Old Thompson Family Cemetery

My little cemetery scouts and I found the old Thompson Cemetery today. I was so excited! I did not get coordinates but hopefully will be able to go back soon and get them.

I spoke with this wonderful gentleman by the name of Gayle Thompson who told me where to find it. After a little stomping around in the woods, we finally happened upon the semi-hidden cemetery.

There are obviously new stones that were placed here but as to how ‘new’, I don’t know. We did find a few stones (unmarked) by the body-sized sunken area behind or in front of it. That was just a littttttttle creepy.

I took along the list given here:  USGenWeb Archives – Old Thompson Cemetery

We found some of them plus one that was not on the list. The pics were hard to get because of the overhead canopy, brush, and general wood/forest decay. We are not professional cemetery cleaners so I didn’t want to do anything that may damage what is still there. I did the best I could.

Edit:  I forgot to acknowledge and thank my cemetery scouts…. Babbles, Chips and Boogie! Thank you soooo much; I would have never found it without you!

And if he ever sees this…. a BIG thank you to Mr. Gayle Thompson!


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