William Littrick & Gudith Arnold

Littrick Grave

William Littrick Gudith Arnold
Birth 20 January 1814
1 April 1825
Marriage 9 January 1845, Franklin County, Indiana
Death 9 January 1898 6 April 1886

Of all the ancestors in my collection thus far, finding this grave made me the most proud. Not only were they my first great great great grandparents, this visit also marked the first time I learned something my grandfather, the genealogist, did not know. My intention was just to do some research. I did not expect to actually find their tomb.

Yet there’s still so much more to learn. I suppose one of the joys of genealogy is there’s always another generation to research. There’s always more to do and it reminds me, to quote Newton, that I am “standing on the shoulders of giants”.

That is especially true in my case. Thanks for the boost, Grandpa.

Littrick Grave Detail
Husband and children must leave you
Leave yes, leave you all alone.
But my blessed saviour calls me
Calls me to a heavenly home.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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