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

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

J. B. Whittenburg for Tombstone Tuesday

J. B. Whittenburg
Apr. 5, 1850
Dec. 3, 1906

"Death is certain; the hour unseen."

"Thy Will be Done"
An open book and a single rose adorn the monument.

I think this is a very beautiful gravestone. The elements chosen for the monument are well done and dignified. The metal fencing was seen in several other areas of this cemetery. I wonder if it was placed there long after the death and burial. Since there is a concrete slab covering it and a small footer in place, maybe the entire plot was enclosed later.

Gooseneck Cemetery, Young County, Texas near Possum Kingdom Lake
Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2009 (c)


  1. The cemeteries around Possum Kingdom Lake must be very old. And yes, this is a beautiful gravestone.

  2. I love cemetaries. There are many pioneer cemetaries, most towns have one or two. When my family and I traveled to the New England States (a long drive from Oregon, by the way), we saw a lot of these same kinds of tombstones inside fences. Many had beautiful carvings and sayings.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Janice, I believe the cemeteries in Young county and those surrounding Young are quite old for the most part. I've added a photo of the cemetery marker from the Texas Historical Commission in the next post that gives the history of this particular cemetery.

    Beth, thank you for reading my post. I have met many genealogy bloggers this past year and most of us are dedicated to preserving the history of cemeteries and the stories found within. Come back often.


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