The Petrification of Rebecca Hibbs

Hibbs Family monument at Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth, Ohio.

“While removing three bodies from Lucas Cemetery to Greenlawn last week, the sexton found one almost wholly petrified, Mrs. Rebecca Hibbs. Petrification had taken place from the throat to the ankles. The grave from which the body was disinterred had evidently been in the line of a subterraneous water course.1

  1. (1875, June 05). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 3.