> Cheryl Singhals <sing...@erols.com
I believe it would depend on the stone the family bought.
I can not come up with tombstone prices in those years but
In 1860 40 acres in Milan twp, Allen Co Indiana was purchase for $180
In 1873 a rather large but not elaborate stone of Rutland Marble cost $30
dollars. This was an Inscribed obelisk on a stone base. Interestingly this
the photo on the Mary Pen rose DAR site was originally unknown, but with the
purchase order they were able to identify it and the information now appears
with the picture of the tombstone.
The man that bought the tombstone died about 20 years later and the inventory
of his personal property was $648. His casket cost $45, and the marble
This was a simple rectangular stone with the name, date, age, and Father
across the top
Keith Nuttle <Keith_...@sbcglobal.net