Saturday, December 13, 2008


For many years, stories have circulated about Elizabeth "Bessie" Budd Graham being a witch. This is apparently because her marker faces west instead of east like most of the inscribed faces of the markers in Old City Cemetery. Her large elaborate monument reflects the type of funerary art that was popular in the late 19th century. It often represented the socio-economic status of the deceased and her family and displayed the affection and esteem held for her by the community. Bessie was born on October 19, 1866 and died on November 24, 1887.


magiceye said...

that was interesting..

hadv said...

Didn't know that about witches' graves. I meant the east and west thing..