The one thing I can say, my sciatic nerve does not like cemetery excursions. It has already been bothersome for a while now and x-rays cleared me of any wrong bone doing and now I have to go for physical therapy which I have not done yet. I do not know if it is being in the cold for so long or if the uneven terrain kicks it off at its worst.
The second cemetery I visited in my Geneva outing was the Washington Street Cemetery and I gave a description in my last post. I like it so much. I didn't see any current stones but I didn't go very far off the main road that is down the middle. It is no larger than a village Square really. A couple of names I saw in both cemeteries so already have the idea of some of the more prominent names of Geneva.
In my last post I talked about Sarah Ketchum and how I found her stone and right next to her was this fenced in family plot and I saw the symbol on the back side of a monument where I was standing so went to investigate the front of the monument.
Once around to the front, I saw this…
COL 126 REGT. INFANTRY N.Y. STATE VOLS.
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 1847-8
STATE SENATOR 1854-5
BORN AT GREENVILLE N.Y.
FEB. 16, 1813,
FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF
GETTYSBURG, PA. JULY 3, 1863
COMMANDING THE 3RD BRIGADE 3RD DIVISION
2ND CORPS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
DIED AT GETTYSBURG
JULY 4, 1863
IN PRIVATE LIFE
SIMPLE IN MANNERS; STRONG IN INTELLECT
IN CHARACTER BENEVOLENT; IN RELIGION SINCERE
HIS PUBLIC LIFE
WAS MARKED BY HIGH TRUSTS FAITHFULLY
PERFORMED. THE MEMORY OF HIS SERVICES
IS HALLOWED BY THE CROWN OF MARTYRDOM
IN HIS COUNTRY'S CAUSE.
SIMEON M GALLUP
DEC 25, 1814
JAN 13, 1894
SIMEON M GALLUP
SEPT 3O, 1816.
EAST ORANGE, N.J.
APRIL 14, 1883