When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Daniel and Martha

My paternal 4th Great Grandparents, Daniel Epps (About 1775-1827) and Martha Elvira (Frierson) Epps (About 1783-1853) are buried in the Epps Cemetery in Cades, Williamsburg, South Carolina. 

Daniel and Martha Epps
Epps Cemetery, Cades, Williamsburg, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
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A close up of their headstone shows an arrow or maybe a spear. Research on tombstone symbolism indicates that this usually is a reference to "mortality". The arrow on this stone is wrapped at the top.
 Do you have interesting symbols on your ancestor's headstones? Have you discovered the meaning? I would love for you to share in the comments below.

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