Sunday, May 31, 2009

Old finds....






These graves were discovered on property
next to our friends property....
they were husband and wife...
the people have been gone over 100 years...
the headstones are marble....
there are foot stones also....
but have been grown over...
Evidently they lived on this property...
the gentleman that is there nows family
has owned the property for 100 years
so these must have been the previous owners...

9 comments:

Janie said...

What an interesting find. I always find old headstones fascinating, wondering who the people were, what they experienced in their time, etc. Thanks for sharing the photos and what you know of the history.

Loretta said...

It might sound creepy but I like old cemeteries. The history is what facinates me. I can't make out the date of birth on the first stone. The stone looks like it has a crack across it and the numbers may have shifted but it looks like the date of birth is 188? which would be after the date of death which is 1870. Were you able to make it out? What a great find! Hugs, Loretta

Avril said...

Very interesting - but I must admit a little creepy to have them on one's property even though the chappie who lives there is a distant family member!

Joy said...

I wonder what it would be like to come across those on your property. What amazing history to have right there.

Joy

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

How cool is that! Our town is an old colonial town so part of our cemetary is just ancient and we like to walk through it and look at the old graves.

Chandy said...

What a find on any property! They must have loved the place to want to be buried there together...

KaysWay said...

How cool! I always find this kind of thing so interesting. I love old history like this.

Kay

Deb said...

Loretta,

It was 1800, kind of hard to tell in the photo.

Deb

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I enjoy visiting old cemeteries, seeing all the unique gravestones, wondering about the stories and history of the people who are buried there.

I'm not sure how'd I'd feel having graves on my own land, though. People tend to move so much nowadays. It's probably a good thing that burying humans in the backyard is illegal now. hehe!

~Lisa