NELSON CEMETERY, (Liberty Hill Rd, near Prospect) - GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location

 

Area Views of the cemetery: 4513/4563/4564/4565/4574/4603/4604/4605/4615/4616/4617/4618/4623/4624/4625/4626/4627


BEATY, Verona C., 5 Oct 1853 - 27 Dec 1854.
4589
BEATY, William W., 11 Dec 1851 - 18 Apr 1853.
4590
BECKHAM, Mattie N., 30 Jul 1894 - 8 Aug 1896, daughter of R. L. & M. A. Beckham.
4493
BILES, Mary J., 2 Sep 1842 - 27 Aug 1861, daughter of William S. & Nancy A. Ezell.
4543
BIRDSONG, N. A. E., 6 May 1846 - 2 Mar 1871, daughter of W. S. & Nancy Ezell.
4544C/4544
CALDWELL, Jackson, born 1807 - died Feb 1873.
4559/4558
CALDWELL, Elizabeth , 15 Jan 1816 - 12 Feb 1853, consort of Jackson Caldwell.
Tis finished the conflict is past The Heaven born spirit is fled. Her wish is accomplished at last and now she is entombed with the dead. 4560C/4560/4561
CALDWELL, J. S., 20 Mar 1852 - 20 Mar 1854, son of Jackson & Elizabeth Caldwell.
4554C/4554/4555
DAUGHERTY, Cornelious L., died 14 Jun 1872. Age 70 years.
4506
DAUGHERTY, Mary , died 14 Feb 1875, Age 75 years.
4505
EZELL, Amasa L., 5 Feb 1857 - 27 Feb 1858, son of William S. & Nancy Ezell.
4541
EZELL, William J. P, 8 Sep 1844 - 30 Jul 1861.
4542
FAIRBETTER, Henry, 26 Sep 1842 - 27 Oct 1911.
4512
FAIRBETTER, H.B., wife of H. Fairbetter, 13 Aug 1855 - 26 Jun 1906.
Her happy soul has winged its way to one pure bright eternal day. 4514
GROTH, Delia, 12 Jun 1878 - 21 Aug 1900, wife of Buford Groth.
4520
HARGROVE, Mahala Henderson, 27 Jun 1845 - 11 May 1918. Thy trials are ended. Thy rest is won.
4539
HENDERSON, Martha J., died 23 Nov 1876. Age 60 Yrs 7 Mon. & 2 Days. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.  
4536
JAMES, John N.,
11 Apr 1820 - 20 Aug 1888. 4577/4578
JAMES, Mary C.,  1 May 1835 - 28 Nov 1885. May those to whom she gave her love meet her in Heaven. 4576C/4576
JAMES, A. J., 1860 - 1926.
4482
JAMES, Tennie V., 29 Oct 1863 - 18 Jan 1883.
4575
KING, Fannie, 1863 - 1935.
4472/4473/4474
KING, Robert, 1859 - 1956.
4472/4473
KING, Jesse, 11 Feb 1896 - 24 Sep 1899, son of R. L. & S. F. King. 
4481C/4481
KIRKLAND, A. J., 7 Feb 1859 - 15Feb 1913.
4479
KIRKLAND, Mrs. Ada, 1872- 1926.
4478
KIRKLAND, Infant of A.J. & Ada Kirkland,17 Sep 1900 - 29 Oct 1900. Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven. 4480C/4480
MARKS, Clinton, 4 Aug 1891 - 22 Nov 1942. Father
4483
MARKS, Dovie, 24 Aug 1893 - 7 Oct 1838. 
Mother 4483
MARKS, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Marks, 6 Mar 1918.
4484
NAVE, Louisana Ellen Elzabeth, 30 Jul 1847 - 14 Jan 1897.
Mother. Faithful to her trust even unto death. 4620/4621/4622
NELSON, John, 21 Jun 1771 - 15 Nov 1837.
(side fallen from box tomb) 4552C/4552/4553
NELSON, Phebe, (b. circa 1787) - died 15 Jul 1820, in the 33rd year of her age.
4551/4550
NELSON, Edgar A., 23 Feb 1853 - 8 Jul 1895, son of J. P. & L. A. Nelson.
4595/footstone E.A.N. 4596
NELSON, Elizabeth R., 1801 - 26 Jul 1876., wife of John Nelson. 
A faithful Christian. 4582/4583/4584
NELSON, Elizabeth B., 15 Nov 1821 - 7 Nov 1853.
(stone not found 24 Mar 2011 survey)
NELSON, Infant son of J. P. & Lucy Ann Nelson, 12 May 1848 - 22 May 1848.
(Box Tomb.) 4585/4588
NELSON, Infant son of J.P. & L.A. Nelson ( no dates, 1840s style stone) 4592
NELSON, Isaac B., 13 Mar 1822 - 23 Sep 1854.
4619C/4619
NELSON, John E., 16 Jul 1851 - 18 Aug 1852.
(Box Tomb.) 4586/4588
NELSON, Nancy A. E., 6 May 1836 - 9 Feb 1842. (Box Tomb)
4566
NELSON, W. L. P., 3 Jun 1853 - 21 Jun 1865.
4591
NELSON, Lucy A., 18 Jan 1828 - 15 Jul 1892, wife of J. P. Nelson.
4593/4594
NELSON, Wesley, 14 Jun 1857 - 28 Jun 1858.
(Box Tomb.) 4587/4588
NELSON, William P., 1 Apr 1816 - 24 Aug 1839.
4562
NELSON, W., 1815, (No other information probably the death date as the stone is about that old. Likely the surname is Nelson) 4573/4574
NELSON, Jas (James Nel(son), died 28 Feb 1827. Inscription not clear, might be James Wells or 28 Feb 1887)
4540T/4540
POTTS, Infant of A. B. & L. Potts, 19 Oct 1898 - 28 Oct 1898.
 (stone not found 24 Mar 2011 survey)
POTTS, John Gordy, 28 Oct 1870 - 12 Nov 1872.
 (stone not found 24 Mar 2011 survey)
POTTS, Katherine, Died 13 Apr 1914. Age 9 Days, daughter of A. B. & Katherine Potts.
4521
POTTS, Louis W., (born circa 1 Nov 1834) - died 12 Feb 1897, age 62 Years 3 Months & 11 days. When friends have gone to their Home and we are left behind to roam Oh what ean cheer the melancholy way, but hope of union in eternal day.
4502/4501/4503/4504
POTTS, Sarah, 21 Jan 1836 - 20 Apr 1872. Age 36 Yrs, 2 Months & 29 Days.
4507/4509
POTTS, Infant daughter of Louis & Sarah Potts, b. 16 Mar 1865 - (Death date broken off, likely before 1870.) 4508/4508T
POTTS, Lillian, wife of A. B. Potts, 2 Dec 1875 - 10 Nov 1898. She died as she lived a Christian. 4516
REED, Virginia E., 6 Feb 1833 - 24 Nov 1856, wife of A. J. Reed. 
4547/4548
REESE, Edward, 22 Jan 1900 - 5 Oct 1900. 4549
ROGERS, J. A., 23 May 1853 - 26 Dec 1900.
In loving remembrance of our Father. 4486/4487/4488/4489
ROGERS, David, 20 Jan 1895 - 31 Jan 1895, infant son of Anderson & Sallie Rogers.
(date covered in Moss) 4490
ROGERS, Lucy Leeia, 7 Apr 1889 - 3 Jul 1890, infant daughter of Anderson & Sallie Rogers. 
4491
ROGERS, Martha Ann, 26 Mar 1877 - 11 Apr 1878, infant daughter of Anderson & Sallie Rogers.
4492
ROGGERS, Lizzie E., 28 Jan 1885 - 4 Jun 1916.
4475
SIMPSON, Mary Scruggs, 12 Oct 1836 - 3 Jul 1877, daughter of James & Susan Scruggs (w/o John F. Simpson interred in the Simpson Cemetery up the road).
4602C/4602/4604/4606
SCRUGGS, James, 7 Aug 1812 - 11 Sep 1892. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. Holy Bible, Under this stone lies the remains of an honest man who feared his God. Denied not his Christ, lived his mortal life believing in immortality. An honest man the noblest work of God. 
4600C/4600/4603
SCRUGGS, Susan, 7 Oct 1812 - 11 Sep 1886, wife of James Scruggs, daughter of John & Pheobe Nelson.
4601C/4601/4604/4607
SCRUGGS, James H., 18 Mar 1845 - 3 May 1867, son of James & Susan Scruggs.
4612/4614
SCRUGGS, William P., 10 Jan 1840 - 30 Sep 1896.
Beneath this shaft lies the ashes of a Confederate Veteran, A patriot, An indulgent Husband & Father 4597C/4597/4598/4603
SCRUGGS, Laura O., 15 Dec 1845 - 12 Jun 1879, wife of W. P. Scruggs. Her life was marked by duty and affection.  A devoted wife, a fond Mother, a Christian. She has gone to receive a crown in Heaven.
4599C/4599/4603
SPARKS, Laura A., 10 May 1855 - 16 Mar 1914.
4476
SMITH, Samuel S., 1766 - 1815 (Very old tombstone - parts of the lettering are missing. [CWA 18 Feb 2012])
4572T/4572
WESTMORELAND, Ada V., 30 Jan 1856 - 11 Aug 1857, daughter of John F. & Mary Nelson Westmoreland.
4545C/4545/4546
WHITLEY, Martha 20 Aug 1849 - 26 Feb 1914.
4477
WILKINSON, Tyree R., 10 Jun 1840 - 10 May 1883.
Life's duty done as sinks the day light. . . 4609C/4609/4611/4614
WILKINSON, Annie Eliza Scruggs, 27 Jan 1848 - 2 Oct 1930.
Wife of Tyree Rhodes Wilkinson. Money Love & Tears, This is the trinity of a Mother's love made manifest.  4608
WILKINSON, Meda S., 13 mar 1871 - 14 Oct 1903, daughter of Tyree & Eliza Wilkinson.
4613C/4613/4614
WILKINSON, Infant son of T. R. & E. A. Wilkinson (no other information)
4610/4614
WRIGHT, William D., 26 May 1835 - 14 Jun 1916.
4579/4581
WRIGHT, Virginia, 21 Jan 1848 - 2 Aug 1898. Wife of William D. Wright. We are resting from our Labors. ( Has two stones, one spelled Verginia Wright) mother of John Wright. 
Mother I miss thee. 4579/4580/4581
WRIGHT, Mattie, died 25 Nov 1876. Age 7 yrs.
4537
WRIGHT, Sarah,  died 18 Nov 1876. Age 4 yrs.
4538

Slabs covering graves with no inscription:
4513/4515/4517/4518/4563
Fieldstones marking a grave: 4494/4495/4496/4497/4499/4500/4510/4511/4519/4522/4523/4524/4525/4526/4527/4528/4529/4530/4531/4532/4533/4534/4535/4556/
4557/4567/4568/4569/4570/4571
. . . . . . ., Elizabeth. . . (fieldstone hand scratched, inscription crumbled) 4498

Visited & photographed 24 Mar 2011 by Wayne Austin with the help of George Newman. Initial typing by Faye Bradford. Added to this site 10 Jun 2012 by C. Wayne Austin. Also published in the book Giles County Cemeteries, Page 410-411 by the Historical Society 1986. Presented on Findagrave.com with 72 listings versus 79 above with some nice Scruggs genealogy.

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