Hughes satellite internet service is moving with as much enthusiasm as the dead. The post I am working on could take a while and I am likely to give up soon and go to bed. I thought I'd do a short one in the meantime for Annie at The Transplantable Rose.
The Palmer Chapel cemetery marked the lives of many of the families of Cataloochee.
Annie it seems is fond of doing research in the US census and local records. From the name on a tombstone in a previous post she traveled back in time to assemble a partial portrait of the life of Elizabeth Hannah. Check out her comment in The Ghosts Of Gardeners Past.
This was an unusual name, 'Gudger'.
Infant mortality was well represented in the cemetery.
"Budded on earth to bloom in heaven." Only a people intimately connected to the earth could think of such things.