Monday, June 11, 2012

The 'Sleeping' Prophet (With apologies to Edgar Cayce)

Nathaniel Grigsby was an early friend to Abraham Lincoln, and later related by marriage when Lincoln's sister Sarah married Nathaniel's older brother Aaron.

He placed Lincoln's name into consideration as a presidential candidate, and refused an appointment as a postmaster after the election in order to fight in the war he saw coming.  He and his sons fought and one of his sons was killed in the Civil War.

When he was told of Lincoln's murder, he fainted.

This is one side of his tombstone:

This is another side:

And people think that earlier Americans were not politically astute.


  1. Hmm, now I'm unable to see any 'recent posts', that area of the sidebar is just blank.

    1. I still have them. Maybe they can only show on so many computers at a time (hee hee)?

    2. They come & go here, its always a surprise ... Like Forest Gump's box of chocolates.

      Raht now they are showing ... a couple hours ago, nope. Ahm scairt to click the update cue.

    3. VoilĂ ' ...and today they "recent comments" are gone again!

  2. Bravo Mr. Grigsby! This is a great find DWT. :)

    And yeah. Blogger is...a capricious hussy.