the vast majority of their neighbors, the Buckinghams were
farmers. Their home was on Curtis Ridge, which had been named
after Mary's family. In the spring of 1884, surveryor L.D.
Merry plotted an 11.84-acre piece of their property, located across
the road from the cemetery.
are the surveyor's lines laid over a 2011 Google Earth view of the Ridge.
we see an overview of the Ridge looking south, from that 2011 image
with elevations doubled. As we zoom in, the hilltop cemetery is
in the foreground, and J.T. Buckingham's property is across the road
in the background.