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MT. MORIAH CEMETERY, (Duck Branch Rd), LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE
Mapping the location
 

View from a distance the Holman Cemetery (not visited yet because of permission issues) just down the road on the west side of the road under some tall trees inside a rock wall: 0330C,0330
Historic House up the hill from Holman Cemetery where the Holman's likely lived: 0331,0332
Area View: 0322,0327,0314,0315,9800,9801,9802,9818,9819,9820,9821,9800,9881,9882,9883,9884,9885,9886,9887,9888,9889,9890,0049,0050,0051,0052,0053,0054,0055,0056,0057
One central Marker for 3 Confederate Soldiers killed at Battle of Franklin Dec 1864. Each has a military marker also. "Members of Company K 8th Tenn. Regt. Killed at Battle of Franklin. Dec 1864.", "Confederate Soldiers" Joe Stacy, George Street & Billy Martin  0320,0321,0313,9806,9807,9808,9799

ASHBY, Rachel,
born in Surry Co., N. C., 24 Jun 1796 - died -- Aug 1890, moved to Lincoln Co. in 1821.  No photo
BATEMAN, Henry,
12 Mar 1840 - 14 Sep 1899. "Here lies a sinner saved by grace." 0010,0011
BATEMAN, Bettie C.,
27 Jun 1844 - 15 Mar 1907.  "At rest", "Dearest mother thou hast left us And thy loss we deeply feel." 0035,0033,0034
BATEMAN, Nannie,
8 Dec 1861 - 30 May 1875. "dau. of Henry & Bettie Bateman." Footstone: "N. B."  0012,0015 
BAILEY, Thomas,
14 Nov 1823 - 12 Nov 1898. 9833,9831,9827,9829
BAILEY, Amanda M.,
31 Dec 1824 - 8 Sep 1864. Footstone: "A. M. B." (inside Bailey iron fence. mb.)  9834,9835,9828,9831,9827,9829
BERRY, Fanny,
Jul 1809 - 13 Jan 1842, "consort of B. H. Berry." 0047,0048
EATON, S. H.,
20 Nov 1821 - 4 Apr 1842. no photo
FORRESTER,
died 14 Jun 1914, age: 67 yrs. no photo
KELSO Plat,
3 unmarked graves within a high stone wall, with an iron gate. (no information). 0019,0020,0021,0023,0024,0025,0026
KELSO, Miss Jennie,
died 30 Apr 1909, age: (not given), buried beside of her Father and Mother inside the Shofner Rock Wall. 0021,0020
MARTIN, William H. "Billy",
1843 - Dec 1864. Military marker: "William H. Martin Serg Co K 8 Tenn Inf Confederate States Army." died at Battle of Franklin. Dec 1864. 9804,0318,9807,9808,0321
NANCE, R. B.,
died 8 Sep 1899, age: 77 yrs. no photo
PITTS, Rebecka,
21 Jun 1846 (or 1816) - 11 Nov 18569876,9877,9878
PITTS, William Lee,
died 30 Apr 1891, age: 1 y. & 9 m., son of W. A. Pitts. no photo
ROE, Joseph, died
28 May 1913. "age: 96 yrs, 8 mo, 15 ds." Top of stone: "Children we are waiting for you." (shares stone with Susan Roe.) 9825,9826,9824
ROE, Susan,
died 29 Apr 1879. "aged 63 yrs, 9 mos, 9 ds."  9825,9826,9824
RUTLEDGE, Isaac,
1 Sep 1819 - 8 Aug 1886. (note: ts broken at top and at the bottom, off base and on the ground. mb.)  9815
RUTLEDGE, Hardy H.,
26 Jun 1879 - 8 Oct 1879. "son of I. C. & Donnie Rutledge." 0027,0028 
RUTLEDGE, Samuel,
11 Mar 1821 - 1 Mar 1884. "aged 62 yrs, 11 mos, 20 days." Footstone: "S. R."  0016,0017,0018
SHOFNER, Christopher,
1 Jul 1789  "Belfast"? - 9 Aug 1826, (Rock vault). 0325,9845C
SHOFNER, Candace,
9 Sep 1828 - 30 Jun 1858. "Consort of W. K. Shofner." 0037,0045
SHOFNER, W. K.,
28 Apr 1826 - 23 Oct 1880. Footstone: "W. K. S."  0038,0039,0045,0046
SHOFNER, Margarette E.,
3 Dec 1835 - 3 Nov 1913. "wife of W. K. Shofner. "," She was a fond mother, and a friend to all"  0043,0039,0044,0045
SMALL, Robert Jarman,
died 25 Aug 1914, age: 71 yrs. C. S. A. no photo
STACY, Joseph P. "Joe",
1841 - Dec 1864. Military marker: "Joseph P. Stacy Pvt Co.K 8 Tenn Inf. Confederate States Army." died at Battle of Franklin. Dec 1864. 0317,0321,9805,9807,9808
STREET, George W.,
1843 - Dec 1864. Military marker: "George W. Street Serg Co K 8 Tenn Inf Confederate States Army."  died at Battle of Franklin. Dec 1864. 0319,0321,9803,9807,9808
TAYLOR, Eliza,
4 Nov 1818 - 30 Dec 1883. "Wife of Edward Taylor." 9822, 9823
WAGGONER, "Daved" (David),
11 May 1818 - 2 Sep 1848. (top of ts broken off below the inscriptions. Was set on base by W. Austin for photographing and placed back like it was found. mb) 0002,0003,0004

. . . . . . . . ., Nannie, born 1864 (fieldstone).  no photo
M. . . . . . . ., R.A.,
(initials R. A. M. Footmarker, no headstone in found).  0013,0014
Three each - stack stone rock vaults one on north side and two on south side - beside Christopher Shofner's grave with no inscribed stones:0323,0324,0326,9844,9845,9846,9847,9848,
9849,9850,9851,9852,9853
A whole area in the southwest corner of the graveyard where numerous graves are lined with stones without any sign of an inscribed stone anywhere:
9880,9891,9892,9893,9894,9895,9896
Two each - stack stone rock vaults to the east of Christopher Shofner's grave with no inscribed stones:
9854,9855,9856

Two each - stack stone rock vaults with no inscribed stones: 9810,9811
Five each - stack stone rock vaults with no inscribed stones: unknown soul/souls: 9861,9863,9868,0052,0053
Broken tombstone - inside fence near road - believe it is a hand carved fieldstone and may have some inscription - difficult to read though. 0058
Many fieldstones, and other unmarked graves -  no inscriptions: 9900,9809,9812,9814,9836,9837,9842,9843,9857,9858,9859,9860,9862,9875,9864,9865,9869,9870,9871,9872,9873,9874,9879,9897,9898,9899,0001,0005,0006,0007,0008,0009,0022,0029,0030,0031,0032
Inscription on back of W.K. Shofner monument: "By thy hands the boon was given, Thou hast taken but thine own; Lord of earth and God of heaven. Evermore thy will be done." 0040
L. . . . .more, Fanny B., 1770 - 1811. (It is my opinion this is irrelevant inscription, and was a reused stone from the monument company. Perhaps this was a practice blank and they failed to completely clear the old inscription off. This is on the back side of the Candace Shofner wife of W.K. Shofner stone)  0041,0042,0045
Tree taking over fieldstone or possibly a tombstone - unknown soul:  9838,9840
Fieldstone next to tree, Unknown soul/souls: 9839,9866,9867
Broken tombstone with an initial "E" in top left corner. 9813
Broken tombstones near a tree. 9816,9817
Outside iron fence carved stone - perhaps a part of the not read: 9830,9841

With a cemetery name like Mt Moriah it is difficult to think this cemetery was not founded around an old church located near the cemetery. The first known burial here was Christopher Shofner who died in 1826, but I dare say who knows the first burial because of all the unmarked graves.

Visited & photographed first partially 10 Jun 2010 photo number series 0313-0332 and finished up on 27 Jan 2011 photo series 0001-0058,9799-9900 by C. Wayne Austin. Initial typing by Faye Bradford Sep 2010. Updating & programming of listing by Mary Bob McClain Richardson 21 Feb 2011. Final editing and added to this site 22 Dec 2011 by C. Wayne Austin. This cemetery was also published in the book Lincoln Count Tennessee Cemetery Records by Tim & Helen Marsh on pages 369-370 about 1972.