Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday: Brown Plot 2

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2016, used with permission

Brown Plot 2

Next "door" to the first Brown plot is this second one with the same arrangements of headstones and monument. Note the stone step leading into the entrance for viewing of the headstones and for moving new burials into the enclosure. It may have been added because of the erosion of the ground. It looks newer than it should.

This monument not only lists the patriarchal father and his wife, the sides are carved with the names of their children that are buried here.  Unlike the other Brown plot, this one doesn't have anything carved on the entrance posts, so viewers (and photographers) must enter the plot to examine each burial. 

In the background is the stone building is the Elm Grove Chapel. It has been renovated so that it provided an alternative for a graveside service. The history of this large cemetery is available in a document on the Web site. Since I have grandparents and several generations back, I have put this document in my family history papers. 

It is advisable to read the Web page for your own family's cemetery. It may be online. Sometimes information is available at the Town or City Hall, or it may be recorded on Find a Grave.

Elm Grove Cemetery at Find a Grave

I will be using the information at Find a Grave along with other sources for this Brown Project. Some of the headstones are identified with a plot number. Joanna Case has been photographing the whole cemetery with the permission of the cemetery board of trustees and the cemetery superintendent. 

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