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LUCY-COLVETT-ROPER CEMETERY, GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

Joseph (father)  & A.J (son) killed in a train accident, 1887. (See below)

USSERY, Joseph C., 5 Feb. 1826 - 20 Aug. 1887. (s/o William & Rebecca Rushing Ussery) h/o Samantha Alice Counce.
USSERY, Samantha A., 20 Aug. 1843 - 14 Mar. 1921. (w/o Joseph Carroll Ussery)
USSERY, A. J., 22 Nov. 1872 - 20 Aug. 1887. (s/o Joseph Carroll & Samantha A. Counce Ussery)

Transcriber organization/notations (Stone husband & wife):
Joseph C. Ussery
Feb. 5, 1826 - Aug. 20, 1887
Samantha A. Counce Ussery
Aug. 20, 1843 - Mar. 14, 1921

Joseph and his son A. J. were killed when a train hit the
wagon they were in. Joseph has two tombstones, one for
him & A. J. when they were killed and this one, which sets to the
left of the other one. This stone was put in when his wife Samantha died.
This stone faces west, so that the inscription is on the side Joseph is buried.
Photo & Information by Charlotte Colvett, June 2008

Transcriber organization/notations (Stone Father & Son):

J. C. Ussery
Born Feb. 5, 1826
Died Aug. 20, 1887
A.J. Ussery
Born Nov. 22, 1872
Died Aug. 20, 1887
These precious ones from us
are gone, voices we loved
are stilled,
places are vacant in our
home,
which can never be filled

PULASKI CITIZEN
Aug. 25, 1887
Three men Killed
Saturday evening about six o'clock, within
a mile of Lawrenceburg, the pay train ran
into a wagon in which were seated Joe Ussery Sr.,
Joe Ussery Jr., and Charles Hinson, all residents of
Lawrence County beyond Bodenham, killing the
Elder Ussery and Hinson instantly and fatally injuring
Young Ussery who died that night. A wagon was before
them and the road crossed where the view was obstructed
by the hedge and corn. The cow-catcher struck between the
mules and the wagon, throwing the mules one way and the
wagon the other. It was running very fast. Joe Ussery was
the father of 16 children. W. W. Briggs killed one of his sons
at Campbellsville about 10 years ago.
Photo by Charlotte Colvett & Information by John Colvett, June 2008.