Monday, November 30, 2009

Remembering the Priester Family of Richmond Texas

Today I am featuring the Priester family of Richmond Texas. I do not know how they are related but are buried near each other.
Ruth J Priester
born Nov 11 1898
died Mar 24 1989

Leslie E Priester
born Aug 13 1897
died Sept 22 1960

They can be found in the Morton Cemetery in Richmond Texas

Near them are other family members previous mentioned.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Finding My Great Great Grandfather's Gravestone John Lockwood

It was so exciting to finally seeing the gravestone of one my own ancestors. I did not get to this cemetery myself, but because of www. I saw it for the first time.

This is my great great grandfather John Lockwood, my civil war soldier grandfather. I think of him often and wonder what he was like, how the war affected him. I know from reading his military records at the National Archives that it affected his health.
Rest in peace grandpa
John T Lockwood
born Feb 12 1840
died Feb 13 1911
John T Lockwood is buried in the Clinton City Cemetery, Big Stone County, Minnesota
I would think that his wife Betsey Eddington Lockwood is buried next to him but her gravestone was not posted on the Internet. I will be putting in a request for someone to take her picture at
Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Friday, November 13, 2009

Albert and Mary Kochan Priester Resting in Peace in Texas

Resting in this beautiful cemetery is more of the Kochan family.

Today's post is featuring

Louis Arnold Priester

born Jan 26 1871

died Sept 19 1943


Mary Kochan Priester

died Oct 1 1873

born Jan 9 1936
Louis and Mary are resting in the Morton Cemetery in Richmond Texas

Monday, November 9, 2009

Resting In a Richmond Texas Cemetery more Kochan Family Members

Resting in this beautiful cemetery in Richmond Texas at the Morton Cemetery is more members of the Kochran family.

Today I am featuring Albert and Minnie Kochan
Albert Kochan
born July 27 1867 died June 21 1948

Minnie Priester Kochan born

Nov 21 1867 died March 18 1960

Family members will be able to find them in the near future at

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rest in Peace Kochan Family Richmond Texas

Today I am featuring the Kochan Family of Richmond Texas. They are buried in Richmond Texas at the Morton Cemetery.

Our Father
Fred Kochan
Born in Germany June 4 1829
Died Feb 24 1889
Our Mother
Minnie Kochan
Born Dec 5 1832
Died Oct 21 1908

Such a beautiful gravestone resting in this wonderful old cemetery

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Almost

In God We Trust

As A Token of Esteem

By His Friends and Laborers

J W Cooke

died Dec 28 1875

28 years

buried in Episcopal Cemetery Galveston Texas

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Galveston Texas Episcopal Cemetery Pollie Sedgwick

Today I am choosing to honor the memory of Pollie Sedgwick. This is a beautiful gravestone that her husband chose for this young lady who died way to young.
To The Memory of Pollie
Beloved Wife of William Sedgwick
Departed this life
Sept 15 1885
aged 21 years
Pollie is buried in the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston Texas.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mournful Monday In Galveston Texas with William Wright

Another visit to the city of Galveston and the Episcopal Cemetery. Today I am featuring

William Wright

Died August 6 1881

Aged 63 years

At this time I have not found anything else about William after searching on Next stop for William is and hopefully a family member will find him there.

My Introduction into the Graveyardrabbits Group

I finally made it into the headlines. Okay only the Internet headlines. Okay maybe in a blog for a group of graveyardrabbit. But we are a fine group. And I made it.

I was asked to write about myself over a month ago, but put it off till a couple of days ago. I find it hard to write about myself I guess.

If you are interested in reading my introduction to the http://www.graveyardrabbit/ group you can at this link.

Well time to hop over to a cemetery in Galveston Texas.

Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Galveston Texas Episcopal Cemetery Remembering Sterling Blackwell

I am back at the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston Texas. Today I am featuring this beautiful gravestone and honoring
Sterling Blackwell
born Feb 14 1843
died Aug 27 1870
I found Sterling in the 1870 Census in Brazonia county at . Value of Real Estate was $30,000 and personal property was $4750.
He was living with Sugar Turner 70 year old male who managed his farm. Also living with them was 2 young men also named Turner.
The census was taken June 19,1870 and Sterling passed away August 27th at the age of 27 years old.
This is all I have found on Sterling Blackwell as of now. I will be adding his information to and hope some family member finds his gravestone for their family research