If you have never been out to find a grave it is an interesting place. People, out of the goodness of their hearts, post information and sometimes images, from tombstones at cemeteries all over the world. You can send in updates, and edit information on there too. As always, this is a secondary source, but it can give you lots of interesting clues and starting points to finding those long sought after primary docs.
As for my case….someone has done a lot of updating on one cemetery that I have connections too. Even adding comment notes with corrections that have supporting evidence as to why things should be changed. Jump up and do the happy dance don’t you know!
This post mainly concerns the Combs family line for me….but never fear, I am sure I will have other lines to update with this site too. The 21 Interments at the Combs Family Cemetery, Buena Vista, Monroe County, Indiana, USA:
Name How related to me
Andrew Brassfiled 4th great-grand uncleEllen S Brassfield Andrew’s Daughter in law
Jesse Brassfield 5th great-grandfather
Lottie D Brassfield Andrew’s grand-daughter
Mary Parham/Parkham Combs Brassfiled Andrew’s Wife (could she also be a combs relation??)
Mary Pritchard Reavis Brassfield 5th great-grandmother
Susan Hold(?) Brassfiled unknown relation
Abigail reavis Brassfield Combs 4th great-grandmother
Byrd Combs 4th great-grand uncle
Chas “Boy” Combs, Jr 3rd great-grand uncle
Chas Monroe Combs 2nd great-grand uncle
Franklin W. Combs 1st cousin 4xremoved (son of Silas)
Galin Combs 3rd great-grand uncle
Infant Combs 1st cousin 4x removed
James M Combs 2nd great-grand uncle
Mary McG(?) Combs Wife of Silas (pretty sure this is Mary Ann McLaughlin Combs)
Pleasant Combs 1st cousin 4x removed (Son of Silas)
Robert Combs 1st cousin 4x removed (Son of Silas)
Robert Combs 1st cousin 4x removed (son of Charles Boy)
Silas Combs 3rd great-grand uncle
There are a lot of old cemetaries around me.....I think I may "inventory" a couple and help out some other genealogist out there....but I think I will wait until it is a bit warmer.
*This picture is from Find a Grave of the Combs Family Cemetary in Buena Vista Indiana. Uploaded to the site by Tony Jefferies on 5 April 2011.