As soon as we turned off the road and started driving down the path we came upon a couple isolated graves, and my son shouts "It says 'Dutton'"! And he put the car in park.
|As is our custom, we each put a stone we brought from home on the marker to show it had been visited.|
On the other side of Eunice was this marker --
Theodore S. Barton (1826-1888) and his wife Almira M. (1836-1899). The Bartons have made an appearance in my blog before! As you can correctly guess, Almira Marie (Dutton) Barton is the daughter of Marvin and Eunice Dutton.
Next to Theodore and Almira was another marker (almost completely illegible without the shaving cream, and completely legible with it, not saying that is an excuse to keep using it, it is not) --
"Dora A., Dau. of T.S. & A.M. Barton, died Mar. 25, 1872, Aged 4 Yrs. 5 Mos."
I must say I have been overall impressed with the amount of information my ancestors have decided to put on their stones. ESPECIALLY maiden names, one of the hardest things to locate in the rural midwest predating marriage licenses.
Much more to follow in Part 4.
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