I have been trying to find the burial place for David Deer, b 1801 in Wales and died 1868 in Alton, Madison, Illinois or possibly near where Godfrey is now. He may have been working in a cousin's coal mine, Coal Branch. Does anyone know of any resources to find deaths in mines?
Try visiting Tim Pinnick's website at http://www.blackcoalminerheritage.net/
- he is a member of ISGS and although it appears as if he focuses on African-American coal miners, he does work on all the miners in Illinois and locations nearby.
I'm new at this but I live in Alton,Illinois and may I be of any asistance?