Grave of John Nelson & Wife 1870s, 2016. Interesting Note


Circa 1877.

Photo credit: Christine, 2016.

Top image: Circa 1876 photo of the grave of Adelaide Anne Nelson, the wife of John W. Nelson, who died in 1873 at the age of 22 or 23; a few short years later, in 1879, her husband John also passed away, also at a very young of  27. I was unable to find any records of their deaths that might help explain why they died so young…

In the 2016 photo it’s interesting that at some point the inscription stone was completely replaced, leaving no mention of Adelaide. Was she moved at the request of her husband, or possibly even his family?

The grave is located in Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia.

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