My earlier article was entitled "Tombstones Can't Be Put Back" but it is now reported that nine of the tombstone indeed have been put back. Nave cemetery trustee Mike Frye reported on Monday that nine headstones have been returned to their rightful sites in one of the area's most historic graveyards.
The action comes after township work crews displaced headstones at the Nave Cemetery in Springfield Township, Ohio this month, upsetting members of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Workers may never be able to find the right spots for other markers, trustees said.
The Nave Cemetery, also called the Millsboro Cemetery, contains the remains of 52 people, dating from 1821 to 1957. At least two veterans are buried there, including a soldier from the Revolutionary War and one from the Civil War. The most recent burial was of Mary Nave, who was born in 1865 and died in 1957.
Tom Neel, director of the Ohio Genealogical Society, thanked trustees for returning the nine head stones.
You can read more in a new article in the Mansfield (Ohio) News-Journal at http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20090825/NEWS01/908250306.