Monday, January 05, 2009
The two small ones on the left are rough and uncut stones without any carvings. The next stone is clearly shaped like a gravestone but is small. The one on the right is smaller yet but is smooth on the top. It is possible that the two on the right had carved inscriptions at one time.
These gravestones and the ones out of range to the right are set in a row indicating to me that they were placed there intentionally to mark the resting place of a dead loved one.
This is a private burying ground of mostly persons related to the Denison family. Some of those buried here have been relocated to the large Elm Grove Cemetery nearby. Recently, I learned that some of them were Stanton gravestones.
I own several books to be used for gravestone research and I am working on a list of the composition of gravestones. I am hoping to get together a list of the types of materials used to make them and approximate years in which they were used.