Thursday, May 3, 2018

Flowers Mark the Graves in Wilson Cemetery

Margaret A.
Wife of
G.P. Wilson
Mar. 14, 1836
Apr. 11, 1906

Buried in the Wilson Family Cemetery, off Bells Mines Church Road, Crittenden County, Kentucky. The above tombstone was photographed 1 April 2013. Note the blooming daffodils.

Margaret A. Wilson's obituary tells a great deal about her life. She was "born in Livingston county, Ky., March 14, 1836; was married to Mr. George P. Wilson March 24, 1853, and died at their home near Weston, Ky., April 11, 1906.

"Sister Wilson professed religion when quite young and joined the Methodist church in 1853. She was of  cheerful disposition, and was an earnest, faithful worker in the church, and as a result of this faithful life many were induced to give up sin and turn to God.

"She leaves a husband, three sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. Two sons preceded her to the sun-bright clime above. Aunt Mag, as she was familiarly called, will be greatly missed. I preached her funeral at the residence where she had lived so long and we laid her away in the family cemetery near by, which she had already adorned with flowers, to await the resurrection at the last day."  [signed]  R.C. Love.[1]

The flowers in the cemetery planted by Margaret A. Wilson are still visible in the photograph above. We first located this cemetery in the early 1990s and several years later we used the flowers to guide us to the cemetery. The photograph below was made during a visit in the 1990s.

Wilson Cemetery with blooming daffodils 1990s

[1] "Obituary," Crittenden Record-Press, Marion, KY, Fri., 4 May 1906, p . 1.

Published 3 May 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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