Have you looked on-line lately for your family history? My family has kept wonderful records, but what recently surprised me is how many cemetery and grave sites are being documented through photographs. In the next few months my brother and I hope to visit these sites. But I'm thrilled to have found this so far! 

My great (5x) grandfather is documented.
'A Cenotaph' is monument erected in his honor and means he is not interred or buried in this location. I believe I'm coming close to finding his actual gravesite. I know it's a family plot on private property... Riley Mountain next to Honey Creek, Between Llano and Austin. It's just a matter of finding out who the property now belongs to. 

James's daughter, my great (4x) grandmother

Her Husband, Hiram

Especially sad are the graves of Phoebe and Hiram's daughters that didn't make it to adulthood. Sad and beautiful.

A brief edit: these photos are from cemetery databases, most family records will say what county a loved one passed away in. You can 'google' what cemeteries are in that county. From there you can search individual cemeteries. Most all the sites have a list of the interred. With the help from groups like Boy Scouts and many others now these cemeteries now have photos. Thank you, to those individuals for their hard work!

Here's hoping...you find your own connections today :0)


red.neck chic said...

Okay - how morbid will you think I am if I tell you that one of my all time favorite past-times is walking through cemeteries and reading each and every gravestone? I do - I know - it's crazy. Louisiana has some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen!!! All of my folks hail from up North (yeah - crazy Yankees!!!)so I just have to "visualize" their resting spots!!!

I get your comments - I do I do! And I LOVE it when you come to visit me!!! I say... blurb out the first thing that comes to mind - I do!!!

;-) Happy Thursday!!!

Anne Marie said...

the kids and I take trips to the cemetery to pray for the deceased...I think it's beautiful there - so much love -

and wow Lynea! what a compliment you gave me just now!! I am no photographer, I just like taking pictures!
you are so sweet.
Anne Marie

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Lynea, Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you liked the roses. I havent been to the vintage gardens yet. But I have been to the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. They have a beautiful collection of roses and other gardens also. Have your self a good Saturday....Julian