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LANE CEMETERY, (Buford Station) GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

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Area photos:3280/3281/3282/3360/3400/3401/3402/3449/3221/3275/3284/3273/3274

BARLETT, M. D., 21 Mar 1872 - 18 May 1887.  (stone not found in 2010 survey)
BEEL, Malinda J., 7 Oct 1829 - 26 Dec 1854. "age 26 yrs, 2mo, 19 days", "daughter of Micager & Malinda Beel." 3365/3366
BRADEN, Margaret D., 9 Jan 1797 - 12 Oct 1825. "wife of P. H. Braden." 3249/3250
CLEVELAND, Col. Larkin, Apr 1748 - 9 Jul 1814.  "Formerly of Franklin Co., Georgia, Revolutionary Soldier. Stone erected by his son, Carter Harrison Cleveland."  (Note: Stone was at one time on the lawn of the Eric Schueler home and was moved down the road to this cemetery. Maybe the oldest tombstone in Giles Co.; boxtomb.). 3327/3328/3329/3330/3331/3332/3333
DANIEL, Maria L., 10 Jun 1815 - 15 Dec 1833. " In the 15th year of her age."  3320/3321
DANIEL, William J., 6 Dec 1833 - 9 Jan 1834. " infant of I. K. W. & Maria L. Daniel."  3322/3321 
DANIEL, unknown, (Could this be for Maria or I.K.W Daniel; no other information readable, stone broken in half and top half buried deep in the ground , inscription crumbled off. 3319/3323/3324/3325 
DODSON, Mahala Amanda, 10 Oct 1825 - 26 Jun 1853. "Daughter of W & M Dodson." 3361
FITZPATRICK, Tempa, wife of T. J. Fitzpatrick, 20 Jan 1863 - 16 Feb 1892. 3232/3233
GORDON, (Col.) Thomas K., 6 Apr 1792 - 31 Mar 1880. "In the 88 year of his age." (C.S.A., Turney's 1st Tenn. Inf. Co. G. rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Film #M231 roll 17. Ref: Civil War Soldier's and Sailors; boxtomb) 3271/3272/Historical marker in Brick Church Cemetery. 
GORDON, Elizabeth, (born abt 1802) died 21 Jan 1863. " aged 61 yrs, consort of Thomas K. Gordon." (boxtomb) 3276/3277/3278
GORDON, Elizabeth J., 7 Jun 1826 - 18 Nov 1852. "consort of David M. Gordon.", "When Gabriel shall his trumpet sound, I trust God I will be found, Where care & trouble are all ore, Friends meet & meeting part no more.” (Tallest monument in the cemetery). 3268/3269
GORDON, Stillborn, 12 Mar 1840.  "Stillborn child of Thomas K. & Elizabeth Gordon." 3261/3262
JOHNSON, Sarah F., 11 Aug 1862 - 16 Aug 1875. "daughter of J. A. & M. L. Johnson." 3414/3415/3417
JONES, C. M., 29 Sep 1890 - 29 --- 1891. 3231
KEEL, M. V., 4 Jul 1842 - 11 Jun 1885. 3443/3444
KULLAM, Nancy J., 4 Nov 1813 - 14 Aug 1870.  "Age 56 years, 9 months & 10 days. born in Virginia , wife of Shadrick Kullam." 3394/3395
LANE, Martin Sr., (born about 1754), Died 12 Jul 1825 in the 71st year of his age. 3255/3256/3257
LANE, Courtney, (born about 1765) Died 7 Mar 1860 Age about 95 years. "Consort of Martin Lane Sr." 3253/3254/3256/3257
LANE, Thomas, 12 Sep 1785 - 29 Mar 1832. (boxtomb) 3315
LANE, Nancy, 9 Jul 1790 - 21 Dec 1855. "consort of Thomas Lane." (boxtomb) 3316/3317/3318
LANE, William, 2 Nov 1798 - 23 Dec 1839. 3306/3307/3308/3309
LANE, Rachel, 10 Apr 1802 - 7 Jun 1864. "consort of William Lane." (boxtomb) 3311/3310/3312/3311A
LANE, Barney R., 10 Nov 1824 - 13 May 1881. (C.S.A., Gordon's 11 Battalion Tenn. Cav. Co. B, rank in 2nd Lieut. rank out 2nd Lieut. Film #M231 roll 25 Ref: Civil War Soldiers & Sailors. boxtomb) 3286/3287/3285/3283
LANE, Joel H., 11 Oct 1790 - 22 Jun 1832. 3242/3243/3244
LANE, Josephine C., 10 Nov 1837 - 11 May 1854. "daughter of William & Rachel Lane." (boxtomb) 3313
LANE, Lydia Virginia, born 26 Sep 1828. (no other date.) 3263/3264
LANE, Martha Elizabeth, Born 1 May 1825, Died 15 Oct 1835. 3266/3265/3267
LANE, Martin Jr., 12 Jul 1795 - 14 Jul 1823, Age 28 Years. "This humble monument is the tribute of filial love, is designed to commemorate the place where moulders the dust of a beloved father. Let no profane hand destroy, despoil or desecrate the sacred landmark." 3251/3252/3256/3257
LANE, Martin M., 2 Dec 1826 - 29 Nov 1869, son of William & Rachel Lane. (boxtomb) 3303/3304/3305
LANE, Mary H., 26 May 1833 – 6 May 1835. 3314 
MARTIN, Lillie, 27 Jan 1883 - 23 Feb 1892. 3301/3302
MARTIN, S. J., 12 May 1832 - 17 Mar 1896. “A tender Mother, and a faithful friend.” 3346/3344footstone
McCORD, R. L., (1823) - 20 Sep 1877. Age 54 years. 3435/3436 
McCORD, Thomas L., 13 May 1851 - 19 Jan 1879. 3433/3434
McCORD, E. B, 12 Dec 1852 - 10 Oct 1882.
McCORD, M. V. 22 Sep 1857 - 4 Oct 1870. 
McCORD, W. G., 15 Mar 1859 - 17 Feb 1878. 3437/3438
McMILLION, Infant, b & d 10 Jul 1853. "daughter of C. W. & S. A. McMillion."  3290
McMILLION, C. W., 9 Feb 1819 - 29 Jun 1871, born in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. (boxtomb) 3297/3296
McMILLION, Sarah A., 15 Feb 1823 - 18 Dec 1886. "wife of C. W. McMillion." (boxtomb) 3292/3293/3294/3295
McMILLION, G. H., 28 Apr 1886 - 30 Aug 1887. "son of G. H. & J. C. McMillion." (C.S.A. Gustavus Henry McMillion, Giles Co. Tn., Widow's Pension #W7586 by Josephine C. McMillion. Ref: Tn. State Library and Archives. boxtomb) 3299/3296
McMILLION, John C. W., 9 Dec 1851 - 20 Sep 1852. "son of C. W. & S. A. McMillion." 3300/3296
McMILLION, Mary Etta, 9 Oct 1880 - 12 Nov 1882. "daughter of G. H. & J C. McMillion." (boxtomb) 3291 
McMILLION, Thomas M. L., 24 Aug 1846 - 24 Sep 1857.  "son of C. W. & S. A. McMillion." (boxtomb) 3298/3296
MITCHELL, Caroline, d. 11 Jul 1891. "age 68 years." 
MITCHELL, James, 13 Feb 1882 - 13 Feb 1919.
MITCHELL, James Osborn, 19 Dec 1832 - 24 Jun 1891. (C.S.A., James O. Mitchell, Clack's 3rd Tenn. Inf. Co. B., rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Film #M231 roll 30. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors.) 
MITCHELL, Rushia, 8 Jul 1889 - 19 May 1918. 3226
MITCHELL, Sarah F E., 20 Nov 1852 -17 Aug 1875. "wife of J. O. Mitchell." 
PEEPLES, Joseph H., 17 Sep 1834 – 28 Sep 1863. (Civil war Casualty?) stone recently uncovered from under ground. 3350
PERRY, Nancy Harris, 6 Aug 1796 - 27 Dec 1874; married W. Perry, 18 Aug 1828. (Her first husband, William McCord, d. 1824). 3439/3440
PORTER, Infant, b & d 21 Jul 1843. "Infant daughter of R. W. & E. L. Porter."  3353/3354/3355/3356/3385
PORTER, Mary Jane Elen, 2 Jul 1845 – 3 Apr 1848.  "Age 2 yrs, 9 mos, 1 day, Infant daughter of R. W. & E. L. Porter." 3389/3390/3391/3392/3393
PORTER, Twin sons , born & died 6 Jun 1839. "sons of R. W. & E. L. Porter." (dismantled boxtomb) 3351/3352/3386
PORTRESS, Lou, (b. abt 1844) - 30 Dec 1914."age about 70 yrs."  3456/3457/3458/3461
RAINEY, William M., 14 Sep 1752 - 12 Jul 1819. "Age 66 years 9 months & 28 days.", (Revolutionary Soldier.) “The world he scaned with steady eyes. Thro nature look’s to nature’s God, He paused to hush the orphan’s cry, The feeble dreaded not his nod. Erected in memory to his father by Homer Rainey.” 3245/3246/3247
ROSE, C. M., 29 Sep 1817 - 29 --- 1891. 
ROSE, William, d. 22 Dec 1887. "age 35 yrs." (C.S.A., Nixon't 48th Tn. Inf. Co. F., rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt. Film #M231 roll 37. Ref: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors.)  3223/3224
SMITH, Rhoda Strange 15 Jan 1764 - 8 Jan 1842. "Wife of Thomas Smith." (boxtomb), 3369/3370/3371/3372
SMITH, Samuel S., 27 Jan 1802 - 24 Feb 1851. 3373/3374/3384
SMITH, David O., 2 Dec 1828 - 29 Dec 1850. "son of S. S. & J. B. Smith." 3373/3374/3384
SMITH, Jane B., 22 Mar 1805 - 28 Nov 1868. "wife of Samuel S. Smith." 3378/3377/3379/3382/3270footstone
SUMPTER, Volney E., 27 Aug 1823 - 22 Sep 1858. 3375/3376/3383
TAYLOR, Brown, 7 Jan 1893 - 19 Feb 1919. "son of Sam & Mary Taylor." 3236/3237
TAYLOR, Fields, 1830 - 10 May 1907. 3239/3240
TAYLOR, Julia, 6 Aug 1838 - 12 Dec 1915. "wife of Fields Taylor." 3234/3235
TOPP, Hugh C., 5 Jun 1835 - 15 Jul 1901. 3279/3289
TOPP, Lucretia G., 3 Jan 1845 - 11 Mar 1900. 3279/3289
WALKER, Harry, 1858.  (only date). "Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven."  3259/3260
WALKER, J. S. 7 Dec 1853 - 3 Aug 1963. 3258
WALTON, Sarah E., 27 May 1829 - 7 Jun 1838. "age 9 yrs, 11 days." 3357/3358
WEST, Walter Orville, born 1818 & died between 1891 and 1900. Believed to be interred here beside his 1st &/or second wife in the West grave lots. He was believed to have been born in Maury County. His mother Nancy was found as a widow in the 1820 census of Maury County. So his father died sometime between 1817 and 1819. There is a lost or destroyed West Cemetery believed to be north of here about 3 miles where he may be interred along with his father Walter b. 1774. 3454/3459/3460/3462/3463
WEST, Walter Scott, 10 Nov 1852 - 7 Mar 1872. last son of W. O. & Eliza B. (Burgess) West 3348/3348A/3349
WEST, A. M., 1832 - 17 Oct 1882, wife of W. O. West and daughter of Isaac & Nancy Childs/(Chiles) Footstone only with initials A.M.W. No headstone found. 3452/3455/3453/3454/3463
WEST, Della May, 17 Jun 1885 - 1 Sep 1886. "daughter of C. W. & Mattie West." 3451/3450/3454/3462/3463
WEST, Eliza B. (Burgess), 17 Aug 1825 - 17 Oct 1882. "wife of W. O. West & daughter of Harrison & Jane Burgiss." 3445/3446/3447/3448/3454/3462/3463

Unknown fieldstones: 3403/3404/3405/3406/3407/3408/3409/3410/3411/3412/3413/3416/3418/3419/3420
/3421/3422/3423/3424/3425/3426/3427/3428/3429/3430/3431/3432/3442/3225/3227/3229/3230/3241
Initials CM. Believe this is the footstone for C.M. Jones without the J based on where it is located in the graveyard. 3228 
footstone BM. 3237
3334 Unknown sunken grave marked with a fieldstone beside (south of) the gravestone of Col. Larkin Cleveland.
3335/3380/3381 Unknown boxtomb, top of which is the side of a box tomb without an inscription.
3336/3337/3338/3339/3340/3341/3342/3343/3362/3363/3364 Unknown piles of several parts of boxtombs, no visible part found with an inscription.
3347, Initials J.T. on displaced footstone
3359 Unknown boxtomb with missing top.
3367/3368, Unknown stone “Mary. . . . . Daught. . . . . .Born Oct . . . . . . Died Aug. . . . . 
3396 Unknown base of a memorial sticking out of the ground.
Unknown footstone with initials W.F.M. in the McCord family grave area. 3397
Unknown footstone with initials S.F.E.M. in the McCord family grave area. 3398
Unknown base in the McCord family grave area 3399.
Unknown stone covered in moss likely the bottom of a tombstone whereby the top is not found: 3288
MEB initials 3441
3459/3460 Fieldstone marked grave in the West/Portress Area.
3344 Footstone believed to be for S. J. Martin but the M is inverted to a W. (If the letter is a W this could be another child of the West family near Walter Scott West. (No child shows up in any census as S. J. West of the W.O. West family though)

Note: This cemetery is found on the old Whiteway Farm in the northwest junction of Buford Station & Blue Creek Roads. It sprawls over about a 2 to 3 acre area. The graves are scattered but clustered together by families. There is a chain link fence around the Lane/McMillon/Gordon/Larkin family Graves. Other fences crisscross the graveyard indicating a struggle for control over property lines or ownership in the past. Outside the chain link fence is the W.O. West family graves among other grave clustered about the area. All the scattered graves are in danger of being lost by Mother Nature's constant assault on old graveyards from trees & bushes that bring forth forces that uproot, crush & bury the stones over time. I even also failed to mention the vandals and livestock that destroy and trample on the gravestones. If you wish to visit this cemetery please notify the property owner the Hill McAlister family before venturing into this cemetery.

Sources: Typing by Faye Bradford, Listing transcribed & edited by Mary Bob Richardson 15 Feb 2010 from photographs dated 3 Feb 2010 by Wayne Austin. Formatted and published here 14 Mar 2010 by Wayne Austin.