I found this list in the records of an elderly genealogist who recently passed away. All the papers are old, yellowing and very fragile. I have never heard of some of the things listed and not sure about some of the spelling.
The following was taken from the 1850 Arkansas Mortality Schedule. Individual’s name was given, as well as county, date of death, cause of death, etc. In many cases the cause of death was reasonable, such as drowned, suicide, stabbed, heart or pneumonia. However, often the symptoms were listed as the cause.
|Old Age||D. Tremens|
|Sore Throat||Brain Congenital Brain|
|Eating Dirt||Inflamed Brain|
|Nervous Fever||Sting of Fish|
|Childbed||Fate of Sin|
|Dysentery||Bone In Arm|