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Reader Comment by Bob Anderson:
Remind your readers that tombstones can carry a lot more info than just name, birth date and death date. We were trying to complete my wife’s DAR application and knew that one of her ancestor’s daughter’s. Susannah, had married a Morgan but could not prove which one even though all evidence indicated Isaac Morgan. We also knew that their daughter Penelope (Nellie) had married Wm. Curtis. We could not tie Isaac and Susannah together nor Nellie to Isaac and Susannah. While on a trip to Indiana we located Nellie’s grave and low and behold, on the tombstone was “Nellie, wife of Wm. Curtis, daughter of Isaac and Susannah Morgan”. Happy days were here again.
This is an interesting tombstone from Carter Fowkes and I wish we could find many like this
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