Posted By:Patricia Ann Irvin
Subject:Re: Sherfield ...burnt on the stakes???
Post Date:October 21, 2004 at 11:01:59
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When I said burnt on Stakes [Use too when an Indian died they would be put on stakes that were planted in the ground.] There were 4 post and a bed like thing was tied to the post and the Indian was placed on this bed loke thing with all his belongings and it was burnt with him.}My mother was born in 1912.Her Grandfather James Sherfield was suppose to be the brother of an Ethem and Ishem
Sherfield.Ethem and Ishem were both burried on the stakes but only one was burnt the other one wasnt burnt just burried on the stakes. Pat