Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

HOPEWELL CEMETERY, (Buford Station to Brick Church Rd) - GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location

 

Views of the Cemetery:5193/5194/5195/5196/5197/5198/5223/5224/5225/5284/5285/5286/5287/5297/5298/5299/5300
Views of the section of the Cemetery down nearer Buford Station Road on west side: 5307/5308/5309/5310/5313
Several Miles down the Road - Odd Fellows Hall Church of Christ: 5316/5315/5314

Road & Cemetery Signage for the Everbrite & Hopewell cemeteries: 5311/5312

BILLS, (Rev.) W. F., 8 Mar 1862 - 15 Nov, 1916. Father 5304
BILLS, Sophia, 14 Jun 1869 - (no other date) Mother 5304
BLACK, Nancy, 5 Dec 1829 - 3 Jun 1878 (stone not found - this survey)
BUFORD, Annie L., wife of Flournoy Buford, 23 Sep 1893 - 2 Nov, 1916.(Grave on other south side of cemetery away from the rest of the graves)
5234/5235/5236/5237
COMPTON, Adelia/(Adesha?) A., 18 Jul 1859 - 21 Apr 1878.
5199C/5199/5200/5202
COMPTON, Barbara A., dau. of Isaac & Barbara Compton, 5 Dec 1834 - 28 Oct 1843.
5208C/5208/5210
COMPTON, Barbara Compton, 22 Mar 1800 - 12 Feb 1887.
5204C/5204
COMPTON, Miney P., dau. of F.M. & Adeline Compton, 18 Feb 1844 - 6 Nov 1846.
5209C/5209/5210
COMPTON, Isaac, 12 Mar 1797 - 7 Dec 1875.
5203C/5203
COMPTON, Lucy J., 8 Mar 1862 - 12 May 1884.
5205C/5205
COMPTON, Matilda C., dau. of Isaac & Barbara Compton, 13 May 1830 - 9 Feb 1834.
5207C/5207/5210
COMPTON, Matilda, 23 Jan 1871 - 21 Jul 1884 (stone not found - this survey)
COMPTON, Susan M., wife of A. S. Compton, 24 Feb 1828 - 20 Apr 1864.
5201C/5201/5202
COMPTON, unknown fieldstone marking grave - no inscription - located in Compton family lot area.
5206
CRAIG, Richard Johnson, son of Wm J. & Susan A. Craig, 16 Apr 1849 - 30 Sep 1849.
5251/footstone R.I.C.5252
CRAIG, Susana A., Consort of William J. Craig, 27 May 1821 - 5 Aug 1849
5253C/5253
DANIEL, Nancy S. Daniel, wife of J.K.W. Daniel, 1 May 1814 - 12 Jan 1842. Aged 27 Yrs 8 Mo & 11 Days.
5280L/5280/5281/5294/5295/5296/5297
FOLLIE, S. A. E. Follis, 20 Mar 1825 - 6 Apr 1869. (stone not found - this survey)
GRIFFIN, Darcas E. W., wife of A.P. Griffin, 11 Oct 1820 - 13 Jan 1855
5221/5223
GRIFFIN, Elizabeth C., dau. of A.P. & D.E. Griffin, 26 Sep 1846 - 21 Jan 1855.(stone not found - this survey)
GRIFFIN, Gideon B. White, son of A. P. & Darcas E. Griffin, 17 Mar 1853 - 26 Jan 1854.Age 10 Mo & 9 Days.
5220/5223
GUTHRIE, Robert, 10 Aug 1773 - 22 Feb 1866.
5222C/5222/5223
JOHNSON, Abner K., son of John & Lucinda J. Johnson, 5 Jun 1825 - 7 Oct 1826.
5265C/5265
JOHNSON, Harriet Matilda, daughter of John W. & Rebecca A. Johnson, 10 Apr 1853 - 25 May 1853.
5213C/5213
JOHNSON, J. M., 26 Apr 1821 - 14 Feb 1831.
5269/5270
JOHNSON, J.E. no other information footstone in Johnson grave area: 5271
JOHNSON, James M., son of J.(James) M. & Susan Johnson 26 Mar 1853 - 26 Oct 1855.
5219C/5219/5223
JOHNSON, Mathew, 5 Sep 1783 - 10 Sep 1865.
5274/5273
JOHNSON, Mrs Erixenna Johnson, wife of Richard Johnson, 15 Apr 1797 - 28 Dec 1865, a Presbyterian 51 years. When we contemplate the character of her life and consider and consider the manner of her death may we exclaim God moved in a mysterious way. His wonders to perform. He plants his feet in triumph and rules upon..
5256C/5256/5257/5258
JOHNSON, Lucinda J. Johnson, 25 Sep 1785 - 26 Oct 1854
5241C/5241
JOHNSON, R. M., 15 Jan 1818 - 9 Oct 1818.
5268/footstone R.M.J.:5272
JOHNSON, Rebecca A., wife of John W. Johnson, 25 Jul 1823 - 12 Jun 1853.
5211/5212
JOHNSON, Richard, born 1 Jan 1776 in Lincoln Co., N.C. - d. 10 Nov 1857.
Over the death of those who slumber in the Lord... 5259/5260/5261
JOHNSON, Richard M., 5 Mar 1828 - 14 Jul 1833.
5255
JOHNSON, Sina H., dau. of James M. & Susan M. Johnson 4 Oct 1848 - 27 Dec 1849. Age 14 Mo. & 23 days.
5214/5215
JOHNSON, Sina, 2 Feb 1787 - 29 Jan 1861. (stone not found - this survey)
JOHNSON, Susan M., wife of James M. Johnson 7 Dec 1821 - 22 Apr 1853.
5217C/5217/5218/5223
JOHNSON, Thomas H. son of L.H. & C.P. Johnson, 2 Sep 1848 - 6 Jul 1849.
5275
JOHNSON, William J., son of John & Lucinda Johnson, 22 Mar ---- - -- Jun 1815 (stone not found - this survey)
JOHNSTON, Elizabeth Johnston, d. 1 May 1836, in her 91st year. born abt 1745.(stone not found - this survey)
JOHNSTON, Infant of R. J. Johnston. (no dates given old 1850 and prior style stone)
5254
JOHNSTON, Infant of R. Johnston. (no dates given old 1850 and prior style stone)
5264
JOHNSTON, James, 25 Jun 1773 - 14 Dec 1813. (stone not found - this survey)
JOHNSTON, Susanna, d. 16 Jun 1819 in the 38th year of her life.
5262/5263
JOHNSTON, John, 13 Apr 1773 - 2 Oct 1827.
5242C/5242
JONES, John, 20 Oct 1761 - 20 Sep 1823.
5231/5232
JONES, Alexander, d. 21 Jul 1827, in his 58th year.
5238/5239/5240/5279/5282
JONES, David L., 6 Dec 1775 - 4 Oct 1848. Aged 72 Y, 9 Mo & 28 Days 5243C/5243/5244
JONES, Erixina A., dau. of David & Rebecca Jones, d. 31 Aug 1833, aged 2 yrs, 8 mos, 22 days.
5247
JONES, Rebecca, 1766 - 1833.
5229C/5229/5230
JONES, Robert Brevard, 22 Dec 1804 - 24 Aug 1873.(stone not found - this survey)
JONES, Samuel A., son of David L. & Rebecca Jones, d. 18 Jul 1820, age 2 yrs, 6 mos & 4 days.
5245C/5245/5246
JONES, Samuel, d. 23 Dec 1815 in the 42nd year of his age. box tomb
5283/5288/5289
JONES, Mary V., Daut. of R.B. & S.C. Jones. 23 Oct 1868 - 14 Jul 1886. 5290/5291/5292 
MARTIN, Ceasar, 13 Oct 1888 - Age 82 (B or D?)(stone not found - this survey)
MARTIN, Dandridge, 1 Jan 1834 - 24 Sep, 1902. (stone not found - this survey)
MARTIN, Elijah, 2 Mar 1874 - (no other date). (stone not found - this survey)
MARTIN, Emma, 1864 - Apr 1926. (stone not found - this survey)
MARTIN, George W., Sr., 11 Nov 1882 - 17 Oct 1948.(grave further down the road 200 yards)
5302
MARTIN, Claudia W., 27 Apr 1895 - 30 Nov 1988.grave further down the road 200 yards) 5302
MARTIN, Hattie Rebecca, D 14 Sep 1938 Age 9 Years. (grave further down the road 200 yards)
5301
MARTIN, Willis, 4 Jul 1862 - 12 Jun 1939. grave further down the road 200 yards)5303
MARTIN, Belle S., 20 Sep 1875 - 23 Oct 1940. grave further down the road 200 yards)5303
MARTIN, Lou, 12 Aug 1847 - 27 Feb 1915. (stone not found - this survey)
McCOMB, Mary M., wife of G.B. McComb, d. 4 May 1851, age 30 years, 3 mo. & 23 days.
5249C/5248/5249/5250
MARTEN, Emma, 1861 - 1926. Mother is gone (Grave on other south side of cemetery away from the rest of the graves)
5233C/5233
PERRY, Fred, 1 Jul 1868 - 4 Sep 1887 (stone not found - this survey)
RODES, John W., 5 May 1871 - 17 Sep 1876.(stone not found - this survey)
SMITH, M. E. Smith, wife and Babe of E. H. Smith, 17 Apr 1840 - 26 Apr 1878. (stone not found - this survey)
SMITH, Sally J., dau. of E.H. & M.E. Smith, 15 Sep 1872 - 14 Aug 1873 (stone not found - this survey)
TINNEN, James, b. in N.C. 23 May 1759; served in American Revolution. Moved to Tenn. 1806; died 15 Aug 1844.
5226C/5226/5227
TINNEN, Mrs. Hanna, consort of James Tinnen 22 May 1763 - 14 Apr 1844, by their dau Elizabeth.
5228C/5228
VERELL, Eliza P., consort of Charles E. Verell, 30 May 1809 - 23 Jul 1845.
5276/5277/footstone E.P. & J.B.V.: 5278
VERELL, John B., son of Elizabeth & Charles E. Verell 20 Apr 1839 - 12 Jul 1845.
5276/5277
WHITE, Mrs Sarah, 14 Aug 1778 - 4 May 1853. (stone not found - this survey)
WHITE, Sidney Jones, son of Allen & Euzride C. White, 25 Feb 1853 - 25 May 1853. (stone not found - this survey)

Unknown stones believed not to have inscription. could be footstones:
5266/5267

Unknown stones down the road toward Buford Station Rd. where the Martin's are buried: 5305/5306

As you can see this is a very old cemetery and has significant history behind it. It is located at the site of the old Hopewell Presbyterian Church long since extinct. James Tinnen thus far seems to be the only Revolutionary War soldier or patriot documented here, but some of the others will surely in time be proven, if not already, to be forces for that significant part of the history of our country.

Visited & photographed 9 Oct 2012 by C. Wayne Austin. Initial typing by Faye Bradford. Added to this site 26 Feb 2013 by C. Wayne Austin. Also published in the book Giles County Cemeteries, Page 174-176 by the Historical Society 1986. Presented on Findagrave.com with 67 of the 77 listings above. There is so far only 13 photos on Findagrave.com against the 147 photos above.
Revised by information from Mary Bob "MB" McClain Richardson. May be updates to family history from her.