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oak grove cemetery, rockwood, roane co, tn:
a partial listing of grave markers
arranged in family groupings
date: mar 2004

 
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ROANE COUNTY, TN - CEMETERIES - Oak Grove Cemetery
(Partial Listing)
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Notes and some transcriptions from a visit to

OAK GROVE CEMETERY, ROCKWOOD, ROANE COUNTY, TENNESSEE,
March 22, 2004

.........................................................

The main gate to Roane Co's Oak Grove Cemetery is the
termination of the climb up Strang Street in Rockwood.
Plaques on pillars at the entryway say that Oak Grove opened
in 1898.

The cemetery is easy to locate. Turn east onto Strang from
its intersection with Hwy 27, the main local connector road
between Harriman and Rockwood, and go straight ahead a few
blocks.

It's a large cemetery and very well tended. A smattering of
tidy area residents' homes butt right up against the outer
perimeter of the cemetery in places. There are fairly wide
paved roads intersecting the main sections of the cemetery,
making the gravesites easily accessible. There are many
large shade trees.

Below is my transcription of some of the markers in the
cemetery as of March 21, 2004. I have not attempted to
identify precise section locations within the cemetery  in
most cases, nor did I transcribe any markers on the left
side of the main entry road.

I have done my best to keep known family groupings together.
I am related to only a few  of the individuals below.Some
names are here in hopes the information will furnish leads
to me or to generous researchers who've shared data with me
in the past - or to anyone else with a nonprofit interest.


Each line on the grave marker has been transcribed as a
separate line in this text file. Anything appearing in
square, parenthetical brackets [like this] *does not* appear
on the grave marker itself but is editorial comment -
sometimes outlining relationships I am certain of ;
sometimes describing the look of the marker; and sometimes
serving as a navigational aid between family "plots." I have
put known SURNAMES in all CAPS. Dotted lines............
separate groupings.

Most of the markers are rectangular and lie flat on the
ground. I've tried to note major exceptions.


===============

THE MARKERS:

===============

...............

[Double marker, standing:]

KEYLON

[left-hand side:]

J.B.
Feb. 19, 1882
Nov. 21, 1953

[right-hand side:]

Susie A.
June 2 1884
June 9, 1953

[bottom:]

At Rest With Jesus

[adjacent - short pedestal marker, embossed lettering:]

Opal Pearl
Dau. of J.B.&S.A
KEYLON,
Aug. 16_1908.
July 8_1910.

[next, a short standing rectangular marker:]

Charles B.
KEYLON
June 16, 1916
Aug. 3, 1935

....................

[3 tiered rectangular pedestal:]

Catherine ABSTON
Born
Sept 11, 1843.
Died
March 24 1929

[2d tier of stone:]
HILL

[3d tier is base]
.....................


Lewis Franklin
ABSTON
1849-1922

.......................


[double marker, standing:]

PHILLIPS

[left:]

James V.
May 15, 1900
Aug. 4, 1962

[right:]

Jessie M.
Sept. 11, 1905
July 6, 1985
[nearby markers: BRISTOW]
...........................

Jennie HENSLEY MEEK
Nov.  3, 1843
Feb. 15, 1919

..........................
[standing, large]

HAGGARD

[about five feet in front of above marker are two
individual flat but not flush with the ground markers:]

John H. HAGGARD
1851-1907

Nancy K. HAGGARD
1855-1929


[Directly to the right of the large HAGGARD stone above
and of matching style - next stone, double:]

DOKKEN

[left:]

Eleanor Haggard
Mar. 26, 1906
Aug 2, 1995

[right:]

Milo Gerhard
Nov. 10, 1906
Nov. 16, 1990


What doeth the Lord require of thee but do justly love mercy
and walk humbly with thy God. Micah - 6:8 [all caps]

[Directly in front of the HAGGARD and DOKKEN markers is an
obelisk with MILLICAN on it; behind the two is RODGERS]

...................
[pedestal - tabular w/ pointed arch top, three-piece)

Our Father
SPENCER G. CLACK
Born Sept. 23, 1833
Died Feb. 5, 1905

Our Mother
DEALTHA JANE CLACK
Born Jan. 6, 1839
Died Jan. 29, 1905

He that liveth and believeth in me
Shall never die.

CLACK

[next stone:]


Maggie CLACK
PROFFITT
1873-1957


Wayne C. PROFFITT
1878-1935

...............

[Veteran's flat stone - top has plain cross in circle]
[all capital letters on stone. Son of Harriman city judge
William Morgan GILES & Cora Pickens ELLIS:]

Hugh GILES
Tennessee
HA2 US Navy
World War I
Nov 25, 1901  Oct 24, 1973


[Stone next to Hugh's: all capital letters on flat stone -
inscription framed by open book graphic:]


Mildred TAYLOR
GILES
Apr 28 1905
May 28 1979


[Next stone, flat w/ floral motif at top:]

Diane E. TAYLOR
1872-1967


[Next stone - style matches previous:]

Christopher C. TAYLOR
1868-1952

[Next stone - style matches two previous ones:]

Hosta C. TAYLOR
Nov. 24, 1907
Aug 7, 1973

[behind the row are two other flat stones:]

John
1877-1929

Grace
1884-1972

[They apparently belong to the KEYLON standing marker
behind them:]

Age 52 years
KEYLON

...............

[Mausoleum - inscribed over door:]

BAKER

..............

[Between the entry road but before the Baker mausoleum -
next to the perimeter path on the right side of the entry
gates - two flat stones - one directly below the flush "H"
section marker:]

[All caps:]

Luther R. MAJORS
1878   1946

[stone directly to the right, with Section H marker just
above its right corner - letters all caps:]

Mollie E. MAJORS
1887 - 1959

[son of Francis M. MAJORS & Margaret NEWPORT &  brother of
James M. MAJORS, all interred in Newport Family Cemetery
[aka Garrison] near Whites Creek, Roane Co, TN. Mollie's
maiden name was RAULINGS/RAWLINGS/ROLLINGS]

............

[Surrounding large MONTGOMERY family marker:]

J. C. MONTGOMERY
1845-1924

[This is the son of Allen MONTGOMERY and Susannah LARGENT,
brother of David Washington MONTGOMERY, interred in Bean
Family Cemetery, Rhea Co, TN. His actual information conflicts with the
following from ROANE COUNTY, TENNESSEE VITAL STATISTICS
1914 THROUGH 1925 by WIEFERING:p 42: "Montgomery, J.C. age
78 b NC fa Isaiah Montgomery (NC) mo Ellen Pate (NC) d. 1924
#144"] The informant for his death certificate made at least two errors that trip up family researchers: (1)Jehu Chastain MONTGOMERY, whose grave this, was a son of Allen MONTGOMERY and Susannah (LARGENT) MONTGOMERY of Cherokee County, NC; and (2) Rose Ellen PATE was Jehu's first wife and not his mother. The next stone - for Mrs. J.C. MONTGOMERY - is for Rose Ellen (PATE) MONTGOMERY, of Cherokee Co, NC, the daugther of Jesse PATE and Martha A. (CRAWLEY) PATE. These notes were revised 18 Sep 2006; the revision is based in part on primary research conducted by me and Jehu's direct descendant Linda LaHue in Cherokee County, NC in August 2005.]

[next:]

Mrs. J.C. MONTGOMERY
1846-1886
[next:]

Laura Blake
MONTGOMERY
1884-1979

[next:]

A.L. MONTGOMERY
1883-1955

[next:]

Ellen Faye
MONTGOMERY
1908-1998

[next:]

Edward W MONTGOMERY
SGM   US Army
Korea    Vietnam
1912       1993
[Veteran's flat stone w/ plain cross inscribed at top]

[Large double stone:]

MONTGOMERY
[left side:]

Edward Ward
1910-1993

Frances Opal
1908-[blank]

[center of stone under surname: ]
Married Dec. 10, 1933

[next:]

Sidney MONTGOMERY
1875-1971

[next:large double stone:]

MONTGOMERY

[left side:]

Father
Ira Sidney
July 23, 1875
May 12, 1971

[obviously a duplicate - newer - memorial for Sidney
MONTGOMERY above]

[right side:]

Mother:
Florence W.
June 20, 1879
June 22, 1945

[obviously a duplicate - newer memorial for Florence
WINETER flat stone which follows and is  adjacent:]

Florence WINETER
Wife of
Sidney MONTGOMERY
1878        1945

[next:]

L.N. MONTGOMERY
1916  -1929

[next:]

Ira S. MONTGOMERY
Oct. 10, 1908
Sept. 4, 1961

[The above markers for Sidney, Florence, L.N., and Ira are
all flat stones and are located in a line about five feet
directly in front of the double - duplicate memorial -marker
described above.]

....................
[The following stones all appear to be the flat-style
veteran stones; they have the plain cross in a circle at
the top:]

Glynne Clack ROBERTS
Jan. 15, 1933   Feb. 12, 1965

[next:]

John Morgan CLACK II
Sept. 5, 1929  May 24, 1956

[next:]

[Stone has caduceus to the left of the circled cross:]

John Morgan CLACK
Tennessee
1 Lieut Med Corps
May 28, 1905-Jan. 30, 1943

[next:]

John Morgan CLACK, M.D.
Aug. 15, 1863
Oct. 8, 1928

[next:]

Robbie May KENDRICK
Wife of
John Morgan CLACK
Sept. 15, 1875
Nov. 24, 1967

..........................

Martha Belle ELLIS
Wife of
George H. SHACKLETT
1893    1982

[next:]

George H. SHACKLETT
July 16, 1883-June 6, 1931

[next:]

Jefferson D. ELLIS
1861-1945
[Jefferson Davis ELLIS was a son of William Monroe
"Monroe" ELLIS & Lucy
BOWLIN/BOWLING]

[next:]

Mary Brown  ELLIS
1861-1948
[ Mary "Sis" BROWN, a wife of Jeff Davis ELLIS]

[next:]

Ernest BROWN
May 18, 1871
May 10, 1967
Uncle Ernest

[next:]

Ada Hoyt BROWN
June 7, 1872
Nov 16, 1936

[Above are close to a CRABTREE]
....................

Infant Daughter of
Lorraine & Alfred C.
MONTGOMERY
Oct. 20, 1929

...................

Fred G. HAGGARD
Nov 1, 1878
June 13, 1947

[Fred Gilliland HAGGARD was a prominent Rockwood lawyer. He was the son of John Henry HAGGARD and Nancy Jane (Kindrick) HAGGARD and a grandson of Robert Gilliland HAGGARD and Mary "Polly" McPHERSON, two of my own 2d great-grandparents.] 

[next:]


Katherine CROWDER
Wife of
Fred G. HAGGARD
June 14, 1880
Sept. 30, 1958


.......................


[double stone:]

CRABTREE

[left:]
Pleas H.
May 9. 1901
Oct. 6. 1967

[right:]

Mattie L.
June 15, 1908
May 24, 1991

Our Father Which Art In Heaven [all caps]

[next: veteran markers -flat- with plain cross - some of the
crosses encircled:]

Boyd W. CRABTREE
Jan. 5, 1920
Apr. 24, 1968

[next:]


James Howard CRABTREE
Sp4 US Army
Feb 7  1942      Apr 9  1988

[next:]


Claude Tipton CRABTREE
Sgt US Army
World War II
Jan 27   1916    Feb 15   1988

[next:]


Bonnie I. CRABTREE
Sept. 28, 1918
Jan. 18, 1993

[next:]

[Large standing stone w/ curved top  [obviously a memorial
marker to some of the preceding Crabtree markers (above):]

CRABTREE
Children of
Lunny and Heaile
Claud
Bonnie
Boyd


[next: Large double marker - white, standing:]

CRABTREE

[left]
John
Jan. 10. 1856
June 30. 1943

[right:]
Mildred
Nov. 22. 1869
Oct. 27. 1955

Gone But Not Forgotten

[adjacent:]

Hester Jane
CRABTREE
Dec. 23, 1889
May 7, 1955
Asleep in Jesus Blessed Thought

[next:]


Nettie
CRABTREE
Mar    22   1910
July   26   1947
Asleep in Jesus Blessed Thought [inscription same as above]

[next:]


[Veteran flat marker:]

Boyd W. CRABTREE
Tennessee
Tec 5 US Army
World War II
Jan 5  1920     April 24   1968

[next:]


[Double marker, large, flower holder each side:]

CRABTREE

[left:]

Willard L.
Oct. 13, 1927
Dec. 17, 1985

Rita J.
June 3, 1928
[blank]

[Incised Praying Hands Graphic]

Our Father Which Art in Heaven
Rest in Peace

.........................

[Double stone, sides separated by surname surmounted with
urn with letter "B" on it:]

BRANDON

[left:]

Father
Luther C.
Feb. 27,  1901
Oct. 5,   1976

[right:]

Mother
Dollie M.
Sept. 30, 1905
Jan. 20, 1971

[next:]

Helen R.
BRANDON
June 2, 1929
July 22, 2002

[Nearby; behind Brandons: TEAGUE-BURNETT; RYANS; WATSON,
PIERCE, GRESAHM]

...............................

[double standing stone:]

GRESHAM

[left:]

William H.
Apr. 28, 1889
Apr. 26, 1970

[right:]

Berdie E.
Aug. 8, 1891
Sept. 12, 1971

.............................

Jack P. CRABTREE, Sr.
Dec. 22, 1905
Jan. 8, 1981

............................

[double stone:]

PIERCE

[left:]

[Masonic emblem]
Ernest S.
Feb. 26, 1919
Dec. 6, 1993

[Center, inside bell graphic:]

Wed
June 21
1940

[right:]

Marie N.
Nov. 12, 1919
[blank]

..............................

[double stone:]

RYANS

[left:]

Ellis
Jan. 4, 1926
July 29, 1996

[center, encircled rings graphic:]
Wed Oct 9, 1945

[right:]

Thelma
Nov 4, 1923

[next:   2 flat stones behind:]

Dad [and beneath that a veteran's flat marker for the
above Ellis Ryans:]

Ellis RYANS
S1 US Navy
World War II
Jan 4   1926    Jul 29   1996

...............................

[double stone, standing marker:]

CRABTREE
[left:]

Walter
1878   1945

[right:]

Nannie S.
1888    1996

[adjacent:]

[Double stone, standing marker:]

CRABTREE

{left:]

James Howard Sr.
July 2 1923
Mar. 24 1983

[right:]

Maureen Braddock
Mar. 5, 1926
Feb 3, 1988

[Stones nearby above: BANE, VANCE, McNELLY CAMPBELL]]

.......................

[Standing stone - medium - with an urn built-in on right
side:]

MAJORS

[Reverse side shows raised cross on urn. Stone inscription:]

Joseph Michael MAJORS
"Jody"
Sept. 8, 1977
Jan. 25, 1996

Tears in Heaven

[nearby markers for MULLINS, FRANKLIN]
..............................

[double stone, standing:]

STEVENS

[left:]

Shirley W.
Nov. 20, 1916
Jan. 25, 1997

[right:]

Effie Mae
Jan. 6, 1920
Oct. 7, 1989

A Loving Mother and Father

............................

[pedestal marker - rectangular]

[embossed on top:]

Clara

[embossed on front panel:]

Daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. George
McPHERSON
Nov. 15, 1996
Aug. 11, 1917

[next stone, to the right:]

Sarah E. WEST
Dec. 7, 1842
Oct. 11, 1921

[next:]

Mable Louise
McPHERSON
Apr. 10, 1905
May 17, 2001

[next - flat stone with Masonic emblem in left top corner:]

W. M. McPHERSON
Mar. 10, 1865,    Mar. 1, 1925

[next stone - same quirky lettering style in engraving
suggests a close relationship to previous stone:]

Ella Lewis
McPHERSON
Mar. 28, 1873
Dec. 29, 1950

[The above two graves are directly to the left of a
standing marker inscribed McPHERSON. Next, adjacent to that
marker:]

[veteran's flat marker with encircled cross at top:]

George E. McPHERSON
Pvt US Army
World War II
Feb 8   1911      Dec 25   1984

[next:]

[flat marker w/ plain cross at top (may be govt/veteran-
supplied marker:]

Julia W. McPHERSON
Oct. 31, 1912
[no other date]

......................


[Surrounding larger marker inscribed HAGGARD:]

[above and slightly to the right of a section H marker:]

[flat veteran's marker w/ plain cross:]

Eddie W. HAGGARD
Tec 5   US Army
World War II
1915              1992

[next:]

[Evans Mortuary metal marker:]
Mary Elizabeth
HAGGARD
1923   2004

....................

[double stone, standing, urns at each end, beneath a cedar:]

MAJORS

Precious Memories

[left side inside bottom panel:]

Marie S.
Aug 30, 1926
Oct 24, 1993

[right side inside bottom panel:]

Samuel A.
Jan. 23, 1921
Oct. 23, 1981

[reverse side of marker:]

MAJORS
Parents of
Ronald S.   Thomas I.   John D.

[next:  adjacent and beneath a flat marker inscribed
"Father" is
a flat veteran's marker with encircled cross at top:]

Samuel Anthony MAJORS
Cpl Us Army
World War II
Jan 23   1923     Oct 21, 1981
[likely the same Samuel A. MAJORS, above because all but
birth year is in agreement]

[next:]

[stone next to Samuel and Mary's double stone, to the
right, standing, Shriner emblem inscribed at top:]
MAJORS
George MAJORS
Sept. 4, 1895
Dec. 26, 1954


[next: I realize that I have inadvertently *missed* the next
stone to the right. The second stone to the right of George
Majors, standing, pedestal-style:]

Margaret Ann
MAJORS
Apr. 22. 1858            Jan. 9, 1918

......................

[Nearby - HALTON, RAY, and behind the MAJORS stones is a
standing PHILLIPS
family marker. Surrounding it:]


Morris H. PHILLIPS
July 6, 1858
Jan. 7,  1959


[next:]


Mary PHILLIPS
Mar 26, 1861
Dec 26, 1913

[next:]

Emily S. PHILLIPS
July 1, 1863
Mar 15, 1957

[next:]

Thomas Henry
PHILLIPS, M.D.
Apr. 26, 1882
May 21, 1954

[next:]


Juanita
PHILLIPS HANNA
Mar. 24, 1897
Apr. 11, 1988

[next:]

Arthur J. PHILLIPS
Mar. 13, 1892
Oct. 17, 1957

[next:]

Mattie G. PHILLIPS
Sept. 3, 1892
May 6, 1971
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File revised and updated 18 Sep 2006.


 


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