Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Samuel William Hott

My 2nd Great Grandfather
Samuel William Hott
b. Sept 30, 1847 Hampshire County WV
d. July 5, 1899
buried at Cedar Run Cemetery, Quantico VA

This Samuel is one of the two that I wrote a post about at the end of last month. Finding this headstone on Find-A-Grave was a great help to me in proving where the family was at the time of his death, and provided further clues in my quest to prove that this is the correct Samuel Hott.

A special "Thanks!" to Marie, a volunteer from Find-A-Grave who shared this and other photos of the cemetery with me!


  1. What a great find, and even better is that it was "handmade." I love using findagrave.com.


  2. This stone is wonderful. It seems so much more personal than most. (I love your line and agree with you about the search for genealogy, even if it's not my own!)

  3. Oh my gosh, I've never seen a handmade gravestone before. Thanks for sharing this interesting marker.