The author took a first-hand approach to compiling a list of seventy-nine Sullivan County cemeteries and the people buried therein, traveling all over the county "armed with field glasses, topographical maps and hearsay about cemetery locations." It is possible that some of the cemeteries listed in this book have vanished from public awareness, and can now, once again, be used as a valuable genealogical reference. Both family and church cemeteries are recorded here; all are listed alphabetically at the beginning of the book for easy reference. Directions are given to thirty cemeteries in the listing. In addition to transcribing names and dates from the stones, the author has also included some inscriptions from memorial markers, and occasional notes about the condition of a cemetery or a stone. The index lists all surnames.