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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Bennehan Family Graveyard @ Stagville

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The cemetery is a short walk from the house (see Tuesday & Wednesday's posts)
It's quite hot out, nearly 100 degrees but the shade from these trees makes it feel much cooler! We were told though that when this was a working plantation there weren't any trees around...The house sits up on a slight hill so that they were able to see all around the land...amazing how nature takes over when you let it!
I got very excited when I saw the old rock walls!
And even more excited when I saw this magnificent wrought iron gate!
Beautiful...
Rest In Peace Bennehan Family...
Heading back to the house...you can just see it through those trees...

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23 comments:

  1. Hello, I enjoyed this walk to the cemetery. The Bennehan family has a nice resting place, very peaceful. The gate and rock wall are pretty. Wishing you a happy Thursday and weekend ahead!

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  2. I really enjoy poking about old cemeteries. Love that wrought iron fence!

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  3. I loved the gate :) It suits the area :)

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  4. A very quiet and peaceful cemetery. Have a beautiful day!

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  5. It looks a lovely place to be buried. That is a lovely Stonewall And a nice gte

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  6. I like that the trees have grown around the cemetery to give it privacy and peace.
    The stone wall and wrought iron fence/gate are both beauties!

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  7. A very peaceful spot for a cemetery.

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  8. I like that the trees grew back---nature is wonderful. Wonderful cemetery.
    MB

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  9. Trees creep on you. We recently found a pic of our early days atMuldoon and our huge maple was just a twig.

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  10. The gate is beautiful! And so are the large rocks in the wall. The trees have really grown, I thought! But then this was so very long ago. Such beautiful shades of green, and welcoming shade. Cemeteries are peaceful and beautiful places to walk.

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  11. That stone fence reminds me of Sweden for some reason. And the gate is beautiful as is the walk through the woods.

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  12. That is a spectacular gate! We have a few old houses that have wrought iron fences that have held up well over the years.

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  13. the old stone walls and gate are perfect.

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  14. That old stone wall and gate are just fabulous. What a rich history this place has.

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  15. I found this post to be most captivating!! You took us back in time and kept us surrounded by the time of today...all rolled into one narrative. I really enjoyed it all.

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  16. The trees are young for sure. Beautiful stone and iron gate, a sturdy one too.
    I bet it was hot, but I would have to venture to the graves too.
    betsy

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  17. I always enjoy old cemeteries. Love that gate!

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  18. surely must have been beautiful back in the day.

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  19. A graveyard in the forest - the best place for the ancestors...

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  20. it looks like an old quiet spot, perhaps a cemetery not visited by many!! if you are going to be buried, this looks like a great place, i would want lots of trees!!!

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  21. Such a beautiful, tranquil place! I always love a cemetery in he trees, though as you say, the trees weren't there when the plantation was active. Love this post!

    It was 98 degrees yesterday and when I stepped out of the house I went "Oh, it isn't hot!" :-) There was quite a brisk wind, high humidity with some sprinkles now and then, and overcast. No baking sun! I was so happy! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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