22 November 2009

Buchanan Family Monument Photos

The Buchanan monument at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina is more than meets the eye. There is a large angel sculpture atop the monument, carved entirely out of limestone left over from the construction of the Biltmore Estates by Fred Miles, a stone carver for the Biltmore. At each of the four corners below the angel are cherub faces. And farther down are pairs of faces, again at each of the four corners. These faces seem to represent the Buchanan family -- an adult male, adult female, and children.

In Memory of
William Allen Buchanan
Born in Kingston, Jamaica
Died September 8, 1871
Aged 49 Years
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And His Beloved Wife
Sarah Elizabeth
Died December 27, 1915
Aged 83 Years
And bring thee peace.
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Also In memory of Their Daughter
Georgiana
1862 - 1930
In The Peace of God
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William Allen Buchanan
Born June 7, 1856
Died Nov 5, 1931
At Rest
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Also In Memory Of
Stella Buchanan Barrett
Died 15th of June 1887
In Her 33rd Year
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W. A. Barrett
Aug 16, 1879
Nov 11, 1921










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