Tombstone Tuesday – The Tuck Brothers

Bryan Tuck and Dewey Tuck Jan 25, 1899 – Jan 5 1919 This double tombstone sits in the New Hope Methodist Church in Randolph, VA. This is in the same cemetery where some of my Haley ancestors are buried. To my knowledge, I have no relationship to the Tuck brothers of Halifax County. I [...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Interesting Tombstone

This is a tombstone for Rachel Blythe, wife of A G Bauer. She died in 1897 at the age of 26. The stone is located in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wake County, NC. Rachel’s husband was an architect and erected this stone monument for his wife. Her photograph is attached inside the columns. It [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Gravestones and Their Stories

On my recent trip to Charleston, SC I spent a lot of time wandering the historic cemeteries. I was drawn by the stories these cemeteries told just by the gravestones that were there. The artwork and symbolism can tell so much about the person (and the family) buried there.

As I wondered the cemeteries, [...]

Tombstone Tuesday Interesting Stones

Wm Robert Andrews

I found the color and shape of these two tombstones interesting. Notice on the one above the place of birth is given. For someone researching this family that could be a useful piece of information. Now why didn’t my ancestors leave clues like that! Hattie Lee Andrews

Both photographs taken [...]

Tombstone Tuesday Confederate Soldiers

Unknown Confederate Soldier Confederate Soldier Section of Oakwood Cemetery

These photographs were taken in the Confederate Soldier section of Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC It is quite an impressive sight.

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Tombstone Tuesday Oakwood Cemetery

I recently visited historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC. Oakwood Cemetery was begun in 1869 and sits close to the downtown area on 102 acres of land. Buried there are the famous and not so famous. A confederate soldier cemetery is also there. Since beginning genealogy, I have found myself interested in the styles and [...]

Tombstone Tuesday Field Stone Markers

These are two field stone markers located in the Pleasant Grove Christian Church cemetery in Halifax County, VA. They are located close to the graves of Sarah Elizabeth Talbott and her son-in-law C R Elliott. According to the cemetery directory, it is not known who graves these stones mark. I found these particularly interesting. [...]

Tombstone Tuesday Geneva Talbott Steube

Geneva T. Steube Sept. 18, 1872 Aug. 5, 1956 Geneva Talbott was the youngest daughter of John B and Sarah (Owen) Talbott of Halifax Co, VA. Geneva was the second wife of George Ernest Steube. She is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston, VA.

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Tombstone Tuesday Ammon Talbott

Ammon B Talbott June 20, 1917 – June 19, 1994 Adell Oakley Talbott Sept 18, 1915 – June 5, 2000 Ammon Talbott was the son of John Robert “Bob” Talbott and his wife Lottie Osborne. Ammon and his wife are buried in the Harmony Methodist Church near Alton, Halifax, VA. [...]

Tombstone Tuesday John Robert Talbott

John Robert Talbott Lottie Osborne

Jan 21, 1867 -Jan 21, 1938 Oct 5, 1888 -Nov 24, 1965

This is the tombstone of John Robert “Uncle Bob” Talbott and his wife of Halifax County, VA. Bob was the son of John B Talbott and Sarah Owen Talbott. There tombstone is located at Harmony [...]

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