----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Soldier of the South

Linwood Cemetery
Charles Gordon Flournoy
December 24, 1844
April 5, 1902
Soldier of the South
Nelson Rangers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cemeteries: A Source for History

Read this article, by Curt Witcher, online. It is from the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of Ancestry Magazine, which is no longer published.

 Cemeteries: A Source for History

Goslin Lot

No visible stones mark these graves. The names and death dates are located on the gate.

Crawford Cemetery
Simon Goslin: died 11/17/1856
Mary G. Goslin: died 10/30/1868

A quick look at Ancestry.com reveals the name Simon Goslin in many Alabama land records and census and slave schedules. Before locating to Russell County Alabama they were across the river in Columbus, GA. Georgia marriage records list a Simon Goslin to Mary G. Bivins on 1/19/1826 in Baldwin, GA.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Box Tomb

My photo of this box / chest tomb is misleading. It looks large in the photo but it is actually about the size of a laundry basket. There were a couple of small ones in this cemetery.

Anderson G. Jones
Son of FG & S Jones
7/31/1856 - 10/1/1857
Crawford Cemetery

Friday, June 24, 2011

Smith Infants

Hello! It's been a long while since I've had time to post anything. I've been in Georgia a few weeks. My Daddy broke his hip and suffered a stroke following the surgery. My time has been occupied trying to figure out the care he will need in the near future.

Before Daddy moved to rehab he was in the hospital which happens to be close to my favorite cemetery to visit when I'm home: Historic Linwood Cemetery. I was able to sneak away for some fresh air and took a stroll through Linwood, with my camera, of course.

Much has to be determined and decided in the weeks ahead but I'm now able to take some time to catch my breath. I hope to stop and visit the many other cemeteries around here during my time to myself. A good way to get outside and exercise.

Grave of the Smith Infants:

To the memory of our three infant children
H. J. & M. W. Smith
Linwood Cemetery

Sunday, June 5, 2011

This is the face of genealogy.

Posting at the request of Geneabloggers.

Jessie Nell Howard Snell - My Grandma
Sara Estelle Snell Stafford - My Mama
Both are loved and missed.

You can read about the purpose of this post HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Our Pet

I'm still here! These last few weeks have been busy. Monday we took a day trip and had a picnic. I was able to stop in at a few cemeteries along the way.

Here is one that caught my eye at the Kanopolis Cemetery:

Our Pet
Jessie M. Southworth
Oct 16, 1910
Aug 7, 1913