YOU CAN HELP
OUR PETITION TO THE SUPERVISORS AND TRUSTEES
I have been circulation a petition which I intend to submit to the Supervisors and to the Trustees.
In the petition we are simply asking these county officials to take immediate action to preserve and
protect this pioneer cemetery.
The trustees have but two jobs, 1) fire protection and 2) cemetery protection. They have
money for non-owned cemeteries but have not asked for all of it. At the same time they are saying
that they do not tax for the maintenance of this cemetery. They have been shirking their
responsibility for many years while our ancestors and the pioneers of Eden Township have had
their final resting place desecrated and destroyed.
These pioneers have the right to expect that their living descendants will pay proper respect
by taking care of the cemeteries which they expected to be maintained.
We are not asking for an elaborate landscaping project nor do we expect the cemetery to become
a "Forest Lawn." We do expect that our county officials will use the money provided in the tax structure
to do their job.
If you agree and want to help you can print the petition which is on the next page. Fill it out
and sign it yourself then take it around to your friends and acquaintences and ask them to sign it
also. When you have gathered all of the signatures you think you can send the petition to me to
be included with the signatures I have obtained.
So far I have not asked a single person to sign this petition who declined. THAT INCLUDES
GARY AND JULIE BUCK, ONE OF THE PRESENT OWNERS OF THE SURROUNDING PROPERTY.
Everyone agrees that something should be done to protect and restore this cemetery. This petition
will certainly convince the Trustees and the Supervisors that they should do what the citizens
You should have no trouble at all getting people to sign.
Thank you for your help. Mail your petition to me at:
1233 Beechdale Ct.
Deltona, FL 32725-3774
(my mail is forwarded)
Former citizen of Rhodes. My ancestor Justus Richmond is one of the people who's headstone
Is still readable. Many others are missing or not readable. Perhaps some of your own ancestors
are also buried in the Price Cemetery.