Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--George Henry Hughes and Mary Ann Storey Hughes

George Henry Hughes and Mary Ann Storey Hughes are my paternal great great grandparents. George Henry, the son of Samuel Hughes and Ann Hill, was born in 1851 in Wordsley, Kingswinford Parish, Staffordshire County, England.

On Christmas Day 1870 George married Mary Ann Storey at All Saints Church, Stranton, West Hartlepool, England. Mary Ann, daughter of John Storey and Ann Robinson, was born on May 18, 1852 on the Headland, Hartlepool, England.

George died at home, West Hartlepool, England on May 08, 1930 and Mary Ann on March 14, 1935. They are buried in Stranton Grange, Hartlepool, England.

I admit that I did not take the photo. My good and now longtime English friend, Heather of Middlesbrough, drove up to Hartlepool and snapped the shot. She checked with the cemetery office to locate the exact gravesite and then drew the rectangle to mark the spot. My great great grandparents never had a proper tombstone placed in the cemetery.

Whatever would we do without friends who share our love of genealogy? I don't want to try!

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

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