The Family Tomb

Jeffries Mausoleum

The Family Tomb, made entirely of cast iron, was created by the Philadelphia firm of Robert Wood & Co. and was popular in the mid-1800’s. Many of the southern Family Tombs were manufactured by Miltenberger & Co. of New Orleans.

Family Tomb

This cast iron mausoleum in the Magnolia Cemetery of Mobile, Alabama was commissioned for Hope Hull Slatter (1790-1853) and his wife Emma (1817-1863.)

Family Tomb

Close up of the top piece on the Slatter Family Tomb.

Robert Wood & Co.

The Slatter mausoleum was designed by Robert Wood & Co. of Philadelphia and manufactured by Miltenberger & Co. of New Orleans.

Robert Wood & Co.

Robert Wood & Co.,
Designs of Ornamental Iron

Robert Wood & Co., Designs of Ornamental Iron

Robert Wood & Co.,
Designs of Ornamental Iron

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Jeffries Mausoleum

The Jeffries Family Tomb in the Greensboro Cemetery of Hale County, Alabama has a gothic appearance with the wrought iron fencing which was probably purchased from the Robert Woods catalog as well.

Griffins, gryphons, Jeffries Mausoleum

Twin griffons adorn the side of the Jeffries Family Tomb.

Family Tomb

Family tomb of H.M. Summers in the Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtesy Find A Grave

Pelton Family Tomb

The Pelton Family Tomb, also in New Orlean’s Greenwood Cemetery, features gryphons above the door and an angel escorting the deceased with an inverted torch.

Courtesy Find A Grave

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