MAJOR CEMETERY (Hill Road) LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location


Area views of the Major Cemetery:5964/5965/5987/6001/6024/6025/6026/6027/6028/6029/6030/6039/6040/6041

AGERS, L.M.,
23 Jul ....(no other information - hand inscription on fieldstone peeled away) 6011C/6011
CONINE, Nealy Bell,
20 May 1888 - 31 Oct 1889, daughter of J. M. & M. J. Conine. 6015C/6015
CONINE, William Emmett,
30 Sep 1879 - 6 Nov 1893, son of J. M. & M. J. Conine. Only a mother's Heart can know.6022C/6022/6021/6023
DOTRY, W., Died 18 Aug..., (surname not clear - scratched on a fieldstone, may be Datry or Patry or Palry or something else.)
5974C/5974/5973
McAFEE, John W.,
22 Jun 1872 - 28 Jul 1873.5977C/5977
McGUIRE, E. F.,
28 Apr 1877 - 3 Feb 1893. She has fallen asleep. She is resting at last. The pulse is grown still and the fever is past. She suffers no longer in heart or in brain and the pain that so racked her will not come again. She has fallen asleep O' sister tis past. Thank God as you weep, she is resting at last.  6017C/6017/6016
and
McGUIRE, E. D.,
5 Jan 1875 - 2 Feb 1893. Had he ask us well we know. We should say "O spare the blow"., yes with streaming tears should pray. "Lord we love him let him stay" In love he lived in peace he died. His life was asked but God denied.  6017C/6017/6016
O'NEAL, Anna,
1867 - 15 Apr 1888, wife of J. M. O'Neal. A loving wife a mother dear lies buried here. 6007C/6007
O'NEAL, F. M.,
2 Jan 1861 - 24 Dec 1885, wife of J. M. O'Neal. Since thou can no longer stay, to ??? me with thy love. I hope to meet with thee again in yon bright world above.  6008C/6008
O'NEAL, J. W.,
1857 - 1942. Father. 6005
O'NEAL, M. S. Paysinger,
18 Jun 1861 - 7 Aug 1930, wife of J. W. O'Neal. She was a kind and affectionate wife, A fond mother and a friend to all. 6002
O'NEAL, Eddie Ross,
23 Jul 1900 - 18 Feb 1919, daughter of J. W. & M. S. O'Neal. Another link is broken in our household band, but another chain in forming in a better Land 6004
O'NEAL, Infant of J. M. & Anna O'Neal,
25 Mar 1888 - 30 Apr 1888. 6006C/6006
O'NEAL, Jessie A.,
28 Jun 1890 - 24 May 1922. How desolate our home bereft of thee 6003
O'NEAL, E. M.,
10 Jan 1885 - 5 Dec 1885, son of J. M. & F. M. O'Neal. 6009C/6009/6010
PAYSINGER, L. E.,
25 Jan 1876 - 10 Feb 1876. 5988/5993
and
PAYSINGER, W. S.,
13 Jan 1879 - 25 Oct 1879. 5988/5992
and
PAYSINGER, Gussie,
1 Jul 1884 - 23 Jan 1885.5988/5991
PAYSINGER, W. P.,
5 Jul 1848 - 29 Aug 1891 (has two stones. The single stone says the birthday is 9 Jul 1848)
5997C/5997/5998/5995
and
PAYSINGER, Eliza Roper, wife of W.P. Paysinger,
14 Sep 1850 - 19 May 1917. 5997C/5997/5994
PAYSINGER, Adaline,
29 Dec 1824 - 29 Mar 1914, wife of T. A. Paysinger. Her suffering ended with the night. Dear Children meet me in Heaven. 5999/6000/5996

This cemetery has more unmarked graves than marked. It is cared for to some degree though it has damage from the past that has mostly been repaired. C.W.A.

Graves marked only with fieldstones: 5963/5966/5967/5968/5969/5970/5971/5972/5975/5976/5978/5979/5980/5981/5982/5983/5984/
5985/5986/5989/5990/6012/6013/6014/
6018/6019/6031/6032/6033/6034/6035/6036/6037


I do not know why the cemetery is called the Major Cemetery. Perhaps a Major family lived here after this graveyard stopped being active or maybe some or many of the fieldstone marked graves were folks with the surname Major who lived at one time in this neighborhood. If you can solve this mystery let me know and I will share the info with the public. WayneAL1@aol.com

Transcribed by C. Wayne Austin from Photos taken 20 Apr 2011. Typing by Faye Bradford. Added here 2 Jul 2012 by C.W. Austin. There are 21 listed graves and about another 50 that are unmarked. Also presented in the book Lincoln County Tennessee Cemeteries by Tim & Helen (Crawford) Marsh and perhaps Ralph Whitesell, 1972, Page 113-114. This cemetery is correctly mapped, but not added to Findagrave.com yet

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