OUR CLAYBROOK HERITAGE
(Madison County, Tennessee)

By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1993.

OLD BETHLEHEM CHURCH/CAMPGROUND GRAVEYARD

Located about .6 of a mile, over a long driveway at the old O'Brien place, turning off to the north on this driveway at about 1.5 miles east of the Highway 20-Law Road juncture. Jonathan Smith copied these tombstones on February 25, 1993.

JACKEY J.
Consort of J. M. BARNETT
Born Sept. 25, 1812
Died Feb. 12, 1859

JOHN MILES BARNETT
Born in S.C. Nov. 23, 1809
Died in Tenn. Apr. 1,1891

JOHN W.
son of W. B. & E. T. BARNETT
Born Mar. 20, 1843
Died July 30,1859
and their 3 infants M. E., H. E. & James

WILLIAM ROBERTSON
Born about the year 1767
Died about the year 1840

MARY ROBERTSON
Born about the year 1764
Died Dec. 25,1855

Our Mother
ELIZABETH
wife of John BARNETT
Born Jan.8, 1788
Died Nov. 29, 1875

JOHN
son of J. & Mary BARNETT
Born Apr. 14, 1785
Died Nov. 3,1844
/a broken box-vault/

Sacred to the Memory of
FREDERICK REPLOGLE
Born Aug. 15, 1782
Died Sept. 16,1857

ROBERT ROGERS
Born Jan. 17, 1800
Died Sept. 6,1860
Aged 60 yrs.7 mos.19 das.

MARY E.
wife of J. E. SMITH
Born Dec. 28, 1818
Died Apr.24, 1883
Sister, I will not forget thee; the past and the future are mended together by loves dearest ties. Not a link in the chain but Iíll cherish and nurture till my spirit freed meets thee where this body dies.

MARGARET A.
wife of J. M. MEALS
Born Oct. 22, 1829
Died Mar. 26, 1884
Aged 54 ys 5 mís 11 das
A loving wife, a mother dear, a precious friend lies buried here.

MARTHA W.
daughter of Zadid W. TATE
Born Apr. 5,1833
Died Aug.22, 1845

SARAH F.
daughter of M. J. & F. BAKER
Born Mar. 3, 1863
Aged 18 mos.
/Born, not Died. JS/

WILLIAM B. MORROW
Born Dec. 24, 1795
Died Jan.11, 1859

ELIZABETH
Consort of W. B. MORROW
Born July 10, 1795
Died Oct. 6, 1857

COUNCIL HOLMES
Born Dec . 4, 1815
Died Sept. 20, 1875
in a triangle above the name: FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY
Also:
My God, beneath thy watching eye
Laid me down and slept,
Thy tender mercy ever nigh,
In peace my spirit kept.

NANCY
wife of COUNCIL HOLMES
Born Mar. 25, 1815
Died Oct. 31, 1893
Sleep on dear Mother and take thy rest
In Jesus arms forever blest.

 

The late Mr. W. B. Elam found three other tombstones, in 1974, that I could not find:

JOHN WESLEY BARNETT
Born in Tenn.
Aug.27,1842
Died in Tenn.
Nov.20,1892
/only the base and footstone for this tombstone are intact/

JOHN M. HOLMES
Born June 22, 1811
Died Feb. 22, 1867

WILLIAM H.HOLMES
Born Dec. 14, 1845
Died Mar. 29, 1869

 

"Old Bethlehem Cemetery," FAMILY FINDINGS, Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, volume 6, #2, April 1974, page 69)

 

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