Transcribed from Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, pp. 292-293
Copyright 1984, Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter #2396,
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, TN
Appears on this web site by permission

KEEN CEMETERY

Located 2 miles N/W of Parsons off the Myracle Town Road on the old road to Beacon near the home of John D. Townsend. This cemetery was indexed by Bobbie Bartholomew and Blanche Tuten on March 24, 1976. The condition of this cemetery is very poor. They noted "30 unmarked graves" within the fence (white section) and "25 unmarked graves" outside the fence (black section).

 

White Section

Churchwell, M. L., Nov. 12, 1846-May 22, 1892, "Vol Mtd Inf. Co. F"

Evans, Beckie A., d. Sept. 11, 1892, "Dau of J. A. Evans"

Evans, Ester L., d. Oct. 9, 1865, "Age 10 yrs 4 days" "Dau of D. E. & S. A. Evans"

Keen, E. (Homemade rock unable to read)

Keen, Jessie M., d. July 1, 1864, "Age 15 yrs 8 mos 16 days" "Son of J. & T. Keen" "Co. C. 2nd Tenn U.S. Mounted Inf."

Keen, Mary, d. June 9, 1919, "Age 67 yrs 3 mos 26 days" "Wife of Riley Keen"

Keen, Riley, d. May 11, 1900, "Age 51 yrs 6 mos 2 days" "Husband of Mary"

Keen, S. (Homemade rock unable to read)

Keen, Tempy, d. Sept. 22, 186?, "Wife of John Keen" (Broken marker)

Little, E., d. died July 1870 (Homemade Rock)

Meggs, Joseph, Jan. 12, 1824-Jan. 7, 1906

Meggs, Mary Ann, Sept. 20, 1835-Jan. 31, 1905, "Dau of Joseph Meggs"

Meggs, Nancy, Dec. 3, 1826-Apr. 12, 1877, "Wife of Joseph Meggs"

Perry, Mira, June 30, 1808-Aug. 3, 188

Watson, Abel, Dec. 30, 1817-Mar. 10, 1895, "Age 72 yrs 2 mos 10 days"

1 marker can't read, words and dates covered with cement

 

Black Section (outside fence)

Ashcraft, Mary Matilda, 1880-1935

 

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