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Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Fences - Shaver Family Cemetery

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This little, old cemetery sits right along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Franklin County.

Found this tiny bit of info on it in an EBook "Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway"...might have to buy the actual book...it tells a bit about the history/significance of what is or what was along the Parkway, with mile markers.

"The family cemetery of the Rev. Daniel H Shaver (1860-1949) and his wives, Coredellia Wimmer (1861-1912) and Patra Mills (1878-1970), is located on the west side of the Parkway. Children and other family members are buried here as well."

Sadly I saw two infant graves belonging to the same parents :(

Linking with Friday Fences

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family cemetery- not many of these survive.. so sad about the babies.

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  2. I think that I have been by there but didn't know I was still in Franklin but I guess it would have to be. That guy sure didn't want anyone setting on the wall.

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  3. Very interesting info. Nice shot of this old cemetery!

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  4. Beautiful little cemetery, just needs an old wrought-iron gate.

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  5. i am assume they do this type of fence in other states & places - but i really enjoy it here in VA. see it often. i love it!! use what you got. perfect!!

    have a good & cool weekend. ( :

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  6. I cannot imagine having a family cemetery; how unique and different. Certainly makes genealogy an easier task.

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  7. Historic cemeteries always contain say stories of life cut short. In our current era death has become less common. Great photo.

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  8. Nice I love the history in old cemeteries. Great shot and the history very cool. B

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  9. Infant grave markers are sad. Potential never reached.

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  10. I just adore little old out of the way cemeteries. They always tell a story.

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  11. I wonder why they stacked the rocks all along the wall....

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  12. Lots of memories behind that gate and fence.

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  13. the modernish gate does look a bit incongruous

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  14. What a beautiful memorial inside that wonderful fence. I love those old gates. The book on the parkway would be an interesting read.

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  15. I love your composition today. This cemetery would be a good one to visit. As would just about anything on or near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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  16. Great picture of the cemetary and I really enjoyed your commentary. I find genealogy fascinating. When I retired a few years ago I traced my family and my husbands family, it was hard work but so worth it.

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  17. Looks like a well-kept cemetery. A lot of history buried there.

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  18. I guess they don't want people sitting on the fence.

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  19. Really love the design of the wall. Lovely shot.

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  20. Beautiful photo --- It's always touching to come across one of these small family cemeteries.

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  21. Lewis Grant, still living at age 99,either built or helped build the wall. Rev. Shaver was his father in law. Lewis and wife, Mabel, were young, married and living with the Rev. He has dementia now, but I think the rocks were suppose to be decorative. When family visits it would be nice to be able to sit on wall and chat, meditate, pray, etc.

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