CARTRE, Sallie C., 23 Apr 1848 - 16 Apr 1870. (believe this surname to be "Carter".)
CORPIER, Martha, daughter of Abel & Sarah Ezell, 15 May 1823 - 15 Dec 1862. "A good wife, an affectionate mother, a loving sister. w/o John Wilson Corpier, d/o Abel and Sarah Ann Palmer Ezell
EZELL, Abel, 7 Dec 1780 - 9 Dec 1854. h/o Sarah Ann Palmer Ezell, s/o William and ___ Ezell
EZELL, Sarah, wife of Abel Ezell, 15 Oct 1786 - 12 Dec 1868. (Sarah "Sallie" Palmer Ezell d/o John Palmer & Martha "Patsy" Williams Palmer; Ref: Olva)
EZELL, William S., 28 Dec 1820 - 14 Jan 1890. Mason, (Willaim Seit, Ezell Union Co. S. C. native; s/o Abel & Sarah Ann Palmer Ezell; h/o Nancy Ann Kerr Ezell; probably a C.S.A. Civil War soldier.)
EZELL, N.A. (N. Abell), Wife of W.S. Ezell, 4 Dec 1824 - 3 Feb 1902. (wife of William S. Ezell; daughter of Henry & Mary Ford Kerr.)
EZELL, Sarah Ann, 25 Feb 1828 - 7 Jan 1870. "Sister, daughter of Abel & Sarah Ezell." (d/o Abel & Sarah Palmer Ezell)
EZELL, Addie, 1851 - 1913
GRAHAM, Mrs. Madora, 9 Jan 1864 - 3 Mar 1918 w/o William A. Graham, d/o ___ and ___ Ezell
HENDERSON, Infant, 03 May 1887 - 03 May 1887, s/o S. B. and Lura E. Ezell Henderson (Grave unmarked)
JONES, Mary J. Consort of M. S. Jones, (born ca 20 Sep 1812) departed this life 29 April 1840 Aged 27 years, 7 months & 9 days. (d/o John Menefee & his wife Mary/Polly (Renfro) Menefee); w/o Martin S. Jones md 17 Dec 1833)
KERR, Mary, 12 Mar 1796 - 14 Jun 1877. (wife of Henry Kerr and daughter of James Ford one of the earliest settlers in the Giles County; Mother of Nancy Ann Kerr Ezell.)
RATHER, James Thomas, son of W. B. & L.R. Rather, 10 Mar 1833 - 8 Oct 1833. Aged 7 months and 28 days.
REED, Mattie, wife of John D. Reed, 23 Feb 1861 - 17 Dec 1891
REED, Bernard Lyle, son of J.D. & Mattie Reed, 21 Apr 1890 - 28 May 1892, Age 2 yrs, 1 Mo & 7 Ds.
I could easily have stood most of these stones back up, but it endangers the stones to do so. Cattle are still in this cemetery and they would knock them down again endangering the stones with another fall and further risk of breakage. A fence is needed and then probably brush killer should be sprayed at least once a year to keep the growth in check. I suppose it should be checked to see if the brush killer is safe around cattle though. Surprisingly there seems not to be any missing stones or parts of stones here. However the unmarked grave records are destroyed by someone who collected most of the stones and threw them under a tree on one side of the cemetery.
Family History Note
This was once the John Menafee place, and he still owned it at the time that Mary Jane Jones died in 1840; he sold the place to William Ezell before 1850 and moved to Madison Co., Alabama near Hazel Green.
Marriage records in the Jones family Bible indicate that Martin S. Jones and Mary Jane Mennifee were married on 17 December 1833; the marriage was also reported in the Nashville Banner and Advertiser on 21 December 1833. Bible records indicate also that Mary Jane Menefee was born 20 September 1812, the daughter of John Menefee and his wife Mary/Polly (Renfro) Menefee.
From the Family notes of Nelle Jones Smith, great granddaughter. Reprinted here from the Giles County Historical Society Cemetery book, a 1980's publication.
Listed in the book: Giles County Tennessee Cemeteries, page 131-132, by the Giles County Historical Society, about 1988. Several stones are listed here which are missing from this book for some reason.
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