Tombstone Tuesday – Martha Palina Jaggers Tharp


This is a picture of the tombstone Martha Palina Jaggers Tharp. She was the 1st wife of my great-grandfather, Simon Peter Tharp. She is buried in the Wilkerson Temple Methodist Church Cemetery at Kessinger in Hart County, Kentucky.

My grandfather’s elderly cousin told me about how sweet Simon was to Paliney, as she called her. She said that Paliney came down with TB and couldn’t walk, so Simon would pick her up and carry her wherever she needed to go. He also made her a wheelchair out of an old chair so that she could get around the house.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you can stop by again. 😉


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