Monday, September 21, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: My First Blogoversary

Wednesday, September 23 is my First Blogoversary. To celebrate, I'm posting this memorial on Tombstone Tuesday. Pictured here is the gravestone of Catherine Van Dyke Follett, wife of Jonathan Follett III. The memorial was created on Find A Grave by Sonnet Tidwell on Feb. 1, 2009 and is memorial #33449852. Thank you, Sonnet!
I adopted my son as an infant and he was recently reunited with his birth mother. She graciously provided us with her pedigree chart, completely filled in for 4 generations. A genealogist's dream! In researching my son's ancestry, I've found that Catherine Van Dyke Follett was his 5th great grandmother. She was born 15 Feb 1787 in New Jersey and died 3 Jan 1889 in Garner, Hancock, Iowa. She's buried in Garner Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie, Iowa. So she lived to be nearly 102. It's a treasure to find a picture of a headstone for a 5th great-grandmother and a woman who was born in 1787! I'm grateful to Ms. Tidwell for posting this memorial and sharing this treasure with us.

12 comments:

Gini said...

Happy Happy Blogoversary Becky, I am so glad you are here. Here's to many more posts and blogoversaries.

Bill West said...

Happy Blogoversary, Becky!

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary! Time flies, will be, what, maybe tomorrow, and it will be your second blogiversary! Enjoy your blog, look forward to so much more!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Happy blogiversary Becky!

GrannyPam said...

Happy Blogoversary, Becky. I look forward to reading your blog, and enjoy every post.

Harriet said...

Happy Blogoversary!I enjoy your blog!

Les said...

Happy Blogoversary, Becky!
You were the first follow my blog, and your words of encouragement meant a lot to me. I do enjoy reading your blog.

Illuminated Ancestries said...

Happy Blogiversary! Looking foward to reading your next year's posts!

Carol Genung

SueFitz said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!

Glad I found another genealogy and gravestone hunter.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Happy Blogoversary to you!
Happy Blogoversary to you!
Happy Blogoversary dear Grace and Glory (thank you Becky!)
Happy Blogoversary to you!

Can't wait for the next season of Grace and Glory! Thanks for sharing friend!

lindalee said...

Happy belated Blogoversary, Becky. Thank you for sharing your stories and photos with us this year and I look forward to your second year of blogging.