Thursday, September 15, 2011

There are many revolutionary war veterans buried in Jefferson county. Most seem to have come from the east and settled here on land given to them for their service. Several lists exist of their names such as the one maintained by the DAR. I've been trying to find them and photograph the stones. Amazing how many still exist but many are in poor shape.

As a member of findagrave.com, I have created a virtual cemetery for the veterans. If you're interested, give it a look.

As a photo volunteer for Jefferson county, I have some contact with the people requesting photos.
Some are building family albums, others want photos to use as portraits in their family trees. I just met a group trying to amass all the Killed In Action graves. Personally, I enjoy being outside and the feeling of helping. Being in a cemetery doesn't bother me as I grew up across from one. Some are maintained like parks and are very peaceful. Others, not so much.

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