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Tag Archives: Tombstone Tuesday
When we went to Texarkana a couple of weeks ago, I took Knucklehead by Woodlawn Cemetery to visit the grave of his 2nd great grandparents, Rufus Francis Higginbotham, Jr. and Eudonia A. Williams Higginbotham. I try to take him by at least one cemetery on every trip.
This is a photo of Dr. Josiah McGee Bland’s headstone from way back in the day. Dr. Bland is the great-great-grandfather of Nedra Harris Turney, through her mother, Katherine D. McJunkins Harris. Nedra’s cousin, Helen Marie McAdams had the photo above.
In the photo below you can see the difference in the cemetery, and how much it has grown, around his grave.
What a difference time makes.
This is a close up of his headstone.
Dr. Bland served in CO E. 4th ARK INF for the CSA.
This is Dr. Josiah McGee Bland.
He was born 19 Jan 1842 and he died on 14 Feb 1891. He is buried in Saratoga Cemetery, in Saratoga, Arkansas.
This is how Dr. Bland is related to Nedra.
If you would like to know more, or connect with Nedra, feel free to contact me and I will put you in touch.
I just love that Knucklehead (AKA Michael, my son) loves to go to the cemeteries with me. In fact, last week he and my older son Justin went to a cemetery just down the road all by themselves and got pictures for me for Find A Grave. I was a happy camper!
Somehow, all the subliminal messages I send out about genealogy must be taking root.
I just hope they don’t show up with tinfoil hats on and ruin my parade!
Any who, back to the matter at hand.
Last Fall Knucklehead and I went to Texarkana and I took him to see some of his ancestor’s resting spots.
Here he is, with two different sets of his ancestor’s headstones, who were all in Sylverino Cemetery in Texarkana, Arkansas.
The first is Rufus Francis Higginbotham Sr. and his wife Margaret Jacobs Higginbotham. Rufus served in the Civil War for the CSA.
The second is with William Lynn Davis, and Sarah “Sallie” Robertson Davis.
I’m so glad that he likes to do this with me!