TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Two curious tombstones from the North

From New Jersey

  • Julia Adams
  • Died of thin shoes, April 17th, 1839
  • aged 19 years

In Plymouth churchyard

  • Here lies the body of Thomas Vernon
  • The only surviving son of
  • Admiral Vernon

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Confrontation:: Lost & Forgotten Stories

Prior to statehood, Alabama was a vast wilderness with a large Native American population. It is only natural that when new immigrants from other states arrived, conflicts over the land would arise. Soon, these small conflicts exploded into war.

Alabama Footprints Confrontation is a collection of lost and forgotten stories that reveals why and how the confrontation between the Native American population and settlers developed into the Creek-Indian War as well as stories of the bravery and heroism of participants from both sides.
Some stores include:

  • Tecumseh Causes Earthquake
  • Terrified Settlers Abandon Farms
  • Survivor Stories From Fort Mims Massacre
  • Hillabee Massacre
  • Threat of Starvation Men Turn To Mutiny
  • Red Eagle After The War

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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 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. Todd Massey

    Death by thin shoes? Can someone elaborate on this?

  2. Cherry Woodward

    I wonder, maybe a nail went thru the sole of her show and she contracted tetanus. Sad.

  3. Carolyn Robinson

    This is from the “Book and Shoe Recorder”, 07/27/1898.“Died+of+thin+shoes”&source=bl&ots=4lnspdv3tM&sig=QolIoYU_hAbZrC-FmXsrnASdA9Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiAl8bp_rTZAhUF74MKHbM1CfsQ6AEIQTAJ#v=onepage&q=”Died%20of%20thin%20shoes”&f=false

    1. Carolyn Robinson

      Apparently – at that time – thin shoes were seen as fashionable and comfortable. Thin shoes meant that a person who would often have wet and/or cold feet would often have a cold in their head or lungs, soon succumbing to death.

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