Saturday, April 11, 2009

Marissa Cemetery, St. Clair County, Illinois

This tombstone is for Benjamin P. Green. On the lower front it has the surname GREEN. On the side it reads: Died April 11, 1890, Nashville. Aged 67 yrs 7 mths 1 day

His wife Sarah's stone is in the shadows next to a tree and reads: Sarah, Wife of Benjamin, Died June 2, 1900, Aged 62 yrs 9 mths 23 das

[Note: Sarah's maiden name was Getty]

This stone is to the left of the one above and has a Dove near the top. It reads:

Martha Ann, daughter of B.P. and S. Green

[Note: Marissa Cemetery book also indicates she was born Feb. 29, 1871 and died Feb. 27, 1882]

James W. Green
Died March 27, 1877
Aged 50 yrs 29 d

Nancy Green Hendron
Born County Antrim, Ireland
April 1, 1843
Died Aug. 3, 1904

[Note: Nancy's maiden name was Smith. She was married to James W. Green and after his death apparently remarried. However, she is buried next to James and the lower area of her stone reads GREEN.]