"The grave markers of Wicomico County are more than genealogical records. They are records of custom, fashion, economic conditions, even the twang of Wicomico County speech. "Through them the settlement and movement of families can be traced. Epidemics that swept the area. The storms that blasted it. The wars that plagued it. Through our grave markers is revealed much of the history of two hundred years of Wicomico County living as well as dying." "The earliest death in the county marked by a still readable inscription dates from 1739..." Most entries are from the 1800s. A full name index adds to the value of this work.