My husband and I bought a small farm about a month ago and it surrounds an old, old, family cemetery that dates back to 1875. There are 4 headstones that we can find, but it has been neglected and run down for many years. The fence the surrounded it was mangled and was just everywhere. 3 of the 4 corner posts are still in the ground, the 4th one is on the adjoining property and the owner tore it out and threw it over onto what is now our property. My husband is in the process of trying to salvage as much of the original fence as possible and I am clearing all of the cactus, weeds and undergrowth away. We also found 2 footstones to 2 of the graves and today I found another. All of these graves were babies of 1 day to 1 year old. So sad, but back then a lot of babies/children died because they just didn't have the medice or knowledge they have today. I plan to go to the courthouse soon and see what I can find on these families..
Today I found another part of this headstone and it reads "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away"