Found a grave on our new property

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Oblio13, May 14, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tho Jackson

    Died Feb 23 1843

    AE 79 Years, 11 Mos and 12 Days

    A Native of England




    I Googled his name and didn't come up with anything. I wonder which side he was on during the revolution.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    How interesting! I hope you can find some information on him.
     
  3. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    That's interesting! Your town offices or historical society should have some info on it. There is also a good chance that is it not the only grave but the only stone left. Are there any flat rocks close by that look like they could be grave markers?
     
  4. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that is really neat. Hope you can find more info.
     
  6. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's very interesting. He'd prob. be hard to find info on though, with such common name.

    Maybe you can look at old census records.
     
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  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Hello,
    That is not uncommon. We found several old graves on our farm.
    I would contact one of the local cematary's and see if they have a historical record of all graves in the area that it can be added to..
    You just give them the location and all the info you just gave us.
    That way if any one is doing their family tree/history they do not hit a road block with that name & Location.
    I think there is also an area on roots web you can enter it.

    Its like finding a peice of american history and putting it back where it belongs.
    I should also mention that If you see any indentations in the ground there may be more.
    Ours acually said what they died from, Young KIDS - Yellow Fever - I think, any way it was something fever.

    :)
     
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  8. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    I found a Thomas Jackson that died May 10, 1863, that is really neat that you found a grave. I hope you have fun finding it's history.
     
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you might try the english connection mentioned on the gravestone...I find that quite intriguing and it makes me think that perhaps that even though he may have died in this country, he may not have been a citizen .
     
  10. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cool is THAT?! Wow...I would LOVE to see a pic of it!!
     

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