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Tombstone Tuesday: Henry Clay Perry

In the late summer of 2012, my friend Donna and I went out to what felt like the middle of nowhere (but wasn’t) and walked Oak Plain Cemetery outside Blue Mountain, Mississippi. 87 more words

Location: Mississippi

Tombstone Tuesday: Euphronius Daniel "Frone" George

Euphronius Daniel “Frone” George was born in April of 1840 in Lunenburg County, Virginia to parents James and Ermine (or Armine) George.  Frone was their second son and the 1850 census enumerated six children for James and Ermine, ranging in age from ten to one. 506 more words

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A Tale of Two Sisters

When the two sisters traveled from France to America with their mother and seven of their siblings in 1854, Elisabeth was seven and Christina was just five years old. 286 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Sally Paige Sargent

Main Street Cemetery

New London, Merrimack, New Hampshire

Sally wife of Ezel’

Sergent Died March

1st 1817 Age 44

A Son & Dau of Ezel’ & 94 more words

Tombstone Tuesday: Keziah McBride Street

Keziah was my fourth great-grandmother and the ancestor I seem to sympathize with the most. She saw her husband, seven sons, and oldest grandson off to the Civil War. 132 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth Mosby Woodson Allison (1824-1924)

I can’t remember how I happened to stumble across the story of Elizabeth Mosby Woodson Allison – perhaps the tragic way she died caught my eye in a 1924 newspaper headline.  753 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Cemeteries in Odd Places

   In the early days of American history, it was common for families to set aside a small plot of land on their farm for the family cemetery.  781 more words

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