Hoover Cemetery

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Photographed by Matt Burke. MattBurke1@bellsouth.net

For a map of this cemetery go to google maps and put

35.810601,-86.113479 into the search box.

Matt sent me the following in 2006:  These are pics of some of the gravestones. I took no pictures of the cemetery itself-the picture would have looked like a picture of a forrest. The stones are mostly fallen, a few are staning, but all are under and around the woods. The grave of Mortie Davenport is enclosed in an iron fence, but the fence is falling down. My mother says when she visited the cemetery in the early 90’s it was in better shape and more stones were visible. I plan to go back this spring and take more photos.

Then in 2007: If you are asking for the name of the cemetery, it has no official name. It was described to me as the Hoover family cemetery, and most of the names are Hoovers. To say that it is in disrepair would be overly kind. It is not well marked, or well taken care of. It is on land that once belonged to the Hoover family, then the Davenport family, and I do not know who the current owner is. James Nile Davenport (Woodbury, TN) knows more about it-if he is still living. He had an advanced stage of cancer when last my mother spoke of him. It is just over the fence from Newburn Hayes property, very close to his home.



Henry Hoover

Jun 1802

26 Nov 1879


Mary Hoover

1 Jun (or Jan) 1861

?? Nov 1858


I can’t make it out?  If you can, please post comment. This stone and the one below are the same stone.

PB251171 PB251172

In memory of Henry W. Hoover

Died 26 Mar 1886


This stone and the one below are the same stone.




This stone and the one below are the same stone.


Mortie Davenport

20 Sep 1882

06 Nov 1917


4 thoughts on “Hoover Cemetery

    Sue Green Stephens said:
    17 May 2013 at 12:34 pm

    My grandmother was buried there in 1919 when she died at age 32, of the flu pandemic. People were dying so fast, it was difficult to have burials in a timely manner. My mother, 12 at the time, described the situation many times…as “people dying like flies”…..her maternal grandparents and mother all died within 2 weeks.

    Carol Robertson White said:
    19 April 2013 at 7:16 am

    Please travel to this cemetery and see if you are able to locate any more stones that I was able to find. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2142772

    detring said:
    9 February 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Mary Hoover looks like d. 1888?

    Unreadable stone looks like Isaac Hoover

    Great Photographs….

    Dawn Dement Detring
    Deperately Seeking gravesite of Cader Dement 1777-1849

    Got Cemeteries… « Generations Gone By’s Weblog said:
    8 February 2009 at 3:27 pm

    […] Got Cemeteries… Posted on 8 February 2009 by generationsgoneby Well I have had a very productive day cemetery wise. Got 4 more cemeteries online today. One is a new cemetery Hoover Cemetery […]

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