I think it is beginner's luck to find your family cemetery stone in the first row, if that is where you begin looking first. Yes, I was very lucky. The photo below is for my 3rd cousin, 5 times removed, and not only is it up front, there is a stone wall around almost two sides of it. Getting a decent photo was made difficult because of the angle, and shade. However, as you can see below, I lightened the stone, as seen by the background and cropped as much as possible. Last step was to straighten the picture.
In memory of
who died 25-08
1807 aged 60.
Original photo below.
These two pictures (above and below) show the wall.
Above photo of Jonathan's daughter's tombstone.
In memory of Miss
Nancy Pool, dau.
of Mr. Jonathan and
Mrs. Ann Pool
who died 21 Feb.
1789 aged ___.
Note: I really wish I had moved those leaves. My records show Nancy was 16, and I plan on retaking this photo.
Taken at Laural Hill Cemetery in Reading, Massachusetts, where I have other direct ancestors and family members buried.