Thursday, October 29, 2009

Resting In the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston Texas

Continuing my time in Galveston , today I am memorizing the Hambien family.

We are at the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston Texas. Buried side by side is husband and wife.

Hallie J Hambien

born Jan 24 1861

died Nov 4 1889

Rest Thou Beside Thy Wife Hennie
Hennie Hambien

There Is No Death
With Hennie we have no dates, but she had to have died before or the same time as Hallie since he is resting next to her. Sad to see that Hallie was only 28 years old when he passed away.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Galveston Texas Episcopal Cemetery Lizzie

For Tombstone Tuesday I am continuing about my cemetery visit to Galveston, Texas and the Episcopal Cemetery.

All that I have for this gravestone is the name Lizzie. Nothing else. No dates no last name.
In front of the statue of this lady holding a baby is a small stone that says Lizzie. Head on baby is cracked.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Whole New Cemetery To Search ... Off We Went To Galveston Texas

There must be something strange with people like us " graveyard rabbits". The excitement I felt when I first saw this old Cemetery almost in my back yard. I felt like a child at Christmas.
Hubby and I decided we would take a short trip in our own back yard. We have been in Texas since May and had not been able to go to Galveston Texas. We have visited Galveston at least twice over the last 10 years and love it there.

Off we went for a day trip this last Saturday. Our plan was to search for treasures to sell on the Internet, stop for lunch and to see the Gulf Of Mexico. Of course I could not go to Galveston with out searching for a Cemetery. Boy did I find a Cemetery. This piece of land has something like 5 to 6 Cemeteries all together but sectioned off. I will have to do more research in the near future as I take pictures there. For this visit I was able to take 10 different stones. Sweet hubby forgot to bring a book to read.

This is the first of many postings.This post is honoring.

Rebecca Henneberg

born May 5, 1823

died May 6 1885

Grave stone says " In The Memory of My Beloved Mother "

I told my hubby we need to take a day trip to Galveston at least once a month, we can hunt for treasures, go out to lunch and of course make a quick stop at the cemetery.

On the way out of town, we went a different road and what did I spot .. two more old cemeteries.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sacred Memory of Their Daughter Artie Coalson Richmond Texas

While visiting Morton Cemetery this week in Richmond Texas I came across this beautiful gravestone.

Sacred Memory To The Memory Of Our Beloved Daughter
Artie J Coalson
born March 24 1884
died Dec 23 1896
These lovely old gravestones are hard to read after all these years.
Written is something about being beautiful, lovely and ends with blossom in heaven
Gone our darling but not forgotten

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Bohannon of Richmond Texas


Born Feb 29 1832

Died April 19 1897
Thy Trials Ended Thy Rest Is Won

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Ebell Family

For Tombstone Tuesday at Morton Cemetery in Richmond Texas I am sharing and remembering the Ebell family.

This beautiful old gravestone is outstanding.

Buried here is

Annie V Ebell
Oct 28 1883
Dec 21 1903

John Ebell
April 18 1829
Mar 16 1894
What is written at the bottom of the gravestone is very hard to read.
appears to read
Just as the morning of her life was opening into ?
Her young and lovely sparkle from earth and grief away ?
I went to and did not find any information on this family.
Interesting note is John was 54 years old when Annie was born.

Monday, October 12, 2009

T W Jones and Family Morton Cemetery Richmond Texas

In the Morton Cemetery in Richmond Texas is this beautiful old gravestone. The top piece is broken and laying on top.

Very hard to read but I think it is

T R & Nantile B Jones
born & died
October 6 1890

Next to it is another gravestone

T W Jones
born June 9 1850
died Aug 28 1895
Mrs Nanie B Jones
wife of T W Jones
born Sept 26 1860
died Dec 24 1911

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Woodrow Wilson Bevers Brave Soldier

Today with pride I share the grave stone of a brave soldier. Woodrow Wilson Bevers the owner of a purple heart.

Woodrow was born May 16 1917 and died August 23 1992. He is buried next to his wife Mildred Walker Beavers. She was born April 26 1918 and died May 8 1994.

They are buried in the Orchard Cemetery outside of Orchard Texas and not far from Houston Texas.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tonight We Remember the Farmer Family of Richmond Texas

One of the main reasons I became a Graveyard Rabbit and started this blog is I love to visit Cemeteries and that I hope someone looking for their ancestor's gravestone will come across my addition and they will say " Oh My ".

That is how I feel every time I find one of my ancestor's gravestones. It does not matter if I have found it myself by visiting the cemetery or coming across it on the Internet through http://www.findagrave/ I still say " Oh My"

Tonight I am sharing the Farmer family of Richmond Texas. There are other Farmer's gravestones in this cemetery that I will have to visit.

In the Morton Cemetery buried together are

Henry R Farmer

born March 4 1855

died Nov 22 1931

Maria Armstrong

born July 28 1861

died Oct 10 1926

Fannie Henry

born Dec 24 1900

died April 2 1905


born Sept 13 1893

died Aug 20 1900

Emma Clyde

born July 26 1895

died Aug 6 1900

Charlie Shaw

born Nov 20 1897

died Aug 8 1899

Tonight I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my addition to this blog and what will be an addition to http://www.findagrave/.
Thanks for stopping by... Grace