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graveyard around their old church t hat is now t he Masonic L odge building on St. Mary’s Square in St. Michaels. When the Methodists moved over to Talbot Street in the 1870s, they bought land behind their new St. Luke’s Church for Olivet Cemetery. “The town bought a plot in Olivet and was supposed to move the bodies over, but it looks like they probably just moved the headstones,” she says. “We have never found the grave of William Merchant, who owned the Cannonball House. We think he was buried nearby. Someone with ground-penetrating radar might be able to find bones left behind.” Copies of the four volumes of Tom b s tone s of Ta l b ot C ount y, Maryland are available for review at the Easton and St. Michaels branches of the Talbot County Library. Dick Cooper is a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist. An eBook anthology of his writings for the Tidewater Times and other publications, East of the Chesapeake: Skipjacks, Flyboys and Sailors, True Tales of the Eastern Shore, is now available at amazon.com. Dick and his wife, Pat, live and sail in St. Michaels, Maryland. He can be reached at dickcooper@coopermediaassociates.com. 38

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