Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Sidney K. Conner

Mrs. Sidney K. Conner
Dec. 20, 1809
March 14, 1852

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed September 2008.

Very little is known about Mrs. Sidney K. Conner. She does not appear on the 1850 Livingston County census, but Livingston County deaths, which appeared in the Kentucky Register, vol. 57, pp 354-382, shows the following: “Conner, Cidney K., Born Lewis County, Ky., daughter of George N. Davis; died Livingston County, March 14, 1852, age 43.”

The weeping willow tree on her tombstone is the universal symbol of mourning or grief and was popular tombstone art work during the 1800s. This stylized version of the weeping willow tree is not usually found on tombstones in this part of western Kentucky. Very likely the tombstone was ordered from outside the area and shipped to Smithland.

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