Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday

[Editor's note: I love Becky Wiseman's idea of placing a photo of a tombstone in a post with a little bio about the person or persons. See, now I don't have to come up with ideas for Tuesdays! Go visit Becky's great blog Kinexxions to see more!]

Headstone of Anna Gertrude Sawyer (1834 - 1878). Digital image taken by Thomas MacEntee on March 10, 2008 at Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston, New York. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

Anna Gertrude Sawyer was born on January 29, 1834 in New York City, the daughter of Rev. Thomas J. Sawyer and Caroline Fisher.[1] She married Jervis McEntee, the famous Hudson River School artist and my 1st cousin 4 times removed, in November 1854.[2] Gertrude Sawyer died on October 14, 1878 in Kingston, New York and was buried at Montrepose Cemetery on October 17, 1878.


[1] Eddy, Richard, The Life of Thomas J. Sawyer . . . and Caroline M. Sawyer (Boston, MA: Universalist Publishing House, 1900).

[2] Id.


Becky said...

Thanks Thomas, as the saying goes, "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery." I really wish that I could take credit for the idea! But I stole it from Amy at Amy's Genealogy Blog

Kathryn Doyle said...

Thomas, I hope you will take the photos and bios and also add them to findagrave.com. Becky mentioned that she is planning to do that and there are already several genea-bloggers who are FAG contributors. My memorial for William Briggs is an example of how you can link families together in a virtual cemetery.