Skip to main content

Cullen E. Grant, Spanish American War Veteran (Tombstone Tuesday)

Cullen E. Grant
Co. A
3 U. S. V. Inf.
Sp. Am. War
[at foot of grave]

Cullen E. Grant
March 29, 1874
March 29, 1927
---------------
Louella Jones Grant Cole
Feb 6, 1884
Sept 3, 1979

Byron City Cemetery; Peach County, Georgia

According to his death certificate found on FamilySearch, Cullen's full name was Cullen Edward Grant. He was the son of J. T. Grant, and he was born in White Plains, Georgia. Cullen's occupation was listed as farmer. His place of residence at the time of his death was Unadilla, Georgia, and he was the husband of Louella Grant. Phil C. Grant, Cullen's brother, was the informant.

Cullen Edward Grant died at the U. S. Veterans Hospital in Atlanta, De Kalb County, Georgia. He was admitted on the 23 of March 1927, and his date of death was given as 30 March 1927 (a day off of the death date on his tombstone). Cullen's body was released for burial in Byron, Georgia 31 March 1927.

Comments

Life Goes On said…
great post. I am now in Texas and have always loved wandering cemetaries. I plan to start a blog on the cemetaries in my area. I just joined find a grave and just recieved a request to photo 5 gravestones. Look forward to doing that soon Thanks for your great blog. grace
S. Lincecum said…
I have a special place in my heart for the great state of Texas. We lived there for a few years when I was younger. A cemetery blog for there would be of definite interest to me... FindAGrave is awesome. I contribute when I can. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Popular posts from this blog

Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks

Why do people put rocks on grave stones? Some time ago, I learned that the rocks signified a visitor. That is true enough, but I decided to learn a little more about the custom and share my findings with you.

Putting rocks on tombstones is most often described as a Jewish custom. There are many "Ask a Rabbi" columns out there, but I did not find one that knew for sure where the custom originated. They all agreed, however, that a rock symbolized a visitor and when put on a tombstone said, "I remember you." I also read that some people pick up a rock wherever they are when they think of a person that has passed. Then, the next time they visit the grave, they place the rock to say, "I wish you were here."

Rabbi Shraga Simmons offers a deeper meaning: "We are taught that it is an act of ultimate kindness and respect to bury someone and place a marker at the site. After a person is buried, of course, we can no longer participate in burying them. Howe…

Southern Cross of Honor

I'm late to this discussion, but it's one I'd like to join. :-) Terry Thornton at The Graveyard Rabbit of the Hill Country started with Grave Marker Symbols: The Southern Cross of Honor and UCV (link no longer available). Judith Shubert at The Graveyard Rabbit of the Covered Bridges continued with Hood County Texas: C.S.A. Veterans & Southern Cross of Honor Symbol. [UPDATE, 1 June 2009: Judith has moved this post to the blog, Cemeteries with Texas Ties. The link has been corrected to reflect this move. You may also link to her article via her nice comment on this post.]

Wikipedia states:
The Southern Cross of Honor was a military decoration meant to honor the officers, noncommissioned officers, and privates for their valor in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. It was formally approved by the Congress of the Confederate States on October 13, 1862, and was originally intended to be on par with the Union Army's Me…

Thursday Link Love: EyeWitness To History

Yesterday, a link was added to the Genealogy Research Resources Group at Diigo. The link was to the website titled EyeWitness to History.com: History through the eyes of those who lived it. It's a great site, and I encourage all to visit it.

Here are several items I found while snooping around.

- Inside a Nazi Death Camp, 1944: "Hitler established the first concentration camp soon after he came to power in 1933. The system grew to include about 100 camps divided into two types: concentration camps for slave labor in nearby factories and death camps for the systematic extermination of "undesirables" including Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally retarded and others."

- Crash of the Hindenburg, 1937: "Radio reporter Herbert Morrison, sent to cover the airship's arrival, watched in horror. His eye witness description of the disaster was the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast and has become a classic piece of audio history." [You can really …


blog.SouthernGraves.net

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)