Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Shelhart Family Graves

For this week's Tombstone Tuesday I am posting another photograph of graves in Riverside Cemetery. The graves above are the tombstones of Charles Shelhart and his wife, Susan. As far as I know, I'm connected to them genetically, but they are connected to my family in another way. After Adam Oswalt's wife died, his children were split up and taken in by other families. Among the families who took in Adam's children were the Shelhart's, and they took in two of Adam's sons, Henry and Adam. Even though there does not appear to be a biological connection between the families, they are connected to my Oswalt ancestors due to the fact that they became foster parents for two of my ancestor's children.

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