Concern for Hawbottom Cemetery integrity
Several telephone calls from Doug in IN and John in OH brought up the care & preservation of the Johnson Family Cemetery located off Hawbottom Road in Frederick County, MD. Doug expressed his dismay at the condition of his ancestors burial site. John expressed similar felings. I last visited the cemetery several years ago while attending a (sic) Johnson Family reunion in Frederick.I want to reassure both descendants, and others who might read this communication that its oversight is in good hands.The care of this important cemetery fares no better or worse than other small, family cemeteries whose only caretakers are the descendants themselves.Its condition is not what I would like it to be, but with the existing resources available, there can be no complaint.Doug from the Walbash area wants improvement and sees a coalition of Johnson descendants as the best way to assure its upkeep.That may be the way.The first step is to be able to talk (read) about each descendants ideas, and become acquainted with each's connection to Thomas & Mary's line.Does anyone have a useful suggestion for Doug?Offer to bcome part of a Johnson Family Consortium dedicated to advance whatever goals are established by consensus.Respond to e-mail address -email@example.com -and Doug will receive your e-mail.