Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Green Lawn Cemetery

Autie Bell Dilts (1876-1957) married Frederick William White (1872-1918). In the early 1900's Fred's brother Tully S. White (1867-1949) purchased Lot 258 in Section 66 at Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio. I was able to locate the lot while I was down at Green Lawn on Monday. Shamefully, I didn't have my camera with me, although it was probably best since the grass around the stones was pretty high. I will return soon with my camera and maybe some grass clippers. At any rate, there are eight stones in all (Autie, Fred, their daughter Fremonda, Tully, his wife, and infant daughter, and two others).

To find Lot 258, Section 66 drive the red line for about a half a mile until you get to Section 66 and turn right on the yellow line. Lot 258 is the seventh lot from the corner on your right. I do hope to have these all posted on in the very near future.

Roseville Cemetery

Although I have several small projects I am working on, and always a large "to do" list, my current major project is the Roseville Cemetery in Muskingum County, Ohio. I started back in January with the goal of taking a photo of every stone in the cemetery. I was able to get about 1/3 of the way through that day. Since then I have organized the photos and starting adding them to the graves posted at and adding the graves which were not already posted. I returned in March and took about another 1/3 of the cemetery, with hopes of getting back there this weekend to finish it off, weather permitting.

As far as I can tell, all of the Dilts' in this cemetery are the descendants of Thomas Dilts (1817-1887) and Elizabeth Ann Gillespie (1829-1911). lists Elizabeth A. Dilts as being buried in Roseville, but the stone for Thomas is very hard to read at this point. The site has John Gillespie, born in Ireland, listed as her father. I am still relatively clueless as to the ancestry of Thomas. He is listed as a land owner in Roseville on an 1860 map (shown near the current Athens Road area). On the same map Morris Dilts (1798-1888) and his son William (1824-1890) are shown owning land in the Ebenezer/Hoop Pole Road area. Was Thomas a younger brother of Morris or an older brother of William? Morris moved on to Indiana with his son Morris Jr. (1837-1914), daughter Mary C. "Polly" (1836-1936) and her husband John M. Dodds (1838-1884). They are all buried in Shelby Co. Indiana. William stayed in Muskingum County, Ohio and is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery along with his wife Mary Elizabeth Gillespie (1830-1909). Is she related to Elizabeth Ann?