caution: Night visits to
this site are NOT recommended, nor should one attempt to visit the tomb
while under the influence.
NOTE: Be sure to
visit Milan Cemetery featured in the Cemeteries
Cemetery is quite remarkable. It contains many beautiful, historic,
and interesting grave sites. Rare items were found here,
including iron-cross grave markers and a "receiving vault."
recently been reading some history of Milan and it turns out old Ben Abbott
was a very famous guy in this area. There is an island named after him and
he was a significant landowner in the area. I also read an article that says
Ben and his wife are no longer buried in the tomb, but rather his two
children. Apparently, when his children died, they buried them at their
home. Later, later when the home was sold, the new owners came across
the graves and had the children dug up and re-buried in the tomb, at which
time the parents where moved out of the tomb and into a burial grave near
the tomb. I'm not sure of the logic behind that but that's what I read.