Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tombstone Tuesday - 26 January 2010, Isabelle Freeman (d: 26 Jan 1859)
Isabelle Freeman (my 1st cousin, 3x removed) was about 4 years old when she died on this date in 1859, 151 years ago today. She is buried in the family plot on the Freeman farm, Penet Square, Brownville, Jefferson County, New York. Her brother, Gilderoy/Gilderove rests beside her (their 2 stones are beneath the tree - almost dead center on the photo below).
Their parents and siblings relocated to Onondaga, New York around 1870, leaving the 2 children behind, though other family members still lived in the area. The graveyard (yellow circle) is situated on the property, as is seen in this copy of the area map (1855); Isabelle's grandfather was Edward Freeman (my g-g-g-grandfather), whose farm is marked (blue circle).
It is for these 2 children that I wrote my song "Two Small Stones."