2013 WATERTOWN TWP.—The current flu season is off to an early start, and widespread cases of hospitalizations and even flu-related deaths have been a source of growing concern. more »»

Grave Matters: Symbolic markers

January 5, 2013 Forget the idea of the dead speaking from their graves in a scary movie scene. Grave markers are a gentler and more beautiful way to make the deceased’s voice heard from the past to the present. more »»

Grave Matters: Murdered former slave returned to Marietta

December 29, 2012 It was the wrong time to be wearing a blue Union Army overcoat in southeastern Missouri in the year 1866. more »»

Mystery buried at cemetery

December 20, 2012 Legends abound about the history of a cluster of small headstones overlooking Veto Lake in Dunham Township. more »»

Cemetery expanding: Adjacent farm owner donating land

December 14, 2012 The Woodruff Cemetery in Watertown Township has been in use for more than 200 years, and it’s about to get a lot bigger. more »»

Historical stories in Harmar; Barber family history in city’s oldest cemetery

December 7, 2012 Among the 1,000 or so graves in historic Harmar Cemetery—Marietta’s oldest graveyard—are the final resting places of three men bearing the name of Levi Barber who lived in the Harmar district from... more »»

Friends that were foes, too

November 30, 2012 Coming off a heated election season, one of the many accomplishments in the storied lives of Rufus Dawes and Adoniram J. Warner may seem particularly hard to believ. more »»

Grave Matters: Mary Bird Lake

November 24, 2012 LOWELL—Buried in Rainbow Cemetery in Lowell in 1796, Mary Bird Lake is remembered today for her medical services in New York state during the Revolutionary War—and at Campus Martius in the Northwest... more »»

Historical ‘hidden gem’

November 16, 2012 NEW MATAMORAS—Pioneer Cemetery is a well hidden historical gem in New Matamoras, situated two blocks from the intersection of Ohio 7 and Main Street. The cemetery was established in 1832. more »»

Grave Matters: Gard Cemetery

November 10, 2012 PALMER TWP —The first groundbreaking in a cemetery is never a happy story, but for Gard Cemetery, the first cemetery in Palmer Township, it is a particularly tragic tale. more »»



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