Monday, November 29, 2010

Andrew Jackson Bennett–Civil War Veteran

Born on 9 Aug 1837 in Mason, Warren Co., Ohio, Andrew Jackson Bennett served in Company C, 2nd Kansas Calvary during the Civil War.  He died and is buried in Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Andrew Jackson Bennett Military Headstone

Andrew Jackson Bennett

“A Former Mason Man, Died at His Home in Vernon, Ind.
Andrew J. Bennett was born near Mason August 9, 1837, and departed this life September 12, 1908, age 71 years, 1 month and three days. He was married to Catherine J Michael in 1858, who after a half century spent under his loving protection and kindly care survives him.

In 1862 he enlisted in the 2nd Kansas Calvary and served as a Union soldier throughout the civil war. After the close of the war he became a railroad engineer on the Southern railroad and followed that calling until about ten years ago when he removed to Lebanon, Ind, and engaged in the contracting business. In 1903 he and his wife removed to Vernon where he made his home until his death, and the entire population of the town testify to his sterling qualities and mourn for "Uncle Jack," as he was affectionately known.
Andrew Jackson Bennett, second son of Nicholas and Rachel Bennett, was born in Warren county, Ohio, August 9, 1837, and died September 12, 1908. He was married to Catherine J. Michaels, September 1, 1858. Jackson Bennett served his country in the war of the Rebellion, being a private in Co. C. 2nd Kansas Calvary. After the war he lived in various places in Ohio and Indiana, departing this life at North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana.

Taken from "History and Record of Nicholas Bennett Sr. and His Descendants".”

Andrew and Catherine Michaels Bennett Headstone

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Burial at a Rural Church

With competing churches side by side, travel to graveyards was simplified.  Hopefully, the tombstones will survive the decline of old wooden buildings and subsequent reconstruction or moves to new locations.


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Monday, November 15, 2010

Buried by the Church

A typical setting in days gone by in the East.  A life lived in the town where you grew up.  The church attended throughout your life and then your death.  The church was never far from your daily pattern and in death you are buried in its yard.  The pattern Is repeated throughout the generations.  Life, church, death – intertwined.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Burying the Dead at Wounded Knee

Burying the dead at Wounded Knee – 1891


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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lost and Stranded Cemeteries

There are thousands of lost and stranded cemeteries in the world.  Many are hidden in the woods, others are being slowly eaten by construction and particularly by shopping center parking lots.

Crowley Mausoleum Decatur GA

When you see them, stop and take photos of all of the markers and of the site.  Transcribe the inscriptions and put the photos and text on Find-a-grave so at least the images of the stones and cemeteries  have a chance to survive modern man.

Old family cemeteries are particularly hard hit by developers in modern society, as witnessed in most of the satellite photos associated with the locations below.

If you know of other locations, add the map link to them in a comment to this post and they will be added to the list.



Exploring Alabama’s Lost Cemeteries



Merchant Seaman’sPresidio – San Francisco



Parker Road, Aurora, CO



Cleveland Ave – I-75 – Atlanta, GA

Avondale Mall – Decatur, GA

Walton St / Hwy 78– Loganville, GA

South Davis Dr, Warner Robins, GA

Hunter Army Airfield – Savannah GA

4135 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA



Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY

Kentucky’s Lost Cemeteries



Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL



Mechanicsburg Cemetery – Boone Co, IN

Blackiston Mill Rd – Clarksville, IN

Lost Cemeteries of Henry Co, IN

5875 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN



Riverside Ave and Highway 6, Swansea, MA



Betholem Cemetery – GM Plant, Hamtramck, MI



Metro North Mall, Kansas City, MO


New Jersey

AMC Entertainment, Highland Park, NJ

Little Road – Dist 6 Firehouse, Parsippany, NJ


New York

498 Red Apple CT, Central Valley, NY

5025 Jericho Turnpike, Commack NY

Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY

Palisades Mall, West Nyack, NY


North Carolina

Orange Water Sewer Authority – Carrboro, NC

Carolina Mall, Concord, NC

Chapel Hill Rd – Durham, NC

708 Greenville Blvd – Greenville, NC

Carter Finley Stadium – Raleigh, NC

Duke University – West Campus



700 Charles Page Blvd, Sand Springs, OK



Tony Nose Cemetery, Lima OH

Hepburn Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH

18348 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH



GreenwoodRamona Ave, Philadelphia, PA


Rhode Island

Connecticut Ave and High St, Middletown, RI

Michaels Crafts, Smithfield, RI


South Carolina

North Main, Summerville SC



Buffalo Valley Rd – Cookeville, TN

Angelus St, Memphis, TN

1-179 Angelus St, Memphis, TN



183 Highway, Austin, TX

Wise Lane, Garland, TX

Long Point and Pech Rd, Houston, TX

Callendar Hill Rd, Mansfield, TX

Headache Springs – Tyler TX


Bennett Family – Alpine, UT



Nutley St – Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA

7531 Linton Hall Rd – Gainesville, VA

7756 Quioccasin Rd, Henrico, VA

14332 Potomac Mills Cir, Woodbridge, VA



Wisconsin’s Lost Cemeteries



Bridlewood Mall, Toronto, Canada



Calle Paredes, Oviedo, Spain


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Emma Louisa Burger Drew Mead Tombstone

Emma Louisa Berger Drew Mead was born in Iowa in 1852.  She moved to the gold country of California with her family at age six.  After marrying Charles Drew of Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1867 at 14, the young mother knew heartache in her life with the loss of two of her two children to illness while they were still infants. 

Charles died of pneumonia when she was 38.  She later married Willard Clinton Mead and was well known for her love of and assistance to children without parents.  Numerous foster children were welcomed in to her home throughout her lifetime.

Emma is buried in the Copperopolis Cemetery, Calaveras County, California.

Mead Emma L headstone


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