Latimer Cemetery, Halls Creek, Humphreys County, Tennessee


by Ben Couch

Latimer Cemetery at Halls Creek
























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Located on land purchased by Lynde Lyons Latimer, son of Jonathan Latimer, III, of Sumner County, Tennessee, Latimer Cemetery is the "family burying place" of Lynde Latimer's clan. By deed A-262 Lynde first purchased land on Halls Creek in Humphreys County in 1815 and again in 1820 by deed B-421. Lynde died in 1844, and after the death of his wife, Mary (Polly) Hamilton in 1854, sons, Robert Alexander Latimer and Albert Latimer bought their siblings' interest in the land. These heirs of Lynde and Mary Latimer are identified in deed M-240 as John and Jane (Latimer) Holland, John P. and Margaret H. Ann (Latimer) Madden, Thomas H. Latimer, James F. Latimer, Clarissa Latimer, Jonathan C. Latimer (of Benton County), Eliza (Latimer) McNeel (of Benton County), Jacob Latimer (of Weakley County), and William B. Latimer (of Stewart County). Robert Alexander Latimer and Albert Latimer are also identified as heirs. Latimer Cabin at Halls Creek

By deeds W-361 in 1878 and 1-278 in 1884, Robert A. Latimer purchased Albert's interest in their father's land from James Buchanan Latimer, and Mary Jane Latimer, children of Albert. In 1904 Robert A. Latimer sold the land to his son, William Lyons Latimer for $1. Obviously named after his grandfather, William L. Latimer lived his entire life in the cabin that his grandfather built on Halls Creek.

William's daughter, Mary Latimer, never married and was living in the cabin in 1990 when I had the opportunity to visit her. While the cabin is still in the family, the Latimer land around the cemetery has been sold; however, the cemetery itself remains in the family and is still used by the descendants of Lynde Latimer as a "family burying place."

William Lyons and Nora Helena Ethel Madden Latimer See the Latimer Family Bible

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The known residents of Latimer Cemetery are as follows:
  • Wilson Cornelius Webb, born December 1845 died August 1933. HCCR DC USC T
  • Martha Ann Madden Webb, born July 25, 1857 died August 19, 1933; wife of Wilson C. Webb; daughter of daughter of John P. and Margaret H. Ann Latimer Madden. HCCR DC USC T
  • Wiley Robert Pegram, born June 8, 1908 died March 7, 1912; son of Otis B. and Florence L. Webb (daughter of Wilson C. and Martha Ann Madden Webb) Pegram. HCCR USC T
  • Amanda Elizabeth Webb O'Guin, born August 21, 1891 died March 4, 1920; wife of G. W. O'Guin; daughter of Wilson C. and Martha Ann Madden Webb. HCCR DC USC T
  • Rebecca C. Webb Wells, born November 28, 1892 died July 1911; daughter of Wilson C. and Martha Ann Madden Webb. HCCR USC T
  • Gustavus (Gus) H. Durham, born January 12, 1846 died February 11, 1914. HCCR DC USC T
  • Nancy Margaret Madden Durham, born November 16, 1843 died March 18, 1924; wife of Gus Durham, daughter of John P. and Margaret H. Ann Latimer Madden. HCCR DC HCH T
  • Chris was proud to have read this badly weathered stone of Martha L. Durham
  • Martha (Minnie) L. Durham, born March 15, 1878 died September 9, 1881; daughter of Gus and Nancy Madden Durham. T USC
  • John Tasvel Durham, born February 1, 1868 died June 9, 1926; son of Gus and Nancy Madden Durham. HCCR DC USC T
  • Harriet Victoria Tripplett Durham, born January 4, 1882, died January 15, 1962; wife of John T. Durham. HCCR DC USC HCH T
  • Elsie Ruel Durham, born July 22, 1905 died March 18, 1931; daughter of John T. and Harriet Tripplett Durham. HCCR USC T
  • Estelle Durham, born February 12, 1909 died June 16, 1931; daughter of John T. and Harriet Tripplett Durham. HCCR DC USC T
  • Maggie Lucille Durham, born November 22, 1913 died March 16, 1984; daughter of John T. and Harriet Tripplett Durham. T HCHS
  • Nancie Margaret Durham, born May 7, 1926 died December 30, 1928. She is the daughter of Charles Robert Durham and Novella Robbins Durham. Charles is the son of William Dillard Durham and Leona Davis Durham (he the son of Gus and Nancy Madden Durham). FM HCCR T
  • John Hillman Durham, born July 1, 1911 died January 19, 1978; son of John T. and Harriet Triplett Durham. BC T
  • Mary Carlene Hall Durham, born October 9, 1917 died August 23, 1974; wife of John Hillman Durham. T
  • Murrell Gene Durham, born Abt. 1936 died November 19, 1976; parents believed to be John H. and Mary Hall Durham although I have not found a primary record stating such. UM
  • Joyce Dean Durham, born March 5, 1934 died March 6, 1934; daughter of Ray and Lillie Cotes Durham, he the son of Lewis and Margaret Jean Madden Durham (the daughter of Rufus B. Madden who is the son of John P. and Margaret H. Ann Latimer Madden). HCCR
  • Robert Alexander Latimer, born May 27, 1825 died February 11, Couch kids hover over Robert A. Latimer's  Stone1908; son of Lynde Lyons and Mary (Polly) Hamilton Latimer. HCCR USC FB T DC
  • Docia Ann Fortner Latimer, born July 20, 1847 died March 21, 1931; wife of Robert A. Latimer, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth Gwin Fortner. HCCR DC FB USC T
  • William Lyons Latimer, born July 9, 1879 died January 28, 1969; son of Robert A. and Docia Fortner Latimer. FB DC T USC HCH
  • Nora Helena Ethel Madden Latimer, born July 16, 1884 died February 23, 1955; wife of William Lyons Latimer; daughter of Rufus B. and Rebecca Eudora Parker Madden. HCCR HCH T
  • John Rufus Latimer, born September 24, 1913 died October 1, 1913; son of William L. and Ethel Madden Latimer. HCCR T
  • Martha Latimer Day, born March 11, 1909 died January 5, 1998; wife of Morris Clyde Day; daughter of William L. and Ethel Madden Latimer. HCH T
  • Thomas C. Latimer, born March 16, 1915 died May 12, 2000; son of William L. and Ethel Madden Latimer. FM O FB HCH
  • Ronald Gary Latimer, born April 6, 1952 died May 21, 1958; son of Thomas C. and Ruth Margaret Stewart Latimer. HCCR T
  • Powell M. Gibbs, born March 12, 1872 died July 3, 1938. HCCR HCR MR T
  • Nancy Ann (Nannie) Latimer Gibbs, born October 11, 1881 died January 15, 1971; wife of Powell M. Gibbs, daughter of Robert A. and Docia Fortner Latimer. HCCR FB MR T USC
  • Annie Pearl Ellison, born 1897 died 1898, daughter of James C. and Georgia Nora Latimer (daughter of Robert A. and Docia Fortner Latimer) Ellison. T
  • Alice Ladell Ellison, born October 24, 1929 died December 26, 1929; daughter of Leslie B. (son of James C. and Georgia Nora Latimer Ellison) and Ella May Dunaway Ellison. HCCR T
  • Sarah E. Frances Latimer, born 1855, died 1890; daughter of James F. and Charlotte Cooley Latimer. HCCR USC HCGS
  • James K. Polk McGee, born July 1844 died November 1901. HCCR USC
  • Mary Elizabeth Latimer (Betty) McGee, born June 1840 died November 20, 1901; wife of Polk McGee; daughter of James F. and Charlotte Cooley Latimer. HCCR USC BR
  • McGee Stone
  • Robert A. (Bob) McGee, born April 1868 died November 1901; son of Polk and Betty Latimer McGee. HCCR USC
  • Herbert Andrew Lawson, born January 25, 1899 died April 24, 1918; son of William Allen and Charlotte Elnora McGee (daughter of Polk and Betty Latimer McGee) Lawson. HCCR USC HCH T
  • Thomas Bell Hall, born August 7, 1866 died January 12, 1901. HCCR DC USC T MR HCH
  • Agnes Eudora (Dora) McGee Hall, born August 22, 1871 died June 20, 1943; wife of Thomas Bell Hall; daughter of Polk and Betty Latimer McGee. HCCR DC USC T MR HCH
  • Robert Alford Ellison, born September 9, 1895 died June 8, 1957. HCCR USC HCH T
  • Lora Belle Hall Ellison Cooley, born December 20, 1900 died March 18, 1985; wife of Robert A. Ellison (and after his death, she married Robert Sidney Cooley); daughter of Thomas B. and Dora McGee Hall. HCCR USC HCH T DC
  • Clara A. Winters Dunnaway, born March 4, 1878 died November 27, 1956; wife of Luther Dunnaway; daughter of Aaron Richard and Mary Mosley Winters. HCCR DC HCH
  • Elbert Dunnaway, born November 8, 1897 died November 7, 1967 lived near Erin, Tennessee; husband of Sudie Sexton, son of Luther and Clara Winters Dunnaway. HCCR HCH
  • Mary Ella McMillan, born March 6, 1918 died March 19, 1918; daughter of William Len and Louella Ragan McMillin. HCCR DC MR T
  • J.B. McMillan, born March 6, 1918 died 1918; son of William Len and Louella Ragan McMillin. HCCR T
  • I have not yet identified the Dunnaway or McMillin connections to the Lynde Latimer family; however, as noted above, the mother of Alice Ladell Ellison is a Dunaway, and the death certificate of Mary Ella McMillin indicates "family burying place."

    (Humphreys County Cemetery Records; Death Certificate; United States Census; Tombstone; Marriage Record; Humphreys County Heritage; Bakerville Review; Humphreys County Historical Society; Birth Certificate; Family Bible; Family Member; Obituary; Humphreys County Guardian Settlements; Undertaker Marker)

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