Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ninevah Cemetery

The Graveyard Rabbit
Graveyard Rabbit Association Most of my ancestors are buried here. The cemetery is about 2 to 3 miles south of 224 on the left hand side and rests on a hill side. The cemetery was founded about 1816 if not earlier.
The marker on the left is my Great Great Grandfather Aaron Strimple who was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and traveled from New Jersey with his wife Keziah (Stout) and children to Richland County, Ohio. He shows up in Ohio in the 1830 census. The cemetery has some wonderful old stones but, unfortunately, most are very badly worn and crumbling.

Ninevah Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Greenwich Township.  The oldest known is a Revolutionary War veteran that died in the early 1860s.  The Cemetery is still active with the most recent burials near the iron wrought fence.  Most of the older Strimples and families that married into them are buried here to include several Civil War veterans.

       The markers themselves have fallen to the ground because of subsidence and many of them are too heavy to re-position.  I joined the Graveyard Rabbits.  We graveyard rabbits hop in the cemeteries looking at stones.

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