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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Betty Mac/ Question
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 1980 23:50:52 -0600
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Thanks for your reply. I guess it could have any number of reasons; but
feel sure it had to be someone's way of showing that that person was maybe
not what they should have been.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sandra Wright <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 11:57 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Betty Mac/ Question
> Here is a paragraph out of an article I found, not a lot of info, but
> it will help a little. Sort of along the same reason's as LaMyra's post
> about the carpetbagger's grave! Sounds as if that burial position
> represented the person had done something unacceptable in society!
> >The grave belongs to an unidentified carpetbagger that just
> > happened to be in the area when he died. He was buried that way to show
> > was considered an outcast by the locals. LaMyra
> ... in the 1850's, when the circuit judge stopped in Canton on
> the FIRST MONDAY of each month. This was the day the Judge held court.
> People from the area came to town on that day to conduct their business,
> their pantries and sit in on court proceedings ... and watch a few
> History relates one incident where a man was hung for stealing his
> wagon of goods for trading. He is buried facing south (not east) in
> Cemetery by the First Monday Park.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 11:54 AM
> Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Question
> > I have a question. In a cemetery, where all the graves are in one
> > direction, why would there be a grave (one) that is turned crossways to
> > others? Would there be any particular significance to this?
> > Betty Mc
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