Sunday, June 27, 2010

One found

There are several family members who are supposed to be buried in the Palma Sola cemetery in Bradenton, Florida but don't have markers.

Martha Fulford Willis, sister of my great grandfather died in 1888 during childbirth. It was her first child and neither of them made it. She was married to Augustine Willis who remarried after her death and had a large family.
Some family records said she was buried in Palma Sola but I had been though the cemetery several times and never found her grave.

I listed her grave as being there at findagrave and a volunteer went out and after seeing a mound, dug off the dirt and located her marker. It was a concrete cover over red brick with her name etched in the concrete.
It has been broken and not all of it is legible but at least we now know where she is buried.

Martha wife of Augustine Willis Born: Jan 28, 186. Died: Oct 7, 18... REV. ch. 18

1 comment:

Lisa Swanson Ellam said...

What an incredible find! That is one dedicated volunteer.