Thursday, February 24, 2011

Forest Hills Cemetery - part 4- Lindsey/ Cooke graves

Where has time (my time) gone! I've only made 5 post for the entire year of 2011. I really need to do better!

Often times we forget a few minutes is all we need to get a lot done. I'm excited that my few minutes to run by the Forest Hills Cemetery was so successful! Cemetery map and information in hand on where my husband's Great Great Great Grandmother, Sarah Richardson Lindsey and two of her daughters were buried, I started my search. I've been once before looking for Sarah but didn't have any luck.

I found the graves fairly quickly and to my surprise my husband's Great Great Grandmother, Ada Lindsey Cooke was buried next to her mother and sisters. Wow! I knew from Ada's obituary she was buried at Forest Hills, however, she didn't appear on their website search. I had thought it would be necessary to go by their office with a copy of the obituary to have them check it out.

I can tell next visit I need to carry a broom to brush off the dirt from the markers and take new pictures.

I was also pleased to find the grave of my Mom's friend who died last year.

1 comment:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you got to the cemetery, Harriet... We can learn so much about our ancestors from cemetery records... I am going to be cremated --but will place a tombstone/marker at our home cemetery in VA --for future generations.