Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Louisa J. Eddleman and David Eddleman

Louisa J. Scarborough has a small, almost child-like face in the photograph that Debbie Blanton posted a few days ago at Blanton Family Roots and Branches. I was so pleased to see the picture because Debbie and I had discussed her several days before that. Debbie told me where she was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and since I've been going there recently to take pictures and research some of the family names found in that old Hood County Cemetery, I went again to take another picture of her and her husband, David Eddleman's gravestones. David's gravestone appears in my post, Hood County Texas CSA Veterans and I wasn't pleased with my efforts the first time I photographed it.

David Eddleman
Co. C

In an effort to read Louisa's stone, I played with the settings in my photograph editing program.

L. J. wife of
D. H. Eddleman
Dec. 6, 1840
Aug. 11, 1911

(I still could not read the epitaph.

I'm not sure I made much of a difference in being able to read the engraving, but Louisa's is a beautiful monument with a closed book on the top. It has the open gates symbol with "Come Ye Blessed" on the front as well.

Blanton Family Roots and Branches
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar, Hood County, Texas
Photographs made by Judith Richards Shubert February 2009 (c)


  1. I'm fascinated with your blog. I'm an apprentice funeral director and embalmer in Alabama and I love exploring cemeteries!

  2. Hi Rachel. It's so nice to meet you! I lived in Andalusia, Alabama for several years during the 1980s. My son and his family still live there.

    So glad you liked my blog. I hope you will come back often.

  3. Judy, thanks for going back to the cemetery and posting these pictures. I hope to get back there someday. Wish I could have been there to go with you.

  4. Be sure and let me know when you get a chance to go back. Wouldn't it be fun to meet there and get to know one another! I'm glad you liked my post, but I was a little disappointed I couldn't read the epitaph. Maybe you'll be able to find that rubbing you made and we can add it to our posts.


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