Friday, August 19, 2005

Odd Fellows

We went to the Odd Fellows Cemetery near Granite City (Madison County), Illinois, today hoping to find the stone for Jacob HEATON, which according to a published index is the only HEATON stone in the cemetery. I'll have to double-check that book because today, as you can see, we saw that the cemetery was established in 1851 — several years too late to be the final resting place of earlier HEATON and KENSLER family members.

The cemetery is so overgrown and it was so hot and humid that I decided it wasn't wise to venture down any of rows. It would have been very easy to trip over low-sitting or broken markers and who knows how many snakes were out there. When it cools off and the weeds die down, we'll see about finding Jacob's marker.

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