Week 21 - Tombstone. This week I am selecting George Buttrey-35, although he, as many other of my ancestors, didn't have tombstones, or headstones. It seems a lot of my ancestors either couldn't afford it, or it wasn't a big priority.
Anyway. MOST FUNNY INCIDENT. I went to see where George and his wife Alicia were buried, as you do. And couldn't find a head stone. But what I was told by the volunteer at the cemetery at the time was, some helpful person had come along at some stage, and had collected up all the markers to be helpful, and returned them to the shed. Apparently it was the only record that the cemetery had, inrelation to where anyone was buried, who didn't have headstones. So it sounds like they can't bury any new people there now, because they don't know where the available spots are. I was asked not to tell anyone, so I won't say where.
And that wasn't the end of my adventure there on that day. I did discover another headstone, with the same Buttrey surname. So, as you do, I looked into that person instead, and discovered, yes, they were both related. The couple in that plot, that is, where both related. George's brother, married his own niece, and they had five children. A very different find. Marrying his own niece, means that 75% of their DNA would have been the same. I'm not sure how the kids turned out. I hope they were alright.