2012-09-13 / Local & State

Cleanup Set For Kendall Gravesite

September 20 has been designated cleanup day at the 18th-century gravesite of Margaret Fleming Kendall located on the Rose Moore farm just south of Union Cemetery in Ayr Township

The first white woman to die of natural causes in Fulton County, Margaret Kendall died in 1750. Her grave is enclosed by an iron fence that needs to scraped and painted. Trees and bushes that grow inside the fence are in need of pruning.

Many Fulton countians descend from Margaret Kendall. Fulton County native Linda Johnston Mellon, who is organizing the cleanup day, says everyone should be concerned about our county cemeteries.

Cleanup at the Kendall gravesite will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 20. Raindate is the following day, Friday, September 21. Equipment to bring includes pruners, wire brushes, stepladders and paint brushes.

For those who are not able to help with the work but would like to contribute in some way, donations to the cost of the paint would be appreciated. To sign up for the gravesite cleanup or for more information, please call Mellon at 301-707-7053.

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