Transcribed from Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, p. 611
Copyright 1984, Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter #2396,
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, TN
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WILKINS CEMETERY

Located north of Parsons, take Brodies Landing Road east. Go 1.7 miles, turn right on log trail, go at least 1 miles south. This graveyard is on the government game refuge.

 

Wilkins, Frank P., d. Aug. 15, 1897, age 44 yrs 4 mos 17 days, "Papa" footstone
Wilkins, Lula E., d. Feb. 15, 1900, age 18 yrs 8 mos 17 days, "Dau. of F. P. & N. S."; footstone with "Lula"; "Erected to the memory of our father and sister, by Jesse and Nettie Wilkins."

 

At least 6 unmarked graves.

TOTAL 8 graves

This cemetery was indexed on March 18, 1980 by Margarett Alexander. The record of this cemetery would not be included in this book, had it not been for the efforts of Tony Collett, Parker Collett, and Fred Alexander who gave generously of their time and efforts to index it. Mr. Collett relates the story of his father showing him the graveyard about 25 years ago. He had not returned to it until today. He and Tony discussed going to it and offered to assist the UDC in this way. Fred Alexander accompanied them. The three agreed that it would be most difficult for a woman to have reached the graveyard, as they felt sure they had walked close to 4 miles. Many thanks to Mr. Parker Collett and Tony Collett and Fred Alexander.

 

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