Banner photograph of St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Bath, North Carolina - Taken by Judith Richards Shubert October 2008There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
- Thornton Wilder
Sunday, January 25, 2009
At Cemeteries with Texas Ties I will depict small country cemeteries in North Texas with occasional posts about larger, city cemeteries found wherever my travels take me in my home state of Texas.
My focus will be photographs of these cemeteries and the area surrounding them, pictures of unusual gravestones and the not-so-unusual, and the information transcribed on them. I will also write an occasional story about some of the individuals buried there.
If you have an ancestor buried in one of these old cemeteries, I would be more than happy to publish your photos and information about that individual, citing you as the source, in the hopes that you may connect with a distant relative. Your comments and suggestions will always be welcome.
My blog about my family lines of Shubert and Richards and their extended lines can still be found at Genealogy Traces.
Please join me there, in the Cemeteries with Texas Ties.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Granbury is one of the loveliest small towns in the state of
The thought crossed my mind that maybe it, too, has spirits attending the graves. As I wrote in my post about Ghosts in Lower School Hill Cemetery, if Dave Julian of “The Shadowlands” is to be believed, that “former school sites may have a buildup of psychic energies of emotional events having previously transpired there” and “is an open invitation to spirits”, then it seems to me the
Some gravemarkers pre-date the 1866 founding of the city, the earliest being the one for John Edwards (1790-1853). At one time the
In 1873, a high school was built on the property which fourteen years later became
Many veterans of our wars have their final resting place in
A Mississippian, Hiram B. Granbury, came to
With a Southern Cross of Honor placed between the gravemarkers, his wife, Fannie Sims Granbury, is memorialized beside her husband in this cemetery that bears his name. The city’s namesake, Hiram B. Granbury (1831 – 1864) was reinterred here in 1893.
Southern Cross of Honor Symbol
HIRAM B GRANBURY
GRANBURY’S TX BRIGADE
Mar. 1, 1831
Nov. 30, 1864
HIRAM B. GRANBURY
FANNIE SIMS GRANBURY
Died Mar.20, 1863
Buried in an Unmarked Grave
Rebecca Drake, Historian
Mary E. Johnson, Researcher
Jane Embrose, Family Descendant
This Memorial Stone
Placed by the
A two-sided, cast iron replica of the medal awarded by the Confederate States of
Other photos from
As I looked southeast toward the courthouse General Granbury and his wife's graves are in the second curbed plot in this picture.
Stephanie Lincecum of Southern Graves
"Ghosts in the Graveyard, Texas Cemetery Tales," 2002, Olyve Hallmark Abbott, Accessed 2008, North Richland Hills Public Library.
Granbury Cemetery, Moore Street and Hwy 51, North, Granbury, Texas
All pictures taken by Judith Richards Shubert, copyright 2008
Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, Texas
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I received a nice surprise today when Kathryn Doyle of California Genealogical Society and Library and Cheryle Hoover Davis of Surnames and Hernames - A Genealogy Blog awarded my blogs, Genealogy Traces and The Graveyard Rabbit of the Covered Bridges, the Proximidade Award. Thanks so much, Kathryn and Cheryle! I'm honored.
The blogs who receive the Proximidade Award invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.Here are eight blogs I've begun following and on whom I wish to bestow this award:
Bluebonnet Country Genealogy by Ruth Stephens
Gramma's House by Becky Jamison
Obituaries and the Stories They don't Tell by Linda Stienstra
Before My Time by TK Sand
Creative Gene by Jasia Smasha
Spence-Lowry Family History by A. Spence
I Dream of Genea(logy) by Amir Dekel
Amy's Genealogy, etc. Blog by Amy Johnson Crow
Gtownma's Genealogy by Tina Sansone
I'm leaving a note on each of their latest posts. If you haven't discovered these fantastic folks, now's your chance!