Saturday, June 13, 2009

Family Cemeteries

Jonathan WHEELER
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
It was my pleasure to visit in 2007, a small family cemetery in Stonington, CT and to witness a cemetery restoration in progress. As I blogged about my visit, I was contacted by Steve Wheeler, a fellow educator, who along with his father Dick was restoring this ancient graveyard called the Jonathan Wheeler Cemetery.

As you can see by this photo that I took then, this is the gravestone of Jonathan Wheeler (1708-1790) whose wife was Esther Denison (1715-1799). This couple and their ancestors (Isaac2, Thomas1) are the link to shared genealogy Steve Wheeler and I share.

Steve says that my blog inspired him to create his own blog! (I feel so cool.) His blog has information that I didn't know about my Wheeler family. (You always learn something from another relative).

Steve and his Dad visited the area where the family of Thomas Wheeler was born and the church where he was baptized. Thomas Wheeler is my immigrant ancestor in this line and one of the oldest gravestones in my collection.

Visit with him at A Wheeler Family History, you'll be glad that you did!


geneabloggers said...

Wow! Isn't it great to know that you can inspire others to catch the blogging bug? Great job.

Thomas MacEntee

Gale Wall said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. You do inspire others. Thanks!