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The Midi on this page is: DOES THE JOURNEY SEEM LONG.
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Harley Monument, Ludington, Michigan

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist.
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.

Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown

Tombstones can be a valuable source of information. I recently was able to calculate the birthdates of both Jacob Harley and his wife, Mary Powell, because the date of death was visible, and gave their ages in years, months and days at the time of death. Old tombstones are fragile, and great care should be taken when attempting to clean them. Because they are made of stone, marble and other porous materials, they should never be sealed. The portion of the stone beneath the surface of the earth acts as a wick, soaking up water, minerals, and whatever else has penetrated the earth. For information on the care of old head stones, please visit Saving our graves.


Harley Obituaries

David Harley

David William Harley

Mrs. Jacob Harley

Joseph Lee Harley

Percy Frank Harley

William F. Harley

Jacob F Harley's Gravemarker Mary Powell Harley's Gravemarker Jacob Harley Junior's Gravemarker Rosanna Harley's Gravemarker

Jacob F. Harley

Mary [Powell] Harley

Jacob Harley, Jr.

Rosanna Harley

GAR Resolution, Ludington, Mason, MI

GAR Resolution of Respect

Jacob Harley's Deposition, 1831

Jacob, Mary, Jacob, Jr. and Rosanna Harley are buried in Trinity Cemetery, Rising Sun, Wood County, Ohio, as is his grandson, Levi Harley, and Levi's wife, Louise Meyers.

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Web Author: Dianne Elizabeth, 1999
To reach me by E-mail: deharley@yahoo.com

Web Site: Dianne Elizabeth's Family History, Created July 17th, 1999
Page Title: Harley Surname Archives
Page Created: January 11th, 2000
Revised: December 1st, 2006
URL: http://www.dianneelizabeth.com/Surname/Harley/archives.html