Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Sarah (Knapp) Auble (1818-1904)

Yes, I know it's Wednesday, but I forgot to post this on Tuesday.

Several months ago, I found that my 2nd great-grandmother had a Find A Grave memorial in Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois.  Initially, there was no photograph of the gravestone on the memorial, so I made a Find A Grave photograph request and it was fulfilled one week ago:


The memorial gave me a death date - I did not have that before finding the memorial.  I figured that she had died in Bushnell because she was living with her daughter in the 1900 U.S. census.  But I didn't know, and I guess I still don't "know" - I know she's buried there!

Kathy Jennings Brown is the creator of this memorial and she informed me of the photograph that was provided by Sarah.  Kathy is one of those fantastic Find A Grave volunteers - she manages 64,113 memorials and 13,051 photos, and has been doing this for over 7 years.  My thanks to Kathy and Sarah.

Here is the photo for the gravestone of Sarah Knapp Auble (1823-1904) in Bushnell Cemetery:


Kathy gave me permission to use it and add it to my database and online trees.

I did note that the gravestone has a birth date of 1823 rather than the 1818 that I have estimated from census records.

The gravestone style is very similar to that for Henry Shannon and Anna (Auble) Buntin buried in Bushnell Cemetery.  Anna is the daughter of David and Sarah (Knapp) Auble.  The graves may be in the same lot.

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2 comments:

Geolover said...

Randy, you say, "I know she's buried there!"

Well, maybe not.

For one of my cousins, there is an inscription on her father's gravestone in Ohio. She and her daughter are named in her father's will.

Then there is another gravestone for her alongside her husband (who remarried), in California. Was she reburied? I have not found an explanation.

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