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Tombstone Tuesday: Sometimes people found tombstones were a good place to advertise

Sometimes the relations of the deceased use the tombstone as a medium for advertising the wares sold by the deceased, as note the following from a Paris cemetery where a small lamp was kept burning under an urn over the deceased’s grave, and on the gravestone was this inscription:


‘Here lies Pierre Victor Fournier, inventor of the Everlasting Lamp which consumes only one centime’s worth of oil in one hour. He was a good father, son and husband. His inconsolable widow continues his business in the Bue aux Trois. Goods sent to all parts of the city. Do not mistake the opposite shop for this.

 

The next epitaph is still professional, but in a more serious vein on a blacksmith’s tombstone

My tongues and hammers I’ve resigned
My bellows they have lost their wind,
My fires extinct, my forge decayed
And in the dust my vice is laid;
My coals are spent, my iron gone,
My nails are drove, my work is done.

ALABAMA PIONEERS Transcribed Wills and Abstracts of Wills Book I

Surnames of wills – Alston, Andrews, Arnold, Avery, Bagwell, Barge, Bass, Bates, Bealle, Benton, Bird, Blackmon, Booth, Brazeal, Breyard, Bryant, Burnes, Burns, Bush, Butts, Caffey, Camp, Cannon, Carter, Clanton, Cleveland, Coker, Cooper, Cornelius, Cozby, Davis, DeJarnette, Dennis, Deramus, Dudley, Dumas, Eddins, Elam, Elliott, Ellis, Ezell, Farrar, Ferguson, Franklin, Gaines, Golden, Goldwin, Griffiths, Grimes, Gunter, Hagerty, Hamilton, Hearin, Hearne, Henry, Holly, Holtam, Hurst, Irby, Jackson, James, Jarman, Johnson, Junkin, Keener, Ketler, Lamkins, Lee, Lewis, Lovorn, May, Mayfield, McClure, Miller, Mims, Mixon, Mobley, Morgan, Morris, Nash, Parker, Read, Rhodes, Riley, Robinson, Rogers, Samons, Schmitt, Seale, Sheffield, Smith, Stanford, Stovall, Tate, Thomas, Thompson, Trawick, Trucks, Vickers, Ware, Wells, Whatley, White, Whitehurst, Wicker, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Woods, Zeigler

ALABAMA PIONEERS Transcribed Wills and Abstracts of Wills Book I (Alabama Pioneer Transcribed Wills & Abstracts of Wills 1)


By (author): Donna R Causey
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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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