by Sherry Stocking Kline
06 April 2010
This week’s Tombstone Tuesday is my Mom’s Great-Aunt Bettie Crabb.
On The Stone:
Oct 15, 1866
Oct 31, 1932
What you can’t see in the photograph here is that Bettie is buried next to her father, J. R. U. Crabb who died 11 years before she did. (Bettie never married.)
For a few years, J. R. U. and Bettie’s mother, Elizabeth Laird Jones Crabb lived on a farm in Sumner County, Kansas, just east of Milan, Kansas.
Sometime after Elizabeth died, J. R. U. and Bettie returned to Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, to be near Bettie’s sister, Sally Crabb Mayfield, wife of George. Sally and George are buried in the Glasgow Cemetery, Glasgow, Kentucky, also.
The photograph below shows Bettie and J. R. U.’s place in the cemetery next to each other:
Our new-found cousins, Dennis and Nancy (Bertram) Bush who so kindly showed us around Barren County, told us that just a couple of years earlier, some man picked this spot, and this tree, to hang himself… Gave me shivers then. (Still does.)