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Tombstones With A Message

Tombstones With A Message

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President Lincoln's grandfather & namesake was killed by Indians while trying to tend his crops. The president's father, Tom, was a boy and was nearly kidnapped. His older brothers heard the commotion, came running to kill the Indians, and save Tom. All this happened outside Middletown, KY near Louisville in the 1770s.

George A. Tann Literary Figure. The Black homeopath who treated the Ingalls family for malaria. He was featured as "Dr. Tan" in the book "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

George A. Tann (1825 - 1909) - Find A Grave Memorial

Evans Trio ~ The epitaphs on these three gravestones, starting at the left: Gravestone #1: "One by one they come / Father and Mother / Will welcome them home." Gravestone #2: "Absent but not forgotten" Gravestone #3: "Say not Good-night, / but in some brighter / clime bid me / Good-morning". Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Really, or a hoax??

Crotchety to the Grave, via Flickr.

"My father's clock placed here at my request" Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Sleepy Hollow, New York

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Interesting Grave Marker

Interesting headstone: What an interesting quote to put on a headstone. Not often one sees "Atheist" on a headstone, either. Located at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Prairie Grove, AR.

Escape to the Silent Cities: Intersting Quote

Little Stranger Vale Cemetery Schenectady, New York

I don't think Bernard was liked very much.

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    Chris Moeller

    Wow! Bernard was awful and apparently so are his people!

inscription reads, "beneath this simple stone, my precious darling sleeps alone." vacationhomerenta... hummingbirdranch..... 520-265-3079

Beloved Tombstone: Tutorial - Blogs - Halloween Forum

The best woman that ever lived ~ Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Harv had a great life.

Forbidden to marry a servant girl he loved. Sent to Europe for a year by his parents. Returned to find his love had been deported by his father, died of a broken heart. His distraught parents built this tomb over his grave. Father, mother, son and angel occupy the tomb. Father was named Blocher. He invented the last design for shoes. Located in Buffalo NY Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Cool gravestone in the Old Center Burying Ground, in Mansfield, CT. A great example of the work of Josiah Manning.

Unusual art on a gravestone - the deathbed of the deceased.

Funny Tombstones


Tombstone: Now I know something you don't -- Hosted by

A little on the nose, but it's such strong of a story with so many open possibilities for both of these people

The most sadly romantic thing ever…

little boy sculpture headstone

Mary Lucy Bowden "died suddenly in this chapel" in 1941 at the young age of 20.

Grave Mistakes: Died during a church service in 1941!

A Gypsy Queen, burried in unhallowed ground, either for being a gypsy or for having a child out of wedlock. Died due to complications from childbirth, burried with her infant, who also did not survive. Saint Mary's Cemetery Marion, Ohio

Saint Mary's Cemetery

Ding dong the witch is dead Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio

Spring Grove Cemetery