02 February 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: George David Still

George David Still is my 3rd great grandfather. He is the elder son of Margaret Still. I have yet to determine who fathered him.

He is buried at the Doe Run Presbyterian Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.

His stone reads:
Our Father
George D Still
Born
May 3rd 1808
Died
Nov 8th 1888

Finding George’s father remains on my To Do List. His mother, Margaret Still, is the daughter of Charles Still and Margaret Rhoades. George and his brother David were both born out of wedlock. George’s granddaughter – my Aunt Helen – was awesome in helping me when I first got interested in tracing our family. She did not know who her great grandfather was though. She always thought perhaps it was a passing soldier or something even more questionable. I have to admit I tried so hard to find out who fathered George before my aunt passed but sadly I did not make that connection. I still have not though I am closer! Hence, he remains on my To Do List and the source of many posts here as I try to determine that.

One final note about his tombstone: I took this photo back in 1992. It was developed in October 1992. At that time, it was a common occurrence to chalk over the stone so it could be read better. His stone has a double base. Most in the cemetery only had one or were just the stone itself. 


Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.