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Karen Vandergriff taking picture of tombstone

photo by Tyrone Hemry

Prather Cemetery wall
Tyrone Hemry photo 24 March 2017

Noland Cemetery

photo by Tyrone Hemry 24 March 2017

24 March 2017 A Kay Jones photo of the Prather Cemetery looking from the cemetery back toward Rt. 23.  Note quite how the wall was described 11 Aug 1960

News Watchman 11 Aug 1960

HOSEA NOLIND, a native of Pike County, was born Nov. 19, 1806, three miles south of Waverly, a son of John and Lurena (Shepherd) Nolind, his father a native of Maryland, and his mother of Pennsylvania. Sheperdstown, Pa., was named for his mother's family. His parents came to Ohio in 1796 and settled on Pee Pee Prairie where his father died in his seventy-eighth year and his mother in her fifty-fourth. Of a family of ten children, eight grew to maturity. Hosea and an older brother managed the farm several years prior to their father's death. He was married in 1844 to Sarah Ann Cody, a native of Virginia, born in 1822, and a daughter of David Cody, but a resident of Ohio since ten years of age. They had three children, two are now living - John William and Lurena. Mrs. Nolind died in 1872. Mr. Nolind owns 1,200 acres of fine land, including the old homestead. He lived on his farm till 1870, but since then has made Waverly his home. He is a public-spirited man and is very liberal, especially in all church matters.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 768

Kay Jones looking for more graves

photo by Tyrone Hemry

About a half mile from the Prather cemetery is the Noland Cemetery.  39.0887  -82.9851

There are many unmarked graves a lot of which are very young children.  We could not find the Sewell Prather grave that had been found at an earlier reading of the cemetery.  Kay even got in a little archaeological research in by finding the Nancy Ann Sargent stone completely buried.               

Friday 24 March 2017 three members of the Pike County Geanology and Historical Society went cemetery visiting out on the prairie between Waverly and Piketon, Ohio

Prather Cemetery wall location 39.0834  -82.9912

Tyrone Hemry photo 24 March 2017

Out on the Prairie, Pike Co. Ohio

Karen and Tyrone comparing notes on our tombstone readings

Kay Jones photo

Prather Cemetery wall location 39.0834  -82.9912
Tyrone Hemry photo 24 March 2017