During Fort Wayne Ancestry Day's Ask the Experts Panel, we received so many questions that we were unable to answer them all during the event. The following are questions asked and The Genealogy Center staff's responses.
On a military grave marker, the information does not match information from the military records on Ancestry. Did the indexer make a mistake, or is the grave marker wrong?
Could be either one. Indexers and transcribers make mistakes, which is why one should check original sources. But grave markers may also contain errors, caused by misinterpretation of the information, an error by the monument maker, or an outright falsehood from the ancestor or family members. Remember to verify information with as many other sources as possible.
Who is buried at Mount Vernon with George Washington? One grave is marked Blackburn.
You should direct your question to the curators of Mount Vernon.