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Found a historical grave #7230498
03/30/21 01:43 AM
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Pottsboro TX Grayson county
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Took my son turkey hunting a couple days ago and found this grave out in the woods. It belongs to W W Bourland. From what I've found, this is the son of the confederate colonel who was responsible for the great hanging in Gainsville, TX. The largest mass lynching ever. Really interesting history connected to this family. Of course I cannot get the pictures to load. I don't know why it's so difficult to load pictures on here.

Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230512
03/30/21 05:23 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Not difficult at all. Are you getting an error message?


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230550
03/30/21 06:49 AM
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Mitch that is a cool story. When I have trouble loading a pic it is too big so I use pixresizer which is a free download or text them to my own email and use that one b/c it automatically resized it for me.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230682
03/30/21 10:09 AM
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I was asked to trap badgers at a old cemetery last summer sad headstones there smaller then a cereal box some only read Mom or Dad no last names or dates.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230684
03/30/21 10:18 AM
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That's super cool. Just a random gravestone out in the woods?

Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230715
03/30/21 11:13 AM
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Cool, I got a area that has a old headstone says C K 1891 on it.
Get coyotes there every year.

Last edited by 330-Trapper; 03/30/21 12:00 PM.

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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230717
03/30/21 11:14 AM
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Ooops meant headstone, lol


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230744
03/30/21 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Jiggamitch
Took my son turkey hunting a couple days ago and found this grave out in the woods. It belongs to W W Bourland. From what I've found, this is the son of the confederate colonel who was responsible for the great hanging in Gainsville, TX. The largest mass lynching ever. Really interesting history connected to this family. Of course I cannot get the pictures to load. I don't know why it's so difficult to load pictures on here.


Use photo re sizer ap. Photos load fast then 600x800pxls.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230746
03/30/21 12:04 PM
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I use to have a piece of property with a family grave yard on it. It had one large headstone that said Pryor family with the dates of the 2 parents. Also had 4 of the small round top marble headstones that said infant son died 1856, ...1857....1858....1859. 4 stones for 4 infant sons. Always felt kinda sad about their loss when I was cleaning up the sight.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230760
03/30/21 12:19 PM
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Two of us where hunting grouse a number of years back and came across an old cemetery from the turn of the century. Most appeared to be young WWI soldiers with military style head stones. Recently on the news it was reported the the cemetery had been rediscovered again and local VFW and other local organizations removed brush and trees that had over grown the place, cleaned it up real nice too.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230765
03/30/21 12:30 PM
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Used to fish a creek s of beaver Oklahoma for flatheads. We parked at the old cemetery, and would walk down the hill to the water. One day we got the bug and went and looked at the 'stones. All kids, dead from the spanish flu id guess, hundreds of em.

After that, we called it the dead baby cemetery.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230780
03/30/21 01:10 PM
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We were just in Deadwood, SD.
Wild Bill and Calamity Janes Gravesite at Mt. Mariah Graveyard ...Beautiful resting place.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230784
03/30/21 01:15 PM
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There are a lot of small, old family plots around here. It used to be common to have a family cemetery on the farm where generations of the same family are buried. What always struck me about the very old ones are the high number of young children in them.


Eh...wot?

Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230785
03/30/21 01:16 PM
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In the old pioneer cemetery close to my house I was always impressed by how many young mothers and infant children were buried there. Surviving childbirths was precarious.


My fear of moving stairs is escalating!
Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230795
03/30/21 01:32 PM
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We have one on property I trap , was a train wreck 1892, there is about a dozen headstones in a little patch of woods next to the tracks.
http://www.gendisasters.com/ohio/468/shreve%2C-oh-train-wreck%2C-sept-1892

Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230817
03/30/21 02:03 PM
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I know many of us trappers yearn for the olden frontier days. As many of you have posted, many tours of 19th century cemeteries state the fact that childbirth and infancy were oft a perilous venture. I am very thankful for modern medicine. In the Deep South, yellow fever was an epidemic. Towns and cities were completely wiped out. Some cemeteries here are solely for yellow fever burials. It was a mosquito borne disease. Near rivers was a prime place to build a town for shipping, but they didn't know the dangers of yellow fever. Google yellow fever Grenada MS. It's heartbreaking.


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: loosegoose] #7230841
03/30/21 02:39 PM
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Pottsboro TX Grayson county
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Originally Posted by loosegoose
That's super cool. Just a random gravestone out in the woods?


It's a large headstone and concrete tomb in the middle of nowhere.

Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230846
03/30/21 02:46 PM
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Cool pics 330 I love DW SD and the entire Black Hills Region


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Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230849
03/30/21 02:48 PM
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Thank you, the resizing app worked!

Re: Found a historical grave [Re: Jiggamitch] #7230852
03/30/21 02:51 PM
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Cool find and good luck on the kids turkey huntin!

We are about 10 days ahead of u weather wise it is green and fixin to git tall down here


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