Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 1


Some of the most valuable information available for genealogical and biographical research is that which is found inscribed on tombstones. It is often intriguing to speculate about any reasons for the choice of epitaph, cited scripture, or craft of monument - some of them being quite ingenious or ornate. This volume begins a series of tombstone inscriptions taken from monuments within the present limits of the City of Alexandria. It contains background discussion, inscription and support data for the following burial ground: First Presbyterian, 1809; First Presbyterian Graveyard (known as Old Presbyterian Meeting House), 1773; Trinity United Methodist Church, (1808); Home of Peace, (1860); Agudas Achim, (1933); Penny Hill, (ca. 1796). Consult other volumes in this series for additional data on other burial grounds, including nearly three dozen that have been destroyed or abandoned.

Wesley E. Pippenger

(1992, 1994), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 206 pp.

ISBN: 9781585492107