This is the shared headstone for my great-grandparents, Volney “Beaureguard” and Mary Wells. They are buried on the family farm, land on which some of my immediate family still lives and works. In fact, the farm has been in the family since 1772 when my earliest known ancestor on that side of the family, Abraham, purchased the land from Thomas Jefferson’s first cousin, George. (Yes, that would be George Jefferson.)
There has been quite a bit of genealogic research conducted on this particular family, but the trails start to cool down in more recent generations with respect to my direct line. I have read that Beaureguard was a traveling minister. He and Mary had ten children.
He also had a pretty nifty mustache.