GILBERT (Old) CEMETERY, Old white section (Hagan Rd) - GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location

Old Black Section - across the valley on the slope 100 yards from the main white graveyard graves are prevalent but stones scattered.

Gilbert Cemetery Road Signage for (1) old white & (2) old black and (3) new black sections: 8645
Overviews of the old white section in the distance looking across the old black section: 8646/8647/Gate into old white & old black sections: 8730/8731/8741/8743/Back (east) area of cemetery:8762/old white section:8774/old white section:8775/old white section:8776

Old White section listing:
ADAMS, G. B., 23 Apr 1812 - 20 Sep 1902. Mason 8725
ADAMS, Rebecca A., 21 Mar 1821 - 2 Apr 1864, consort of George B. Adams. 8721C/8721/8724
ADAMS, Nancy, 24 Jul 1843 - 6 Jul 1863, daughter of George Adams.
BROWNING, John F., 14 Jun 1864 - 2 Aug 1864. 8742
BROWNING, Beckie G., 11 Oct 1869 - 28 Oct 1887. (not found or missed
BROWNING, George L., 14 Oct 1878 - 30 May 1888. (stone fallen and in danger of being lost - back area of cemetery) 8761
CRAIG, Susie F., 8 Apr 1875 - 20 Oct 1899. Wife of John Craig, Farewell Susie I will meet you. 8755
DAVIS, Haney, 24 Mar 1809 - 2 Jan 1846. 8686
DOLLIN, D. B., 5 Apr 1822 - 17 Apr 1891. 8728/footstone:8729
DOLLIN, E. W., 14 Aug 1822 - 4 Jan 1899.
EDMUNDSON, Eleanor, 3 Nov 1812 - 7 Apr 1841. Aged 28 years, 6 months & 27 days. Remember me as you pass by, As you are now so once was I, As I am now so you must be. Prepare to follow me. 8714/8715/8716
FOSTER, Jim B., 16 Apr 1879 - d. date concreted over), son of A. T. & M. L. Foster. 8662
GARRIS, John Wesley, 29 Aug 1850 - 22 Aug 1855. 8673C/8673/8674
GARRIS, William Henry, 10 Nov 1848 - 26 Aug 1855. 8675C/8675
GIBSON, William M., 6 Dec 1871 - 8 Jan 1875. (stone broken & faded) 8704
GILBERT, Thomas, (b. cir 1773) - d. 20 Jan 1835, Aged 62 Years. 8738C/8738/8739
GILBERT, Mary, (born cir 1776) - Died 10 Nov 1848. Age 72 (years.) Consort of Thomas Gilbert. 8717
GILBERT, Caldonie, 11 Aug 1860 - 1 Sep 1866, daughter of David C. & Catherine Gilbert. 8720C/8720
GILBERT, Cary, Sr., 10 Aug 1793 - 23 May 1865. Age 71 Yrs 9 Mo. & 13 Dys. 8698/8700
GILBERT, David, 22 Nov 1796 - 12 Aug 1871. 8676/8677/8700
GILBERT, Mary Ann, 11 Jan 1798 - 15 Aug 1850, consort of David Gilbert. Aged 52 Y  3 M  4 D.  8713C/8713
GILBERT, Hugh
, 8 Feb 1844 - 22 Jul 1864, killed in battle of Atlanta, Georgia (during Civil War, likely a Confederate States Army soldier). Age 20 yrs, 5 Mos & 14 dys. 8699/8700
GILBERT, David C.
, 28 Mar 1828 - 20 May 1862. Aged 34, 1Mo & 22 Dys. 8697
GILBERT, Elizabeth A., 15 Mar 1813 - 16 Jun 1872, wife of David Gilbert. 8691C/8691/8732
GILBERT, Mrs. Sarah
, 5 Mar 1825 - 13 Jan 1843, consort of Thomas Gilbert. Aged 18 Years, 1 Mo's & 20 days. (age does not calculate)  8694C/8694/8695/8696
GILBERT, (no inscription remains for this box tomb next to Sarah Gilbert, wife of Thomas, fallen & broken box tomb - inscription weathered away): 8693/8696
GILBERT, Cury, (no other information) 8711
GILBERT, Eunice
, 1 Nov 1796 - 5 Nov 1873. Age 77 Years. 8701
GILBERT, Isreal, born 18 Sep 1831, Age 2 years.  Infant of Cary & Eunice Gilbert. 8712
GILBERT, Luther, Born 30 Apr 1833 - Died 30 Oct 1833, Age 6 Mo. Infant of Cary & Eunice Gilbert. 8712 
GILBERT, Louisa A., 8 Feb 1820 - 17 Jun 1848, consort of David Gilbert.  age 28 Y., 9 Mo's & 9 D. 8692
GILBERT, Lewis Nelson, 8 Oct 1807 - 8 Mar 1877.
GILBERT, Marie Lee, 1 Oct 1862 - 29 Dec 1898, Sister. 8648/8649
GILBERT, P. Jennie, 26 Jul 1843 - 30 Jun 1881, wife of Dr. V. B. Gilbert. 8650/8651
GILBERT, Eunice Ella, 29 Apr 1845 - 15 Nov 1875. aged 20 Years, 6 Mo's & 17 days. 8657/8658/8659
GILBERT, Jimmie, 11 Apr 1881 - 12 May 1882, Infant son of M. S. & M. T. Gilbert. Age 11 Mo 8 Dys. 8678/8679
GILBERT, Talmage, 1 Feb 1871 - 15 Jan 1919.
GILBERT, Dr. Van B., 6 Feb 1837 - 19 Dec 1870.
HARDYMAN, Margaret, 1 Feb 1846 - 7 Apr 1864, consort of P. T. Hardyman. 8722/8723/8724
HOLDEN, M. J. M., 5 Mar 1867 - 16 Oct 1868. 8656
INMAN, George M., 19 Jun 1832 - 26 Aug 1837. Age 5 Yrs 2 Mo's & 7 D. 8669
INMAN, Elizabeth, 26 Jan 1804 - 12 Apr 1863. /footstone E.I.: 8665/missing headstone:8666
INMAN, John William, 12 Sep 1863 - 30 May 1864, son of L. T. & Semiramiss Inman. Age 8 mo's & 18 days. 8660/8661
INMAN, Lizzie, 17 Aug 1867 - 6 Sep 1867, infant of M. & L. T. Inman. 8667
INMAN, William L., 17 Mar 1835 - 7 Jun 1837. Age  9 Yrs 2 Mo's & 20 D. 8670
JOHNSON, Joseph, 16 Mar 1851 - 7 May 1873. 8654/8655
MAPLES, Ellis M., 5 Oct 1866 - 30 Oct 1872. 8705
MAPLES, Cary, 27 Apr 1844 - 31 Mar 1845. A son of M. G. & Rebecca G. Maples. Age 11 Months & 3 days. 8708C/8708
MAPLES, Rebecca, 17 Mar 1871 - 22 Oct 1872. 1 yr., 7 mos, & 5 dys. 8706
MAPLES, Malcolm G., d. 10 May 1894, aged 75 yrs, 3 mos, 11 days. 8682/8683
MAPLES, Rebecca Gilbert
, 3 Feb 1826 - 14 Apr 1909, wife of Malcolm Maples. Mother 8680/Mother: 8681
MAPLES, Gary, 20 Feb 1816 - 13 Oct 1849, son of M. C. & Rebecca Maples.
MAPLES, John G., 12 Feb 1849 - 22 Apr 1883. (stone broken and very worn) 8726/8727
MAPLES, Hughie C., b. Mar 1863 - d. 1876
MAPLES, Mary James, 20 Feb 1846 - 13 Oct 1849. A daughter of M. G. & Rebecca G. Maples. 8707C/8707/8708
MAPLES, Prophelia P., 11 Jul 1849 - 14 Sep 1877, wife of John C. Maples.
MAPLES, William D., 17 Jul 1851 - 9 Aug 1877. (Stone broken) Aged 16 Yrs & 22 Dys. 8702/8703
MARBUT, Lena A., 4 Nov 1858 - 10 Aug 1868. a.9.m.9.y  8664
MARBUT, William A., 31 Jul 1851 - 14 Apr 1875, son of J. . & M. Marbut. 8663
MARBUT, Emery Leslie, 10 Apr 1900 -4 Nov 1902 son of W. A. & C. T. Marbut. 8765
MARBUT, J. M., 29 Apr 1846 - 22 Mar 1892. 8766
MARBUT, John, 4 Oct 1794 - no other date.
MARBUT, Mary L., 4 Mar 1882 -15 Sep 1885. 8767
MARBUT, Rev, John A., 17 Apr 1825 - 20 Jun 1900. 8768C/8768
MARBUT. Elizabeth F., 23 Dec 1828 - 4 Mar 1887. wife of J.A. Marbut. 8769C/8769
MARBUT, Tommie, 20 Jan 1885 - 29 mar 1904. son of W.A. & C.T. Marbut. 8763/8764
McCOY, Joe F., 1 Nov 1859 - 6 Sep 1896, (Woodman of the World marker). 8652/8653
NELSON, William Patrick, 27 Mar 1840 - 31 Oct 1840, son of Lewis Nelson. Age 11 Months & 13 Days. (name mostly broken off, age & dates visible) 8710C/8710
NELSON, Cary Leonias
, 26 Aug 1841 - 8 Aug 1842, son of Lewis Nelson. Age 11 Months & 13 Days. (name broken off) 8709C/8709
REAGAN, Dorothy, (b. cir 3 Apr 1802) - d. 6 Jan 1880, aged 77 Y,  9 M, 3 D. 8744/8745
REAGAN , Sytha Ann, 24 Jun 1829 - 25 Jan 1859 (or 1839). 8736C/8735/8736/8737
REAGAN, Willie, 20 Aug 1875 - 13 Sep 1888. 8747
REAGIN, Caleb C., 18 Feb 1801 - 20 Sep 1877. 8734C/8734
REAGIN, Sarahan, 21 Dec 1805 - 22 Apr 1832. 8733C/8733
ROGERS, Lillian G. Maples, 13 May 1857 - 14 Dec 1898, wife of C. H. Rogers. 8684/8685
SANDERS, Mary Kissirah, 25 Sep 1863 - 28 Mar 1864, daughter of Henry L. Sanders. 8753C/8753/8754
SANDERS, Elizabeth F., 30 Jul 1865 - 11 Aug 1865, daughter of Sarah E. & Henry Sanders. 8750C/8750/8751
SANDERS, William C. C., 6 Jul 1875 - 7 Aug 1875, son of H. L. & Sarah Sanders. Age 1 Mo & 1 Dy. 8749
SANDERS, Flora L., 2 May 1880 - 13 May 1880, daughter of Henry L. & Sarah T. Sanders. (surname spelled Sandus on tombstone) 8748
SMITH, William W., 22 Jan 1863 - Aug 1864
WARREN, Sarah E., 7 Jun 1883 - 28 Jul 1883, daughter of J. W. & S. J. Warren. 8770C/8770/8771
WARREN, Mary C., 9 May 1884 - 17 Apr 1901, daughter of J. W. & S. J. Warren. 8777C/8777
WARREN, S. N. J., 7 Sep 1862 - 16 Apr 1896. wife of J. W. Warren. 8773
WARREN, Henry E., 16 Jun 1886 - 6 Jan 1877, son of J. W. & S. N. J. Warren. 8772
WEEKS, Cynthia, 4 May 1785 - 24 Jun 1840. Age 55. 8756C/8756
WESTMORELAND, Eunice Ann, 3 Feb 1846 - 8 Apr 1877, wife of Dr. Theo Westmoreland. 8650/8651
ZIEGLER, Elizabeth Chandler, 26 Jan 1804 Newberry Co. S.C. - 12 Apr 1863 Giles Co. Tenn. (wife of John Ziegler who died in 1829.)(No inscribed gravestone found - likely unmarked.)

Unknown footstone among the Inman graves: 8668
Very old stone without an inscription - style used from about 1815 - 1840: 8718/8719
Side or top of a child's box tomb misplaced - I hope I checked it for inscription.: 8757
Unknown fieldstones marking graves:8671/8740/8746/8752/8758/8759/
Unknown headstone with part of epitaph remaining: 8760
Grave sinks at edge of cemetery: 8672
Rough cut head and footstones marking adult size grave next to Haney Davis: 8687/8688
Rough cut head and footstones marking adult size grave: 8689/
Real old Footstone misplaced - no inscription: 8690
 

Descendants of the slaves maintained the cemetery well into the 20th century, but as more and more have moved away and time has passed, it has long since become overgrown.  Now only the new black section is being routinely maintained. The fence has been felled by trees on occasion, but makeshift repairs have been made by someone. The gate is now barb wired shut, but it can be opened with care, or you can resort to a belly crawl or other agile means to get under it. I have not been there this summer but knowing we had a more than average wet season the weeds must be ten feet tall with privy hedge taking over the place.

It has been said that the cemetery can be seen briefly in the 1995 feature film "Tom and Huck."

Visited & photographed 7 Feb 2012 by Wayne Austin. Initial typing by Faye Bradford. Added to this site 2 Oct 2012 by C. Wayne Austin. Also published in the book Giles County Cemeteries, Page 145-147 by the Historical Society about 1985. Presented on Findagrave.com with most of the listings, a few were omitted and others included that I did not find because there were unmarked or not interred here. Also on findagrave.com the old cemetery was co-mingled between African Americans and whites. However I cannot say that is precise above either.

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