Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

My 4GGF John Hamilton, Jr’s headstone (actually two headstones) indicates his date of death to be 24 July 1860 (click on images to enlarge):

John Hamilton, Jr headstone #1John Hamilton, Jr headstone #2

Just one problem with that date…

John Hamilton, Jr 1860 Federal CensusThe 1860 Federal Census for Travis County, Texas, shows John, apparently alive, enumerated on 26 July 1860.

Oops…

(headstone images courtesy Find A Grave)

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One thought on “Tombstone Tuesday (with a twist!)

  1. How does that line go — The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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