Burials, St. Peter's, 1789-1793

Metadata

Title

Burials, St. Peter's, 1789-1793

Alternative Title

Book for Recording the Interments in St. Peter's Ground, 1789-1793 v. 368

Date

1789/1793

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensStPetersSextonsBurials1789-1793_v368

Call Number

3.4.4.2, v368

Description

Burial records kept by George Stokes, sexton of St. Peter's, from 1789 to 1793. Burials are listed by date and include the decedent's name, age at time of death, and amount paid for burial. Names of spouses or parents are often noted, as well as cause of death. Of note are the many deaths due to "fever," as yellow fever reached epidemic proportions in Philadelphia in 1793. Also of interest are the interments of the Native American Chiefs who came to visit President Washington and died in Philadelphia of smallpox. The final entry in the book is George Stokes himself, aged 56 years.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

72 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

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IIIF Manifest

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Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA