Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - In The Shade

One of the neatly kept cemeteries in western Will County, Illinois is Willard Grove in Channahon Township. The oldest graves are in the back under huge oak trees. In the fall, graves are wholly covered by leaves. But in the midst of this record-setting heat wave gripping us in the Midwest, being under a shady oak tree is one of the best places to be.

Here lie two of Channahon's earliest settlers, Albertine Schermerhorn Jessup and Isaac Jessup. Their simple tablets have held up amazingly well after 150 years.

Albertine Jessup
wife of Isaac Jessup
Died Oct. 19, 1855.
aged 62 years.

Isaac Jessup
Apr 26, 1853.
Aged 66 Years
© 2012 Sally Knudsen