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Tombstone

Junction

"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have."

                                    Benjamin Franklin 
                                        (1706 - 1790)

Old Ben Franklin couldn't have been further from the truth with this statement. on my recent genealogy trip in July 2004, I have seen everything from the worst to the BEST kept cemeteries, luckily the worst were far and few between ...


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The following is a listing of the cemeteries I visited on my recent vacation.  I am creating one link for each cemetery and then link subsequent pages off of that main page ... limiting four photo's per page, hopefully this won't cause too many head aches waiting for each page to come up on your screen :)


Finally - got a freeware program that trims down the photo file sizes nicely, please let me know if you have problems viewing any of the pages ...    posted: 08/20/04


this is currently another work in progress check back often ! as other's share their findings with us too ...

 

Arizona

[posted here so that I may share these photo's with those running the Saving Graves web site] ...

this one has 5 web page ... the two hdpth headstones that we were looking for, are not here ... at least the grave marker's are no longer visible ... the caretaker of this cemetery is an all volunteer group called "Pioneer Cemetery Association" which over sees several cemeteries in the Phoenix, AZ area ... it has been practically abandoned, and has to be one of the poorest condition cemeteries that I have seen :( it was fenced and the gate was locked [but on my visit, there was a whole in the fence, which I gained access through, to photograph the existing headstones and the site in general] ... this cemetery is said to not be in the best of neighborhoods, and PCA has heard that there have been several reports of tombstones that have been hauled off over the years :/

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 3 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

 

California

this one has 5 web pages ... showing the Academy Methodist Church, the Academy Cemetery along with the hdpth headstones found there, and then the Millerton Lake and original county courthouse there ... note: for some reason I didn't see the grave marker for Allee Smith Hedgpeth 1913-1996 that we show listed on the grave yard web page

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

 

Kentucky

this one has 1 web page ... showing the sign for the Aetna Grove Baptist Church and one hdpth headstone found there ...

this one has 2 web page ... showing the lush vegetation engulfing this old country cemetery out in a field ... and the hdpth marker's found there ...

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ...

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 7 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 2 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 3 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 7 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 2 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 2 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 2 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 5 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

 

Missouri

this one has 3 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 4 web page ... these are all Linville's ... at the moment I am not sure if they are all descendants of Joel Spencer Linville, a son of Barthane (Hedgpeth) and William Isom Linville ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

 

Oklahoma

this one has 4 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... note: for some reason there were two grave marker I didn't find, one for Ethel Hedgpeth who died in 1930 and the other was Jo Ann Hedgpath who died in 1942 that we show listed on the grave yard web page

this one has 1 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

 

Oregon

this one has 4 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... along with some Boyer's and naturally some Brown's too :)

 

Tennessee

this one has 2 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 

 

Texas

this one has 2 web page ... showing the hdpth marker's found there ... 


so far so good :)   more to follow !

Note, I am sure there were many that I missed, as I didn't have my notes with me on this trip :( mainly the married daughter's and their families that might have been in these cemeteries. Perhaps some of our viewer's of this web site can help us out and share their photo's  or let us know who and where to add to the list for our next trip :) "spring of 2005"  hopefully !

Thankfully the County Libraries in Hart, Green and Taylor Counties of KY had cemetery books of transcribed headstones available ... which added several more cemeteries than I knew of ... 

    more coming soon !  

 


If you happen to have a snap shots of any the tombstones of our H*D*P*TH ancestor's, and their descendants [especially married daughter's] that we don't have recorded yet, please consider sharing them with us all here, so that we can add them and or include a link here for them [ if they are posted on another web site ]  ...

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