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The church and cemetery were easy to locate, and after successfully navigating the car up the steep drive, we parked near the church. I was a bit stunned at the vastness of the cemetery. From the view on Lindley Hill Lane, I knew the cemetery sat high on the hill, what I didn't realize was that it also continued down the hill and curved around the church. My head started spinning because there were a lot of stones we wanted to locate and photograph and I wasn't sure we would be able to find them all in our short time allowance.
Nonetheless, we were committed and gathered our supplies: camera, a direct ancestors burial list, a list of surname that fit in our tree, pens, and clipboards (a solid writing surface is more useful than you would think when it comes to checking off names and make notes).
The older section of the cemetery appeared to be near the church, so we started there. We were mere seconds into our search and Courtney had already found some Day stones! Luck was on our side and we could barely take a few steps without stumbling into another Day or Lindley relative- it was amazing!
Within 10 minutes we had found the two headstones that drew us to this cemetery in the first place. The headstones of Demas and Joanna (Prudden) Lindly, our 6th great-grandparents, were well shaded from the afternoon sun under an old maple tree. Their headstones were in amazing condition considering their age.
Demas and Joanna shared a plot with three other stones: Daniel Lindly, Joseph Lindly, and a small stone that was behind the others that simply said "J. L.". I'm going to have to do a bit more research into the others, as Daniel is the only one I can place. The others are likely siblings to our Isaac, but I would like to know for sure.
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