Friday, June 15, 2012

Gravestone Hunting

I spent the morning down around Marion Station Maryland looking for the tombstones of some distant relatives. 

Sarah Rebecca Fletcher (1824 to 1902) married George Price and they had a son, Emory, and a daughter, Georgianna.  They lived in the Whitehaven area.  Georgianna married married Alexander Long (son of Edward Long) on Sep 27, 1871 and they lived in what is called Quindocqua (generally south of Marion Station/Tulls Corner).  They had a number of children; Lillie Gertrude (1872), Amelia Anne (1874), Upshur (1876), Edward Lee Carrol (1877) Phillip (1876), Kingden (1879), Alexander Fletcher (1884) and Llewellyn Francis Price (1886). At least that is all I know of at the moment.  To add to the size of the household, after George Price died, Sarah Price came to live with them.
So after a couple of wrong turns I finally found St Pauls Episcopal,  a carpenter-Gothic-style church sheathed with beveled-edge board-and-batten siding.
and tucked back in a corner of the cemetery that surrounds the church was Georgianna and Alexander graves.
and Sarah R. Price
and a few children tombstones not shown.

St Paul is next to two other cemeteries One is that of Quindocqua Methodist Church and the other is that of Trinity Methodist Church.

The actual building for Quindocqua Methodist Church is about a mile and half away from their cemetery. 
Quindocqua Methodist was built in 1913 in a style considered late Gothic revival and has a modified cruciform plan (the floor plan is in the shape of a cross) It has great stain glass windows.

I had previously, in the morning, made a wrong turn and ended up at St Peters Methodist Church.  Another old church with a graveyard around it.  It is close to Sunny Ridge Cemetery, a modern cemetery.
It even had a collapsed grave which I am so glad one of them did not collapse when I was standing on it.  Sometime in grave searches when you are try to read the tombstone you can feel the ground shift a little under you.

No comments: