Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Sheats Cemetery ca 2010
Walton County, GA

Current inhabitants

Everytime I see pictures of the current state of the cemetery where some of my ancestors are interred, I'm deeply saddened and of course angered that it's being used for cattle (goats) grazing. Last year, from the moment I saw my great grandfather's tombstone,  I've wanted to resecue this old cemtery. Even if I had the means, I'm not sure it could be done as the property is privately owned. And yet, I take comfort in the fact that through the kindness of volunteers, I was able to obtain those now treasured pictures of my ancestors tombstones.

Pictures obtained from Ed Saye via FindaGrave.


  1. I understand your frustration. A couple of my old family cemeteries are now privately held and the graves are now in pastures. Eats at me.

  2. It's such a sad and difficult situation. I am sure there are hundreds of cemeteries across the country like this.


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