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    Do you know of any reason they might have made that choice?

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    by fenway49 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 10:23:32 AM PDT

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    •  Re: No markers (5+ / 0-)

      I think it was some kind of religious statement based on the personal beliefs (or feelings about "tradition") of the local patriarch, who was a Protestant minister.  That man had two brothers who were also ministers, and they had markers.  But the answer may lie in the fact that when I ran down the paternal ancestors' graves in Virginia after following a chain of about five leads from person to person, the graves were found at the edge of a deciduous forest.  Each grave had a small sandstone marker (well worn by the rains) and a now-mature cedar tree.  There was no way one would sense that there were burials there except to be taken there by a local who knew of it.  No fence, gate, ID as a cemetery -- nothing.  AND, one young man from the Nashville family died in California while visiting maternal relatives (who handled the arrangements).  The death was accidental, and although he was young he had few paternal relatives left in Nashville by then.  So he's buried in Southern California just blocks from where his mother's brother then lived -- and with a marker.

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      by Zwenkau on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 02:48:22 PM PDT

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