Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Marion, Kentucky

J. Preston 1907 - 1973

Winnie 1905 - 1981

[Note: Joseph Preston Woodside was the son of James L. & Doris (Travis) Woodside]

Sarah Alice COLEMAN
1904 - 1985

[Note: Sarah Alice was the daughter of James L. & Doris (Travis) Woodside]

These photos were taken by Gene Hunter.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Laurel Grove Cemetery, Florida

The following photos for my Pettit ancestors are located at the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida.

This stone is for Henry Newton Pettit, Jr. son of Henry Newton & Elizabeth (Heard)Pettit. It reads:

H.N. Pettit

Born at Kaskaskia, Ill.
Aug. 29, 1822
July 13, 1893(83?)

This stone is for the son of Henry Newton Pettit, Jr. & Louisa (Conant) Pettit. It reads:

Nathan Conant Pettit

Jan. 12 1846
Nov. 9, 1926
Co. K, 5 Ill. Cav.

This is the wife of Nathan.

Tammie, Wife of
N. C. Pettit
Born July 19, 1856
Died Aug. 10, 1895

(dates are a little hard to read)

Daughter of
Nathan Conant Pettit and
Tammie Doane Pettit

Effie Doane Pettit
Mar. 16, 1887
Dec. 4, 1969

Daughter of
N.C. & T. L. Pettit
Born Sep. 4, 1892
Died Dec. 15, 1893

These photos were taken by Bill DeSha. He has a great military writeup on Nathan Conant Pettit at

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Funny Tombstone Inscriptions

Under the sod and under the trees,
lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the pod.
Pease shelled out and went to God.

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
dig six feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.

Here lies Johnny Yeast.
Pardon me for not rising.

Here lies an Atheist,
all dressed up and no place to go.

Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
car was on the way down. It was.