Friday, October 29, 2010

Stones of Titler: Goodman, Haughenbury & Ludman

Unfortunately the Goodman base is all I have in detail.  The obelisk is laying on the side and I do not have a photo of it.  The interesting thing is the stone shaped square behind this tombstone.  I do not know if it is part of the Goodman plot?  I have been told by the Iowa County Genealogical Society when I visited them back in 2003 that a plate map of the cemetery has not been found and I have not taken time to see if it is at the courthouse or the funeral homes in the area have it. It would be a great find if it could be found.
This might be for a Mary and Thomas Goodman
Mary 28 Oct 1840-17 Nov 1913 - Footstone
Thomas 22 Feb 1836 - 15 Jan 1911 GAR Marker
The next stones are in a row and they are for the surname of Haughenbury:

Left: Sarah wife of William d 7 Nov 1889 age 71y11m18d
next: William d___Feb 1897 age 92y5m19d
far right: William H. 25 June 1847 - 11 Dec 1911
3rd stone may be a Theodosia 1860-1949
If you look closely as this closeup of William H's tombstone you can see that it is Theodosia that is the flat stone to the left.  Again I only have this half photo of her stone.

The next photo is of the Ludman stone:

John C. Ludman d 7 Jan 1893 age 46y4m6d
There is a Susan Ludman (1886 age 36 yrs.) but I don't seem to have that stone or it is possible she was listed on the other side of this obelisk.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Stones of Titler: Givens & Goings

We move on to the family names of Givens, first:
William H. Givens d 8 July 1863 age 33?y 8m15d

Benjamin Givens, died June 10, 1853 Age 45y9m5d
The photo below is the area were the Given's tombstones are located.  As you can see they are in disarray.

There are two other stones for a Hannah and a Harriett as listed in the Titler publications that I have presented in past posts.  They might be in the photo above.  Click on it and see what you can find.  You might have to cut the photo up because I am finding that it looses focus if I make it bigger.

The surname Goings has one tombstone with two names:
George W. Goings 25 Dec 1818 - 21 Oct 1903
Mary Jane his wife b 1 Dec 1834 d 10 Mar 1901
Apparently this last stone has fallen down and is in pieces.  These apparently are the only Goings names as listed in the two Titler publications.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Stones of Titler: Fiedler & Gilbert

Someone had left some offerings for the tombstone with the surname of Fielder.  The tombstone of George and Mary Gilbert is easy to read.  Unfortunately some of the other Gilbert stones are in a mess, piled together in a tumble and apparently they have been that way a long time. I will try to dig deeper to see if I cannot get more detail by giving the overall photo I took and then do some editing to bring out the names. The first stone is of the surname Fielder:  

Edward O. Fielder 1881 to 1963
Mamie A. Fielder 1901 to 1934

George W. Gilbert Aug 17, 1845 - Feb 3, 1915
Mary A. Gilbert Sept. 28, 1855 ......

The photo below is a grouping of the surname Gilbert from what I can tell.  The tall pillar stone has inscription on it probably on all of its sides for I can see some craving on the right and left face of the stone. I do not know if there was any further information on the two sides you cannot see.  I did not photograph from that side.

Pile of stones - Gilbert

Jas. M. Nov. 13, 1875 age 52 yrs. 1 mo. 27 da
Nancy A wife of Jas. m. Aug. 13, 1875 age 50 yr. 10 mo. 29 da.

The top area: Mary C. dau of J.M. & N.A. Aug 1853 age 6 mos. 4 da.
There are more Gilberts as listed in Lillie and Sanchez's publications.  See my previous posting for July 26, 2010 for more information and links.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Stones of Titler: Curtwright & Emrick

In retrospect, I wish I had documented this cemetery with more care and tried to follow the rows in order but I did not have time to do so.  I can describe the cemetery to you.  It rests in a rectangle on an east to west direction. I would say it is an acre in size?  It is on a small hill but once you climb it it is relatively flat. The tombstones are in rows going north to south.  It is located on a "Y" of two highways and has a fence that encloses it.  It is maintained by an unknown entity that mows the grass.  A majority of the stones are visible but there are many that are piled into groupings under trees and broken.  Apparently they have been that way for awhile based on the publications I found by Lillie and Sanchez. I get the feeling that the trees were not there and have since grown causing the destruction of grave sites and tombstones.  There are depressions in the earth in which you can stumble and I believe that they are the unmarked graves.

Theodosia A. Curtwright
April 23, 1869 to April 30, 1903

Julia Ann Emrick 1840 to 1872

David Emrick Co. C, 4 Ind, Cav. with Star  
I like the name of Theodosia, it is very unusual.