JULY 20 1820 - DEC 7 1873
OCT 9 1798 - MAY 21 1872
Root family stones
You can see how much larger this stone is than the surrounding traditional gravestones. This unique stone and the couple to which it belongs is in Oakwood Cemetery, Bennington Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, just east of Lansing. Roswell Root is the father-in-law of my distant aunt, Susannah Maxson Root.
I wonder where this stone came from, since its final resting place is in Midwestern farm land. What kind of stone is it? If you know, please share!
©2012 Sally Knudsen