Sickness and Death

The Funeral



       Cemetery Siting in the Bluestone Reservation Area, Summer County, West Virginia: 1750-1997, by Rebecca K. Cottle, This paper is in Adobe Acrobat Format. You will need to download the file, open it in Acrobat, and then you can print it. A few of its internally linked graphics seem to be non-functioning, but even so, it is well worth it to get a free copy of this remarkable paper on an in depth look at southern burials and customs.

       History of Government Furnished Headstones and Markers (Cemetery Records)

       Markers of Change: Gravestones in the Boonslick (Missouri)

       Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans (Louisiana)

       Slot-and-Tab Tombs (Mostly Georgia)

       Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries
            Be sure to scroll down to the list of cemeteries!

       Southern Graveshelters and English Lych-gates (Alabama)

       Triangular Burial Monuments (Tennessee)

       The Association for Gravestone Studies

       The Political Graveyard

       Saving Graves

       USGenWeb Archives, Obituary Project

       USGenWeb Archives, Tombstone Project

Selected Bibliography

       Bell, Edward L.
    Vestiges of Mortality & Remembrance, A Bibliography on the Historical Archaeology of Cemeteries.
    Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1994., ISBN: 0-8108-2893-6
    (A book listing books on cemeteries.)

       Garrett, Laurie
    The Coming Plague, Newly Emerging Diseases in a World out of Balance.
    Farr, Straus, and Giroux, 1994; ISBN: 0-374-12626-1 (hc)
    Penguin, 1995, ISBN: 0 14 02.5091 3 (pbk)
    (A great book on dieases, past, present, and future.)

       Hume, Ivor Nöel
    Martin’s Hundred; The Discovery of a Lost Colonial Virginia Settlement
    Alfred A. Knopf, 1979-1982, ISBN: 0 -394-50728-2
    Republished by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 0-385-29281-3
    (The story of the discovery, massacre, and burials at Martin’s Hundred.)

       Iserson, Kenneth V., M.D.
    Death to Dust
    Galen Press Ltd. 1974, ISBN: 1883620074
    (A second edition contains a section on post mortem photography.)

       Little, Ruth M.; (Tim Buchman - Photographer)
    Sticks & Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers
    Trade Cloth, ISBN: 0-807-82417-8
    (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts)

       Nuland, Sherwin B.
    How We Die
    Alfred A. Knopf, 1994, ISBN: 0-679-41461-4
    Republished by Vintage Books, 1995. ISBN: 0-679-74244-1

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