by Sherry Stocking Kline
11 May 2010
This tombstone for George T. Hill is located between my father’s tombstone, and my mother’s great uncle’s tombstone, Evan Jones, in the Osborne Cemetery, Sumner County, Mayfield, Kansas.
On the Stone:
C. E. & M. S. Hill
Died Sept 6, 1884
Aged 10 Ms, 29 Ds
(following inscription too faint to read)
If we had the name of the person who purchased the plot…
If we had the name of the person who purchased the plot, we might have many clues to our possible relationship, but the sexton who took care of the cemetery records (many years ago) had a house fire, and all the old records were destroyed, and though they were recreated as best possible, the older records aren’t 100% accurate.
My mother believes that this young person is related to our family but she does not know how. So far, I’ve found no Hill’s in our family tree, outside of my dad’s sister’s husband, and that is a much later era.
I have to wonder if the young person that she was told was related was the young person just to the side of George, last week’s post, Myrtle Jones. That seems much more likely.