Those Places Thursday~ Old Washington, Arkansas

A beautiful old cemetery in Old Washington Arkansas.

My 4 greats grandparents (John and Sarah Sutton)  lived in this town when they arrived from Tennessee in 1851.  John died in 1854 and Sarah about 1875.  My husband's 3 great grandparents, James and Sarah Moss, moved here much earlier, about 1816 or so, from Virginia, and James was the county judge in 1818.  He passed in 1832, and Sarah in 1850.  I've always thought that these four might be buried in this cemetery, as the burials are mostly in the same time frame.  

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39 comments:

  1. I love to visit old cemeteries; this looks like a very nice old one!

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  2. it is a beautiful cemetery.. my dad's side of the family has a cemetery at an old church in Reidsville GA.. i love to go there and read all the names.

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  3. beautiful, natural looking cemetery. neat to have connections going back that far. :)

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  4. Old cemeteries are fascinating places. That's wonderful you know where your great grandparents are buried.

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  5. So much of your family's history is there!

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  6. I like the design of the sign. Looks quite lovely and peaceful there.

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  7. I like retracing our family plots too! A very quaint place this is!

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  8. How neat! My kind of place for exploring!

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  9. Nice that you know so much about your ancestors, What a great old cemetery where they are buried.

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  10. Interesting that you both have history there. The tombstones look very old, and probably some are gone. It's always interesting to take a step back in time, reading those old tombstones.

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  11. Looks like a lovely place to be buried.

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  12. Lovely setting for that final place of rest, and interesting, the women lived longer, although I am sure in those days their workload would be equally as hard. Maybe one day you will find them all .

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  13. I've never been to Old Washington. I must make a day-trip out of it sometime!

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  14. What a beautiful setting! Do you delve into genealogy? You're lucky you have information from that far back!

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  15. Very fitting that it looks serene and peaceful.

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  16. The subdued colors are perfect for this imagery.

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  17. Love the name of the cemetery.

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  18. How many are buried there? Looks peaceful.

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  19. Cemeteries like this are so interesting to me.

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  20. I always look at these old cemeteries and think that they are the type of place I would like to be buried in.

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  21. Nice historical cemetery. I bet it would be interesting to walk through and read about those who have passed on.

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  22. It is one of those wonderful old cemeteries worthy of exploring.

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  23. What a peaceful looking Cemetery. I love to walk through old cemetery.

    Hugs~

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  24. I LOVE old cemeteries! I always enjoy walking through them...
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  25. cemeteries make me feel a lil sad. your image is pretty, looks like a rustic old one!!!

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  26. what a pretty spot for a cemetery

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  27. I love visiting these old cemeteries and looking at the names. Have a good weekend my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  28. What a cool cemetery.. I also love to visit the old cemeteries. Great fence shot, happy weekend!

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  29. I love anything pertaining to genealogical research. This would be a most interesting area to visit...especially when all your ancestors are known to be living back then in the same vicinity. Wow.

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  30. Love this ancestors post. Been doing a little of that myself lately! :-) It's so wonderful to be connected to our family that long came before us! The photo of the wonderful old cemetery is really great too.

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  31. I've been working on genealogy since I was a teenager, so this post was of particular interest to me. My late cousin Charlotte was an avid genealogist and photographed a lot of cemeteries for findagrave.com. This one is a beauty!

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  32. Great cemetery sign, just what I seek out in my travels. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  33. I love history.

    I know few of my relatives beyond grand parents. I tried the green leaf thingy (family tree program) and just kept getting repeat information.

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