Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison 1805-1852

This is the grave marker of my maternal 3x Great Grandfather Benjamin Harrison. It is located in Byrneville Cemetery in Harrison County, Indiana.
It reads:

Born Feb 22, 1805
Died Dec 25, 1852
The hand pointing up symbol on the stone has various meanings. Some of which include: 'pathway to heaven', 'the reward of the righteous', 'sudden death' or 'Heavenly reward'.

Tombstone Tuesday
Create a post which includes an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors and it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.
Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical blogging prompt suggested by Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers.

This and all other articles on this blog are © copyright 2016 by Lisa Dillman Wright.


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