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Barnett Cemetery - Shelby County, Ohio
From "Memorial Records, Shelby County, Ohio (1975)"
Barnett Cemetery......Shelby County, Ohio, Van Buren Twp.
"Abandoned colored cemetery in Van Buren Township, on the west side of Lucas-Gieb Road, one-eighth mile north of the intersection of Lucas-Gieb Road and State Route 29. Only three markers can be found in this heavily overgrown plot although numerous internments were made there."
Allen, Elizabeth, d Oct 20 1874, 61y
Rockwell, Francis E., son of G. & G., d Feb 28, 1886, 21y 3m 11d
Winslow, Harrison, d Feb 28, 1857, 39y
From a reading about 40 years ago (1935)- tombstones cannot be found in 1975:
Jones, Willis, d 1861, 21y
Peters, Henry, d 1884, 83y
Olden, Samuel, d June 20, 1901, 50y
(Reportedly buried here in an unmarked grave:)
(Reportedly buried near the cemetery in an unmarked grave:)
I visited this site in June 2003 and only the marker for Harrison Winslow is still visible. I was unable to find the marker for 3rd great-grandparents Peter & Elizabeth Allen.
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