So what all is really here? And left of what was? Who are the people from the past? What is still here left behind from the past? And what are we doing now?
It seems the coal mines and progress in general have taken so much. But every now and again you will find something that says “I have been here a long time and I have a story.”
My Grandfather’s family is the Evan’s family. Many of them are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery which is only a few blocks from my home. My grandfather always told my grandmother he wanted to be buried there with his folks. She told him it depended on who went first. He went first and she put him with her family at Williams Cemetery. I have researched his family, just because they are local, easy to find, and actually very interesting. Many of their graves are in distress at Oak Hill Cemetery. I walk there quite often. I have a passion for cemeteries, for whatever reason. They are quiet and interesting, I can spend hours there and it is good for my soul. I would like to start a restoration project at the old section of Oak Hill Cemetery. I have been researching, contacting people and I believe I may do it when life allows it. But along with my grandfather’s family, there are so many others of the early families in the area, each with a story to tell.
Here I will try to tell their stories. I will try to tell the stories of objects found. I will try to tell the stories of people, places and things that were and some that no longer are. I will also post from the present. I invite comments and guest blogs from other families from the area to share their photos and stories. I not only like the facts, but also the folkore passed down through the generations.
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