CHARITY CEMETERY,(off Charity Road on Steelman Loop Rd) MOORE COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location

Area overview photos: 0382C/0382/0383C/0383/0384/3687/3688/3689/3703/3718/3724/3749/3750/3766/3777/3778/3779/
3780/3801/3802/3803/3823
/3831/3848/3849/3850/3851/3852/3853/3854/3855/3894/3910/3911/3912/3913/3914/3915/3916/3917/3918/3919/3920/3921/3922
Charity Baptist Church - nearby: 0379C/0379/0381/3684/Old Charity Baptist Church
Historic Homes in the area (private): 0377/0378
West Fork of the Mulberry Creek - mentioned in Historic documents many times. From the bridge over Bagley Hollow Road l
ooking west:3923/West again:3924/& East:3925
View back toward Charity Church northward up Bagley Hollow Road:3926

CEMETERY LISTING & PHOTOS

ALLEN, Sarah Elizabeth, 10 Aug 1925. (Only date listed, a infant or a child), daughter of Thomas O., & Ettie Allen. Our Darling
3838
AUSTIN, Drewy/(Drury/Drewry), 1755 - 1831. Lived on the west fork of the Mulberry Creek near here or Booneville. Grave lost and unmarked and could be anywhere within a five mile stretch along this creek. - This publisher's ancestor. Tradition often was to be buried on their farm. This listing & Betsy Austin's is set here for convenience as it will never be known in this life where this grave is. See AFAOA.com for his ancestry.
AUSTIN, Elizabeth "Betsy", abt 1760 - between 1830 & 1840. Daughter of Wm. Gurley. Lived with husband Drewy Austin & family on the West fork of the Mulberry Creek near here or Booneville in Lincoln County. Grave lost and unmarked - This publisher's ancestor.
AUSTIN, William Phillip "Willis", abt 1790 - died between 1830 & 1840, born, it is believed in Anson County, North Carolina and died in Moore/Bedford County, Tennessee, West Fork of the Mulberry Creek. I believe the site where they lived became part of Moore County in 1871. Futher detail
BAGLEY, C. W., 1863 - 1929.
3794/3795
and
BAGLEY, Laura, 1868 - 1936. 
3794/3795
BAGLEY, John R., 10 Nov 1804 - 15 Jun 1871.
3758/3762
BAGLEY, M. A., 6 Sep 1832 - 10 Apr 1900, wife of W. H. Bagley. Mother is gone but not forgotten. A loved one from us has gone. It has pleased God to take her home.
3807/3808/displaced footstone:3712
BROADAWAY, John H., died 5 Feb 1912, age 34y, 11m, 19d.
3874/3875
BROUGHTON, Mary, Died 15 Jan 1863 (no other information - very old stone) 3735/3736
BROWN, Adline, died 11 Nov 1919, Age 74. Asleep. 3690
BRYANT, Fanny H., 16 Aug 1810 - 19 Aug 1839, wife of John Bryant. (Stone broken but enough inscription remains to read) 3707/3705/3706/3725
BRYANT, James S., 9 Oct 1822 - 19 Oct 1854.
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011, but stone is probably fallen next to Fanny H. Bryant memorial)
BRYANT, Infant Daughter of J. C. & M. H. Bryant, B & D 22 Jun 1874. 3742
BRYANT, Maggie A., 6 Mar 1860 - 29 Oct 1880, wife of T. B. Bryant.
3768/3769
BRYANT, Mattie A., 6 Mar 1853 - 25 Jan 1865, daughter of J. L., & F. B. Bryant. We live by faith's consoling praise? The tears of love restrain..
3719
BRYANT, John Calvin, 11 Feb 1853 - 9 May 1917 (married to Mary Henrietta Williamson, 11 Jan 1872. Grave unmarked, stone not found.
BRYANT, Nancy B., 15 Sep 1829 - 21 Jul 1905.
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011 survey)
BRYANT, P. L. Jr., 28 Apr 1895 - 14 Aug 1895. Our fondest Hope is buried here.
3862
BRYANT, Virginia E. Runnels, 19 Feb 1865 - 27 Dec 1906, wife of P. L. Bryant.
3868
BRYANT, Tommie H., 21 Nov 1896 - 15 Mar 1911.
3869
CARROLL, Mary, 26 Jun 1846 - 10 Mar 1896 - wife of Dr. J. R. Carroll.
3764/3766
CARROLL, Clara
, 26 Feb 1890 - 30 Nov 1896, daughter of Dr. J. R. & Mary Carroll.
3763/3766
COLLIER, Billie, 26 Sep 1857 - 3 Mar 1868, son of Mark & V. C. Collier. 3738/3730/3734
/3749
COLLIER, John, 22 Jan 1854 - 14 Jan 1855, son of Mark & V. C. Collier. 3740/3732/3734
/3749
COLLIER, Infant son of B. L. & S. E. Collier, 18 Dec 1894 - only date listed. 3728/3734
/3749
COLLIER, Infant of B. L. & S. E. Collier, 17 Jan 1890 - only date listed. 3729/3734
/3749
COLLIER, Infant daughter of I.J. & B.C. Collier, B & D 23 Nov 1887. The self same hand from whence is given has taken back our Babe to Heaven. 3737/3734
/3749
COLLIER, Laura, 9 Nov 1855 - 21 Oct 1867, daughter of Mark & V. C. Collier. 3739/3731/3734
/3749
COLLIER, Robert, 22 Oct 1852 - 3 Jan 1855, son of Mark & V. C. Collier. 3741/3733/3734
/3749
COLLIER, Almar J.
, 16 Aug 1906 - 30 Sep 1907. Asleep in Jesus
3873
COLLIER, Infant son of T. J. & Etta Collier, 1906.
3828/3824/3823
COLLIER, Infant son of H. P. & M. E. Collier, 24 Mar 1919 - 27 Mar 1919. Asleep in Jesus
3878
COLLIER, Laura B., 1904 - 1905.
3826/3824/3823
COLLIER, Lorene, 21 Jan 1913 - 28 Jan 1913, Infant daughter of M. D. & Fannie Collier. An Angel took our babe to Heaven.
3883
COLLIER, M. Etta Gill, 1873 - 1954.
3825/3824/3823
COLLIER, Claud E., 17 Feb 1885 - 30 Oct 1957. 3886/3894
COLLIER, Mark
, 18 May 1861 - 15 Jun 1918. Come Ye Blessed
3888/3894
COLLIER, Sallie, 21 Aug 1866 - 12 Aug 1906, wife of M. D. Collier. She did what she could for the Lord
3887/3894
COLLIER, Laton, 5 Dec 1897 - 12 Sep 1903, son of M. D. & S. E. Collier. 3889/3890/3894
COLLIER, Mark, 20 May 1824 - 14 Aug 1900 Farewell Dear Father. Sweet thy rest weary with years and worn with pain. Farewell till in some happy place we shall behold thy face again.
3891/3894
and
COLLIER, Virginia, 1 Feb 1826 - 31 Mar 1902.
3892/3893/3894/Misplaced footstone:3863
COLLIER, Roy Edward, 1902- 1928.
3830/3824/3823/3831
and
COLLIER, Charlie Isom, 1894 - 1922.
3829/3824/3823
and
COLLIER, Theophilus, J., 1870 - 1912.
3827/3824/3823
DEAN, Nannie A., 7 Jul 1844 - 18 Jun 1869.
3757
GILL, Rebecca S., 13 Mar 1812 - 23 Nov 1855, Consort of A. G. Gill & daughter of Jack H. & Jane Leftwich.3697T/3697
GILL, Chas (Charles) W.
, 16 Aug 1906. (Only date) (Stone has major fractures)
3880
GILL, Jack L., 1 Nov 1832 - 15 Sep 1837, son of A.G. & Rebecca Gill. 3708/3710
GILL, William H. H., 30 Jun 1840 - 25 Jan 1855, son of A. G. & Rebecca S. Gill. 3698/3696/3704
GILL, Alanson G. Jr., -- May 1844 - 14 May 1844, son of A. G. & Rebecca Gill. 3709/3711
GILL, W. W., 17 Jan 1836 - 30 Jan 1853, son of A.G. & Rebecca Gill. 3701/3702
GILL, Ermin Katharine, 19 Aug 1851 - 9 Dec 1853, daughter of Alanson & Rebecca Gill. (stone set up for photograph) 3699/3700/3703
GILL, O. C. Jr., 21 Oct 1910 - 8 Jan 1914.
3885
GILL, W. N., 13 Mar 1862 - 23 Aug 1906. Asleep in Jesus
3882
GROCE, Nell Boone, 1930 - 1933.
3845
HEATH, George W., 4 Jul 1842 - 17 Jun 1917. May he find joy in the life everlasting
3804
HEATH, Martha, 14 Oct 1849 - 2 Feb 1892. She....
3805
LEFTWICH, Rev. J. H.(John Hopkins, "Jack", 8 May 1787 - 13 Jun 1847. (Son of Littleberry (Rev. War Soldier) & Frances Hopkins Leftwich, married Jane Stevens Gill, JP of Lincoln Co., minister & founder of Charity Baptist Church). He died in the triumph of faith.
3716/3717/3718
LEFTWICH, Jane Gill, 16 Jun 1792 (Virginia) - 1881, (Daughter of Charles and Rebecca (Stevens) Gill, married to J.H. "Jack" Leftwich, 10 children - Grave now unmarked, no inscription on this stone likely to be hers.
3713
LENTINI, Mrs. Dorothy
, 1923 - 1967.
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011, could this have been a temporary marker read shortly after 1967)
LOONEY, David Solomon, 16 Oct 1862 - 12 Mar 1957 died Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee (Unmarked or lost grave - See findagrave.com)
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011)
LUNA, Roy Edgen, 1907 - 17 Nov 1956. (Unmarked grave - See findagrave.com)
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011)
McNATT, Lee B., 1870 - 1943.
3790
and
McNATT, Mattie, 1870 - 1963.
3790
McNATT, Claude, 15 Sep 1912 - 4 Oct 1912. Twin
3789
and
McNATT, Clyde, 15 Sep 1912 - 10 Oct 1912. Twin
3789
McNOTT, Callie, 1872 - 1937.
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011)
MOORE, Irene P.
, 28 Feb 1916 - 3 Nov 1966.
3788
MORRIS, Infant of T. R. & E. H. Morris, B & D 4 Jul 1884.
3773
NEECE, James (Hopwood), 23 Jul 1872 - 21 Apr 1891.
3765/3766
NEWSOM, Rolen, 1838 - 1898.
3819
and
NEWSOM, Susan R., 1868 - 1942. Mother
3819/3820
NEWSOM, Berillia Ann Jackson, 9 Oct 1843 - 8 Jun 1891 3821
NEWSOM, Unknown fieldstone, marking grave beside Berillia Ann Jackson Newson. This unknown grave is obviously for an interment related to the Newsoms 3822/3823
PARTAIN, Alice E., 1919 - 1926, daughter of A. M. & Day Partain. Our Darling 3872
PETTY, Albertia, 1909 - 1927.
3787
PETTY, A. (Andrew) C., 1884 - 1960.
3784
and
PETTY, Mary R., 1884 - 19__ part of death date unlisted.
3784
PETTY, Ben O., 1883 - 1944.
3786
and
PETTY, Fannie M., 1890 - 1976.
3786
PETTY, William P., 1876 - 19__ part of death date unlisted, after 1929.
3783
and
PETTY, Josie Reese, 1882 - 1929.
3783
PETTY, Willie Benny, 25 Aug 1946 - 23 Nov 1946. Our Darling Son
3785
PHELPS, McGruder, 1870 - 1946.
3879
and
PHELPS, Ida Alice, 1873 - 1948.
3879
PYLANT, Gabriel, 18 Oct 1821 - 18 Jun 1905. (Stone off of its base)3692/3693
and
PYLANT, Nancy, 15 Sep 1820 - 21 Jul 1905. 3694/3695/3693
RABY, Jessie C.,
5 May 1880 - 10 Aug 1882. (recent flat granite marker)
3772
RABY, Mary Jane, 19 Aug 1853 - 16 Oct 1892.
3806
RABY, John W., 15 Jan 1861 - 3 Sep 1921.
3897/3898
and
RABY, Mary C., 18 Jan 1861 - 28 Mar 1938.
3897/3898
RABY, Odie Watson, 29 Oct 1888 - 4 Apr 1915. Son of John W. & Georgia Raby. He was a loving son and affectionate brother.
3899
RABY, Gill C., 18 Apr 1901 - 29 Oct 1983.
3900/3901
and
RABY, Elsie P., 24 Dec 1908 - 11 Dec 1980.
3900/3901
RANEY, H. K., 1827 - 1908
3870
and
RANEY, M. E., 1838 - no date listed.(Birth year is now fracturing)
3871
REES, Joel, 4 Feb 1804 - 31 Oct 1861, born in Bedford Co. Virginia.
3753/3756
REES, Patience (Edde Prewitt), 17 May 1817 - 23 Mar 1883, "wife of Joel Rees" married 16 Jan 1840.(dau of James Edde & Patience Prewitt) Our Mother is gone from us but is with the Pure & Blessed above.
3751/3756/3752
REES, W. L., 26 Sep 1820 - 5 Mar 1889. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. 3746
/3749
REES, Susan, 24 Nov 1824 - 23 Mar 1896, wife of William L. Rees. Asleep in Jesus 3748
/3749
REES, T. M., 1843 - 1921. (spelled incorrectly on the stone as Reese)
3856
REES, Catharine A.
, 10 Oct 1846 - 16 Feb 1896, wife of T. M. Rees. Gone to Rest
3857/3858
REES, George L., 3 Apr 1875 - 28 Nov 1897, son of T. M. & C. A. Rees.  Gone but not forgotten
3859/3860
REES, James E., 25 Aug 1849 - 3 Apr 1927.
3876/3877
and
REES, Fannie A., 18 Oct 1848 - 13 Feb 1920.
3876/3877
REES, James Edde, 26 May 1842 - 3 May 1845, son of Joel & Patience Rees. 3721/3724
/3749
REES, Francis Kincannon, 3 Jan 1832 - 19 May 1843, son of Joel and Patience Rees. (Inscription in danger of peeling away) 3722/3724
/3749
REES, Malnua, 22 Nov 1873 - 4 Dec 1904. Gone but not forgotten
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REES, May Ola, 27 Mar 1895 - 22 Dec 1895, daughter of T. M. & M. T. Rees. Beneath this stone in soft repose is laid a Mothers Dearest Pride, a flower that scarce had waken to life and light and beauty ere it died
3904
REES, Mildred E., 17 Oct 1846 - 29 Dec 1854. 3745
/3749
REES, Nathaniel S.
, 24 Dec 1836 - 5 Jun 1866.
3754/3755/3756
REES, Nancy J., 27 Sep 1844 - 27 Dec 1854. 3747
/3749
REES, Polly, 9 Jan 1814 - 27 Aug 1839. 3723/3724
/3749
REES, Rob. Cleveland, 29 May - 3 Nov 1900, son of T. M. & Ella Rees. Those little lips so sweet to kiss are closed forever now
3909/3908
REES, T. B., 1862 - 19?? (part of date missing).
3895
and
REES, Sallie E., 1864 - 1935.
3895
REES, T. J., 1 Dec 1829 - 2 Dec 1853.
3767
REES, William M., 18 Feb 1849 - 29 Dec 1854. 3744
/3749
REES, William Minon, 5 Mar 1868 - 18 Jan 1874, son of T. M. & C. A. Rees. 3743
/3749
REESE, Mandy, 1860 - 1946.
3846
REESE, Robert T., 9 Mar 1911 - 22 Mar 1911, son of R. O. & N. I. Reese.
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011)
REESE, William Evans, 6 Feb 1871 - 1 Oct 1916. At Rest
3847/3848
RENEGAR, Infant son of S. D. & F. W. Renegar, B & D 23 Mar 1895.
3759/3762
RENEGAR, Infant son of S. D. & F. W. Renegar, 4 Aug 1896 - 12 Aug 1896.
3760/3762
RENEGAR, James M., 18 Aug 1893 - 16 Oct 1896, son of S. D. & F. W. Rennegar.
3761/3762
RICHARDSON, Berry F., 1859 - 1935.
3834
and
RICHARDSON, Annie R., 1871 - 1961.
3834
RICHARDSON, Bessie, 1906 - 1910.
3837
RICHARDSON, Edgar, 2 May 1892 - 22 Jul 1893, son of J. A. & N. C. Richardson. Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest. God called thee home, he thought it best.
3814/3815
RICHARDSON, J. T., 1854 - 1937.
3792/3793
and
RICHARDSON, Nannie, 1859 - 1934.
3792/3793
and
RICHARDSON, Infant daughter of O. C. & Daisy Richardson, B & D 5 Mar 1910. 3726/3727
RICHARDSON, James D., 20 Apr 1914 - 30 Jul 1914, son of B. E. & M. Richardson.
3896
RICHARDSON, John A., 1857 - 1932.
3903
and
RICHARDSON, Nannie B., 1860 - 1939.
3903
RICHARDSON, Nettie, 1 Oct 1884 - 13 Apr 1900, daughter of J. A. & Nannie Richardson. (Stone fallen)
3813/3815
RICHARDSON, Roy Lee, 23 Dec 1893 - 9 Jan 1959, Pfc Co F 117 Inf, World War I PH.
3833/3816
and
RICHARDSON, Daisy Lee, 20 Dec 1898 - 22 Mar 1965.
3833
RICHARDSON, Myrtle, 1890 - 1921. 3902
RICHARDSON, William, 5 Jan 1826 - 17 Oct 1908.
3810/3811
and wife
RICHARDSON, Nancy, 2 Mar 1823 - 2 May 1895.A loving wife a mother dear lies buried here.
3809/3811
RICHARDSON, James Edwin, 6 Jan 1920 - 27 Jun 1956.Pfc Co M, 350 Infantry, WW II BSM.(military marker, headstone has death year of 1957.)3832/3835/3836
RICHARDSON, William Michael "Bill", Jul 1926 - 13 Sep 1968. Age 42 3844
RICHARDSON, Dot, 8 Mar 1927 - 29 --- 1967.
3839
ROBINSON, W. H., 1879 - 1923.
3881
and
ROBINSON, Lois, 1885 - 1923.
3881
ROBINSON, Lawrence, 1918 - 1919, son of W. H. & Lois Robinson.
3884
ROUGHTON, Mary B.
, 15 Jan 1863 - only date listed.
RUNNELS, Henry, 1867 - 1938.
3861
and
RUNNELS, Etta, 1873 - 1947.
3861
RUNNELS, J. E., 27 May 1835 - 15 Sep 1894. At Rest
3866/3867
and wife
RUNNELS, Mary F. Rees, 1 Mar 1825 - 26 Jun 1898. Wife of J.E. Runnels. At Rest
3864/3865
SIMS, Rev. Samuel D., 20 Oct 1830 - 11 Dec 1864, age: 34y, 2m & 9d.
3770/3771
SMITH, A. R. Smith, 4 Jul 1827 - 24 Mar 1913.
Here lies a Sinner saved by Grace 3775/3776
and wife
SMITH, Nancy K. Rees, 6 Sep 1830 - 13 May 1880. She stretched out her hand to the poor. Yea she reacheth forth her hand to the needy. 
3774
SMITH, Little Dottie, died 27 Jun 1894, age: 10m, & 25d., daughter of J. T. & Donie Smith
3840/3842
and
SMITH, James Douglas, 17 Mar 1893 - 10 Jul 1893, son of W. O. & Willie Smith. Asleep in Jesus.
3840/3842
SMITH, Eugene G., 23 Jun 1864 - 1 Jan 1901.Gone but not forgotten
3781/3782
SMITH, J. T., 17 Jun 1852 - 13 Jan 1918. Gone but not forgotten
3841/3842
and wife
SMITH, Dottie, 16 Feb 1850 - 22 Oct 1890.
(Tombstone not found in Mar 2011)
SMITH, John H., 1860 - 1941. Father At Rest
3797
and wife
SMITH, Susie Gill
, 1867 - 1923. Mother. Asleep in Jesus.
3798
SMITH, R. Gill, 19 Mar 1901 - 18 Mar 1955. 
3796
SMITH, Robert Lee, 17 Sep 1880 - 29 Apr 1861.
3843
SMITH, Coleman T., no dates, infant of J. H. & Susie Smith.
3799
SMITH, Ethel
, no dates, Infant daughter of J. H. & Susie Smith.
3800
SULLIVAN, Dempsey
, 6 Jan 1811 - 12 Feb 1888. Asleep in Jesus. Blessed Sleep.
3817/3818
and wife
SULLIVAN, Naoma, 22 May 1812 - 18 Sep 1884. Asleep in Jesus. Blessed Sleep. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. From henceforth saith the spirit that the may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.   
3817/3818
WILLIAMS, Sybil P., 31 Mar 1908 - 31 Oct 1958.
3791
 

Unknown Souls: 3691/3714/3715/3720
Unknown soul, A bird fluttering in the wind, hovering over a lost (fieldstone marked) grave. (The stone is fallen and no longer stands. At one time it stood on its end and was buried about half way into the ground and facing east with its back to the west as Christians did. Tombstones only came into wide spread use in the south about 1820. Subsequent economic hard times often determined whether there was a gravestone with formally inscribed markers even after that (especially for rural farmers):
3812

The area inside this rock wall is very large and the graves that occupy it only fill about 1/3 of the space. That leads me to believe that at one time there was a either a church building inside this rock wall or we have several hundred unmarked graves. If there weren't unmarked graves filling up this space to some degree current residents would have gotten the word and used the remaining space as a modern cemetery. The marked stones that are here are in well aligned rows indicating a land survey laying out the graves existed at one time. Therefore I am inclined to believe the early Charity Church sat next to the graveyard inside the rock wall on the east side of the cemetery. If you have knowledge of this please share it with the public by writing me at Wayneal1@aol.com



Sources: Visited and photographed stones on 2 Mar 2011 by C. Wayne Austin.  Initial typing of listing by Faye Bradford, Jul 2011.  Added here 5 Dec 2011 by C. Wayne Austin.  This cemetery is also listed on page 4 Moore County Cemetery Records book by Tim & Helen Marsh, about 1976. However we found some new listings and some we did not find because  a few more stones were decayed and lost and others dug up by this researcher. As of now 5 Dec 2011 there are 78 more listings here than on findagrave.com. The number of tombstones representing grave listings found by this researcher in this cemetery was 168 compared to the current number on findagrave.com of 90. That is because I tend to look for all of the stones and not just my family or the easy to photograph stones.

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