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By Richard Meyer

Cemeteries condominium the useless, yet gravemarkers are shaped by means of the residing, who checklist on them not just their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for an afterlife, but in addition greater than they observe in their heritage, ethnicity, and tradition. Richard Meyer has amassed twelve unique essays interpreting burial grounds throughout the centuries and around the land to offer a wide realizing of the historical past and cultural values of groups, areas, and American society at large.

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The Ulster Scot's Celtic heritage carried with it a reputation for hard drinking and hard fighting. Combining these traits with the kind of independent spirit fostered by their brand of Presbyterianism, they indeed made formidable adversaries. It has not been established whether any of the Bighams were stonecarvers in Northern Ireland, nor is it known which of them specifically carved their gravestones found in several of the Presbyterian burial grounds near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they arrived in 1749.

1771), Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina. (Drawingfrom photograph by Edward W. Clark) Figure 2 5 . " sco h Ellin" (d o ttnis' ho fTlo hisn tle Motif . 1 7 8 ' ,. C h ar lo tt e, N (PbOtogra o rt h Carolina. p ""I< c " ,k l" " ,b ,, ,r i, b Edward W. 6. Tree of Life and Swastika Motifs Stone of Elizabeth McClellen (d. 1791), Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photograph Edward W. Clark) The Bigham Caroers oJ the Carolina Piedmont 41 stretch over half the height of the stone, especially when carved on the back.

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