Monday, March 16, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - George W. Hagey

George W. Hagey
Born Feb. 22, 1819
Died Nov. 1, 1869

Buried in Smithland Cemetery. The first tombstone photograph is from 1991. The second photograph is from 2009. Note that the urn on the top has fallen to the ground. This is the only tombstone within the fenced area. For an enlarged view, click on the photographs.

A bond for the marriage of George W. Hagey and Julia E. Bryan was issued in Livingston County 16 October 1841. According to the 1850 and 1860 Livingston County census records, George W. and Julia Hagey had the following children: George A., Lucy, Julia, Henry Given, Ben, Mattie, Fountain, Kate Darling, Thomas, Forest and Lewis W. Hagey. In May 1869, George W. and Julia E. Hagey conveyed a town lot in Smithland. This was just prior to their move to Alexander County, Illinois. According to the Nashville Christian Advocate, vol. 29, #51, dated 18 December 1869, George W. Hagey died in Cairo, Illinois 3 November 1869. Julia Hagey and her children are enumerated on the 1870 Alexander County census. By 1880, they had moved to St. Louis, Missouri.

1 comment:

John g. West said...

I see you figured out how to put two photos side by side and to include wording in between. I caught this blog from your facebook. I almost sound like I know what I am talking about. Laughing