Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cholera Victim - G.P. Evertson

G.P. Evertson
Born Oct. 4th 1818
Died March 5th
in New Orleans of Cholera
Tis Sweet to believe of the absent
we love if we miss them below
we shall meet them above

Buried Hurricane Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 7 November 2014.

George P. Evertson married Lucinda Jane Walker 27 April 1843 Crittenden County. The couple had at least two children, Mary H. and Elizabeth G., who were living with their mother in the household of Robert and Ellen Walker on the 1850 Crittenden County census.

New Orleans, a city of much steamboat traffic, was hit hard by a cholera epidemic in 1848-1849. Steamboats arriving from other ports carried the disease to cities across the country. 

Aside from telling where and how G.P. Evertson died, there is additional information on his tombstone that is interesting. The name of the stone carver is given.

W. Smith   Smithland  KY

William Smith is the same person who created the H.F. Given Tomb and the William McCroskey tombstone, both in Livingston County. 

Published 17 December 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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