Weekend Road Trip

On Saturday Amber, Lee, and I embarked on a road trip through the sandhills of Nebraska.  Our primary destination was the Eclipse Church & Cemetery, northwest of Tryon.  Through our family history research we had discovered that my third great-grandfather, Alexander (aka Elik) Gibson and his wife, Ellen, are buried there.

Let me tell you, this place is way out there!  It is at the head of the south fork of the Dismal River, just below Cody/Jeffords lake.  It was very remote, but the church and cemetery are in amazingly good shape.  After a short search we were able to locate their headstone.  You can read more about Alexander Gibson on his pages in our Family History section.  It was too ironic that on this Father’s day weekend we searched out and found the last resting place of our distant father who migrated from Ireland so many years ago.

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