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OLD FLAT CREEK CEMETERY, (Flat Creek) BEDFORD COUNTY TENNESSEE
Mapping the Location

 

Area overview photos: 0072/0110/0135/0136/0137/0138/0210/0212/0260/0337/0338
Area views of the Hale Family Cemetery fenced separately
- combined here all a part of the same common large area. 0139/0161/167/0169/0170/0171
Antebellum historic home: Marshall, 812 Lynchburg Highway (Hwy 82) - no connection to this cemetery. 0064
A very old decaying home once the pride of someone: along Lynchburg Highway (Hwy 82) - no connection to this cemetery. 0063

BEARDEN, John
, born 11 Mar 1744 in Spottsylvania Co. Va., Died May 1836 Aged: 92 Yrs., Revolutionary Soldier. Husband of Nancy Langston Bearden. Judging from the age of John at death it is likely his wife is not buried here. (Frost family records.) 0093C/0093/0094/0091/0092/0095
BEARDEN, WIlliam-John-Eli, This was all that was on a temporary wooden marker with pasted letters hovering over a large stack stone monument in the Bearden Hurst area Can't tell if the wooden marker is for three interments or one but the tomb is likely only one. 0281
BEARDEN, Willis, 2 Jan 1810 - 4 Jun 1892, aged: 82 yrs. (Stone on the ground on its face. I rolled it over) 0253/0254/0251/0256
BEARDEN, Mahala (Claunch), (born abt 1805) - Died 11 Aug 1889, aged: 84 yrs, wife of Willis Bearden. 0252/0256
BEARDEN, Eliza J.(Elizabeth Jane), Nov 1832 - 16 Oct 1906. Age 74, 0250/0256
BEARDEN, Inez O., 5 Apr 1874 - 31 Jan 1889, daughter of W. E. & Victoria Bearden. 0257/0258/0259
BEARDEN, M. J. B. (Broken - no dates. (not found in Jan 2011)
BEARDON, (Corporal) J.C., 10th Tenn Infantry, (no dates, A federal war casualty 1861-1865?) 0111/0110
BEARDON, Unknown Stack Stone monuments, Bearden area 0279/0282/0283/0284
BLANKENSHIP, Asberry U., 14 Oct 1851 - -- Jul 1852. (not found in Jan 2011)
BLANKENSHIP, Nancy L., 5 Sep 1832 - 12 Aug 1850. 0276/0277/0278
BLANKENSHIP, R. F., 2 Jun 1854 - 24 Mar 1905. 0308/0310
BLANKENSHIP, Sallie, 5 Mar 1860 - (no other date). 0309/0310
BLANKENSHIP, Willie, 28 Jul 1856 - 12 Apr 1858. (not found in Jan 2011)
BOBO, Mary Ann, 18 May 1812 - 30 Jan 1877, wife of Elisha Bobo. (Stone broken) 0304
BROOKS, Delilah, 26 Jan 1812 - 20 Aug 1888, wife of Dillard Brooks. 0224/0225
BRYANT, Dennis, born 12 Sep 1808 - Died 14 Jun 1887. (Broken stone was temporarily set up for photograph) 0117/0118/0119
BRYANT, Elizabeth, Died 10 Sep 1888, age about 78 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord 0116/0119
BRYANT, Lena V., Infant dau of J. D. & M.A. Bryant Sep 30 1869 - Feb 18, 1870. 0331
C ...., J., (Footmarker no other information)
CAMPBELL, Alfred, 15 Apr 1806 - 2 Jan 1863. (Also includes an older stone shaling away) 0190/0191/0197
CAMPBELL, Sarah, 14 Jan 1811 - 10 Apr 1869. 0188/0189/0197
CAMPBELL, Thomas J., 7 May 1842 - 23 Jan 1864. 0186/0184/0187/0197
CHESHIRE, Susan M. 30 May 1830 - 30 Apr 1901. 0261/0262
CLENNEY, Leander C.
, 22 Sep 1886 - 4 Aug 1953, Tennessee, Pvt 605 SVC Bn Engrs Corps, W. W. I.
CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Martha J., 20 Jun 1830 - 17 Nov 1891. Dearest Mother thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel, but tis God that has Bereft us. He can all our sorrows heal. 0196/0197
DEAN, Thomas, 31 Oct 1791 - 5 Jan 1881, aged: 89y, 2m, 5d. He is not dead buy sleepeth. 0073/0074/0076
DEAN, Cassander
, Born, 29 May 1792 - Died 5 Jan 1884, aged: 91y, 7m, 6d, Married to Thomas Dean 18 Feb 1817. 0075/0076
DEAN, Mary C., 13 Dec 1860 - 12 Feb 1861, Daughter of P.S. & N.P. Dean. 0078/0077/0079/0080/0343
DEAN, Unknown, Stack Stone monument in the Dean lots: 0077/0080
EVINS, William M., 11 Aug 1787 - 26 Jun 1852. Dearest Parents thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel. Tis the Lord that bereft us of the ones we loved so well. 0263
AND
EVINS, Elizabeth, 24 Oct 1791 - 8 Sep 1875. Dearest Parents thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel. Tis the Lord that bereft us of the ones we loved so well. 0263
EVINS, Elizabeth M., 18 Dec 1820 - 30 Jun 1854. 0264
EVINS, Wesley S., 24 Dec 1824 - 4 Apr 18_. (Year date broken off) 0265/0271
EVINS, Martha, 16 Jan 1812 - 12 Jul 1868. 0266/0267/0271
EVINS, Mary E.
, 14 Mar 1837 - 31 Aug 1921. Our Mother. 0255/0256
EVINS, Manerva. J., 21 Apr 1829 - 12 Jul 1857. 0268/0270/0269/0271/0272
EVINS, W.A., 29 Dec 1816 - 15 Jan 1856. 0325/0326
EVINS, E.M.C.A.,
23 Sep 1823 - 26 Feb 1870. 0323/0324/0326
EVINS, Manerva. J., 21 Apr 1829 - 12 Jul 1857. 0268/0270/0269/0271/0272
FARRAR, Allie C., 3 Nov 1892 - 7 Dec 1895, son of William & Emma Farrar. 0318/0317
FARRAR, Elizabeth R. (Roland Harris), 21 Sep 1800 - 29 Apr 1886, Wife of John H. Farrar. 0241/0242
FARRAR, J. H. (Joseph H.), Company C, 5th Tenn. Cav., US Statesman, (no other information; old & faded military marker) 0244/0245
FARRAR, Nan, (no dates). 0243
FARRAR, Pop, (no dates or other information) 0247
FARRAR, Mary Jane, (no dates or other information; broken stone) 0248
FARRAR, Limestone Rock marking grave, (no dates or other information) 0249
FARRAR, Permelia M., 2 Apr 1830 - 3 Feb 1903. 0246
FINNEY, Elmo, 20 Sep 1885 - 17 Jul 1891. (not found in Jan 2011)
FLOYD, David, 1764 – 1828, Revolutionary Soldier & his wife Jane (nee Norman) are buried in this cemetery - (no marker found in Jan 2011 and there is none)
AND WIFE
FLOYD, Jane Norman, 1763 - 1828, (no marker). (Info from the records of William Floyd & Dave Bell on Findagrave.com.)
FLOYD, Addie Pauline, 5 May 1871 - 6 Mar 1874, daughter of J. D. & S. B. Floyd. 0125
FLOYD, Elijah, 15 Feb 1798 - 27 Sep 1876, (son of David Floyd, Sr.; Stone toppled from base) 0130/0132
AND WIFE
FLOYD, Sallie, 1 Sep 1799 - 18 Oct 1891. (Stone toppled from base) 0131/0132
FLOYD, W. Birnie, 20 Jul 1867 - 27 Jan 1934 (Hale family lots) 0160
AND
FLOYD, Etta Hale, 12 Apr 1866 - 16 Mar 1950. (Hale family section) 0160
FROST, Dr. W. D., Died 23 Sep 1888, aged: 58 yrs. In loving remembrance. (broken stone). 0237/0238
FROST, Martha L., Died 24 Sep 1874, aged: 36 y, 9 m, 25 d, wife of W. D. Frost. 0239
FROST, Herbert, (cir 21 Nov 1876) - 1 Nov 1880, aged: 3 y, 11 m, 10 d, son of Joshua Wright & Mary Ellen Reagor Frost. 0208/0209/0210
FROST, Horace, 5 Mar 1864 - 29 Mar 1884. How many hopes lie here. 0236
FROST, John Ray, Died 15 Aug 1884, aged: 1 y, 2 m, 18 d, son of J. W. & M. E. Frost. (Small stone broken on on the ground) 0211/0210/0212
GILLILAND, Robert L., 9 Oct 1891 - 4 Sep 1914. Woodman of the World, 0313/0314
GLIDEWELL, William Jackson, 1831 - 1912, "Father".  0065/0066
GLIDEWELL, Mourning Bearden, 1827 - 1904, "Mother"  0065/0067
GLIDEWELL, Benjamin Franklin, 1857 - 1938, "Son".  0065/0068
GOWEN, Sidney, 16 May 1829 - 10 Jul 1896 Mother 0134
AND
GOWEN, George, 3 Jan 1859 - 21 Jan 1931 Son 0134
GOWEN, Glenn, 26 Sep 1867 - 30 May 1938. (not found in Jan 2011) (not found in Jan 2011, area of grave very brushy)
GOWEN, T. K., 28 Jan 1863 - 17 Feb 1893.(not found in Jan 2011) (not found in Jan 2011, area of grave very brushy)
HALE , Sophia (Rees), 15 Jan 1794 - 25 Jan 1869, Aged ; 75 Years, 10 Days, wife of M. Hale. 0200/0201
HALE, J. R., 28 Jul 1823 - 13 Jul 1910. (Hale family section) 0153/0154
AND
HALE, A. C., 14 Aug 1834 - 2 Oct 1914. (Hale family section) 0153/0154
HALE, Charles J., 4 Feb 1860 - 6 Oct 1932. (Hale family section) 0168/0169
AND
HALE, Elizabeth Gowen, 21 Aug 1866 - 19 Apr 1933. (Hale family section) 0168/0169
HALE, Clark M., 21 Jun 1902 - 29 May 1903. (Hale family section) 0147
HALE, Fannie May, 17 Mar 1905 - 8 Aug 1905. (Hale family section) 0148
HALE, Infant son of Paul & Alice Hale, 24 Nov 1943. (Hale family section) 0142
HALE, James M., 1873 - 1936. (Hale family section) 0145/0144/0143
HALE, Mamie Robinson, 1876 - 1939. (Hale family section) 0146/0144/0143
HALE, Alfred H.
, 15 Jan 1859 - 10 Jan 1921. (Hale family section) 0150/0152
HALE, Jordan
, 14 Dec 1870 - 16 Jun 1897, son of J. R. & Cassie Hale. (Hale family section) 0151/0152
HALE, Mary E., 2 Oct 1863 - 16 Aug 1949. (Hale family section) 0149/0152
HALE, Lillis, 17 Apr 1896 - 23 Apr 1967. (Hale family section) 0164
HALE, Mary Cassie, (7 Jan) 1907 - (29 Oct) 1909. (sister of Nell Hale) (Hale family section. Also may have a stone in Rosebank) 0172
HALE, Ozelle, 26 Aug 1889 - 19 Oct 1893, age 4y 1m 24d, daughter of Charles J. & Lizzie Hale. (Hale family section) 0166/0167/0169
HALE, Infant son, 31 Dec 1894 - 3 Jan 1895, infant son of Charles J. & Lizzie Hale. (Hale family section) 0165/0167
HALE, Roger Gowen
, 7 Dec 1937 - 7 Jul 1939. (Hale family section) 0141
HALE, W. Joe, (11 Oct)1861 - (25 Nov) 1934. (Hale family section) 0173
HALE, Ralph F., 12 Jan 1891 - 29 Jan 1978. (Hale family section) 0162
HALE, Aline, 19 Dec 1893 - 20 Mar 1975. (Hale family section) 0163
HARRIS, John N., 17 May 1829 - 31 Jan 1895, aged: 65 y, 8 m, 14 d, married Elizabeth Reagor 28 Jul 1867. He died as he lived trusting in God 0205/0207
HARRIS, J. A., 17 Aug 1859 - 23 Aug 1885, son of John N. & M. A. Harris. Dearest son thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel. Tis the Lord that has Bereft us of one we loved so well. 0206/0207
HASTY, Rev. Joseph
, 22 Jan 1817 - 2 Jul 1881. (A second old stone was sitting behind the newer one) 0069/0070
HASTY, Mary, 2 Aug 1820 - 4 Nov 1886. 0071
HURST, Elizabeth, 19 Aug 1783 - 27 Dec 1877, aged: 94 y, 4 m, 8 d, Married 9 Jan 1806. 0280/0279
HURST, Polly Grace, Sep 17 1771 Jul 8 , 1855 Aged 83y 9m 10d “Member of Baptist Church for 70 yrs.” Note: The Revolutionary Soldier William Hurst is said to be buried in this area. Could Polly be his wife?) (inscribed stone not found in Jan 2011)
HURST, William, (No dates, no marker found) Believed to be buried here. A Soldier of the Revolutionary.
HURST, J.J., 27 Sep 1817 - 12 Jul 1901. (Stone off its base and leaning against a Walnut Tree) 0285/0286
HIX, D. D.
, 13 Sep 1855 - 26 Dec 1934. (Hale family section) 0157/0155/0161
HIX, Maud Hale, 1 Feb 1856 - 29 Nov 1923. (Hale family section) 0159/0155/0161
HIX, Mary Edna
, 8 Feb 1881 - 21 Dec 1969. (Hale family section) 0158/0155/0161
HIX, Effie V., 2 May 1862 - 13 Nov 1881, 19 y, 6 m & 16 d, wife of C. D. Hix. 0240
HUTSON, Mary A., 27 Nov 1853 - 10 Mar 1876, wife of J. L. Hutson & daughter of Watson & Ann Floyd. (Dates partly broken off now) Dearest Mary thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel. Tis the Lord that has Bereft us of one we loved so well. 0340/0341/0342
HUTSON, Caldonia Ann (Reagor), Born 10 Mar 1840 - Died 2 Feb 1902, wife of Marion Hutson, & daughter of Abraham & Elizabeth Lacy Reagor, (no marker).
HUTSON, Infant
son of J. L. & Mary A. Hutson, (no dates). (inscribed stone not found in Jan 2011)
KEITH, Meeklee, 5 Jul 1871 - 14 Oct 1891, son of A. M. & Mary A. Keith. 0223/0225
KEITH, James Cyrus, 25 Nov 1895 - 2 Nov 1896, son of H.D. & Addie B. Keith. 0220/0221/0225
KEITH, Cyrus B., 13 Jul 1869, 28 Dec 1891, son of A. M. & Mary A. Keith. 0222/0225
KINGREE, Grace A., 7 Feb 1879 - 14 Jul 1896. Lord Teach me to give back to thee the treasure thou didst lend to me. 0233/0234/0235
KINGREE, Howard F., 24 Sep 1880 - 27 Jul 1896. Tis the Lord that has Bereft us of the one we loved so well. 0230/0231/0235
KINGREE, Nora B., 25 Dec 1881 - 18 Apr 1890. 0227/0228/0229/0226/0232
KINGREE, Eva K., 12 Aug 1885 - 15 Apr 1886, daughter of W.H. & F.M. Kingree. Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. 0213/0214/0215/0226
LOGAN, L.
, 31 May 1827 - 26 Nov 1908. 0316/0315
LYON, Carrie J., Died 10 Jun 1888, aged: 22 yrs, wife of W. B. Lyon. 0216/0217
LYON, B.B., 26 Nov 1887 - 12 Mar 1888, son of C.J. & W.B. Lyon. 0218/0219
McCLENNEY, Charles John, 1861 - 1952. 0099/0100
AND
McCLENNEY, Finette M., 1867 - 1945. 0099
McMANIS, John P., 3 Jan 1843 - 23 Nov 1905. 0102/0103
AND WIFE
McMANIS, Nancy Jane, 19 Mar 1841 - 25 Dec 1896, wife of John P McManis. 0101
MOORE, Wade Lee, died 4 Feb 1861, Aged about 4 years, son of M.N. & E.L. Moore 0192/0195
MOORE, Mary Irene, died 8 Feb 1861, Aged about 2 years,  daughter of M.N. & E.L. Moore. 0193/0195
MOORE, T.E., no dates remaining, son of M.N. & E.L. Moore 0194/0195
NELMS, Ardecy Call0na
, 1 Apr 1858 - 29 Oct 1876. 0275
NEWSOM, Tarleton G., son of Thomas & Mary A. Newsom died May 1, 1859 aged 23y 3m 24d “departed this life by drowning in the Barren Forks of the Duck River near Normandy” 0179C/0179/0180
AND
NEWSOM, Virginia T., 1 May 1859, aged: 17 y, 7 m, 29 d, daughter of Thomas & Mary A. Newsom, departed this life by drowning in the Barren Fork of Duck River near Normandy. 0179C/0179/0180
PARKER, Dora May, 10 Jun 1888 - 17 Oct 1892, daughter of I. S. (Isaiah S.) & Mary Parker. Inside wrought Iron Fence. 0332/0333/0334/0335/0336
RAY, Albert A., 1861 - 1948. 0322
RAY, Dosia Parker, Died 22 Dec 1890, aged: 25 y, 8 m, 28 d., wife of Albert A. Ray. 0319/0320
REAGOR, Martha Campbell
, (no dates), wife of Milton Alexander Reagor & daughter of Alfred & Sarah Reeves Campbell, (no marker).(stone not found in Jan 2011)
REAVES, M. A., 2 Dec 1819 - 18 Feb 1872. 0176/0175
REAVES, John, 1854 - 1924. 0177/0178
REAVES, Elisabeth, 27 Sep 1852 - 22 Sep 1879. 0174
RENEGAR, Jno. F., 24 Feb 1865 - 19 Oct 1920. (Hale family section) 0140
AND
RENEGAR, Nancy J., 13 Mar 1868 - 10 Mar 1919. (Hale family section) 0140
SAULS, Polly Nelms, 25 May 1838 - 20 Dec 1876. 0274
SAULS, Infant son of John & Polly Sauls, 1876. 0273
SNELL, Maggie M., 15 Dec 1850 - 19 Apr 1912.0330
SNODDY, James T., 14 Sep 1814 - 29 Jan 1876. 0328/0329
AND
SNODDY, Julia A., 7 Mar 1830 - 3 Jul 1913. 0328/0329
STANFIELD, John A., 16 Jul 1853 - 3 Aug 1869. 0182/0183/0185/0197
STEPHENS, Charley L., 10 Jun 1882 - 26 Nov 1903. We will meet again 0106/0112
STEPHENS, John, 12 Nov 1854 - 26 Oct 1913. Gone but not forgotten 0107/0112
STEPHENS, Mary Ann, 23 Aug 1864 - 27 Nov 1885. Absent not dead. 0104/0105/0112
STEPHENS, unknown, stone appears to be upside down in the Stephens grave lot area. I should have dug it up. 0108/0109/0112
TILLETT, J. M., 5 Jul 1849 - 26 Jan 1909. Gone but not forgotten 0202/0204/0207
TILLETT, Ette Hannes
, 22 Oct 1857 - 17 Jul 1896, wife of J. M. Tillett. Her last words "The angel is Caling" 0203/0204/0207
WILLIAMS, P. G., 21 Sep 1846 - 17 Apr 1914. (not found in Jan 2011)
WOMACK, Elisha Eddy, 10 Apr 1875 - 25 Nov 1875, son of J. H. & M. A. Womack. 0199/0198
WORD, Marthy Jane, 13 May 1827 - 13 Feb 1913, wife of Thomas Word. Mother at Rest 0311/0312
WORD, Kate B., 14 Feb 1851 - 1 May 1884. Fold her O Father in Thine Arms and let her hence forth be a messenger of love between our human hearts and thee. 0081/0082/0083/0339

Several fieldstones, no inscriptions - other unmarked Graves. 0084/0087/0096/0110/0120/0121/0181/0305/0306/0307
Many Large Stacked Limestone grave cover monuments. Few have an inscribed stone with them. 0085/0086/0088/0089/0090/0097/0098/0110/0113/0114/
0115/0122/0123/0124/0126/0127/0128/0129/0184/0287/0288/0289/0290/0291/0292/0293/0294/0295/0296/0297/0298/0299/0300/0301/0302/0303/0327

Unknown Stone toppled on face and unreadable, dated style about 1880:0133
Unknown, Base of stone near Docie Parker Ray stone. Probably part of the old stone for Albert Ray. 0321


Due to this cemetery having little access it is basically cut off from visitors and shows serious signs of decay from growth of brush and general neglect of care. That situation promotes itself as the less visitors a cemetery has the more neglect. Then the landowner who has the right of way across his land increasingly cuts off the access to the cemetery with fencing and other means. This may be so gradual that the landowner is not aware of it.
This cemetery is hard to survey. The monuments are variously shaped and scattered around leaving them hard to find especially in the dense brush. The monuments in an old cemetery like this are clustered together by family more so than by rows.

Sources: Visited and photographed stones by C. Wayne Austin  27 Jan 2011.  Typing by Faye Bradford, Jun 2011.  Added here 1 Nov  2011 by C. Wayne Austin..  This cemetery is also listed on page  276 Bedford County Cemetery book Tim & Helen Marsh, about 1976. However we found some new listings and some we did not find.