Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY ~ Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newark,Ohio–I've surpisingly located members of my family and my husband’s buried here

Sometimes I randomly pick what I’m going to write about and today was one of those days.  I decided to write about a cemetery, but had no idea which one.  I went to my locations list in Legacy and selected Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newark, Licking, Ohio.

According to the list in Legacy, there are 5 people in my tree buried there.

What I was surprised to learn, when I looked at each of those 5 individuals, is that 3 are from my family and 2 are from my husband’s.  Those paths have not crossed before, in this manner.  What fun.

Cedar Hill Cemetery is located in Newark, Licking County, Ohio.  It’s located at 275 N. Cedar St.  Newark is located northeast of Columbus, Ohio in just about the center of the state.

Here are names from my family – all are on the maternal side.

Martin Gillen Alexander (1863-1924) and his wife Mary E. McCarty (about 1861 – 1934)  Martin is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed.

 Headstone photos courtesy of Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan,  FindAGrave volunteer

Lawrence C. Diebel, Jr. (1928-2012) – he is my maternal 2nd cousin once removed.

  Headstone photo courtesy of baack40, FindAGrave volunteer

And from my husband, Ron’s family, on his paternal side.

James Dwight Williams (about 1869-1955) and his wife Anna Rosette (1874-1945).  Anna is my husband’s 2nd cousin 3 times removed.

I have asked but not yet received permission to use their headstone photos, so here are links to their memorials.
James – #51784895 and Anna #51784635

Here’s my question for all you readers/researchers.  Have you run across your family and your spouses family buried in the same cemetery?  I suppose if everyone was from a close knit community and didn’t stray from the area, it’s quite likely.  However, in the case of my husband’s ancestors and mine, they are not normally found in the same locations.

If you are connected to anyone mentioned in this post, I’d love to hear from you.


A HEADSTONE LOST FOR 256 YEARS – Now Found ~ The story of 9 year old Betty Clark (1752-1761)

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY–Triplet daughters of Elijah & Rebecca Frampton - died 1827

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl
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I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.