Recently, I went on a trip and hunted for a long-dead great-great grandfather in Russellville, KY. After finding the cemetery, my son, Josh, looked up his name on findagrave.com. It showed us a map locating the exact location with GPS–we think. The limestone headstone from 1877 has eroded over the years until it is almost unreadable. I think I’ll see if someone can enhance the picture to see the words on this grave marker. Have you ever gone on a hunt such as this?
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Yes. Many times. The best way to deal with the problem of illegible writing on tombstones is to make a rubbing. If you’ve never done it, you’ll find it intriguing. I’ve been able to read and “see” much more that way.
We tried to do a rubbing but it was too far gone to get anything from it.
Caleb, Sarah and I used the same grave finder at the Paola cemetery. We found her beloved Nanny.
Oh how neat!
Yes. Found it. Great grandparents on Scheel side, but was grandmother’s parents.
Glad you found something!