Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Brothers Lauriston and Nathan GALLUP

Ten Years of Deterioration
Photo by Midge Frazel, 2004 and Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission

Too Many Words and Too Much Time

Lauriston Gallup and his older brother Nathan are listed on a single memorial gravestone in the Gallup Cemetery (#10) in Ledyard CT. 

You can see by the first photo which I took in May of 2004 when I first visited this graveyard, this stone has been deteriorating at a rapid pace in the ten years between my photograph and the one that Brian took. Even better lighting and higher resolution camera can't improve the carved areas. 

This is a warning to us all. If you see a gravestone with this much information, you should photograph it. In 2004, I had only been taking photos for a short time with the goal of only recording my own ancestors. But, this gravestone and a few others caught my eye at that time and finding no information on the Gallup Family Association's Web site, I went to a Gallup reunion and asked for a simple list of who is buried in the private, gated cemetery. Apparently, no one had a list or a copy of the Hale records. 

I am posting the research on these two brothers for the next two days. Rest in Peace, my second cousins, 6x removed.

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