Tombstone Tuesday: Moreland



Headstone of John Moreland and Mary Ann Brumbaugh (my 4th great grandparents. They are buried in Miller Cemetery in Middleton, Indiana. You can see their digital memorial page at findagrave



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J. R. Findsen

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Mary Ann Brumbaugh Obituary


Mary Ann Brumbaugh’s obituary is a little hard to read. Here is what it says:

Mary Ann Brumbaugh, was born in Burks county, Penn., January 27, 1830, and departed this life December 23, 1907, aged 77 years, 10 months and 25 days.

In 1850 she came with her father and mother, Abraham and Elizabeth Brumbaugh to Henry county, Ind., and on September 27, 1855, was married to John Moreland, by the Rev. Samuel Sayford. To this union seven children were born, five sons and two daughters. One daughter, Mary Elizabeth died May 22, 1872. And her devoted companion died May 24, 1907, leaving six children to mourn their loss, John B., of Los Angeles, Cal.; William, of Kempton, Ind.; David L. of Muncie, Ind.; Henry, of Daleville, Ind.; Franklin, near the old home, and Mrs. Emma Swanger, of Cross Roads.

She also leaves fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was the youngest member of a family of six, of which none now survive.

She was a devoted wife and mother, respected by all who knew her.

Together with her beloved husband, she united with the Richwoods Lutheran church in the year 1873, during the pastorate of the Rev. Link. here she remained a member until her death, which we believe was only the quiet and peaceful transition from earthly sorrows to eternal joys.


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J. R. Lowe