Tombs record book underway

first_img By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, December 25, 2012 Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Unmarked graves are also marked with a slab, rock or broken headstone, etc. but have no name.“For example, the Sexton’s Register for Oakwood Cemetery gives the name of a person in a specific Division, Section and Lot number where there is a slab without a name” McLaney said. “We can than match a name to that slab.”McLaney said Tim Hussey found a death record, which indicated a woman was buried in Old Lebanon Cemetery, but there is no marker.“John Phillip Johnston provided the names of two of his wife’s ancestors who are buried at Old Lebanon but there is no marker and none were listed on the cemetery map,” McLaney said. “All three names have been added to the Tombs Record book with the notation of the source and that the locations of the graves within the cemetery are unknown.”center_img McLaney said, where possible, the Tombs Record Book will include the names of each person cremated in or whose ashes were brought to Pike County.The “Names Column” will include married women by both their married names and maiden names.Anyone who has names and/or locations of any unidentified graves or named persons but whose location within a cemetery is unknown is encouraged to call (334) 268-9192 so they can be included in the new cemetery book. Tombs record book underway Work is underway by the Pike County Historical Society to prepare a new comprehensive tombs record book for Pike County.However, local historian John Phil McLaney said problems have been identified that will be present at all the cemeteries to be surveyed.“We used the 1963 Old Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery Map, the 1987 Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery Map, the Oakwood Map, the Sexton’s Register and funeral home records to identify problems,” McLaney said. “We need the help of the public in identifying unmarked graves and persons who are named but whose graves are have not been located.” Latest Stories McLaney said the historical society is attempting to identify unmarked graves that appear on an old map or are known to exist according to oral family history or from other sources such as family Bibles and obituaries.“For example, there is a Confederate veteran at the foot of Kirksey Whatley’s great-grandfather’s grave at Mt. Moriah and a second Confederate veteran to the left of the first unmarked grave,” McLaney said. “There no known names for either.”McLaney said Whatley’s knowledge of the unmarked graves comes from helping his grandmother maintain the dirt mounds. Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County is home to some of the youngest elected court officials in the state – but that youth doesn’t… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more