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TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Have you ever discovered strange or funny epitaphs on tombstones? Here are a few….

A Curious Vermont Epitaph


“Sacred to the memory of three twins”

funny tombstone

 

An Epitaph in England that may be read either backward or forward

“SHALL WE ALL DIE?

WE SHALL DIE ALL.

ALL DIE SHALL WE?

DIE ALL WE SHALL.

 

New England epitaph of 1872:

“My father and mother were both insane

I inherited the terrible stain,

My grandfather, grandmother, aunts and uncles

Were lunatics all, and yet died of carbuncles.”

 

Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor:

“Nearby these gray rocks

Enclos’d in a box

Lies Hatter Cox

Who died of smallpox.”

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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3 comments

  1. Bill Coburn

    I have a picture of one in the Oak Bowery Cemetery at Ohatchee, Alabama. “Jack Harvey killed by John Lewis 1861”. It sits next to our family plots.

  2. Dennis Parker

    This story had nothing to do with Alabama Tomb stones… Or at least I couldn’t find any for all the Crap Ad’s

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