Leading to Memorial Day

While working on other projects, I took some time to take some video and images of veterans tombstones and flags.

Abston Cemetery Historical Marker
Abston Cemetery Historical Marker. Lavon, Texas

Recently I have found that there is a Texas historical marker for Abston Cemetery at Lavon, Texas. A small plot of land was set aside as a family burial ground. John Abston (1761-1856), a soldier in the American Revolution, was a native of Virginia. As written in the historical marker.








John Abston tombstone in Abston Cemetery, Lavon, Texas
John Abston tombstone in Abston Cemetery, Lavon, Texas

When looking around the cemetery I can across a tombstone dedicated to John Abston.

This tombstone was placed by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in a rededication ceremony. More information on this article.

There are many more veterans from different wars buried in this cemetery.

Old Alton Cemetery, Denton, Texas Historical Marker
Old Alton Cemetery, Denton, Texas Historical Marker

While visiting Denton, Texas on an investigation I stopped at the Old Alton Cemetery.

While here I found that there was a historical marker, and the veterans were buried here too. No surprises here, but it’s the tombstone that I found interesting.

My son who is a history buff was with me, we came across a tombstone from the Civil War.



M. B. Roark CO. A, 29 Texas Calvary, C.S.A.
M. B. Roark CO. A, 29 Texas Calvary, C.S.A. tombstone

At the Old Alton Cemetery, M. B. Roark headstone was an interesting find.

Researching this soldier’s history, he was a Corporal in the Calvary unit. Read Here.

The 29th Texas Calvary was a Confederate States Army (C. S. A.) unit. More information on the unit can be Read Here.




There are so many veterans out there who sacrificed on the wars our great nation had to go through to get to where we are. Right or wrong, these men and women dedicated their lives for the leaders visions of a better country.

If you have not taken the time during Memorial Day to remember these people, then take the time now, and go visit a place. A simple thanks to them all for these sacrifice goes a long way.

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