HURT CEMETERY

Hurt Cemetery, November 1999

 

            Hurt Cemetery is an interesting nineteenth cemetery near the Jack's Creek Community of Chester County. Especially notable is the large number of original carved markers from the 1850, a time before carved markers came into widespread use in this part of West Tennessee. This new record of the cemetery was made November 20, 1999. The cemetery was recorded previously by Lewis P. Jones and appears in his Cemeteries of Chester County (White Printing Co., Henderson, Tennessee, 1982), pp. 49-50. This is referred to as "Jones" in the notes below.

 

Barton, Eugene C. (or G.), Jan. 9, 1900-Oct. 8, 1902, "Son W. S. & D. P. Barton" (eroded) [dates unreadable in 1999 and come from Jones]

Barton, Mary Bell, Jan. 4, 1892-Aug. 26, 1897, "Dau. W. S. & D. P. Barton)

Barton, W. S., Feb. 28, 1850-Jan. 25, 1909

Bland, J. R., Oct. 26, 1838-July 6, 1898 [Odd Fellows symbol]
Bland, Mary C., Aug. 16, 1843-June 28, 1882, "Wife of J. R. Bland" "Mother"

Brewer, Martha C., d. Mar. 26, 1911, "Aged 41 ys 20 ds." "Wife of Riley Brewer" (fallen)

Brewer, Iblie Elizabeth, Aug. 26, 1846-Mar. 29, 1882, "Wife G. S. Brewer"

Brewer, Infant, d. Feb. 2, 1904, "Aged 2 ms 17 ds" "Infant son of Riley & M. G. Brewer"

Brewer, Margaret, Jan. 16, Jan. 16, 1849-July 24, 1875, "Wife of George Brewer"

Brewer, Riley, May 12, 1869-Apr. 29, 1937

Crook, Jeremiah, May 31, 1792-Oct. 22, 1865, "Born in Spartanburg Dist. S.C."

Crook, Letticia E., May 1, 1821-Sept. 12, 1852, "Wife of John A. Crook" (broken)

Crook, Loula, d. Dec. 8, 1861, "Aged 2 Yrs." "Daughter of A. B. & M. V. Crook" [maker's mark for R. W. Bond Jackson Tenn.]

Crook, W. M., d. July 31, 1850, "In the 25th year of his age"

Estes, John W., June 23, 1822-Jan. 4, 1865, "Lt. Col." "C.S.A." "Died from wounds received at Atlanta Ga. July 22, 1864"; unset military marker lying on ground "52 Tenn Inf CSA"
Estes, Annie E., Jan. 23, 1842-Jan. 4, 1867

Fowler, Annie, Sept. 15, 1864-????, "Wife W. M. Fowler" (very difficult to read) [Jones lists Sept. 15, 1864 as a death date and lists her as "Aged 31 yrs,"]

Fowler, W. M., d. Nov. 10, 1880-Aged 67 ys 9 ds.

Hodges, Harris, Aug. 22, 1808-Oct. 22, 1852

Hurt, B. P., Apr. 2, 1835-Oct. 3, 1889

Hurt, Harmon K., d. Oct. 27, 1851, "Aged 56 years"

Hurt, Mary J., May 22, 1824-June 1, 1851, "Wife of Joel F. Hurt"

Hurt, P. J., Oct. 18, 1838-Aug. 1, 1918, "Wife J. M. Hurt"

Hurt, Sallie, June 12, 1874-Dec. 23, 1897 (eroded) [dates were unreadable in 1999 and come from Jones]

Ledbetter, J. T., Oct. 27, 1812-Sept. 10, 1895

Ledbetter, Rutha, Mar. 26, 1820-Feb. 13, 1883, "Wife J. T. Ledbetter" (broken, eroded) [broken through birth date, death date mostly unreadable; dates from Jones]

Ledbetter, William C., Oct. 31, 1835-Sept. 24, 1854, "Son J. & R. Ledbetter"

Long, Harriet [see Record, Harriet]

Maness, Agia N., Sept. 26, 1871-Nov. 23, 1871, "Dau. W. M. & S. A. R. Maness" (eroded) [marker is identifiable but nearly unreadable in 1999; information here is from Jones; correct year might be 1877 rather than 1871]

Maness, Infant, no dates, "Infant dau. W. M. & S. A. R. Maness"

Maness, S. A. R., June 13, 1850-July 3, 1909
Maness, W. M., Mar. 16, 1845-May 29, 1906

Morris, Noey M., July 23, 1865-Oct. 9, 1865, "Son W. J. & R. L. Morris" (fallen)

Nobles, G. B., May 1, 1863-July 1, 1864, "Son G. B. & S. C. Nobels"

Nobles, G. B., d. Sept. 4, 1893, "Aged 76 Ys 2 Ms 24 Ds"

Nobles, S. C., d. Sept. 3, 1914, "Aged 85 Ys 9 Ms 25 Ds" "Wife G. B. Nobles"

Nobles, S. D., Dec. 23, 1861-Oct. 8, 1893, "Dau. S. C. & G. B. Nobles"

Nobels, W. B., Sept. 14, 1859-Dec. 25, 1876, "Son G. B. & S. C. Nobles"

Plunk, Infant, no dates. "Infant son Mr. & Mrs. Bob Plunk"

Plunk, James David, Oct. 13, 1918-Feb. 18, 1919, "Son James H. & Eva L. Plunk"

Record, Green A., July 28, 1853-Oct. 22, 1854, "Son J. B. & R. Record" (original marker broken) [read from original marker; replacement behind original marker]

Record, Harriet, Sept. 14, 1836-Jan. 1, 1860, "Dau. of James Long"

Record, James Ballard, Sept. 9, 1806-Dec. 29, 1879 [replacement]

Record, James E. M., Jan. 12, 1844-July 21, 1871

Record, John E., 1843-1879, military marker "Pvt Co D 21 Tenn Cav. CSA" [the dates are a later addition to the military marker; next to the military marker is a fragment of an old marker with a death date of Oct. 29, 1875]

Record, John G., Sept. 14, 1836-Jan. 1, 1860, "Son of J. B. & Rachel Record"

Record, John R., Sept. 1, 1869-Aug. 27, 1875, "Son J. F. & I. E. Record"

Record, Lucinda, Oct. 1, 1838-Mar. 11, 1879 (broken)

Record, M. E., d. July 13, 1903, "Aged 62 ys 7 ms 2 ds"\Record, J. E., d. Feb. 20, 1879, "Aged 35 ys 7 mo 1 d"

Record, Marcena Paralle, Oct. 24, 1835-Nov. 12, 1851, "Dau. Wm. A. & N. G. Record"

Record, Mary E., d. Aug. 10, 1878, "Aged 10 ys 5 ms 4 ds" "Sister has gone to heaven"

Record, M. A., d. Mar. 25, 1869, "Aged 4 ms 16 ds"

Record, Nancy G., June 22, 1816-Apr. 3, 1844, "Wife of Wm. A. Record)

Record, Rachel, Aug. 23, 1814-Oct. 19, 1876, "Wife of James B. Record"

Record, Sion D., Sept. 2, 1841-Apr. 18, 1862, "Son J. B. & Rachel Record" [read from replacement marker behind eroded original]

Record, W. F. M., Feb. 26, 1841-May 5, 1862, "Son W. A. & Nancy G. Record"

Record, William A., Feb. 1, 1814-Sept. 18, 1856

Record, William R., Jan. 7, 1869-July 29, 1874 [replacement]

Smith, Clarence L., July 30, 1906-Jan. 8, 1907 (broken)

Smith, Comphret C., Nov. 8, 1838-Dec. 7, 1859, "Wife Robert J. Smith" (fallen)

Smith, Joel T., Mar. 8, 1887-Apr. 30, 1887, "Son of J. J. & J. E. Smith" (broken)

Smith, John H., d. June 27, 1874, "Aged 1 Yr 11 Mos 14 Da's" "Son of M. & M. Smith" (eroded) [middle initial comes from Jones]

Smith, M. A. F., Apr. 6, 1837-Apr. 25, 1879, "Wife of Moses Smith"

Smith, Wm. R., Dec. 7, 1859-May 17, 1866

Swanner, Charlie L., Mar. 22, 1892-Nov. 18, 1910, "Son J. V. & R. E. Swanner"

Swanner, Infant, no dates, "Infant son J. V. & R. E. Swanner"

Swanner, J. W., July 26, 1859-Apr. 26, 1897, "Son of J. M. & M. A. Swanner"

Swanner, Eddie M., Feb. 5, 1894-Feb. 17, 1908, "Son J. V. & R. E. Swanner"

Swanner, Ruth, Aug. 7, 1867-Dec. 4, 1926, "Wife J. V. Swanner" (fallen)

Tillman, Rebecca, d. Aug./1848, "In the 61st year of her age" "Wife of Wm. Tillman)

Tillman, William, Mar. 16, 1791-Apr. 18, 1855

 

Unidentifiable

W. M. C., no dates [as a guess, this is the footstone for W. M. Crook moved to mark another grave]

 

W. M. Crook Marker

 

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