BIRDSONG CEMETERY (Tarpley
Shop Road), GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Mapping the Location
Area Views of the Cemetery:
ABERNATHY, Charlie, born 7 Sep 1871 - 20 Oct 1918. (Husband of Floy Birdsong, son of Robert P.& Mary Elizabeth Brown Abernathy; lived near Bethesda, died at his home of tuberculosis, no marker). Obituary
ABERNATHY, Floy Birdsong, no dates, wife of Charlie Abernathy, (no marker).
ABERNATHY, Sam, no dates, son of Charlie & Floy Abernathy, (fieldstone marker). Obituary
ABERNATHY, Milton Thomas, 21 Jul 1845 - 24 Jun 1938. Co A, 3rd Tenn Infantry C.S.A. 9635/9636/9637/Obituary
ABERNATHY, Annie E., 25 Jul 1851 - 24 May 1905, wife of M. T. Abernathy. (Dau of Rev John H. Birdsong) 9633C/9633/9634/Obituary
ABERNATHY, Martha, 1867 - 1889. 9672
ABERNATHY, Minnie Milton, 4 Jul 1871 - 15 May 1874, Aged 2 Years, 10 Months & 14 Days. Our Little son of M. T. & A. E. Abernathy. 9638C/9638
ABERNATHY, Sterling H., 2 Mar 1851 - 31 Jul 1878. Behold the upright and mark of the perfect man... 9654C/9654/9656
BARNES, Emm/(Emma?) L., 14 Jan 1855 - 7 Apr 1891. 9655/9656
BENNETT, Stacy, (19 Feb) 1897 - (11 Mar) 1898. 9671
BIRDSONG, Henry, (b. ca 18 May 1786)- Died 23 May 1847, age 61 yrs, 5 days. Saint of Christ. 9651C/9651/9652
BIRDSONG, Mary, 8 Sep 1781 - 13 Aug 1854. 9649C/9649/9650/9652/9653
BIRDSONG, Rev. John H., 14 Jun 1818 - 15 Mar 1891.9643C/9643
BIRDSONG, Martha E., 14 Jun 1828 - 15 Feb 1888, consort of John H. Birdsong. 9641C/9641/9642
BIRDSONG, Mrs. Elenor, 18 may 1816 - 16 Aug 1847, wife of the Rev. J. H. Birdsong. 9648C/9648/9650/9653
BIRDSONG, Mrs Cynthia, 23 Dec 1820 - 28 Jul 1898. 9663
BIRDSONG, Fremon/(Freeman) G., 5 Oct 1813 - 26 Jun 1883. 9662C/9662
BIRDSONG, J. W. B., 14 Sep 1849 - 28 Sep 1850, To the memory of, son of J. H. & M. E. Birdsong. 9639C/9639/9640
BIRDSONG, Thomas Logan, 23 Jan 1845 - 15 Feb 1911.Serg. Co G B, 4th Regt (Russell's) Ala Calvary, C.S.A. 9645/9644/Obituary
BIRDSONG, Adelaide, 16 Mar 1848 - 24 Jun 1912, (wife of Thomas Logan Birdsong)9646/9647/Obituary
BIRDSONG, William M., 24 Sep 1816 - 5 Jul 1857. 9657/9660
BIRDSONG, Tully, born ca 1875 - died 16 Apr 1915. son of Thomas Logan and Adeliade Birdsong, husband of Mae Abernathy Birsong. survived by 9 children.(no marker). Obituary
BROWN, John S., 15 Aug 1857 - 2 May 1898. 9670
BROWN, Lewis, 27 Feb 1809 - 6 Nov 1881.9661C/9661
BROWN, Levina B., 8 Mar 1812 - 16 Aug 1881, wife of Lewis Brown. 9658C/9658/9659
BROWN, Infant sons of Tom & Daisy Brown,(no dates)9632C/9632
BROWN, John Thomas, 9 Jun 1912 and 25 Sep 1913. 9632C/9632
DEASON, Lillie Brown "Brownie", 3 Oct 1881 - 5 Aug 1914. (wife of Neal Deason, Dau of daughter of John S. Brown.(tree marker) Obituary
KELSEY, Infant child (girl) of Ruth B. & Evans Kelsey, no dates, (fieldstone marker).
MOORE, Infant child of Frances B. & Douglas Moore, no dates, (fieldstone marker).
Unknown stones mostly footstones stacked against a Hackberry tree. According to the above listings there are supposed to be at least three fieldstones that mark graves. Because of the tall grass I was unable to verify their presence. 9668/9669
Across the fence and competing for my attention were two brown Donkeys. You will see them in the area photos some. I was amused when soon I was blasted by donkey braying when they became annoyed that I would not stay and entertain them with attention or food.
Photographed on 14 Mar 2012 by C. Wayne Austin. The inscriptions were updated with exceptions found or known by C. Wayne Austin. Some Genealogy has been provided by others. This publication culminated from various sources. First it was compiled by Faye Bradford, 23 Feb 2012. Listed on page 34-35 of the book Giles County Cemeteries by the Historical Society about 1988. Added here 9 May 2012 by CWA.