Harriman Cemetery 2003-2004
Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee

Harriman Cemetery, Harriman, Roane Co, Tn
Harriman Cemetery, Harriman, Roane Co, Tn
 
photo date: 9/24/2003 

This is the entrance sign at the gate to the cemetery. The road just visible behind it bisects the cemetery. It is all uphill from here.

Soldier's Circle
 
photo date: 9/24/2003 

This area is just up a bit and to the right of the entrance. It contains many difficult-to-read stones and many unmarked graves. Mary "Polly" Graves (BRANDON) MONTGOMERY (2 Aug 1837 - 23 Aug 1916) is said to be buried here in an unmarked grave. Mary was the wife of David Washington MONTGOMERY and mother of Rachel and Lizzie MONTGOMERY. Rachel married - first  - James F.M. "Jim" MAJORS and - second - Edwin H. KURTZ.

Soldier's Circle
Angel of Soldier's Circle
Angel of Soldier's Circle
 
photo date: 9/24/2003 

This is a view from the central road looking up toward soldier's circle.

View from the top
 photo date: 9/24/2003 

This was shot from the top of the hill and like others will give an idea of the spectacular location of the cemetery and the panoramic scope of its views.

View from the top
Path toward main Giles Family plot
Path toward main Giles Family plot
 
photo date: 9/24/2003 

The road is the cemetery's bisecting road, and the GILES Family plot is to the left of it - right up at the very top.

Soldier's Circle from across the road
 
photo date: 9/24/2003 

This was shot from across the road and on a road that adjoins the main one and circles the top left portion of the cemetery.

Soldier's Circle from across the road
Looking down at Section D
Looking down toward Section D
 
photo date: 9/24/2003 

Henry GILES (son of Judge W.M. and Cora GILES)  and Vesta PASS are buried in Section D - to the left of the main road and not too far inside the cemetery gates. W.M.'s sister Dicy's son Newton PATTERSON is buried adjacent to Henry. This is a view from the road that circles the top portion of the cemetery.

Giles Family Plot Overview
photo date: 8/7/2004 

The large stone to the right is the large stone that marks the GILES Family plot (see below). Family members buried within the plot have individual markers. The people in the photograph are descendants of Cora and Will GILES - two granddaughters and a great-great granddaughter. They are looking down over the side of the mountain toward Harriman below. In the plot are W.M. GILES, his wife Cora Pickens (ELLIS) GILES, daughter May (GILES) HUNLEY, nieces  Mary Christine and Billie Lee HUNLEY, and son Hobbs GILES.

Giles Family Plot Overview
GILES Family grave marker
GILES Family grave marker
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

The marker is in the center of a fairly large plot. May's grave is "above" it; Hobbs and his parents' graves are "below" it.

MORGAN stone adjacent to GILES plot
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

The origin of Harriman City Judge William Morgan GILES' middle name is not yet known. Maybe the proximity of the Morgan grave(s) to his is a clue. That is Will and Cora's marker directly behind the upright Morgan stone. Clifford MORGAN's marker, seen below, is the one flush to the ground visible to the left of Will and Cora's marker.

MORGAN stone adjacent to GILES plot
Clifford J. Morgan 1889-1923
Clifford J. Morgan 1889-1923
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

Clifford J. Morgan, Mar. 15, 1889, Aug. 29, 1923, Gone but not forgotten.

Downhill view of GILES family graves
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

This was taken from the hilltop near the cemetery overlook and looks down to the GILES grave sites (see the arrow). Slightly visible in the background is the vista of ridges on the other (southern?) side of the cemetery.

Downhill view of GILES family graves
William Morgan Giles and Cora Pickens Ellis shared stone
William Morgan Giles and Cora Pickens (ELLIS) GILES shared stone
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

W.M. Giles |  Cora P. Giles
1870-1953 |   1881-1961

May (GILES) HUNLEY and two daughters
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 
<>May Giles Hunley, Mar 30, 1901, Nov 21, 1984
 Mary Christine Hunley, Nov 30, 1921
 Billie Lee Hunley, June 1930

May GILES married Christopher Columbus HUNLEY. She worked as a telephone operator in Harriman. He worked as Sheriff of Roane County for a time, I'm told.
May Giles and two daughters
Hobbs Giles, veteran grave marker
Hobbs Giles, son of William Morgan and Cora GILES - veteran grave marker (from the uphill side)
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

Hobbs Giles, Tennessee, Pvt 35 Inf, Feb 18, 1914 - Oct 10, 1943, What we keep in memory is unchanged forever.

Henry GILES, son of William Morgan and Cora GILES - veteran grave marker
photo date: 8/7/2004

Henry Giles, Tennessee, Pvt 895 Engineers Avn Co, World War II, April 17, 1909, Sept 10, 1965 [the year is an error - Henry died in 1964] - Section D. Henry, his wife, his cousin Newt, and his cousin's wife Marie (who was also his wife's sister) are all buried in Section D near the edge of the cemetery. Henry's sister Margaret says that Will and Cora bought the plot when Vesta died.

Henry GILES, veteran grave marker
Vesta Idella (PASS) GILES
Vesta Idella (PASS) GILES
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

Vesta was Henry's wife, and his grave is to the right of hers. "Vest P. Giles, March 1, 1902, August 19, 1945. The ending "a" on her given name was not inscribed.

Newton PATTERSON
 photo date:8/7/2004 

Newt is a first cousin and brother-in-law to Henry Giles. His grave and his wife's are to the left of Henry and Vesta's. Net's aluminum marker reads,  Newton Patterson 1905, 1966. To the right is a funeral home marker for his wife (paper in an aluminum frame): Marie Henderson (PASS) PATTERSON, sister of Vesta. 22 April 1906, 20 Oct 1949. The stone visible in front of Newt's aluminum marker doesn't appear to have ever been inscribed. I don't know whether or not he and Marie ever had permanent markers.

Newton Patterson
Marie Henderson (PASS) Patterson
Marie Henderson (PASS) PATTERSON
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

Marie's marker transcription reads, Marie Patterson, Born unknown, Died 1948, Age unknown, Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, Madisonville, Kingston, Harriman

Netwon PATTERSON
 
photo date: 8/7/2004 

Marker reads, "Newton Patterson, 1905, 1965" He was the son of Elbert M. and Dicy C. (GILES) PATTERSON

Netwon Patterson

 
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