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Lewis Co, Tennessee:
Laurel Hill Cemetery Page
 

 

In the picture, Bill Lawson records data while
Charlie Couch reads the information from
the headstone.

Charlie Couch was raised nearby and has an uncle buried in this cemetery. He carried us there and shared the following information with us. Nearby, there was a large, three floors cloth factory in operation during the 1800's. The factory bought cotton and make it into cloth. The workers hid on the top floor as the Union Army approached during the Civil War. The officers told them they knew they were in the building and wouldn't hurt them if they came out and gave up all the cotton material. If not, they would burn the building. The workers came out and did as they were told. The army did as they promised and after taking what they wanted, went on their way. The cemetery is off the Natchez Trace in a very remote area. Charlie also advises that this area has lots of small ground rattle snakes and also the large rattle snakes in the summer. He advises not to visit this area except in the cold months. More than one rattle snake is usually seen the day the cemetery is cleaned each summer. This is a large cemetery and was established around 1850. There are many unmarked graves and fieldstones. 

Copied by Charlie Couch, Bill Lawson and Keith Lawson
on 2 February 2002

First Middle Last Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Galvin H. Brewer July 2, 1893 Sept. 18, 1894 Son of R.F. & M.J. Brewer
Jasper N. Brewer June 29, 1843 Nov. 22, 1870 Sacred to Memory of Jasper N. Brewer  - Mason
Gurttrue   Bullian April 30, 1899 Oct. 12, 1901 Daughter of J. W. & E. J. Bullian (last name spelled with a) sjl
Ollie B. Bullion Jan. 21, 1891 Oct. 19, 1898 Daughter of J. W. & Eliza Bullion  (last name spelled with o) sjl
Henry   Clayton 1858 1942 Charlie Couch's Uncle - by Charlie Couch
Rebecca   Clayton 1862 1934 Shares stone with Henry Clayton
Charlie   Collins Feb. 26, 1848 Aug. --, 1905  
Mary Ann E. Corcoran Aug. 12, 1860 Aug. 12, 1860 Daughter of Patrick & Emiline Corcoran
Thomas C. Corcoran Feb. 12, 1854 April 24, 1884 Mason  -  A husband, kind, a father dear, a faithful friend lies buried here.
James W. "Bill" Foster   Sept. 1854 One date
M. Jane Staggs Foster   Feb. 18?7 Unable to read. Only one date.
John   Gordon May 29, 1834 Oct. 8, 1880  
Rebecca A. Reed Gordon March 6, 1834 July 1, 1883 Wife of John Gordon
Franklin  Curtis Hare May 17, 1861 July 17, 1862 Son of Duncan & Sarah P. Hare
Charlie   Hollaway No Birth Date May 20, 1901 Age - About 52 years old
Hershel   Hollaway 1911 1912  
Lawrence   Hollaway 1910 1937  
Margaret   Hollaway No Birth Date No Death Date Died at the age of about 74
Maude   Hollaway 1898 1915  
Louise   Hooks June 3, 1868 March 11, 1898 Wife of A. L. Hooks
Ane M. Jensen Jan. 23, 1874 June 17, 1958 Shares stone with Jens J. Jensen
Christian   Jensen Dec. 27, 1860 Sept. 13, 1941  
Edward S. Jensen Dec. 8, 1879 April 4, 1958 Shares stone with Mary Will Staggs Jensen
Hanna M. Jensen Aug. 29, 1915 April 16, 1918  
Jens J. Jensen Sept. 8, 1863 Feb. 17, 1932  
Mary Will Staggs Jensen July 25, 1886 Jan. 14, 1931  
Artia M. Lee Feb. 2, 1874 Jan. 30, 1890 Daughter of W.J. & Mary F. Lee
Flora Ann Lee Feb. 27, 1905 Oct. 2, 1906 Daughter of John & Dora Lee
Flora F. Lee May 15, 1842 Feb. 23, 1898 Wife of W. J. Lee.
Lydia A. Lee May 1, 1867 Sept. 17, 1887  
W. J. Lee Nov. 18, 1839 May 8, 1908 68 yrs, 5 mos, 20 days
Elizabeth   Mitchell April 13, 1852 Nov. 1, 1882 Wife of Rev. G. W. Mitchell
Annie C. Mosley Sept. 3, 1882 Sept. 16, 1883 Daughter of W. J. & M. E. Mosley
Margaret E. Gordon Mosley 1859 1925 Wife of W. J. Mosley
Adeva   Pennington Nov. 10, 1875 April 16, 1895 Wife & Infant son of T. A. Pennington
Elizabeth   Pennington   Dec. 27, 1892 Wife of Rev. LeRoy Pennington, No birthdate
J. B. A.   Pennington March 25, 1863 Aug. 8, 1890 Mason
Sallie   Pennington Jan. 20, 1876 Nov. 10, 1879 Daughter of Rev. LeRoy & Elizabeth Pennington
Willie   Pennington Sept. 2, 1907 Oct. 29, 1907 Son of T. A. & Joanne Pennington
W. E. R.   Jan. 18, 1883 W.E.R. was born and died Jan. 18, 1883
M. R. Reed Dec. 25, 1838 Dec. 4, 1868 Mason - Junior Warden of James Lodge No 223
Annie C. Staggs Oct. 12, 1856 Oct. 10, 1922  
Cal   Staggs 1870 1939  
Ell   Staggs 1872 1941 Shares stone with Cal Staggs
Fred   Staggs Sept. 11, 1910 Nov. 7, 1924  
Mary J. Staggs May 1, 1851 Jan. 27, 1890 Wife of Claiburn Staggs
Raymond   Staggs July 8, 1933 ? Funeral Home marker - old
Robert B. Staggs Aug. 26, 1855 Dec. 17, 1942  
Roxie P. Staggs May 12, 1888 May 28, 1960  
Sallie L. Staggs April 15, 1872 June 30, 1898 Wife of M.S. Staggs
Dee   Staggs ? March 1914 192(3?) 4 Very hard to read
Alda W. Warren Nov. 2, 1912 Aug. 1, 1931  
Amos   Warren   1908 Infant son of James & Hattie Warren - one date
Nancy V. Warren Feb. 13, 1884 May 8, 1954  
Elizabeth   Williams Dec. 23, 1856 Aug. 29, 1882 Wife of T. W. Williams
Jessee   Williams April 18, 1816 Nov. 9, 1877 Mason - Lodge No. 223
Alis   Wix Jan. 6, 1869 March 24, 1869 Daughter of N. & M. Wix - 1 month, 18 days

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