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Tombstone Tuesday: Benjamin F. Cooley, Master Clock Maker

I came across an interesting story while researching my sister-in-law’s ancestors.  Benjamin F. Cooley is her great-great-great grandfather, one of the early settlers of Grayson County, Virginia, and at the time one of the finest clock makers in the country.  824 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Andrew Bradford Holley II

Andrew Bradford Holley II died at the age of 26 and left behind an infant daughter, Rachel. He was returning home and was either hit by lightning or caught in a tornado (stories vary). 12 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Charles H. Cheese

Charles H. Cheese was born on February 22, 1856 in Illinois to parents George and Elizabeth Cheese.  George, born in England around 1823, arrived in America on April 27, 1830 with his parents Edmund and Ann Cheese.  804 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas N Braselmann

Thomas Nathan Braselmann, Second Lieutenant in Company F, Second Mississippi Infantry. He died 21 July 1861 in the battle of First Manassas.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Green B. Rash

    I came across this fellow named Green Rash while I was doing research for some of my ancestors, the Stogsdills — his name appeared in some Pulaski County, Kentucky will records.  887 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Lucy Gassaway

Lucy Gassaway, wife of Willis Robinson. Moved from South Carolina with her husband to Tippah County in the 1830s and is buried in the Oak Plain cemetery east of Blue Mountain. 27 more words