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Tombstone Tuesday – Dr. Josiah McGee Bland

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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.

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What a difference time makes.

This is a close up of his headstone.

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Dr. Bland served in CO E. 4th ARK INF for the CSA.

This is Dr. Josiah McGee Bland.

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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.

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If you would like to know more, or connect with Nedra, feel free to contact me and I will put you in touch.

Susie

Tombstone Tuesday – Knucklehead’s Ancestors

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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.

Michael with Rufus and Margaret Higginbotham's Headstone

Knucklehead with Rufus and Margaret Higginbotham’s headstone. They are Knucklehead’s 3rd great-grandparents.

The second is with William Lynn Davis, and Sarah “Sallie” Robertson Davis.

Knucklehead with William Lynn and Sarah Davis' Headstone

Knucklehead with William Lynn and Sarah Davis’ headstone. They are also Knucklehead’s 3rd great-grandparents.

I’m so glad that he likes to do this with me!

Susie

Tombstone Tuesday – John Thomas Davis

John Thomas Davis - my 3rd Great-Grandfather.  I wish I knew more about him.  I got his photo from Billy Boykin, my 2nd cousin 1 time removed.  I love having photos of my ancestors, it’s such a treasure to be able to put a face with a name.

~SHR~

 

Tombstone Tuesday – James Ed and Martha Alice Harris

James Ed Harris and Martha Alice Herring Harris

Ed and Alice Harris, parents to Major Harris, Doc Harris and Birdie Harris Williams.  They are buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Texarkana, Arkansas next to Major and Mollie Harris and Doc and Rhodean HarrisBirdie and Eugene Williams are buried not far away in the same cemetery.

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