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Choctaw Burial Customs

Thus the greater part of the southern country was claimed and occupied by tribes belonging to the Muskhogean group, who were first encountered by the Spanish explorers of the early sixteenth century, and who continued to occupy the region until removed during the first half of the nineteenth century. For three centuries they are known to have remained within the same limited area. On the west were the Choctaw, whose villages extended over a large part of the present State of Mississippi and eastward into Alabama. And to this tribe should undoubtedly be attributed the many burial mounds now encountered within the bounds of their ancient territory, but the remains as now found embedded in a mass of sand and earth forming the mound represent only one, the last, phase of the ceremonies which attended the death and burial of the Choctaw. These as witnessed and described by Bartram were quite distinct. “As soon as a person is dead, they erect a scaffold eighteen or twenty feet high, in a grove adjacent to the town, where they lay the corpse lightly covered with a mantle; here it is suffered to remain, visited and protected by the friends and relations, until the flesh becomes putrid, so as easily to part from the bones; then undertakers, who made it their business, carefully strip the flesh from the bones, wash and cleanse them, and when dry and purified by the air, having provided a curiously wrought chest or coffin, fabricated of bones and splints, they place all the bones therein; it is then deposited in the bone house, a building erected for...

Clarke County, Alabama Census Records

  1830 Clarke County, Alabama Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Clarke County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Census Image Project 1830 Clarke County, Alabama Census Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1830 Clarke County, AL Census Hosted at Vidas Index 1830 Clarke County, Alabama Federal Census Index Hosted at Clark’s Deep South Genealogy 1830 Census Images Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Clarke County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Clarke County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Census Image Project 1840 Clarke County, Alabama Census Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1840 Clarke County, AL Census Hosted at Vidas Index 1840 Clarke County, Alabama Federal Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Clarke County, Alabama Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Clarke County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Clarke County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Clarke County, Alabama: 1850 Census Index 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page 1 Of 11) 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page 2 Of 11) 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page 3 Of 11) 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page 4 Of 11) 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page 5 Of 11) 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page 6 Of 11) 1850 Federal Census Clarke County, Alabama (Page...

Clarke County, Alabama Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Clarke County, USGenWeb Archives Project Bashi Methodist Church Cemetery, Clarke County, Alabama Bassett Creek Cemetery, Clarke Co., Al Bell-Brewer Cemetery – Clarke Co., Al Bethel Cemetery – Clarke County, Al Caller Cemetery — Clarke County, Al Choctaw Corner Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Old Clarkesville Cemetery — Clarke County, Al Cobb Wilson Cemetery – Coffeville, Clark Co., Al Deas Cemetery In Clarke Co.,Al Elam Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Forestdale Cemetery – Clarke County, Al Gaddies Chapel Cemetery. Walker Springs Rd. At Rabbit Creek. Frank/Wilson Cemetery — Clarke County, Al Henley Cemetery, Clarke Co., Al Hopewell Cemetery. Highway 19. Walker Springs- Jones Cemetery In Clarke Co.,Al Jones Chapel & Cemetery Cemetery (Partial) – Coffeville, Clark Co., Al Kelley Cemetery Liberty Cemetery, Clarke Co., Alabama Mathews Cemetery In Clark Co.,Al Midway Cemetery Mount Gilead Cemetery. Walker Springs Rd.. Walker Springs. Mount Olive Cemetery, Clark Co., Alabama New Prospect Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarke Alabama Old Bethel Cemetery, Clarke Co., Alabama Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Clarke Co., Alabama Pugh Cemetery ~ Clarke County, Al Round Hill Cemetery, Clarke Co., Alabama The Salem Cemeteries, Clarke Co., Alabama Smith Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Smith Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Ulcanush Cemetery (Partial)- Coffeville, Clark Co., Al Union Church Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Witch Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Clarke, Alabama Hosted at Lisa’s Cemetery Site Thompkins Cemetery Hosted at Cuddins Old Airmount Cemetery, Thomasville Hosted at Choctaw County, ALGenWeb Cunningham Cemetery...

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