Saturday, August 20, 2011

Llewellen Cemetery

I was inspired by my digital scrapbook friend Ann Marie to create a heritage layout.

Earlier this summer, my son Chris and I met my sister Terry and my Mom at the Frostburg Md. exit of I68 to meet Paul Knieriem who led us to the site of the Llewellen Cemetery on Dan's Mountain. John and Sarah Loar Llewellen and some of their children are buried here. I was introduced to Paul after posting the Llewellyn family photo (c1870) on Ancestry.com. Paul's Great-Grandfather is Elijah (b 1855--one of the oldest sets of twins). Mom's Grandmother is Jeanetta (b 1868). She is 3 years old in the photo.

Chris drove our 4 wheel drive up Dan's Mountain.
Here is the view prior to turning onto to the road near the cemetery.
The cemetery sat about 50 yards from the road. Chris and I each took my 85 year old mother's arms to help her to the site. The "cemetery" is actually 1 plot with 1 major stone. The parents and 5 of their children are buried here.

It's was a treat for all of us. Paul lives in Frostburg and is full of family facts.

2011




6 comments:

Amy said...

Very cool! I love Heritage pages!!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, Cindy!! What a fabulous heritage LO! Love these now and then photos and how you showcased them!! ~ Blessings

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Margo said...

Wow this is very cool indeed !
Hugs
Margo

scrapbookertink said...

Stunning heritage page, I think these pages are hard to get right, you did a perfect job on this one, love the addition of the TH plaque, perfect on your layout, take care, Doreen x

Valerie said...

Hi Cindy. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment for the Color Combo layout. Your layout is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing the story and some additional photos.

KellyCreates said...

Gosh, what an amazing and enriching experience for you and your family! I'm in LOVE with your layout, Cindy! That heritage pic is incredible!