While sorting papers recently, I came across a letter I had been given in 1999. I could not help the gentleman at the time, but with more online resources, I decided to see if I could learn more. The request was about some unusual grave markers in the shape of [tree] stumps. The letter writer only gave the cemetery location, which was Franklin Cemetery, North Vienna, Maine, and that it appeared to be one family.
I turned to Find-A-Grave, located the cemetery, and began to scroll down everyone buried there. When you do this method, you can see a small picture of the stone beside the name. I only had to go to Brown. But, along with the Brown family was George W. Jackson! I had to know more.
In the 1870 census for No Vienna, ME., I found my answer:
Willis P. Brown 49y;
Sybil H. 43y;
Lewis L. 17y;
George W. Jackson 19y black, farm laborer, born Virginia. (Not my Jackson line.)
I encourage you to take a look at these unusual grave markers on the site. Have you seen any of these in any other cemetery?