With much of my immediate family growing in and around the Washington D.C area for generations, I was never overly curious about family history. After a friend who was more interested than I found photos of relatives gravesites in other states who were born during the time of Andrew Jackson I was amazed. Even a marker for my grandmother's unnamed infant son which I had seen in home movies had been photographed by someone. I am most familiar with DC area's, Holy Rood, Arlington Cemetery, Oak Hill and Cedar Hill Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. I have taken many photos for my own enjoyment and for friends over the years, but realize others are often not so near.
RE: 3 Connell Daughters Randy, I should have realized that the Suggestion WAS the poem for Katie and I will add it. Thank you so much for the suggestion. It will make the child more real ans special. Carolyn
RE: 3 Connell Daughters Dear Randy. Thank you for your picture and interest in the 3 little Connell girls. My family has not lived in DC since 1987. There are 3 generations of Connell's in that spot but on my visit 2 years ago I was upset to find all of the 7 other markers gone. The little girls were buried in the shade of a huge tree and your picture shows them out in the open. Has the tree been cut down? I was so upset with the cemetery about the other markers but they do not have perpetual care, which I find amazing, and no one had been there to notice the loss of the other stones. Right now the cost of a plaque just saying the Connell Family is beyond my reach. The girls memorial is precious. I do have the poem and each child's obituary. I need to look at it again to see if it can be added for all 3 girls. Thank you so much for your interest.
RE: Mohun Regarding the note you inserted about Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) - how his mother passed. My understanding is that being interred at ANC was due to the fact that the family could not afford to inter the remains elsewhere. It was only later that being interred at ANC was considered an honor. Then there was the issue with other family members such as wives being interred at ANC. Many wives "passed" on the opportunity for their husbands (and/or adult male children) to be interred at ANC as wives (and mothers) were not allowed.
There are groupings of military families in District of Columbia being disinterred and then re-interred in ANC due to the rule changes regarding spouses and family members. Keep in mind that many families had minor children in their burial plots as children died young without the vaccinations for common diseases.
There are many errors regarding interments in the District of Columbia. The Mohun family owned a lot in Chapel Hill with the first interment in 1881 so I believe the newspaper reporter did not do a thorough job of checking with the family regarding interment. In that day and age reporters were much more respectful of obtaining burial information unless they had a direct connection.
Also be aware of the lawsuit brought by heirs of the Lee family regarding the confiscation of their property (ANC) by the United States Government during the Civil War. There are many newspaper articles regarding the Custis/Lee lawsuit that was finalized in 1883.