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Enthusiasm for Cemeteries

I don't think I have kept it a secret that one of my passions (strange or not) is pioneer cemeteries. It seems to be evident from several of my blog posts. In part, I don't see them only as cemeteries. I see them as stories, stone stories, left behind. Each one begs me to research and discover what I can about the person left behind. Some of the stories are intriguing (famous founders of local towns, civil war veterans), some are disastrous ( tragic loss of heads in mill explosions, struck by trains, trapped in wells), and most are ordinary passings. Do the "ordinary" deaths make them less important? Not to a genealogist. Delving into someone's history as documented in census reco

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