I love visiting Galveston and this old cemetery is always my first stop.
Today we are remembering the Blanton family.
This beautiful old tombstone is for
John B Blanton
born Dec 26 1872
died Aug 23 1891
Mary R Blanton
born Mar 24 1847
died Dec 24 1926
Emma R Blanton
born Dec 14 1869
died May 28 1951
I went to http://www.ancestry.com/ and did a search using John's name and found him and his family in the 1880's census. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=40459222
Mary is the mother and is widowed. John and Emma are 2 of 3 children, the third child is William. There are 2 others living in the home at this time, one being her mother. The other person is listed as not family. They are living in Galveston, Texas at this time.
I have added this family to http://www.findagrave.com/ at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=49570814&CRid=2290121&
and hope some day a family member will find them through this posting, http://www.findagrave.com/ or http://www.ancestry.com/ and find this wonderful tombstone honoring their family.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting the wanderings of this graveyardrabbit ... Grace