Monday, April 18, 2011

Today Brought Gravestone Photos of My 4th Great Grandparents

Yesterday I found a message on a message board that a woman in New Hampshire had thousands of photos of headstones from New Hampshire cemeteries. She has many of them posted here. I emailed her and today I received the above photos of the headstones of my 4th great grandparents, Henry Phelps (1751-1840) and Hannah Blodgett Phelps (1764-1843). The bottom photo shows Pratt Cemetery, where they're buried near Hebron, New Hampshire. 

Henry and Hannah Phelps's granddaughter Elizabeth Ann Phelps was my great, great grandmother and wife of Jesse Gordon Flanders. When I wrote to this woman requesting this photo, she saw the link to my web site under my signature and she took a look at it. She noticed that Flanders is one of the Surnames I'm researching and in her reply, she told me she and her husband each have Flanders ancestors. How cool is that? It gets better....she said she has a LOT of photos of the Flanders graves and will send whatever I want.

I just can't believe how blessed I am with this genealogy research. I've found 2 new cousins and a wonderful resource for family photos...even if they are just the headstones. I love anything that connects me to my ancestors!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how wonderful! and they are in great shape for their age. The "cousins" I have met through genealogy have enriched my life so much.

Mary said...

What a great find, Becky! It is wonderful how the Internet has made discoveries like this possible!

SusieQ said...

Hi Becky - Greetings from a Salida neighbor to the west, and your former HS classmate, Susie Swartz Ragan. I passed through Canon City yesterday and again today, on my way to visit grandkids, and my older daughter who live in Pueblo West.

I enjoyed looking at your blog, and pix! You look young and beautiful. (-: I'm just starting into the genealogical research area, and I have a lot to learn.

All the best - Susie

Anita said...

I haven't been surfing blogs lately, but it's fun to come here and see that you are still at it! Good for you to have such success in finding this info - for yourself, and for those that have come after you.