Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Nathaniel Grigsby

One of my readers, Jack K, sent me the photographs below of the tombstone of Nathaniel Grigsby in Attica Cemetery, Harper County, Kansas.

Other views of the tombstone can be seen on the Harper County, Kansas USGenWeb site.
Who was Nathaniel Grigsby? There is a summary of Nathaniel's life online here. There is also a genealogy report online here.
Nathaniel Grigsby tombstone reads:
N. Grigsby
Apr 16 1890
78 Yrs 6 Ms 5 Ds
2nd Lieut. Co. G
10th Ind. Cavy
Through this inscription
I wish to enter my
dying protest against
what is called the
Democratic Party.
I have watched it
closely since the days
of Jackson and know
that all the misfortunes
of our nation has
come to it through
this so-called party,
therefore beware of
this party of treason.
Put on in fulfillment of
promise to Deceased.
Nathaniel Grigsby is not my ancestor. I wish he were because he served his country well. Thank you, Jack, for the photographs showing a unique tombstone of this interesting person.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The inscription gave me a good chuckle.