Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Old City Cemetery

Grave markers in Old City Cemetery of two members of the same family who died in the yellow fever epidemic that hit Tallahassee in 1841. The outbreak began in May and continued until the end of October. Mary Ann Scott died on Sunday evening, June 27th ("age 23 years, 7 days"). Mrs. Rebecca Scott died on July 3rd ("27 years and 24 days old") and is actually identified on her grave marker as the "consort" of Andrew Scott.

9 comments:

Beneath Thy Feet said...

Beautiful markers, but such a sad loss of life, and both so young too.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hmm, is being a consort a good thing or a bad thing?

Interesting photos and backstory.

Popslinc said...

I used to visit the local cemeteries and record the names from the tombstones. Then I discovered a place where all of that information was stored going back in time to the beginning of the cemetery. So I was able to copy the names from that list by decades.

Sylvia K said...

I do love visiting the old, old cemeteries! Such a great feeling of history! I visited a couple in Savannah years ago and it was great! Wonderful captures for the day, Lois!!

biebkriebels said...

Sad they died so young, but those diseases killed many people.

Jack said...

They are my kids' ages. So sad.

Randy said...

That first shot is amazing.

Jennifer Mckingley said...

It's really sad, they died young.

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Lowell said...

Epidemics in those days took no prisoners. A sad reminder of how things were back then.