This volume reproduces, for the first time, the complete death records of Highland County, Virginia from the beginning in 1853 until the end of 1898-two years after Virginia counties were relieved of that obligation! This volume also incorporates twenty-seven years (1871-1898) of death records hidden from public view and use for about forty years. A complete reproduction of the entire death record entries can be found on these pages; this is not a book of abstracts.
These records generally include: full name of the deceased; sex and race (white or colored); date and place of death, cause of death; age; names of parents, spouse, and informant; place of birth (generally county); marital status; and occupation. Readers will appreciate the list of archaic and obscure medical terms that were recorded as the cause of death. This list provides the modern definitions of these old medical terms. A full name index adds to the value of this work.
Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr.
2010, 8½x11, paper, index, 280 pp.