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Fishburn Cemetery - Valley Township, Scioto County, Ohio
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The specific location of the cemetery is:

Approximately 2.5 miles north of Lucasville on old US 23, near the east embankment of the railroad. These directions are copied from the cemetery inscriptions of John Hayes and Thomas Adkins, May 15, 1988.

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In July 2003, M. Todd and Gitana Fishburn visited the cemetery of their ancestors. They obtained permission from the land owner, Mrs. Virginia Ratliff to access the cemetery. In a note to SCCOGS President Gladys Reynolds regarding the cemetery, Mrs. Fishburn writes: "My husband spent a couple hours literally pulling the timber floor off of the stones. We trimmed a few branches over the stones." "We are very protective of this cemetery at this time. We want to clean up the cemetery, but not make it so visible as to encourage "stone toppling, or even stealing". We planted a hosta in hopes that if someone stumbled upon the cemetery they would know that it had been looked upon recently." "We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have walked where our ancestors walked and to have attended to their gravesite that has been neglected for too many years."

Mr. and Mrs. Fishburn live in Illinois. If you are related to the Fishburn family, and/or have more information regarding the family or the Fishburn Cemetery, you may email them at: OURHONEY86@aol.com

These pictures were sent to the society by Mr. and Mrs. Fishburn. They have included notes with each photo and also sketched a map of the cemetery.

Click on a picture below to enlarge.

Sketch

The following transcription of the readable stones in Fishburn Cemetery was completed by John Hayes and Thomas Adkins, May 15, 1988. Please see Mr. and Mrs. Fishburn's notes on the sketch regarding some of these burials.

Fishburn, Conrad, died May 14, 1845, aged 45y 1m 5d

Fishburn, Elizabeth, wife of C., died Aug. 25, 1859, aged 58y

Fishburn, Jane E., dau. of C. & A.E., died Jan. 1_, 1840, aged 12 days.

Fishburn, L.M. (footstone)

Fishburn, E. (footstone)

Fishburn, J.E. (footstone)

Fishburn, R.A. (footstone)

Fishburn, S.A. (footstone)

 

 

 

 

 

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