Tombstone Tuesday:  Thomas Jefferson Pilgrim

Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas Jefferson Pilgrim

Thomas Jefferson Pilgrim was born on December 4, 1804 in East Haddam, Connecticut, the first child of eleven born to Thomas and Dorcas (Ransom) Pilgrim.  His family were devout Baptists and T.J. Pilgrim would spend a lifetime devoted to religious education. After...
Tombstone Tuesday:  William Cobbledick

Tombstone Tuesday: William Cobbledick

   William D. Cobbledick was born in Whitley, Canada in 1849 and moved to Marshall, Michigan with his parents at the age of six months.  While early records for William and his family are scarce, I believe his parents were John and Mary (Derbuiny?) Cobbledick.  Other...
Tombstone Tuesday:  Tonsillitis Jackson

Tombstone Tuesday: Tonsillitis Jackson

I know, I know – you probably think this story belongs in the Far-Out Friday category.  Yet, it’s truly true there was a person named Tonsillitis Jackson.  I ran across the name while researching another Tombstone Tuesday article (another unusual name – stay tuned!)....