Tombstone Tuesday: Davidsons in the Ulrich Cemetery, Douglas Co., KS

While I was visiting my husband’s family  in May, his mother took me out to the old Ulrich Cemetery to take some pictures of the Davidson family there.  The cemetery is in the middle of someone’s farmland and is not marked from the road.

Thankfully, it is fenced in and well-maintained. And the owners of the farm even met us out there to help us find it.  They were very nice and helpful!  They have many ancestors buried there also.  I love that so many of the families in this area have stuck around for over a hundred and fifty years.

John and Sophia {Talbot} Davidson arrived in Kansas in 1854 and were amongst the first settlers in Douglas County.  They moved on to neighboring Leavenworth County after a number of years, but were still buried here since some of their children died before them and were laid to rest here. Their great-granddaughter {my husband’s grandmother} is still living in the same county.

John C. Davidson born Mar 24, 1809  died Feb 11, 1869.

Sophia F. Davidson born Feb 18, 1819 died Sept 7 1888.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe that this is John’s mother Mary {Caffrey} Davidson.
Mary Davidson born 1767 died Jan 9, 1860.

And here are two of their children who died young.

James F. Davidson born Dec 23, 1843 died Mar 4, 1859.  Hail I. Davidson born Mar 19, 1848 died Apr 8, 1866.

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  • Cheryl Cayemberg - August 2, 2011 - 5:06 am

    Wow! Beautiful shots of the stones and the region. I’m amazed at how good they still look! So glad you were able to read them!ReplyCancel

  • Joan - August 2, 2011 - 7:05 am

    A couple of cemeteries where some of my ancestors have their final resting ground are on private property –i.e, farms, and I am always so thankful how well these little cemeteries are kept. You too were fortunate with your cemetery-keepers. BTW, very nice pictures.ReplyCancel

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