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John's Not Slothful in Business (Tombstone Tuesday)

John McAfee Hulsey Feb 8, 1862 - Apr 10, 1950 Not Slothful In Business; Fervent In Spirit; Serving The Lord. Alta Vista Cemetery Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia Photo © 2013 S. Lincecum The last few lines of John's epitaph are from the Bible -- Romans 12:11 (KJV).

But Some Must Die, Even Some in Beauty's Bloom

[Originally posted at the Rose Hill Cemetery blog .] In the Central Avenue Division of Rose Hill Cemetery rests Jane P. Shackelford, her ledger marker describing the sweet young lady she was, and the classy woman she was surely to have become. The article following details her tragic end. In Memory Of JANE P. SHACKELFORD a member of the Junior Class in the Georgia Female College who departed this life Jany 26th, 1841 in the 15th year of her age. Never was there a happier commingling of all the virtues that adorn the female character, than was to be found in this early victim of the grave. In childhood's hour she had been taught the precepts of the adorable Saviour, and in after life she exemplified in her meek and pious deportment, that those divine precepts had been deeply engraven upon her heart by the Spirit of God.  Though sudden was the call, yet was she prepared through the merits of her Redeemer, to enter upon the realition of the Heavenly World.  This

Liberty, Fraternity and Unity Since 1892

So says the tag line for the National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Here's an example of a membership marker placed at a daughter's grave: © 2013 S. Lincecum According to its website, , the United States Daughters of 1812 was founded in 1892. It's "a non-profit, non-political, women's service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause during the War of 1812." There is an ancestor database at the site that would surely be worthy of a look if applicable to your family history. The membership marker above sits at the grave of Mattie Thompson Hulsey. She rests at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. Mattie Thompson Hulsey Wife of John McAfee Hulsey Feb 22, 1866 - Oct 31, 1944 "Her Children Arise Up And Call Her Blessed; Her Husband Also." Photo © 2013 S. Lincecum

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)