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From: "Connie Street" <>
Subject: Re: [IALOUISA] EPIDEMIC late 1853/ early 1854?
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:37:26 -0500
You are thinking of Mallory Cemetery. I'd have to do a little research to see if the type of epidemic is recorded. To my knowledge no records are available with the names of those who were buried in the mass grave.
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From: jim jarvis
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 1:06 AM
Subject: [IALOUISA] EPIDEMIC late 1853/ early 1854?
Does anyone know if there were any epidemics in Louisa (typhoid, yellow fever, etc.) from Dec. thru Jan. 1853/1854?
About 20 years ago, I was on a bus tour of historic places in Louisa which was conducted by Mr. MATHEWS. He mentioned a possible mass grave (I think near Toolsboro) which was thought to be people who died in an epidemic, but I don't remember if he mentioned a timeframe.
The Burlijngton newspapers available at Ancestry.com for this specific time period are not available. In reading earlier and later Burlington newspapers on Ancestry, I've noticed periodic "panics" of typhoid (etc.). One involved a traveling circus!
I'm looking for my 3 BLAIR's who may have died during this time but can't find their graves in the cemetery books , including the WPA records. Since all 3 "disappeared" at the same time, one of my speculations is that they (mom, dad, & 20 year-old son) may have died of disease and been buried in an unmarked (possibly mass) grave.
Any research suggestions appreciated.
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