I only recently found out that my g-g-g-grandmother, Margaret King (1788-1868), was buried in the Elliott Cemetery outside of Ardmore, Tennessee. Her gravesite is on a hill overlooking I-65. I made the discovery browsing through Giles County cemetery records on Findagrave.com. Last month we had occasion to be in that area so I went by to see if I could find her gravestone and hopefully that of her husband, Arthur. Both have been “dead-ends” for me for quite some time. Initially I had no luck but finally found her small ground-level marker beneath a thick mass of grass near a larger upright headstone for her son Lewis Arthur King. I pulled up enough of the grass to take the shot below.
Unfortunately, I was not able to find a stone for her husband Arthur. He died sometime before 1860 and may have been buried elsewhere. On the other hand, there is quite a large open gap between Margaret’s marker and that of son Lewis so perhaps Arthur is there between them. I did try to see if there was another ground level marker that had been overgrown with grass but I found none.
There were a number of small squarish markers with only initials (all ending in K) like the one below. I neglected to record them all but will do that on another visit. I would guess they are for children of Lewis and Sara King. This one may actually be an original marker for Sarah placed before the larger upright one was there.