TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Humorous epitaphs from the West

Here are some humorous epitaphs from the West

Some Boothill epitaphs:

Carson City, Nevada, epitaph of a horse thief.

“He found a rope and picked it up,

And with it walked away.

It happened that to the other end

A horse was hitched, they say.

They took the rope and tied it up

Unto a hickory limb

It happened that the other end

Was somehow hitched to him.

1884 epitaph in Phoenix, Arizona, graveyard:

Here lies John Coll, a son of toll,

Who died on Arizona soil,

He was a man of considerable vim,

But this here air was too hot for him.

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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 All her books can be purchased at 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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  1. Chester W. Sharp

    … as our pioneers headed westward in the 1800 by the thousands on the old wagon train trails, there were always sad fatalities/ accidents along the way.. on one such Tomb stone next to a river crossing the epitaph was said to be ” He done his Damnedest” …

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