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11 May 2011

Shady's Scroll

Shady Ann S. Byrd
Born Sept 11, 1830
Died Nov 1, 1848
Aged 18 Yrs, 1 Mo, & 20 Dys

Shady Ann, upon her untimely death, was laid to rest in Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia. Her tombstone is interesting to me. It is somewhat akin to a plaque marker, which from the side looks like a right angle triangle. Shady's stone however has no sharp, purposed edges or corners. Instead, everything about it is curved. It reminds me of a scroll.


Shady Ann, daughter of Alfred Williams, was married to Daniel M. Byrd in Gwinnett County on 25 November 1847. They were married a little less than a year when she passed away. Daniel (13 Oct 1826 ~ 10 Mar 1880) is buried beside his young bride in the church cemetery.

Photos © 2010/1 S. Lincecum

2 comments:

Laurie said...

What an unusual stone. I like the colouring from, I presume, lichen? Beautifully exposed.

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