I sometimes skim over family surnames at "Find-A-Grave", simply to see if new grave records or photos of tombstones have been added. This past week I found one that I didn't even know about.
Emanuel Jefferson Clements [1840-1918] was the first cousin [four times removed] of Texican. Clement grandfather, William CLEMENTS [1753 - 1830] is Texican's 4th-great-grandfather.
Little Joanna's tombstone suddenly jumped out at me while looking over the Clement's graves. I did not know this little angel.
And yet, here she was. Her stone clearly defining who her parents were.
Little Joanna lived a short few months, yet her loss was brough home again, over 130 years later while I was researching the stones.
Losing a little baby would have to be so hard. We certainly realize what our many blessings have been, and how fortunate our lives when we see these tiny little stones, and realize the sacrifices our ancestors went through!
Little Joanna was one of at least 12 children born to Emanuel Jefferson CLEMENTS and his wife, Rachel Ann HOLLABAUGH [1846 - 1907].