Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 28

Nicholas Headington

Nicholas Headington family, 1850 U.S. census, Knox County, Ohio.

Nicholas Headington is one of the most popular search terms that brings visitors here to Karen’s Chatt. Nicholas Headington is my fifth greatgrandfather and evidently quite a few researchers are looking for information about him and his family. I will share what I know about him and hope the information will be helpful to other …

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Sep 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Nicholas Headington

Nicholas Headington, Liber Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of Nicholas Headington, located in Liber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed Nicholas Headington Died Feb. 6, 1856, Aged 65 ys, 9 mos, 8 ds. At the foot of the grave is a second marker, a military marker inscribed N. Headington, Gorsuch’s Co, 2 MD. Mil.,War 1812. …

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Sep 21

What’s Back There?

Straubinger Hotel.1963 photo

Sometimes what you see in the background of a photo is more interesting and informative than what you see in the foreground. You may see the location of items that are no longer standing or things that have been moved. You can see what homes and yards and other buildings looked like years ago. You …

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Sep 18

Tombstone Tuesday-Fredrick Betzel

Fredrick Betzel, North Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Fredrick Betzel, located in Ward 2, row 8 of North Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BETZEL, Fredrick Betzel, Died Dec. 9, 1900, Aged 76 Y, 10 M, 21 D. Obituary: Dies At A Ripe Old Age Mr. Fredrick Betzel died Sunday afternoon in his …

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Sep 14

Five Tips for Safely Reading and Photographing Tombstones

Liber Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana. Photographed November 2011.

Cemeteries are some of my favorite places to visit. It doesn’t make any difference if I have family buried in a particular cemetery or whose tombstone I am looking at, I enjoy looking at and photographing tombstones. I have been photographing tombstones for some time now and have hundreds of tombstone photographs. Some of those …

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