Sunday, April 25, 2010

Nathaniel Grigsby – Lincoln’s Friend

Nathaniel Grigsby was a dear friend of Abraham Lincoln. 

In 1860, he was living in Norborne. He wrote to Lincoln and received an appointment as Republican Precinct Committee Man. He placed Lincoln's name on the 1860 ballot.

Read the rest of the story by Trish on Nathaniel’s Find-a-Grave memorial.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wounded Knee

On December 29, 1890, troops of the U.S. 7th Cavalry massacred about 146 Lakota Sioux men, women and children at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.   They were buried in a mass grave at the site of the massacre.




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Monday, April 12, 2010

John Rowe Moyle 1808 - 1889

John Rowe Moyle was born in Wedron, Cornwall, England on 22 Feb 1808 and died in Alpine, Utah on 15 Jan 1889. 

Well known as a stalwart in the Mormon faith, he exhibited fearless tenacity in managing pain as he walked the 30+ miles between Alpine and Salt Lake City each week to work on the Salt Lake Temple on a self-carved artificial leg.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Charlotte Thomas Burgess Tombstone

Born in Middleboro, MA in 1812, Charlotte Thomas married Phineas Burgess there in 1832.  She died in 12 Jan 1903 in Plymouth, MA and is buried in the Old South Pond Cemetery.

Burgess Charlotte Thomas headstone

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little Different Graveyard

Not all graveyards house the remains of humans as demonstrated by this huge Airplane graveyard near Tucson, Arizona.


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