These pictures show
Photo 001b: Bill Moran
and John Ward (my husband) waiting for me to crawl under the barbed wire fence
on our trek to
Photo 003a: NANNIE HALDREN 9 – 14 – 1885 8 – 13 – 1910 A Bud on Earth to Bloom in Heaven
Photo 004a: ELIZABETH HALDREN b. May 8 1881 d. Mar 20 1909 Died at 18 (28?) Sleep in Blessed Jesus
Photo 007b: Three JONES tombstones in back, left to right: Malinda Jones, Infant Jones, and Ella Jones (see inscriptions below).
The weather-worn tombstone in front gives an idea of the deterioration of most of the stones in this cemetery.
Photo 008a: ELLA WIFE OF WM (?) E (?) JONES BORN Sept (?) 18 (?) DIED (?) (?) (?) (three lines of inscription at bottom of stone are unreadable)
Photo 009a: INFANT CHILD OF ROBERT P & LURINDIA JONES BORN & DIED July ___ 1888 (?) (four lines of inscription at bottom of stone unreadable)
Photo 010a: MALINDA C WIFE OF ROBERT (?) JONES BORN (?) DIED DEC (?) 1895 (three lines of inscription at bottom of stone are unreadable)
Photo 011a: ROBERT P JONES BORN Jan 3 18 (?) DIED Dec 1 (?) 190 (?) Our Father…(three lines of inscription at bottom of stone are unreadable)
Photo 012: LURINDA H WIFE OF R. P. Jones MAR 6, 1860 JUNE 10, 1934 AT REST
(Her name is spelled “LURINDA” on this stone. On the grave of their infant child, her name is spelled “LURINDIA.”)
Photo 013b: Another view, showing four JONES tombstones. Robert P. JONES is on the left, then Malinda JONES, Infant JONES, and Ella JONES (inscriptions above).
Photo 014a: This worn and pointed stone, leaning at an angle out of the ground, is known by descendants and area residents to be the grave of George Washington KELLEY, born 9 March 1794, died 17 November 1878.
Photo 014b: JAMES W KELLEY APRIL 4, 1863 May 30, 1942 Gone But Not Forgotten
(This is the only Kelley gravestone at Round Top with a readable inscription. James W. KELLEY, son of William D. Kelley and Charlotte Powell, was the grandson of George W. Kelley.)
Photo 016a: Grave of Confederate soldier. I believe
my uncle, Alvis Sharon Kelley, may have placed the Confederate flag at this
grave. This is possibly the grave of James L. KELLEY, son of George W.
KELLEY. James L. KELLEY served in the 54th Virginia Infantry
from 1861 – 1863. In
1877, he and his wife, Sarah Ann (Sallie Ann) Sowder, deeded land to the
Photo 018b: An unknown number of stones have fallen over; Bill Moran pulled this one to an upright position (inscription unreadable, but it may be a HALDREN stone).
Paula Kelley Ward
Genealogists never die – they just haunt cemeteries