Monday, April 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Alfred and Mary Grayot

May we meet in Heaven
Alfred A.
Born in the city
of Lyons France
May 28, 1823
Mar. 27, 1883

May we meet in Heaven
Mary A.
Wife of
A.A. Grayot
Oct. 29, 1872
40 yrs 9 mo
13 da’s

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 16 April 2009. Click on photograph for enlarged view.

Buried next to the Grayott tombstones are their children, Charles R. Grayot, who died May 18, 1856, and Alfred A. Grayot, whose dates are now below ground.

Alfred A. Grayot, a druggist, first appears with his family on the 1860 Livingston County census. He lived in the two story red brick home next door to the county courthouse.


John G. West said...

These are neat tombstones. Obelisks are kind of common, but these have an interesting high base. Looks like the one in the background is similar.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

There are a number of tombstones of similiar design in this cemetery. Note that the one for Alfred A. Grayot has a Masonic emblem on it.

Anonymous said...

The Grayot house is to be torn down. I belive the county aquired it from the last owners.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Oh, I hate that.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Anonymous who posted above: Please contact me by email. I have a question on the Grayot house.