Transcribed from Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, pp. 389-390
Copyright 1984, Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter #2396,
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, TN
Appears on this web site by permission

MT. ZION CEMETERY

Located 4 miles east of Decaturville, turn at W. E. Turpin's house, go to the region known as "the colon." Surveyed by Margaret Alexander, January 1, 1976. She noted "at least 24 rocks with no names."

 

Rone, Ally Ann, June 7, 1869-1878, Daughter
Rone, Jackson, May 7, 1833-May 22, 1877, Father
Rone, Jacob, Apr. 27, 1874-July 4, 1893, Son
Rone, John W., Sept. 7, 1857-Sept. 19, 1857, Son
Rone, Martha C., Nov. 28, 1838-July 18, 1877
Rone, Mary G., May 28, 1862-Sept. 4, 1863, Daughter
Rone, Michael, Sept. 16, 1871-Oct. 10, 1875, Son

Wyatt, A. C., Nov. 24, 1897-Mar. 14, 1904, Son of M. F. E. E. B. Wyatt

Wyatt, B. A., Apr. 19, 1884-Apr. 19, 1884, Son of M. F. & E. B. Wyatt

Wyatt, Emily B., June 16, 1858-Jan. 9, 1891, Wife of M. F. Wyatt

 

Also Known To Be Buried Here:

Downey, Elisra
Gilbert, Jim

 

In October, 1975, I [Margarett Alexander] interviewed Mrs. Lucy Williams, age 82 and Mrs. Ella Kindle, age 92. Both have always lived in this community. They state that a Jim Gilbert was buried here, who fought in the Civil War he burned to death and Mrs. Wallace went to the funeral. She thinks she can identify his grave. Mr. Willie Warren was interviewed December 31, 1995 and he agrees that Jim Gilbert was buried here and was a CSA soldier and burned to death.

Since indexing this graveyard, Mrs. C. C. Alexander (Bessie Pratt) of Scotts Hill has erected a CSA marker for her grandfather (1977) Elisra Downey, Pvt. A Co. 51st Con. Inf.

It is very difficult to get to this graveyard. We used a four-wheel drive. It was a joy to help Bess in securing the tombstone for her grandfather. She placed it the next day after it arrived.

Thanks to Fred Smith Alexander for serving as Chauffeur and Becky Sims who went along to help index.

 

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