Anyone into looking for/at old graveyards ?

Big Ben

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Been doing a little surveying lately and ran across this one on one farm we are working on. Best I can tell is these date back to the eary 1800's. Engraveing is all but gone on a couple of what appears to be child's graves.

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pretty neat.

theres an old graveyard about 50ft from our property line. been several yrs since i checked it out but some were from the late 1800s. Also have another one on our property with no headstones. Just 4 or 5 sunken graves.
 

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Have you done a " rubbing " on them...... Some time this will show up writing that isn't visible to your eye. Worth a try. My wife is into finding old grave yards. She was in a contest to find the oldest, been hooked ever since.
 

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the farm I lease in Virginia has been in the same family since before the Revolutionary War. The family cemetery is full of graves dating back to the 1700's.

There is also a slave cemetery on the property. Just rocks for headstones
 

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When I lived in Scotland there were chapel ruins that we would go visit where some of the dates were in the 1600's.
 

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Cool pics! I love going to old cemeteries. My wife and I usually go to a few a year. We have one that looks like those on our deer lease. Ignotius Woods he died in 1853. You need to put the names on find-a-grave so if any of their descendent s are looking for their graves they will know where they are at.
 

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Not intentionally into it, but when I come across one, I definitely check it out

From this past deer season on Yanahli WMA:

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that's cool. We have my family's history on this continent to the 1700's. There are graves in N.C. for both the family and the slaves. If you go back to Ireland, our family history is recorded back to the 900's.
 

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Yep.. pretty neat stuff..

My family has one that dates back to the 1830's right here in north Shelby County... my 3 x's great grand father and mother are buried there.. the land is still in our family.

We have an old slave grave yard someplace too, but no one seems to know where it is exactly anymore.. there were no stones to mark the graves unfortunately.

After some research, I found 2 more of my family cemeteries that date back into the 1700's down in eastern GA.. Visiting them was pretty cool, but like others have said on previous posts, most of the stones are slick and you can't read much on them.

The sad thing about these old places is, those that are on land land that is not longer in the family and no one maintains them, they get lost in time as they get overgrown and suburbia eats them up if they are near a town. And after a few generations, the folks buried in them are totally forgotten about.
 

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