Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 03-02-10

This is the headstone of my great great grandparents.  If you read my blog about Penelope SEARS (a pioneer woman) this is her headstone.  I thought I would try and continue the theme.  Here is the birth and death information for Penelope SEARS, she was born in Fayette, Ohio on 6 July 1834 and she died in Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois on 12 January 1921.  She married Anderson FERGUSON in 1852.
Anderson FERGUSON was born in Southampton, Virginia on 15 October 1813 and died in Shelby, Illinois on 02 August 1894.

"Anderson Ferguson, a pioneer of Shelby county, died the other day, and his wife found $1,000 hidden in a hollow log."

Source: The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Thursday, September 13, 1894.

I wonder if Penelope knew to look for the money or if she just got lucky and found it!

Sometimes when I am trying to decide what to post, I feel like I am jumping around.  I guess I need to come up with a plan!  I would like to learn how to pre-post my blog and then have it post a few days later.  I think that would make it easier to stay with a theme.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are doing a great job and love your post! can you imagine finding $1,000 back then?!!!