Tombstone Tuesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers which asks bloggers to create a post including an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors; it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.
|from Findagrave - photo by Jan Hensley|
Elk Run Cemetery, Elkton, Virginia
May 16, 1888 – July 13, 1975
May 6, 1888 – Dec. 1, 1973
Benjamin Harrison Davis was my first cousin twice removed. I wrote just recently about discovering his existence along with the identities of several of his children.
Ben was my great-aunt Velma Woodring’s first cousin. They must have been somewhat close. In her wedding booklet where guests signed their names, he is one of the few cousins from the Davis side of the family. Most of the guests were from the Jollett side.
He and Fleeta had 10 daughters and 1 son. My dad once said that no man had lived unless he had raised two daughters. Ben must have been a lucky man.