An Inventory of Antebellum Tombstone Inscriptions
Carroll County, Tennessee
Compiled by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002

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ADAMS CEMETERY #1

Located in a woods area about .2 mile north of the dwelling on Fewell Lane at 1.2 miles from this lane's juncture with Spring Creek Road near Lavinia.

SAMUEL ADAMS
Born May 13, 1807    Died Aug. 28, 1841

SUSANA ADAMS
Born 1776    Died July 13, 1860

INFANT SON of I. D. & MARY OLIVER
Born and Died 1843

W. P. son of G. & E. ADAMS
Born Feb. 17, 1841    Died July 22, 1841
Aged 5 mos. 5 das
A little flower of love that blossomed but to die

INFANT SON of T. W. & S. A. OLOVER
Died November 23, 1853

ELIZABETH ADAMS
Born Aug. 27, 1820    Died July 13, 1888
Aged 67 yrs 11 mos 14 das
A mother dear, a short rarewell, that we may meet again above and rove where angels dwell, where the trees of love bear fruits of love.
At rest      frootstone E. A.

MARTHA ADAMS
Born 1811      Died Nov. 5, 1886

GARLAND ADAMS
Born Nov. 4, 1806    Died July 18, 1873
aged 67 yrs 8 mo & 26 ds
[a broken, fallen stone]

 

ADAMS CEMETERY #2

This burial ground is located within the Milan Training Center of the Tennessee National Guard near Lavinia.

MARY J. dau. of H. & D. ADAMS [Howel and Darcus Adams]
Died Mar. 22, 1855 aged 1 yr 16 das

MARY C. dau. of H. & D. ADAMS
Died Oct. 2, 1851 aged 1 yr 2 mos 20 das

HOWEL ADAMS
Died Dec. 23, 1865 aged 47 yrs 6 mos 20 das
[a broken stone]

SAMUEL H. son of S. M. & MARY PEARCE
Born Mar. 22, 1854    Died Feb. 24, 1858 aged 3 ys 11 ms 2 ds

A ruined box vault for JAMES A. son of ______ee [chipped] and FRANCES [chipped]
Born June 24, 1835    Died July 13, 1859
James is dead. . . . [rest of epitaph is too worn and broken to be read with certainty]

Jere Robinson Cox, curator-director, Browning Library, McKenzie, Tenn., believes that this is the son of JESSE and FRANCES BRYANT.

 

ANTIOCH CEMETERY #1

In Leach, Tenn. drive east about .6 mile over Leach Road from its juncture with U.S. Highway 70 to a point on the south side of this road where the cemetery is located.

Sacred to the memory of
JANE BERRY
Born Nov. 12, 1768      Died Oct. 12, 1862
She was loved by all, hated by none [mother-in-law of Captain JOHN NEELY]
[a fallen stone]

AMANDA dau. of J. & E. ESKEW
Died 1855 aged 3 years
Surfer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven

MARY E. dau. of J. & E. ESKEW
Died 1850 aged 3 years

GEORGE W. son of J. & E. ESKEW
Died 1847 aged 7 years

 

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ROBERT C. son of J. & E. ESKEW
Died 1859    aged 1 year

SAMUEL J. son of J. & E. ESKEW
Died 1864    aged 3 years
Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven

[all the Eskew childrens' tombstones have fallen]

One obelisk:
Capt. JOHN NEELY
Of Co. B, 1st Regt. West Tenn. [Cav.] Vol. USA
Born Oct. 7, 1800    Died Feb. 28, 1863
Farewell my wife and children all; from you a father God doth call; mourn not for me, it is in vain to call me to your sight again. [He died of pneumonia, Camp Chase, Ohio. ]

B. FRANKLIN NEELY
A Private in Co. M, 7th Regt. Tenn. Cav Vol. USA
Born Nov. 30, 1845    Died a prisoner of war at Danville, Va. in Feb. 1864. He died that his country might live.

H. CLAY NEELY
A Private of Co. K, 11th Iowa Inf. Vol. USA
Born Sept. 10, 1841    Killed near Kennesaw Mountain July 8, 1864

Lieut. HUGH L. NEELY
Of Co. M, 6th Regt. Tenn. Cav Vol. USA
Born Oct. 28, 1835    Fell mortally wounded on the 29th Mar. 1864 near Bolivar, Tenn.
[verse, in part] He changed his army tent to an immortal crown

 

ANTIOCH CEMETERY #2

To reach this isolated burial ground drive off State Highway 114 near Buena Vista onto McKee Levee Road; drive over this road until reaching the Antioch Cemetery Road; turn south on this road and at a point about .2 mile park and walk west through a field and a woods, following a lane about .4 mile to the cemetery. It is located within the Natchez Trace State Park.

G. B. SMOTHERS, first husband of MARTHA BLAKENEY
Born May 1, 1826    Died April 7, 1856

MARTHA J. dau. of G. B. & MARTHA SMOTHERS
Born Nov. 22, 1856    Died Mar. 5, 1865
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven

Note: Green Smothers married Martha Pinkston, October 22, 1845

 

AUTRY CEMETERY

This burial ground is about two miles south of Westport, Tenn. and is about 200 feet east of the Natchez Trace State Park. [It is located on the former Loran Cary farm, whose son-in-law led the present writer to this cemetery] To reach it from nearby Clarksburg, Tenn., turn off State Highway 22 onto State Highway 424W, drive about 3.8 miles to the juncture of Highway 424 and 114; take 114 to a point about .8 mile on the east side of the highway; enter by fence gate, walk about 1.5 mile to the northeast through a long hollow, roughly on the north side of Horn Creek; after crossing a deep ditch, ascend a long hill at the top and edge of which this cemetery is sited. The graves are in a dense pine copse. Advise visit to this site only in winter months to avoid possible confrontation with cotton-mouth snakes and rank vegetation.

One grave only is marked with conventional tombstone:

ELIZA ANN wife of W. D. FLOWERS
Born May 19, 1847    Died Mar. 23, 1878

 

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The graves of Elder ELIJAH AUTRY, who died September 25, 1858 and his wife, MARY PARRISH AUTRY, who died October 24, 1860, are marked by large sandstones. There are at least four conventionally unmarked graves here.

Elder Autry was the founding pastor of nearby Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. His obituary in THE TENNESSEE BAPTIST, May 5, 1860, states that he was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina, August 15, 1813; married in Carroll County; was an active member of the masonic order; soon after his twenty-fourth year of age he began preaching (Baptist); that he died from a small pistol wound, September 25, 1858, a son, nearly grown, with considerable persuasion, influenced him to take a small pistol he had along with him to fire for the purpose of securing the stock which he took and put into his pantaloons pocket. He returned late and having lost much sleep and being fatigued, shortly after dark lay down with his clothes on and fell asleep. After the family had all retired, except his wife, she awoke him. Then he had occasion to retire out of doors, having forgotten the pistol . . . was still in his pocket . . . endeavoring to take it from his pocket, which caused it to explode. The ball entered the abdomen and ranging up lodged near the lungs. He lingered, suffering intensely, until 2 o'clock Sunday morning. . . ."

Elder Autry lingered long enough after his accidental shooting to deliver a nuncupative will before John Parish and William G. Hale, on October 28, 1858, on whose testimony it was probated the next month. He left his farm to his wife Polly, with which to raise his children. (Carroll County Will Book A, page 383)

 

BAGBY CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground turn off U.S. Highway 79, in McKenzie, onto Old Paris Highway and drive about .9 mile to its juncture with Clear Lake Road; turn onto this latter road and drive east to a point about 1.4 mile. Park. Walk to a gated fence on north side of the road. From the gate walk at least 80 feet north on the gravel road, then walk up the east embankment at least 85 feet to the cemetery. All the tombstones have fallen, some resting against trees.

DANIEL BAGBY
was born Sep. 25, 1776    Died Aug. 29, 1828

LUCY H. A. BAGBY
Born Dec. 31, 1776    Died Feb. 26, 1839
footstone L. H. A. B.

In memory of
LUCY BAGBY
Born Apr. 8, 1839    Died Feb. 5, 1855
In heaven to dwell
[a tall stone, now broken]

MARTHA A. daughter of NANCY RUSHING
Born Dec. 15, 1853    Died Nov. 15, 1856

SOPHIA BAGBY
Born Dec. 8, 1808    Died May 7, 1849
footstone S. B. [matted in leaves and cover vine]

WM. H. A. BAGBY
Born Nov. 15, 1802    Died Aug. 21, 1844
He feared not death
[masonic emblem] footstone W. H. A. B.

NOTE: Daniel Bagby executed his last will on August 19, 1828. (Carroll County Will Book A, page 14)

 

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BARHAM CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground turn east from U.S. Highway 70 at Cedar Grove onto Hickory Flat Road and drive about .4 mile to Sulphur Springs Road; drive about .2 mile from there to the cemetery sited on the north side of this road.

[THOMAS BARHAM]
Born Mar. 24, 1784      Died Oct. 21, 1859
footstone T. B.
[a broken stone]

ADALINE wife of JOHN DONNELL
Born March 26, 1827    Died Apr. 8, 1853
Her last words were, what is this that steals upon my frame. If this be death said she, I soon shall be from sin and sorrow free. All is well, all is well for Jesus cane make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are. Oh sweet Jesus take me to thy kind embrace.

In John Barham's obituary in the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, March 19, 1903 this cemetery was called FLATLAND CEMETERY, aptly enough, considering the local topography.

 

BARREN SPRINGS CEMETERY

This burial ground may be reached by leaving State Highway 77 several miles northeast of Huntingdon, Tenn., onto Barren Springs Road; driving about two miles from there to the cemetery. The cemetery is located just west of the church of this name and on the south side of the road.

NANCY wife of SMITH FIELDS
Died Sept. 14, 1856 aged about 44 years

 

BAXTER CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground leave U.S. Highway 79 several miles northeast of Trezevant, Tenn. and enter New Zion Road, over which drive about 1.2 miles to Jarrell Road; drive thereon to a point east about 1.9 miles; turn east onto a gravel lane, drive over a bridged branch, pass the front of an abandoned Parrell residence, veering to the southeast, coming out on a wide open field, where turn directly south and the cemetery is at the southern edge of this field in a wooded area. It is a half mile from Jarrell Road following this route to the cemetery. All the tombstones were in fine condition (none of which bear verses) when the present writer visited this location.

MARY A. McMACKEN
Died July 28, 1832 aged 32 years

DAVID BAXTER
Died July 11, 1834 aged 63 years

MARY BAXTER
Died Apr. 16, 1845 aged 79 years

MARY L. wife of JAS. MITCHELL
Born Mar. 22, 1826    Died Sept. 21, 1851
aged 25 ys 6 ma 29 ds

MARTHA A. BAXTER
Born Jan. 1, 1835    Died Apr. 29, 1849

 

 

BELEW CEMETERY

Located in a woods area about .1 mile south of Purdy Road about 1.4 miles west of the juncture of this road with State Highway 22 in Clarksburg.

WILLIAM D. W. son of J. R. & G. MUBPHY
Born July 11, 1846    Died Nov. 14, 1855
Oh, weep not for the loved one so rudely from thee driven, 'twas a flower too good for earth translated into heaven

 

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JOHN A. son of J. R. & G. MURPHY
Born Sept. 12, 1830       Died Nov. 27, 1857
Here lies the friend most loved, the son most dear [who never] gave his parents grief but when he died
footstone J. A. M.

JOSEPH R. MURPHY
Born Feb. 27, 1804    Died Nov. 29, 1857 aged 53 yrs 9 mos. & 2 days
footstone J. R. M.

FRANCES JANE infant daughter of P. E. & JOANNA E. PARKER
[no dates]

ANDREW J. L. son of J. R. & G. MURPHY
Born Nov. 10, 1838    Died May 8, 1862
Died on the field of battle; 'twas but noble thus to die. God smiles on valiant soldiers; his record is on high

WILLIAM BENNETT
Born Nov. 3, 1803    Died March 22, 1853
footstone W. B.

JAMES M. son of JACOB & SARAH BELEW
Died Aug. 20, 1845 aged 18 yrs 6 ms 8 ds
footstone J. M. B.

JACOB BELEW
Died July 25, 1855 aged 59 yrs 9 mos 25 das [wife, SARAH, beside him]

ROBERT H. son of WILLIAM D. & E. BELEW
Born May 27, 1857    Died Apr. 3, 1864

GEORGE R. son of T. & E. C. BELEW
Died Dec. 15, 1865 aged 13 yrs 7 ms 14 days
footstone G. R. B.

RENZORA F. son of T. & E. C. BELEW
Died Dec. 3, 1860 aged 6 mo 15 das

Small, ruined tombstone to two infant sons of T. & E. C. BELEW [no dates]

 

BISHOP CEMETERY

This burial ground is located within the Milan Army Ammunition Plant (arsenal). It is necessary to be accompanied by a security guard to visit this cemetery which is located in an isolated wooded area on the plant grounds.

In memory of
BRINKLEY BISHOP
Born May 20, 1804    Died Oct. 16, 1855
footstone B. B. [a fallen, broken stone]

MATTIE dau. of W. B. & A. C. BISHOP
Born July 12, 1862    Died Apr. 4, 1864

SARAH F. dau. of WILLIAM & M. A. BISHOP
Died March 28, 1864 aged 14 yrs 15 days
footstone S. F. B.

WILLIAM BISHOP
Died Oct. 6, 1850 aged 25 yrs 6 mos 7 days
footstone W. B. [a fallen stone]

 

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BLAIR CEMETERY

Located on the south side of Clarksburg Road about .8 mile from its juncture with State Highway 22 in Clarksburg.

MARY M. wife of T. P. LIPSEY
Born Oct. 10, 1832    Died Oct. 6, 1856
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

THOMAS WILLIAMS
Born in Rockingham Co., N.C., A.D. 1803    Died June 16, 1852

HARRIET, wife of Thomas WILLIAMS, Dau of Wm. & C. BLAIR Born Guildford C., N.C., Aug. 19, 1809, Died Mar. 1860 [a broken, fallen tombstone]

SUSAN A. wife of JOHN K. CLARK & daughter of J. & R. BLEDSOE, formerly of Wake Co., N.C., died Dec. 6, 1850 aged 45 years
[wife of John Kelly Clark, 1804-1816, "founder" of Clarksburg]

MARTHA H. daughter of THOS. & H. WILLIAMS
Born July 1847    Died A.D. 1850

THOMAS S. son of WILLIAM & L. A. JOHNSON
Born Mar. 3, 1847    Died Apr. 28, 1847

FREDONIA A. dau. of WILLIAM & L. A. JOHNSON
Born Nov. 27, 1853    Died Oct. 2, 1858

MARTHA E., wife of W. T. PI[NKLEY?] [middle portion of tombstone missing] Aged 20 yrs 9 mos & 22 days. Weep not for me my partner dear, nor mourn the change that death has made; my soul is now in a happier sphere while my body here is laid. Footstone: M. E. P. At top of tombstone inscribed Farwell. [The lower portion of the last digit of her death year appears to indicate an "8". The person buried to her east died in 1878, suggesting that she too died in that year.]

* * * * * * * * * *

[Included because these stones are heavily deteriorated]

GEORGIE, son of J. M. & M. L. COMPTON
Born Aug. 29, 1879    Died Sept. 14, 1882

In Bloom in Heaven
WILLIAM BOWMAN, son of J. M. & M. L. COTTON
Born Sep. 8, 1877    Died Sep. 9, 1878
Aged 1 yr. 1 dy.

 

BLANKS CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground turn off U.S. Highway 79 in Trezevant onto Big Buck Road and drive to a point about 1.2 miles east at which turn into a driveway, from which about .1 mile to the northeast is this yucca covered cemetery.

According to older lady, Mrs. William Blanks, who lived on this homeplace for many years, buried here

HIRAM ABIF son of JAMES H. & REBECCA [BURROW] BLANKS
Born Oct. 1, 1858    Died Oct. 9, 1858

 

BLEDSOE CEMETERY

Located on the northwest corner of State Highway 423 and Macedonia Road in Macedonia. The cemetery-has become part of a yard. The one tombstone here has been placed in a barn on this place.

Sacred to the memory of
HAYWOOD BLEDSOE
who died Nov. 9th 1839 aged 51 years
footstone H. B.

NOTE: Haywood Bledsoe executed his last will and testament on November 9, 1839 (Carroll County Will Book A, pages 82-83) in which he mentions his wife, Dorothy (and their children and her children of a former marriage). Among the slaves left her was one female, RACHEL.

 

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Conversation, the present writer with Kenneth Harder (born 1940), McKenzie, Tenn., March 6, 2002; the latter's family owned and once lived on the old Bledsoe homeplace; his grandfather, Harvey P. Harder, purchased it. Mr. Harder said that when his grandfather purchased the place the information was passed on to him, as it had been to previous owners over the generations, that Bledsoe's black cook was buried among the white Bledsoes; other slaves were buried in a long row further away, behind the barn. PERHAPS Rachel was that black cook but that is speculation only!

Dorothy Putnam (Gates) Bledsoe remarried, to Joel R. Smith, January 12, 1841. She and the latter husband sold her one-fourth interest in the Bledsoe estate slaves to John K. Clark in December 1848. (Carroll County Deed Book G, page 278) At age 52, Dorothy Bledsoe Smith was living with her husband and family, ostensibly on the Bledsoe farm in civil district nine in 1850 (Census, page 172). Joel R. Smith is buried beside his first wife in Oak Hill Cemetery in Huntingdon. In February 1852, Dorothy P. and Joel R. Smith sold her dower in the estates of her former husbands, [Rev] John C. Smith (35 acres) and Haywood Bledsoe (135 acres) to Robert Smith, on the latter of which she then lived. (Carroll County Deed Book H, page 466) On December 6, 1852, a few days before his demise, Joel R. Smith resigned his position as a justice of the peace. (IBID., County Court Minute Book 1850-1856, page 217) She was appointed guardian of their son, Nathan Smith. She lived until 1867.

In John T. Bledsoe's THE BLEDSOE FAMILY (1973), page 131, the birthplace, Wake Co., N.C., is given for Haywood Bledsoe; his parents, Jacob Bledsoe (1762-1834) and Ruth Bledsoe (1763-1829). The father was a veteran of the American Revolution having served in the North Carolina Line; in his pension application, S 3012, he stated his birth was in Wake Co., N.C., August 28, 1762, the son of Jacob Bledsoe; he moved to Maury Co., Tenn. in 1819 and in 1823 to Carroll Co., Tenn.

In the Bledsoe cemetery (among the remnants thereof) is a portion of a box vault, indicating the presence of at least one other marked grave. Perhaps it was that of JACOB BLEDSOE (1762-1834) and/or his wife, RUTH.

 

BROWN CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground turn in Yuma off State Highway 114 onto Yuma Road and drive south about . 6 mile; turn onto Damron Road and continue to drive south, about 1. 3 miles to a point on the west side of this road. The cemetery is located just off the road in a copse.

ARDIN TAYLOR
Died Oct. 1829
[a fallen stone]

One tombstone:
ISADORA F. died Nov. 5, 1857 aged 2 y-rs 6 ma 2 ds;
ELIZABETH A. died Sept. 13, 1864 aged 1 yr 2 ma 5 ds;
also INFANT SON
Children of B. H. and E. A. BROWN

 

BURROW CEMETERY

Located in a woods area on the east side of Spring Creek Road near the north side of Byrd Lane, at a point 3 miles south of the juncture of Spring Creek Road and State Highway 220 in Lavinia. Several of the tombstones in this cemetery are finely incised, artfully sculpted.

In memory of
NANCY S. wife of JOHN RADER
Born Oct. 12, 1804    Died Jan. 17, 1859
[a daughter of B. M. & Mary Burrow]

 

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MARY HINTON daughter of BANKS M. & MARY BURROW
Died June 11, 1848 aged 19 yrs 8 ms 19 ds

Sacred to the memory of
B. M. BURROW, A Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 48 years in the Methodist Episcopal Church
He was born Jan. 4, 1781    Departed this life Apr. 6, 1851 aged 70 yrs 3 mos 2 ds
This tribute of respect is erected by his children

On another side of this tombstone:
Revalations 22 Chpt 17 Verse
And the spirit and the bride say come and let him that heareth say come and let him that is athirst come and whosoever will let him take the water of life freely

Sacred to the memory of
MARY BURROW, consort of Revd. B. M. BURROW
Born Feb. 17, 1787    Departed this life Sept. 10, 1856 aged about 70 yrs
She was a professor of the religion of our Lord Jesus Christ for 50 years
This tribute of respect is erected by her children

On several sides of one tombstone:
Sacred to the memory of the children of JOHN JEFFERSON and ELIZA BURROW
PARMENIO S. died Jan. 5, 1843 aged 10 ys 10 ds
BANKS M. died Sep. 8, 1835 aged 1 y 6 m
JOHN W. died Oct. 28, 1835 aged 2 mo 4 ds
NAPOLEON B. died Mar. 30, 1844 aged 7 y 1 m 23 d
MARY H. died Aug. 17, 1839 aged 4 mo 7 ds
ELIZA A. D. died Dec. 28, 1840 aged 7 mo 25 d
CATHERINE died Aug. 28, 1841 aged 1 mo 2 ds
ABNER B. died Jan. 25, 1843 aged 1 mo 1 d
On one side, simply:
NANCY S. D. died May 10, 1844
PHILIP died May 19, 1845
MIRANDA died July 8, 1848
JAMES died July 1, 1847

The tombstones of JOHN JEFFERSON BURROW (1806-1887) and wife, ELIZA (1808-1891) are in this cemetery.

NOTE: BANKS MITCHUM BURROW (1781-1851) was among the earliest settlers of Carroll County, owner of a large farm; he and his wife, Mary Blanchard Burrow, raised a large family, including John Jefferson Burrow. B. M. Burrow executed his last will on December 18, 1850. (Carroll County Will Book A, pages 171-175)

 

BUSEY CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground near the elementary school in McKenzie, Tenn., drive to the end of Manley Street; walk directly west under the power-lines, down a hill, across a small drain, up a steep hill; at the top of the hill turn directly north (to the right) and walk about .1 mile into the woods to this cemetery. There are many graves here. Vandalism has ruined the cemetery and some of the tombstones have been removed and most remaining ones are matted in grass, leaves and vines. According to the layout of the Mosher-Adams, Inc. map of Carroll County and McKenzie (1999), the Busey Cemetery is just inside Carroll County, a short distance east of Bells Store Road along the county line in Weakley County.

 

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EDWARD BUSEY
Died Aug. 17, 1830 aged about 45 years
[a broken, fallen stone]

 

ORINTHA ANN wife of EDWARD BUSEY
Died May 8, 1851 aged about 60 years
[a fallen, shattered stone]

A. OSCAR son of E. F. & E. D. O. MILLER
Died Oct. 11, 1851 aged 4 yrs 10 mos 10 ds
[a fallen stone]

WILLIAM H. son of E. F. & E. D. O. MILLER
Died July 20, 1841 aged 8 mo 9 days
[a fallen stone]

MALETA E. daughter of E. F. & E. D. O. MILLER
Died Mar. 3, 1846 aged 1 yr 2 mo. 5 days
footstone M. E. M.
[a fallen, shattered stone]

JAMES O. son of E. G. & M. S. EVERETT
Died May 12, 1853 aged 1 mo 19 days
[a fallen stone]

 

Years ago, in a listing of this cemetery, now in the Browning Library in McKenzie, these inscriptions were included (stones not found by the present writer although considerable metal probing was done to locate them), except their bases and the footstone inscribed A. A. E. K.:

ADER B. daughter of J. M. & S. A. KYLE
Born Oct. 12, 1853    Died Sept. 9, 1854

ALEY A. E. daughter of J. M. & S. A. Kyle
Born July 3, 1860    Died July 30, 1866

 

BUTLER CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground drive about .6 mile west from Oak Grove Baptist Church on Dollar Road to where it intersects Indian Trail Road. Park here at an old house on the north side of the road. After crossing a gated fence walk northeast about .2 mile to a pine copse in which the cemetery is sited.

JANE M. wife of A. J. BUTLER
Born May 19, 1820    Died July 7, 1845
Aged 25 ys 1 m 18 ds

 

CARTER CHAPEL CEMETERY

To reach this burial ground drive about 4.5 miles south from McLemoresville, Tenn. on Terry Road; then drive about .1 mile from Terry Road to the cemetery on Carter Chapel Road, on the east side of which is sited the cemetery near the Carter Chapel United Methodist Church.

ASHER STONE
Born in Pittsylvania Co., Va., Nov. 24, A.D. 1806
Died Sept. 20, 1841 aged 34 yrs 9 ms 7 27 ds
A. J. Yancey, Corinth, Miss. [stonecutter]

CALVIN CLEMENTS
Died Mar. 10, 1846 aged 40 yrs 2 mos 10 das

CYNTHA wife of CALVIN CLEMENTS
Died Nov. 29, 1865 aged 58 yrs 8 mos & 8 days

JOHN WILLIAMSON
Born Nov. 30, 1859    Died Sep. 9, 1860

MARY CARTER
Born Sept. 11, 1799
Died July 23, 1854 aged 54 yrs 10 m & 12 ds

VIRGINIA wife of S. L. WILLIAMSON
Born Aug. 2, 1838    Died Apr. 6, 1860

ALEXANDER CARTER
Born January 20th 1786
Died August 5th 1852
I. Gr. & Co., Jackson, T. [stonecutter]

 

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In memory of
RANDAL ROBINSON
Born Feb. 4, 1788    Died Oct. 29, 1845     aged 57 yrs 8 mo 25 ds
footstone R. R. [a fallen stone]

MARY wife of RANDAL ROBINSON
Died Oct. 28, 1862 aged about 52 yrs.
Parted friends again may meet, from the toils of nature free; crowned with mercy;
O, how sweet will eternal friendships be
footstone M. R. [a fallen stone]

WILLIAM son of ADELIZA & PHILLIP ROBINSON
Born Oct. 13, 1844    Died July 20, 1856

VIRGINIA A. dau. of P. & ADELIZA ROBINSON
Born Mar. 28, 1861    Died Sept. 28, 1864    At rest

THOMAS A. CARTER
Born Mar. 11, 1828    Died Aug. 21, 1866

MARY J. dau. of THOS. A. & M. E. CARTER
Born Feb. 25, 1857    Died June 26, 1858

MARY L. J. daughter of EMILY & WILLIAM JENKINS
Born Feb. 28, 1850    Died June 3, 1857

In memory of our Father,
DAVID P. JONES
Born Sept. 9, 1814    Died July 24, 1864
Parted friends again will meet from the toils of nature free, crowned with mercy,
oh, how sweet will eternal friendships be

JOHN I. son of J. B. & M. A. BURROW
Born Dec. 28, 1849    Died Sept. 20, 1852

JAMES H. son of SUSAN C. & JOHN H. WRIGHT
Born May 19, 1850    Died Mar. 12, 1857

JOHN H. son of ELIZABETH C. & JOHN H. WRIGHT
Born Nov. 28, 1856    Died Mar. 26, 1857

MARGARET B. dau. of M. & L. BURROW
Born May 14, 1842      Died Dec. 15, 1860

ULYSSES G. son of W. C. & T. A. PUGH
Born Jan. 8, 1863    Died Jan. 18, 1863
Gone but not forgotten

Several rows of sandstones, one inscribed P. C.

WILLIAM H. son of JESSE & CHLOE GILES
Died Feb. 21, 1860 aged 26 yrs 4 ms

APPHIA X. son of DOLLEY & SAMUEL MATHEWS
Born July 23, 1826    Died Apr. 29, 1857
In life beloved, in death lamented

SAMUEL MATTHEWS
Born Apr. 9, 1784    Died Apr. 8, 1850
Remember friends as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now so you must be. Prepare for death and follow me.

ELIZABETH CARTER
Born July 5, 1797    Died Dec. 1, 1860
[nearby, ROBERT CARTER, 1790-1867]

ANN CAMPTON
Born Dec. 12, 1790 Died Dec. 27, 1863

 

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