Banner photograph of St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Bath, North Carolina - Taken by Judith Richards Shubert October 2008

There 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

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, Oklahoma



Blanchard Cemetery
McClain Co.

While traveling to Kansas City in April of 2005 we made a detour to Blanchard, Oklahoma, where some of our ancestors are buried. Blanchard is a pretty little town and looks a lot like East Texas to me. There were more trees than I had imagined.

As you can see, there is a beautiful tree just steps from my great-grandparents' headstone. They are in the foreground of the picture above.


Harvey Vandegar Puckett
May 27, 1871 - Feb. 19, 1958
Alice Puckett
Aug. 1, 1872 - July 17, 1954

I was standing looking southwest from my great-grandparents' grave when I took this photograph. It's a beautiful cemetery.

You can find more of my Puckett ancestors at my blog, Genealogy Traces, where I will be posting the other pictures that I took the day we stopped here to go down "memory lane."

Cemetery in McClain County, Oklahoma, USA.
Latitude: 35.15972 : Longitude: -97.65167

Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2005 (c)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award for Covered Bridges

Thank you so much to Holly, author of the Raeburn Family Odyssey for awarding this blog with a Kreativ Blogger Award. I appreciate her interest in my posts. She wrote in the article Kreativ Blogger Award that my posts "take me on those favorite country drives."

I have sent out eight awards this week and will wait a little longer to send more. Again, thanks Holly.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Eggers Cemetery

I took this photograph from the road on the same rainy day I took the ones of Shouns United Methodist Church Cemetery in Johnson County, Tennessee. I will post more about this little country cemetery when I learn more.

Photograph taken by Judith Richards Shubert, October 2008

Shouns United Methodist Church Cemetery

While at our daughter's home in North Carolina we took several excursions along the back roads while "leaf peeping". We saw many little churches and cemeteries in that state as well as Tennessee. I'd like to show you one of my favorites. Shouns United Methodist Church beckoned to us from the distance as we drove through the rain, and we had my daughter "STOP!" one more time!

The pictures aren't my best, but the church is so beautiful I had to share them.

According to the Johnson County Genealogy Page, the cemetery is called Donnelly Cemetery of Shouns, Johnson County, Tennessee, a.k.a. Shouns United Methodist Church Cemetery. It is located on Old Shouns Road, beside the Shouns United Methodist Church in Johnson County, Tennessee.

On one of the taller monuments toward the back of this picture you can see the name Donnelly.

The gravestones seen in the photo above are outside the rock fence on the left side of the church. I am sorry I didn't get a clear picture of the engraving on the monuments.

The Original Johnson County, Tennessee Genealogy Page

Please take time to look at the wonderful pictures and thorough listing of gravestones of the Donnelly Cemetery taken by Basil McVey, October 5, 2002, and shown on the Johnson County Genealogy Page.

All photographs found here at Cemeteries of the Covered Bridges were taken by me, Judith Richards Shubert, in October 2008.

I posted some of the other country churches and cemeteries we saw that weekend on Genealogy Traces here .
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