Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Rebecca M.J. Pell

In memory of
Rebecca M.J. Pell
Was born Jan. 24
1807 died Jan. 29

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 24 June 2009. Click on the tombstone for an enlarged view.

Rebecca M.J. Smart married Jesse Pell 13 Mar 1828 in Livingston County, Kentucky. They had two known children - Jane and Amanda.

According to the 1850 Livingston County census, Jesse Pell was born about 1807 in Kentucky. He died before 3 April 1854, when Craig S. Harris was appointed administrator of the estate of Jesse Pell.

Jesse Pell may very well be buried beside Rebecca. This tombstone looks as if it might have been taller at one time. There is a thin line of mortar around the stone where it connects to the base, which appears to be of concrete. The tombstone and base do not match.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Today I was presented the "Ancestors Approved" award by Dionne Ford of the Finding Josephine Blog. As a recipient of this award I’m supposed to list ten things I have learned about any of my ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened me and pass along the award to ten other bloggers who I feel are doing their ancestors proud.

I have chosen to present you with the award. You can pick up the picture of the award on my blog post athttp://genealogyandme.blogspot.com/2010/04/treasure-chest-thursday-my-ancestor.html

Thanks for sharing your ancestor stories!