Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Gravestone for 3rd Great-Grandfather Daniel Spangler (1781-1851)

Once I found out, from the Spangler family history book, that my third great-grandfather Daniel spangler (1781-1851) was buried in Sheakleyville Cemetery in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, I decided to create a Find A Grave memorial and request a photograph from a helpful volunteer in western Pennsylvania.

I made the photo request on 30 October 2014, right at the start of snow season in western Pennsylvania.  [Note to self:  Bad planning, Randy!]

I received an email on 24 April 2015 that my photo request had been completed by Tom Allen, so I quickly responded and thanked Tom for his service in braving the elements and providing the photograph.  In his return email, he gave me permission to use the photograph.

Here is the Find A Grave memorial for Daniel Spangler (1781-1851):

The photograph of the Daniel Spangler gravestone is:

I think the inscription says:

In memory of



The unreadable lines are probably something like in "in the 70th year of his"  I will have to visit the gravesite sometime in the future to read what it says.

Note the snow still on the ground around the gravestone!

Now I need to add a short biography and provide links to memorials for other known family members.  Then I will attach the source citation and gravestone photograph to Daniel Spangler in my RootsMagic database.

My thanks to Tom Allen for visiting the cemetery and fulfilling my Find A Grave photo request.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Randy, just yesterday, I posted an inquiry in a facebook group asking if anyone had ever requested long-distance assistance in obtaining photos of headstones. More than one response recommended findagrave. Up 'til now, my experience with the site has been random searches. It's good to know there are volunteers available to take photos. I'm glad you got a photo of your GGF's headstone. :)