The cemetery was ancient, and long neglected. Sam felt the history as he walked past the head stones.
Sam crouched to wipe the leaves off of one, and read it. Sam Crawford, 1799-1861 was all it said. The same name as Sam’s. Sam wanted to know more about the man buried there.
The teenager found out that Sam was his great-great-great grandfather, who worked on the first locomotive engine west of the Allegheny Mountains. The elder Crawford was also a political leader.
Sam was taken with what the research lead him too, and took a vast interest in history. Putting together his family tree was his favorite.
Summer came, and Sam was able to scrape enough money up to take a trip to Ireland to explore more of the Crawford name. It was a trip of a lifetime.