White Cemetery

This cemetery is located in the Webbs Jungle Quadrangle.  It is located  on a farm in a field directly across from the Millersburg Church.   The cemetery is not listed in the Rutherford County Cemetery Book.   Photographed by:  Carol Robertson White

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The cemetery and farm sign as it appeared on May 8, 2005

Evergreen Cemetery Part

Photographed by Beth Swain swaingenie@gmail.com

This is not the entire cemetery. Evergreen is a large city cemetery that is still in use. Beth just photographed the families she was interested in.

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James Monroe Lannom

15 Feb 1859

10 Oct 1953

Tennie Bell Lannom

22 Sep 1869

11 Nov 1955

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Charlie Jones

Jan 1887

09 Sep 1954010_10

W, Harvey Singleton

1888

1952

Leta B. Singleton

1890

1980

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Mattie Victory Lovvorn

26 Jun 1891

03 Dec 1954012_12

Charlws W. Victory

24 May 1913

28 Jan 1938

Estell W. Victory

29 Apr 1912

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Willie D. Victory

29 Nov 1886

09 Sep 1941

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Maggie V. Singleton

07 Feb 1868

26 Nov 1945

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Nannie C. Victory

1872

1938

Jim P. Victory

1868

1931

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Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Victory

Patricia A.

27 Oct 1954

27 Oct 1954

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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Victory

Fred

28 No 1925

18 Feb 1928

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Frank Victory

04 Jun 1903

15 Aug 1931

Annie Victory

28 Sep 1905

20 Jun 1968

Married 10 July 1922

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Charles Wesley Victory

1866

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Hallie Mai Singleton

1899

1939

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James Polk McCullough

1882

1953

Annie Swain McCullough

1880

1971

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Janie  Swain Allen

31 Oct 1876

12 Jun 1938

John Thomas Allen

21 Jul 1873

27 Jan 1938007_07

W. Harvey Singleton

1888

1952

Lela B. Singleton

1890

1980

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Maggie V. Singleton

07 Feb 1868

26 Nov 1945010_10

 

Jimmie Harvey Victory

14 May 1884

C. W. Victory

09 Feb 1873

17 Oct 1944

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Martha Singleton

25 Apr 1892

24 Nov 1947

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Roy H. Victory

28 Aug 1910

28 Oct 1968004_04

Blufford B. Swain

Co E.

45 Tenn Inf

CSA

22 Aug 1830

10 Mar 1926

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#132 Mapleview Cemetery~Part (Swain Family)

This is not all of Mapleview Cemetery. This photos were taken by Beth of her Swain family. 

Photographed by  Beth Swain

Email-swaingenie@gmail.com

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William Arnold

31 Jul 1826

06 Mar 1885

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Irvin Scott Swain

25 May 1892

09 Sep 1971

Annie M. Draper Swain

01 Sep 1900

12 Jan 1994

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Lillard P. Swain

1880-1948

Effie H. Swain

1896

1994

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John W. Young

04 Sep 1912

03 Feb 2001

Katherine I. Young

23 Dec 1908

29 Jun 1987

Married 14 Nov 1931

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Other side of the Young stone.

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Raymond Potts

03 Aug 1916

19 Nov 1975

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Pamela C. Potts

1970-1976

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Hettie E. Potts

15 Feb 1920

09 Dec 1976

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Oliver Potts

10 Jan 1915

17 Aug 1999

Novella S. Potts

22 May 1919

14 Sep 1980

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Cornelia Potts

1924-2002

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Lillie R. Potts.

02 Jul 1891

16 Feb 1972

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Henry Lytle Potts

02 Aug 1929

10 Apr 1969

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Rex. C. Van Hoozer

08 May 1917

18 Aug 1977

Lillie M. Potts

16 Apr 1920

09 May 1978

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Samuel V. Inman

1869

1942

Bettie N. Inman

1872

1953

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Grandmother

Narcissa E. Towns

1848-1928

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Peyton Creech

1842

1903

Mattie (his wife)

1864

1924

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James L. Adkerson

11 May  1887

14 Apr 1964

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Mamie Creech

wife of James Adkerson

1885

1924

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Mildred Frances Swaner

24 Nov 1919

16 May 1988

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Cecil S. (J. C.) Victory

26 Sep 1935

19 Sep 1994

Josephine W. Victory

16 Jun 1940

Married 31 Dec 1958

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William C. (Dime) Victory

01 Dec 1929

17 Apr 1988

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Bailey Swanner Sr.

US Army

World War II

15 Jun 1921

35 Jul 19??

#1 Abernathy Cemetery

#1 Abernathy Cemetery

Readyville Quadrangle Located near a house in front of Kittrell School, Woodbury Pike in Readyville

Susie’s family has cleared and cleaned this cemetery as they have been photographing it for the future! 

Thanks so much for clearing and cleaning and for the images.  Now they are safe from the elements here. 

Photographed by Susie Tate Polman (see Susie’s history and transcriptions at the bottom of the blog for more information on this cemetery)

spolman@comcast.net

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William Eastwood

08 Feb 1820

09 Mar 1895

Nancy A. Eastwood

18 May 1826

08 Mar 1893

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Willis Sanford

23 Dec 1816

12 Aug 1888

H. H. Sanford

14 Oct 1880

11 Sep 1881

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Infant of M. W. and M. L. Bowling

Born Oct 1889

Mary L. Bowling

Jan 1862

Apr 1850

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Mary L. Bowling

Jan 1862

Apr 1850

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Fannie A. Abernathy

22 Dec 1844

18 Jul 1912

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Charles O. Abernathy

06 Nov 1843

12 Dec 1917

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Thomas E. Tilford

1862

1906

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Leila Ivie Tilford

1893

1895

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M. J. Jones

Wife of P. G. Jones

Born looks like 1830 (not in cemeteries book)

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Alvin Abernathy

Son of C. O. and J. A. Abernathy

29 Oct 1869

23 Jan 1870

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Allie Abernathy

Son of C. O. And F. A. Abernathy (cemetery book says J. A.)

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L. A. Sanford

18 Nov 1874

08 Aug 1888

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Edgar E. Puryear

20 Sep 1869 (cemetery book 1974 says 1864)

15 Jan 1896

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Phillip Ray Abernathy

1916

1920

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Myrtle Speer Abernathy

1879

1920

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Margaret Blackwood

Wife of A. C. Gunn

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Ida Lee Puryear

27 Jul 1867

18 Aug 1892

(cemetery book has the same dates as P. M. Puryear below)

26 Nov 1839

30 Nov 1891)

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P. M. Puryear Sr.

26 Nov 1839

30 Nov 1891

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Infant son of L. D. and Fannie Bowling

28 Jun 1888

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Infant Daug of L. D. and Fanie Bowling

01 Jun 1908

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Lucinea Eastwood

Wife of J. D. Sanford

04 Sep 1856

22 Jun 1912

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J. D. Sanford

29 Dec 1852

11 Feb 1913

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Fannie Lucille Abernathy

19 Feb 1905

Feb 13 1914

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Marsh Bowling

18 Feb ???
18 Sep 1888

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Ella Bowling

23 Dec 1866

29 Aug 1914

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ABERNATHY CEMETERY HISTORY

JULY 14,2008 The Abernathy Cemetery began 140 years ago when our Great Grandparents, Charles O. and Fannie A. Abernathy, buried their 3 month old infant son “Allie.” Charles and Fannie constructed a dwelling on their farm property known as “The Big House”. The original house was located to the right of the cemetery. Although it was completely destroyed by fire, one can still see stone remnants where the house once stood. Further research is needed to determine the date of the fire. In 1869, the burial of “M. J. Jones, wife of R.C. Jones” took place. Fannie’s maiden name was “Jones” and “M.J.” was most likely related. The 1880 census lists Fannie’s brother, “David Jones“, as living on the property. Further research is needed to identify M.J. more clearly and why she died at only 31 years old. In 1870, Charles and Fannie buried their 3 month old infant son “Alvan J.” He is buried beside his brother “Allie”. In 1875, “Francis Sullivan” was buried at the age of 44. Further research is needed to determine who Francis was and why he would be interred at our family cemetery. In 1881, “A.C. Gunn” was buried at the age of 76. Further research is needed. In 1882, “J.W. Gunn” was buried at the age of 13 months. Perhaps this is a grandchild of “A.C.” Further research is needed. In 1888, “L.A. Sanford” was buried at the age of 13. The 1880 census lists the Sanford’s as neighbors of the Abernathy’s. In 1888, “Willis Sanford” was buried at the age of 71. In 1888. “Ida Lee Puryear” was buried at the age of 21. The 1880 census lists the Puryear’s as neighbors of the Abernathy’s. In 1889, the infant of M.W. & M.L. Bowling was buried as a newborn. In 1889, “H.H. Sanford” was buried at the age of 8. In 1890, “Mary L. Bowling” was buried at the age of 27. The 1880 census lists the Bowling’s as neighbors of the Abernathy’s. In 1891, “P.M. Puryear” was buried at the age of 52. The 1880 census lists the Puryear’s as neighbors of the Abernathy’s. The census lists P.M. as “Porliuse”. In 1893, “Nancy A. Eastwood” was buried at the age 66. The 1880 census lists the Eastwood’s as neighbors of the Abernathy’s. In 1895, William Eastwood” was buried at the age of 75. In 1895, Leila Ivey Tilford” was buried at the age of 2. Further research is needed. In 1896, “Edgar E. Puryear” was buried at the age of 26. In 1898, the infant son of L.D. and Fannie Bowling was buried as a newborn. 1 In 1906, “Thomas E. Tilford” was buried at the age of 44. In 1908, the infant daughter of L. D. & Fannie Bowling was buried as a newborn. In 1912, “Lucine Eastwood” was buried at the age of 55. In 1912, “Fannie A. Abernathy” was buried at the age of 68. (Our Maternal Great-Great Grandmother.) In 1913, “J. D. Sanford” was buried at the age of 60. In 1914, “Ella Bowling” was buried at the age of 47. The Rutherford Co. TN Death Certificates website lists her name as “Francis Ella Gardner Bowling,” father, “David Gardner” and mother “Minervia Bloodsaw”. In 1914, “Fannie Lucile Abernathy” was buried at the age of 8. (Our Maternal Great Aunt.) In 1917, “Charles O. Abernathy” was buried at the age of 74. (Our Maternal Great-Great Grandfather.) In 1920, “Phillip Ray Abernathy” was buried at the age of 4. (Our Maternal Great Uncle.) Oral tradition states Phillip as being born a “water head”; medical term “Hydrocephalus”. In 1920, “Myrtle Speer Abernathy” was buried at the age of 40. (Our Maternal Great Grandmother.) The Rutherford Co. TN Death Certificates website lists Myrtle as dying the day after her son Phillip. In 1928, “Marsh Bowling” was buried at the age of 63. There is a tombstone for “Margaret Blackwood “that reads “died at age 65”, no dates, and another for “Louis Moore son of L.D. & Fannie Bowling”, dates can’t be read. The Rutherford Co. TN Death Certificates website lists two other bodies interred at Abernathy Cemetery: “Mary Vandergriff Leohen born October 16 1847 and died May 28 1918-daughter of Oheen Vandergriff and Lizzie Vermon. “Joseph Berryman Beahew” born January 18 1849 and died June 13 1918-son of Wm. L. Leahew and Delila Adams. (obvious clerical typing error on last name)…neighbors were “Brashear”…even the 1880 spells the name incorrectly as Brasbear………obvious clerical error. ——————————————————————————————————————– Rutherford County history states that the Civil War occurred 1861-1865; the Battle of Murfreesboro occurred 1862-1863; and Slavery ended in 1865; and a Yellow Fever and Influenza epidemic hit Tennesseans 1888-1889, Spanish/American War was in 1898. Research also concludes that the “Trail of Tears” Indian march, 1837-1838, traveled directly through Readyville, Tennessee on State Route 1 traveling Northwest, according to the Nat’l Park Service, Mr. Nance for the Dept. of the Interior.

Author: Susie Tate Polman 2045 Chesapeake Way Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 Email: Spolman@comcast.net

ABERNATHY CEMETERY ON THE BRANDON FARM PROPERTY, OLD WOODBURY PIKE
ACROSS FROM KITTRELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ella Bowling            born December 23 1866            Marsh Bowling        born February 18 1865
(Francis Ella Gardner Bowling)        died August 29 1914                            died September 19 1928
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Infant daughter of LD & Fannie Bowling                                    June 1 1908
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Infant son of LD & Fannie Bowling                                    June 26 1898
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M. J. Jones wife of RC Jones        born August 28 1830                            died August 13 1869
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Louis Moore son of LD & Fannie Bowling                                  April 10 1897
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P. M. Puryear, Sr.            born November 26 1839            Ida Lee Puryear        born July 27 1867
                died November 30 1891                        died August 18 1888
“A loving husband, a father dear, a faithful friend lies buried here”          “Our darling one has gone before to greet us on the golden  shore”
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Margaret Blackwood wife of A.C. Gunn   
“Age about 65 Years…..she was kind and affectionate wife, a fond mother and a friend to all”
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A. C. Gunn            born July 31 1804                            died June 13 1881
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J. W. Gunn            born July  8  1881                            died August 8 1882
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In Memory of  Francis Sullivan            born May 4th  A.D. 1831                    died August  2nd  1875
“Age 44 years, 2 months, and 28 days”
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Lucinea Eastwood            born September 4, 1856            J. D. Sanford        born December 29 1852
                died June 27 1912                            died April 11 1913
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Edgar E. Puryear            born September 20 1869                        died Jan 15 1896
“Sleep on brother they work is done.  Jesus has come and borne thee home”
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Fannie Lucile Abernathy        born February 19 1905                        died Feb 13 1914
“A little child shall lead them”
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Phillip Ray Abernathy        born January 9 1917    tombstone reads 1916-1920            died March 15 1920
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Myrtle Speer Abernathy        born July 30 1878        tombstone reads 1879-1920            died March 16 1920
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Charles O. Abernathy        born November 6 1843            Fannie A. Abernathy    born December 22 1844
                died December 12 1917                        died July 18 1912
“For as in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all be made alive”
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Leila Ivie Tilford            born 1893                                died 1895
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Thomas E. Tilford            born 1862                                died 1906
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Alvan J. Abernathy             born October 29 1869                        died January 23 1870
“Son of C.O. and F.A. Abernathy”
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Allie (.) Abernathy            born December 23, 1867                        died March 29 1868
“Son of C.O. and F.A. Abernathy”
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L. A. Sanford            born November 18 1874                        died August 9 1888
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Mary L. Bowling            born January 1 1862                        died April 11 1890
“Remember friends as you pass by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now you soon shall be, prepare for death and follow me”
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H. H. Sanford            born October 14 1880                        died September 11 1889
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Infant of M.W. and M.L. Bowling                                    October 1889
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William Eastwood            born February 8 1820            Nancy A. Eastwood        born May 18 1826
                died March 9 1895                            died March 8 1893
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Willis Sanford            born December 23 1816                        died August 12 1888
RUTHERFORD CO. TN DEATH CERTIFICATES 1914-1919 A-L : 
LISTS THE FOLLOWING TWO PEOPLE AS BEING BURIED AT ABERNATHY CEMETERY

Beahew, Joseph Berryman        born January 18 1849    (no tombstone)        died June 13 1918
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Leohen (?), Mary Vandergriff        born October 16 1847    (no tombstone)        died May 28 1918
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There are many unmarked graves and large fieldstones throughout the cemetery.  Mr. Brandon is the present landowner and he knows there are several Slaves and at least one Indian buried on the sight.  The Indian is said to be buried just outside the back fence beneath a pile of large rocks.

Notes:  ABERNATHY CEMETERY IS LOCATED ON A FARM OWNED BY MR. BRANDON AND IS LOCATED ACROSS FROM KITTRELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON OLD WOODBURY PIKE, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE.  EASY ACCESS FROM THE ROAD.  TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:
From Nashville- Take Interstate 24 East to exit 81B, Church Street.  Turn right at the first traffic light, Rutherford Blvd.  Turn right at the fourth traffic light,  East Main Street, (the name changes to Woodbury Hwy).  Go about 6 miles.  Abernathy Cemetery will be on the right.

This list was compiled by descendants of the “Abernathy” family. 

    Our Maternal Great Grandparents were:

           I.    “MYRTLE SPEER ABERNATHY” and “JAMES ORVILLE ABERNATHY”.
            Myrtle is buried at Abernathy Cemetery and James O. is buried at Evergreen Cemetery.

    Our Maternal Great -Great Grandparents were:
         II.    “CHARLES ORVILLE ABERNATHY” and “FANNIE A. ABERNATHY”.
            Charles and Fannie are both buried at Abernathy Cemetery”.

Contact information:

Susie Tate Polman – Spolman@comcast.net

# 47 Glenn-Windrow Cemetery

This cemetery is located in the Rockvale Quadrangle.  West on Highway 96, left on Rehobeth Road.  Photographed by:  Patsy Paterson

The cemetery as it appeared on September 1, 2012.

Lou Ann Glenn

July 18, 1836 – November 25, 1914

William T. Glenn

July 29, 1834 – June 25, 1882

John W. Lewis

June 3, 1852 – November 26, 1911

Zilpha A. Lewis

Daughter of W. T. and L. A. Glenn, Wife of J. W. Lewis

Born September 21, 1860

Married September 20, 1877

Died September 8, 1886

Dorothy Ann McBroom, Daughter of Houston and Johnnye McBroom

Born and Died August 27, 1914

Flora Mai Vaughan, Daughter of J. R. and L. W. Vaughan

October 7, 1915 – April 26, 1916

John Richard Vaughn    1886 – 1947

Lourene Wray Vaughn  1891 – 1966

David A. Watson  1892-1928

Lula T. Watson  1877 – 1946

Sandra Faye Watson  July 20, 1950

Annie Pearl Windrow, Daughter of J. T. and Nannie Windrow

August 13, 1902 – July 7, 1905

Share A Memory Contest

This post is in response to a post by Dear Myrtle  to Share A Memory Contest.

 

The year was probably 1992. I’d had two young children and as a stay at home mom of two little ones, who’d always worked with the public, I was slowly losing my mind amidst diapers, formula and very little sleep. I adored my two newborns and was thrilled to be a new momma, but I was isolated and alone with them a lot of the time, since taking two little ones out alone was a daunting task.

Shortly after #2 was born, I bought a computer online for myself.  Hubby greatly encouraged me in any activity I wanted to do, and so I got into genealogy. My great aunt had asked me once if I could help her find my 3rd great grandfather’s father and so I had a quest.

My first cemetery I visited was the Bennett Cemetery .  You can read a very interesting post about my research on my ancestor Stephin Bennett, whose body was stolen from the grave.

Soon I was traipsing through cemeteries all over Rutherford County, Tennessee with my dad, James, while Mom stayed at home with the two infants. She was in heaven and so was I. :)
So in October of 1992, Dad and I found ourselves in the Carlton Cemetery.

Dad and I were like most genealogist of the time. We’d heard that if  you use shaving cream the stones would stand out more, so we headed to the cemetery with a can or two in hand to take pictures. When we got there, our cans wouldn’t spray.  So dad suggested I stay there, and he’d go home and get some more cans. Anyone who knew my father, James, knew he never did anything in a hurry and he was prone to getting lost.  He was gone forever and  I was left sitting on my ancestors tombstone waiting.

Finally around midnight, he returns, several cans in hand, and with the light of the car, we took our pictures. We did bring water to wash off the stones. Note: We did not realize what we were doing was harmful to the stones. I’d actually heard to do this in a genealogy society meeting I’d went to a few months earlier. Shortly after we photographed this cemetery, we learned that it could be harmful to the stones and stopped the practice of using shaving cream. I must admit, it greatly sped up the process of photographing cemeteries!

As we photographed the cemetery, dad just happened to mention that no one ever came to that cemetery anymore, because it had so many rattlesnakes.  A point he’d neglected to mention several hours earlier when he suggested I stay and wait on him! Luckily, we did not see any that night.

So that is how I came to sit in a cemetery full of rattlesnakes with shaving cream cans on Halloween 1992.  Yup, seems we’d forgotten the date as well!

As for the 3rd great grandfather’s father: It’s been 21 years, 4 computers, another child, thousands of hours researching and alas, I still have no idea who his father is.  That one will remain a mystery for the ages.

My father was an avid helper of me photographing cemeteries until his death.  He loved helping me find the cemeteries in rural Rutherford County, TN.  We encountered many rattlesnakes, horses, vicious dogs, and many overly friendly cats over the years.  After his death, I haven’t had a lot of time to go cemeterying.  I live 2 hours away from the place my ancestors settled.  Now I mostly just blog when other people send me pictures of cemeteries they have done.  But someday I hope to get back to the hobby my dad and I so loved doing together. This time I’ll go with a GPS!