SPRING CEMETERY CLEANING AND FISH FRY APRIL 29, 2023 9 AM TIL LUNCH AT NOON!
Randy Beckham, Vice President
Ginger Oliver, Secretary
Elaine Rains, Treasurer
Mark Webster, Trustee At Large
Gerald Morgan, Trustee At Large
Jerald Beckham, Honorary Trustee
As Trustees, we pledge to do our best to provide affordable grave spaces for those who need them and to maintain Shiloh as a cherished burial ground while retaining its rural and historic identity.
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Shiloh Cemetery Association, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation organized for the management, maintenance and improvement of Shiloh Cemetery in Sumner, Florida. Supported by private donations and modest grave space privilege fees, Shiloh provides an affordable option for those needing its services.
Shiloh Cemetery Association, Inc. is registered with the State of Florida
as a qualified charitable organization.
"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435- 7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION
BY THE STATE."
In 1855, Allen Osteen was granted 80 acres of land as payment by the US government for his military service in two tours of duty in the Second Seminole War. Osteen did not want the land and it was conveyed to William Yearty. When Yearty died in 1875, his widow, Caroline, buried him on their land, designating a parcel as a cemetery which is included in the present location of Shiloh Cemetery's Ancestral area. On January 21, 1907, W. B. Ellis deeded an adjacent parcel for "burial of the dead," with W. R. Hodges, J. M. Wright, William F. Ingram, and Robert L. Smith as trustees. On October 21, 1920, another adjacent parcel was deeded as a burial ground by W. R. Hodges creating the original one acre Shiloh cemetery, which is now known as the Ancestral area of Shiloh cemetery. Mr. Hodges appointed Jesse Ford, and Charlie Miller as trustees. In 2003, the Trustees who held the deeds to the cemetery parcels, conveyed them to Shiloh Cemetery Association, Inc., to combine with the surrounding nine acres of land donated by Etter T. Usher, making it the ten acre cemetery it is today. Mr. Usher appointed Jerald Beckham, Faye Fenton, David King, Caren W. Smith and Mark W. Webster as trustees, established Shiloh Cemetery Association, Inc., and conveyed ownership of the cemetery to the Association to be managed and operated by the board of trustees..