Kathleen Last & Virginia Ackerman
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Ward, Elizabeth, (wife) of Joseph Ward, died March 20, 1846 age (illegible)
The road project was held up for a number of years. In 1997 digging began again at the site of the cemetery and in July 1998 the remains of another 13 people was discovered. These remains were also reinterred in the Bethania Cemetery. Nothing was found to identify these remains. It was estimated that they were buried between 1790 and 1840.
A new tombstone erected in the
Bethania Cemetery reads:
Ward, Thomas died 1819
Ward, Mary died 18--
Ward, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Ward, 1781-1846
And 16 other unknown persons
removed from Benton Road Cemetery
October 1990 & July 1998 due to a road project and reinterred here in 3 graves.