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The most unique headstones ever

Over the years of gathering information, we have visited a lot of cemeteries. And have looked at a bunch of headstones posted on Findagrave.com.

These stones are the most unique we have seen. They sort of remind me of the coffins you see with Egyptian mummies. Kinda creepy, actually.

Issac B. Newman ( - 1880) and Elizabeth Smalley Newman (1821 - 1868)

Issac B. Newman ( – 1880) and Elizabeth Smalley Newman (1821 – 1868)

These stones belong to Issac B Newman ( – 1880) and his wife Elizabeth Smalley Newman (1821 – 1868). They are buried at Jaybird Cemetery near Peebles, Adams Co, Ohio.

So why are we interested in Issac and his wife? My wife’s great grandmother was Mary Almeda Newman. Mary married George Michael Shoemaker.

The Newman line - starts with Mary Almeda Newman

The Newman line – starts with Mary Almeda Newman

That makes Issac Newman my wife’s gg grandfather. Unfortunately, at this time, we know little more about Issac and Elizabeth Newman. But, we have found a new lead that looks promising and hope to follow the line back another few generations.

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