I'm not an ABER researcher but would like to contribute this information in the hope that somebody somewhere will want it.I spent this past weekend in Trinity County, California, near the lake, and saw a very old graveyard with only two stones in it, in the woods where only the local historical society and a few neighbors know about it.Since the two children buried there were born and died between the 1850 and 1860 censuses, any descendants of the family might not have any record of them.
Here are the inscriptions:
W.G. ABER Child of T.T. & E.A. ABER Born May 20, 1856 Died Aug't 24, 1857 Aged 1 yr 3 mo's & 4 days
Francis A. ABER Child of T.T. & E.A. ABER Born Oct. 6, 1852 Died July 14, 1856 Aged 3 yrs 9 mo's & 8 days
The area where the cemetery is located was once known as Ridgeville.Apparently it was once a stagecoach stop on the way to Weaverville but it disappeared when no gold was found in the area.The valley below it was flooded by a reservoir after the dam was built about 1960, and the cemetery is now near the Estrellita marina along a private road.There is a piece of concrete under the two stones dated 1934 which might be when the stones were re-set.I've been told the historical society thinks the children died of typhoid - seems unlikely since they died more than a year apart.
I'm guessing that "Aber" is a variant of the French surname "Hebert."