The specific location
of the cemetery is:
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.
GPS Coordinates -
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
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
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
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)