Twin Sons and Boys Dresses

7 11 2008

Below is a tombstone in Pataskala Cemetery in Licking County. I searched for Atkinsons in both the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Licking County and did not find any. Note the dresses shown on the tombstone. It was normal for young boys to wear dresses in the mid 1800s. The University of Vermont has a page of links to illustrations from Godey’s Lady’s Book including a boys dress from the December 1859 issue.

Thomas P. and Samuel Mc./ twin sons of W. E. & M. P./ Atkinson/ Died Oct. 18, 1863 & Nov. 1, 1863/ Aged/ 2y 6m 4d & 2 y 6m 18d

 

Twin sons of W. E. and M. P. Atkinson, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow 27 December 2007. All rights reserved.

Twin sons of W. E. and M. P. Atkinson, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow 27 December 2007. All rights reserved.

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Masonic Celtic Cross

6 11 2008

I love celtic crosses, so when I found the one below in Pataskala Cemetery in Licking County, I had to take a picture.

 

Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

It was rather cold the day I was there, so I didn’t stand around and examine the cross very closely. Imagine my surprise when I got home and was looking at the close-up photo I took of the cross and found Masonic symbols in the celtic design.

 

Close-up of celtic cross with Masonic symbols. Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

Close-up of celtic cross with Masonic symbols. Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

It is the first and, so far, only celtic cross I’ve seen with Masonic symbols.