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OSBURN-WATSON CEMETERY, Indian Creek Rd., GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location



Area views of the Cemetery: 5734/5740/5741/5742/5768/5769/5770/5771/5768/5769/5771/5772/5773/5774/5775/5777/5778/
5779/5780/5781/5782/5783/5784/5785/5786/5787/5790/5791/5792/5793/5794/5795

ANDREWS, Martha Elizabeth Jane,
wife of Benleu Andrews, 21 Jan 1836 - 6 Aug 1858. (no stone found this survey.)
CARDEN, Velana, wife of James L. Carden, 17 Feb 1850 - 27 Mar 1874 (no stone found this survey.)
McCRACKEN, Dora Mae, 8 Apr 1882 - 23 Sep 1899. 5762C/5762/5763
OSBURN, John, 16 Jan 1780 - 15 Nov 1810. (This stone probably fallen & buried underground s/b just north of Martha Osburn**) 5746JH
OSBURN, Martha
, 22 Sep 1782 - 19 Apr 1879. 5743C/5743/5744/5746/5747
OSBURN, James A., 20 Jul 1837 - 24 Jan 1883. 5733/footstone J.A.O.:5731/5732/5734
OSBURN, Mary P., wife of James A. Osburn, 8 Oct 1842 - 16 Jan 1888. 5726/5727/footstone M.P.O.: 5730
OSBURN, John A., 11 May 1825 - 13 July 1841. 5745C/5745/5746/5747
OSBURN, Ben P., 9 Feb 1882 - 8 Apr 1915. 5728/5729
OSBURN, Benjamin, 3 Jan 1809 - 25 Mar 1885. 5736/footstone B.O.: 5737
OSBURN, Matilda, 25 Jan 1813 - -- -- 1886. (no stone found this survey.)
PAMPLIN, Mrs. Mary Pamplin, 29 Nov 1815 - 9 Nov 1893.
WATSON, Henry, 27 Sep 1813 - 13 Nov 1893. 5755/5756/footstone H.W.: 5757
WATSON, Margaret
, wife of Henry Watson, 5 Nov 1824 - 23 Dec 1904. 5758/5759
WATSON, James P.(Peru)
, 4 Nov 1852 - 20 Oct 1895. (no stone found this survey.) More about James P. Watson
WATSON, Sarah E.
, 3 Feb 1862 - 9 Oct 1939. (nee Hasten; d/o John Hasten & Paralee Holbert Hasten, whose 2nd husband was George Washington Bass. Sarah E. was w/o James Peru Watson; no stone found this survey.) More about Sarah E. Hasten Watson
WATSON, J. H., 17 Nov 1886 - 6 Sep 1909. (s/o Sarah E. and James P. Watson; stone broken-set up for photography.)  5765/5766/5767/footstone J.H.W.:5770
WATSON, Sapronia A., wife of George A. Watson, 5 Jan 1847 - 6 Jul 1871.  (no stone found this survey.)
WATSON, Susie
, 18 Dec 1861 - 5 Dec 1928. 5760/5761

** Some of the Osburn children seem to be born after James' death shown as 1810. Perhaps this death year s/b 1840. Four's often get misunderstood as ones, and also tombstones of 1810 are very rare.

Fieldstones marking graves - no inscription found: 5735/5750/5751/5752/5753/5754/5764/5776/fieldstones down the hill 20 yards: 5788/5789

Unknown base of stone top with inscription broken out missing: 5738
Unknown footstone, no inscription: 5739
Unknown top spire of tombstone, broken and displaced from the rest of the tomb": 5748/5749


Note: One of the Sanders family members told Ruth Hasten Walsh on her visit here in 1998 that "in early the 20th century there used to be a school house on the top of the plateau on the opposite side of the pasture from the cemetery."

Photographed on 24 Oct 2012. The inscriptions were updated with exceptions found or known by C. Wayne Austin. This publication culminated from various sources. First it was compiled by Faye Bradford, 23 Feb 2012.  Listed on page 432 of the book Giles County Cemeteries by the Historical Society 1987. Added here 25 Apr 2013.