MASON CEMETERY (now Amos Hamlet Road) GILES CO TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location

Area home - of a historic nature: 6121/Location:6122
Area overviews of the Mason cemetery: 6123/6124/6125/6140/6141/6158/6159/6160/6170/6171/6182/6183/6184/6185/6186/6190/6191
Reoeoth (Reoboeth) Methodist Church in Tarpley, 1/2 mile south of here: 6192

(H)AZELWOOD, (William T.), 7 Mar 1846 - (6 Sep) 1855 (other names and dates broken off.) 6128/6130
HAZELWOOD, Mary E., 4 Sep 1844 - 7 Sep (1855). (death year date broken off  crumbled stone.) (other names and dates broken off.) 6129/6130/6188/6189
MASON, G. H., 12 Jul 1838 - 18 Apr 1858. 6173
MASON, Infant daughter of Isaac N. & Margaret (Scruggs) Mason, b. & d. 30 Apr 1856. 6168
MASON, Isaac, 12 Nov 1793 - 27 Feb 1846. 6161/6162
MASON, Martha Ann, 28 Oct 1842 - 8 Apr 1844, daughter of Winfield S. & Ann E. Mason. 6165
MASON, Nancy, 14 Aug 1802 - 18 Oct 1856, born Brunswick Co. Virginia, consort of Isaac Mason. 6157/6162
MASON, Mrs. Ann E., 4 Nov 1822 - 12 Jun 1844, consort of Winfield Mason, daughter of Thomas E & Martha Abernathy. 6164
MASON, Isaac N., 1826 - 1862. Co K. 1st Tennessee Calvary, Confederate States Army. (Married to Margaret Scruggs who remarried to G.W. McGrew after Isaac's death; This soldier was much heralded in the transferred restoration of this cemetery when they found him buried in his boots and war clothing gear. They were able to connect and identify him. There was a national news program about the restoration of this cemetery whereby he was featured as found still in a steel casket. 6163
MASON, Albert A., 8 Feb 1830 - 5 Jan 1865. Into thy hands I commit my spirit, thou hast redeemed me O Lord God of Truth. 6181/6182
MASON, Susan, 23 Jan 1858 - 26 My 1860. Daughter of Albert A. & Mary E. Mason. 6179/6180
MASON, Isaac, 20 Nov 1848 - 8 Jan 1851. 6166
MASON, Ja(mes? or (Ja)ne),  born -- --- ---- - died -- Jul ----.  (child listed on double stone opposite Isaac Mason 1848 - 1851) 6167
MASON, James E., son of Isaac & Nancy Mason born -- --- 1835 - 18 Dec 1859, (Age -- Years, -- Months & 18 days. 6174/6175
MITCHELL, Marcus, 18 Nov 1812 - 20 Sep 1847. (birthday strike over) 6156/6158
MITCHELL, Martha H., 15 Mar 1823 - 2 Sep 1840, consort of Marcus Mitchell. 6155/6158
MOODY, N. P., no dates or other information. 6147/6148
PAYNE, James, (cir 1771) - died 14 Oct 1846, Age 75 Years. 6126/6127
KELLUM, Thomas J., 3 Dec 1815 - 23 Sep 1875. 6137/6138/Footstone initial T.J.K:6136
SCALES, Henry, 12 Sep 1783 - Died about 1839. 6153
SCALES,  Martha, 12 Jul 1791 - 16 Apr 1863.  6153/second stone covering her grave:6154

Unknown parts of a box tomb: 6139/6187
Unknown box tomb missing top with inscription: 6169/6170
Large carved stone - no inscription: 6172

Numbered concrete markers denoting unmarked graves - graves found to be unmarked from the old location and reinterred here also with no name identification: 6131 - #?/6132 - #23/6133 - #27/6134 - #19/6135 - #32/6142 - #42/6143 - #43/6144 - #24/6145 - #34/6146 - #33/6149 - #?/6150 - #29/6151 - #13/6152 - #25/6176 - #35/6177 - #38/6178 - #37

Since this cemetery including the remains was moved here and reinterred there are no mystery graves only mystery parts of tombstones & still unknown souls remain. 6172

This cemetery was dug up and to moved here from a location about 1/2 mile south of here for Commercial reasons to make room for an industrial park. What was found made national news with steel caskets and remains of soldier buried in war boots and war clothing gear. They were able to connect and identify him Isaac N. Mason. The program was shown on The Learning Channel and perhaps the Public Television stations and showed the national archives drilling and draining a steel casket that was full of water. The casket in question was identified to Isaac N Mason who died in the 1862 during the Civil War and was brought back here for burial. The clothing and boots survived intact along with other remains not faring as well. 

Visited & photographed 16 Apr 2011 by C. Wayne Austin. Initial typing by Faye Bradford. Added to this site 1 Oct 2012 by C. Wayne Austin. Also published in the book Giles County Cemeteries, Page 356 by the Historical Society about 1985. Presented on Findagrave.com complete with many stones not being photographed.

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