I'm going to share my exciting adventure of finding the grave of my ancestor, Isaac Norman. Who?
My mother's mother's mother's...oh you know lots of mother's back there. Actually in my reckoning, which is the system I devised going back from my grandchildren as generation 1). This Isaac Norman would be generation 10). I am generation 3).
(12) Isaac Norman ( 5 Oct 1682 - 7 Apr 1748)
(11) Joseph Norman (1708-16 Feb 1784)
(10) Isaac Norman II (1735 - 1776)
(9) Mary Margaret (Polly) Norman Conn (23 Mar 1792 - 13 Dec 1833)
(8) Hannah Conn Booth (1818-1884)
(7) Richard R. Booth (1846-1879)
(6) Eugenia Booth Miller (1873-1936)
(5) Mozelle Miller Webb Munhall (1897-1960)
(4) Mataley Webb Rogers (1917-2003)
(3) Barbara Booth Rogers (1942- ?)
I've posted several times already about him, a veteran of the War of 1812, Here and Here, and HERE when trying to find his grave.
I also noted that I used to have his generation numbered incorrectly. Oops. It's my own system and somehow I jumped him back earlier. SO hopefuly this is the right amount of generations removed.
And here is my story from last week's actual finding of his grave marker. (I believe the monument was errected a while after his death, but I don't know when.)
And it was situated on Elk Creek!
The Elk Creek Baptist Church had a huge cemetery.
|South face, Isaac Norman, born Aug 25, 1765, Died July 22, 1828|
|West face, Hannah G. wife of Isaac Norman, born Apr 20, 1762, Died Feb 28, 1845|
|East face, Abner Norman, born Dec. 30. 1789, Died Jan. 2. 1856. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."|
|North face, Frances, wife of Abner Norman, born Apr 4, 1788, died March 28, 1864|
|View of east and north faces of monument, with my car|
|The Norman marker, center with flag|
So I said goodbye to these ancestors and went on down the road. And thanked them for giving me life, to pass along to my own children and hopefully to many more descendents one day.