At the turn of the 19th century Sears introduced funeral mail order products. Markers started at $4.88 and headstones at $7.40. The products were manufactured and shipped from Vermont in four to six weeks. The Sears Monuments and Tombstones publication was discontinued by WWII. Today with online shopping the same items can be purchased at a lower cost than funeral suppliers.
Sir Thomas More family's vault in St Dunstan's Church (Canterbury) - More asked that his foster/adopted daughter Margaret Clement (née Giggs) be given his headless corpse to bury.He was buried at the Tower of London,in the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in an unmarked grave.His head was fixed upon a pike over London Bridge for a month, according to the normal custom for traitors.His daughter Margaret (Meg) Roper rescued it,possibly by bribery,before it could be thrown in the River Thames.
David "Davy" Crockett (1786 - 1836) He fought in the militia against the indians in the "Creek war". He was elected United States Congressman in 1826, 1828 and 1833. In 1836 he went to Texas to support the Texas revolution. The commander of the Alamo, William Tavis, asked for help and Crockett and others answered his call. The mexican General Santa Anna took the Alamo, at high cost. On his orders no prisoners were taken.