Saturday, August 13, 2011

Headstone: Elizabeth Freeland Roberts

 Elizabeth Freeland, as the wife of Robert Roberts, was my husband's 4th great grandmother. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Freeland. Elizabeth was born 23 April 1779 in Maryland and died 30 May 1862 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. In my RootsMagic database I had entered her birth and death years, but the inscription on her headstone gave me the actual dates, as it gives her death date and age at time of death. 

I discovered Elizabeth's headstone through the wonderful site administered by Candice Buchanan: "Greene Connections" . She links the grave listings to those found at FindAGrave.com. I followed the listing for Old Mount Tabor Cemetery, where I knew Elizabeth had been buried. Three years ago, on August 20, 2008, Roberta Hofmann had added this wonderful memorial to Larry's ancestor. We're really excited and grateful to find this photograph.
Old Mount Tabor Cemetery, Greene County, Pennsylvania

4 comments:

Karen said...

What a beautiful resting place, in the forest. I can almost smell the pine...

Lori said...

It is beautiful!

Happy Blogiversary!! Hope you have many more happy blogging years, my friend!

Teena in Toronto said...

I love wandering around old graveyards.

Happy blogoversary :)

Gini said...

Happy Blogiversary, Becky! Looking forward to many many more.

This is a beautiful cemetery, it reminds me of Old St. Mary of the Woods in McQuady, KY, where my paternal great-grand parents are resting . . . very peaceful.