David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Barbara Routsong Warner


Today I am sharing a photograph of the tombstone of my great great aunt, Barbara Routsong Warner.  Her gravesite sits next to those of her father, Jacob Routsong and her mother, Catherine Flook Routsong in David's Cemetery in Kettering, Ohio.  When I first discovered Barbara's gravesite, the stone was broken and all that could be seen was the base of the stone. Recently, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the caretakers of the cemetery had repaired and reset the stone.
Barbara was born 4 April, 1836 in Van Buren Township, Montgomery, County, Ohio.  She was married to Reuben Warner on 23 January, 1855.  She died on 11 January, 1861.  I still have quite a bit of research to do regarding Barbara and her family and I'm so glad to see that she can be remembered properly.

5 comments:

  1. So nice to see the stone has been repaired. I am sure that made your day!

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  2. It's rare to see a stone repaired like this. Usually the family has to foot the bill and hire the restorers. Lucky you!

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  3. Lori, that's great that the stone was repaired! Did you put in a request for that, or did it just ... happen?

    Renate

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  4. No, I didn't. I didn't even know the stone existed. So, it was an even nicer surprise to find it there.

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  5. Would be nice to know who does these repairs - have been on several trips to Illinois and found my ancestors' stones repaired as well. Really gives a person a good feeling to see that someone has such respect for other peoples' ancestors.

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