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Death Notices from Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1841-1853
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Death Notices from Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1841-1853. Wesley E. Pippenger. Hardbound, 2002, New, Index, 533 pp.
This book brings this valuable series through 1853 when the keeping of centralized vital statistics began in Virginia, and includes transcripts and abstracts from 11 newspapers that were printed at various times during the period covered. Death notices in the Richmond area newspapers were not limited to the immediate vicinity but are a statewide reference. The newspapers from which the abstracts have been made include the Richmond Compiler, Richmond Enquirer, Richmond [Daily] Dispatch, Richmond [Daily] Republican, Richmond Times and Compiler, Richmond Whig, Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser, Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner, and Richmond Examiner. The book also contains a full name and place name index.