Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday

In researching my Stroud family line, I found the first immigrants from Ireland, William Stroud and family, settled in Chester County, SC, shortly before the beginning of the Revolutionary War.  One of the sons, Yerby, later moved to Henry County, GA, along with several other families from Chester County, and was one of the first settlers there.  Henry County is only about an hour from where I live and last winter I went to try to find the small cemetery where Yerby and family are buried.  The cemetery is the one of the first in the county, and is located on Stroud Road.  We drove down the road until the pavement ended and were then on a dirt road.  The cemetery sits off in the woods, away from anything but a house here and there - I suppose this would have been the property the family lived on.
Stroud Cemetery, Henry County, GA
Yerby Stroud Grave

Jane Kitchens Stroud, Yerby's wife

William T. Stroud, son of Jane & Yerby Stroud
There are a number of stones that are not marked and/or illegible, so I don't know exactly who  is buried here.  The back corner of the cemetery has a small children's section.

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