The old Hancock Cemetery is seven miles northeast of Chattanooga. follow highway # 58 to Glass Street, East Chattanooga. The cemetery is located one half mile from Shephard Schoolhouse. The land for cemetery was given by Mr H T Hancock, but is now owned by Mr Poe. There are twenty or thirty very old unmarked graves. A few Indians are buried here. Benjamin Hancock has the oldest marker which is 1854.
Hancock, Benjamin - Son of H T Hancock - Feb 22, 1853 - Feb 19, 1854 - 'Suffer little children to come unto me.'
Hancock, Temperance - Feb 26, 1823 - Nov 30, 1901
Hancock, Harrison - Dec 24, 1815 - Mar 27, 1901 - 'No pains, no grief, no anxious fear can reach our loved ones sleeping here.'
Hancock, William H - Son of H and T Hancock - July 16, 1858 - Aug 9, 1858 - 'Blessed are the only dead.'
Gotcher, Martha A - Nov 17, 1796 - Mar 10, 1873
Gotcher, Rev Henry - Feb 12, 1792 - Feb 27, 1864 - 'Loveville and beloved parrents, farewell, not on this pearishing stone, but in the book of life and in the hearts of thy offionated friends is thy worth. recorded.'
Varnell, Mary E - Daughter of J M and V E Varnell - July 22, 1779 - Aug 9 1879
Varnell, Emma - Daughter of W H and J C Varnell - Dec 3, 1877 - Dec 15, 1877
Nelson, Richard - Son of J H and J Varnell - Feb 20, 1866 - Mar 18, 1866
Varnell, Margusts Lafayette - Son of J H and J Varnell - Dec 24, 1858 - July 10, 1859
Varnell, Jemima - Wife of J H Varnell - May 30, 1827 - July 7, 1890 -- 'Thy trial's ended, thy rest is won.'
Varnell, Jas. H - Nov 26, 1816 - July 6, 1873
Varnell, Sallie - Wife of T B Varnell - Oct 19, 1857 - Aug 1, 1873 - 'Father let thy grave be given, that we may meet in Heaven.'
Varnell, Infant daughter of J M and V H Varnell - Born and died July 25, 1891
Varnell, Hugh Baxter - Son of T B and S L Varnell - June 28, 1891- Oct 7, 1891
Varnell, Infant Daughter of J M and V H Varnell - Born and died Jan 10, 1890
Varnell, Vesty - Daughter of J M and V H Varnell - Oct 14, 1886 - July 13, 1890
Dunn, Foster - Son of W H and V C Varnell - May 31, 1884 - Aug 19, 1885
Varnell, David L - Dec 26, 1859 - May 18, 1884 - 'Earth brightest gems are faiding.'
Varnell, Edna N - Daughter of J M and V H Varnell - Sept 3, 1880 - Sept 28, 1880
Allen, Corp'l James - Co H 4th Tenn Cav
Not in DAR listing:
McBride, John - age 35
McBride, Mary - died May 17, 1902
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