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ROUTT-WELLS CEMETERY, just S of Fayetteville on E. side of Hwy 231) LINCOLN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location


Area photos of the Cemetery: 3586/3587/3606/3607/3614/3615
The Historical Marker: 3616C/3616

 
BEARD, Alexander, b. 1777, Buncombe Co., North Carolina - d. Jul., 1868 Lincoln Co Tn. (Husband of Elizabeth Clark; Father of George Reed Beard (1814 - 1888), Orrin Beard, William W Beard, Polly Beard, John Beard, Absolom Beard (1810 - 1886), Alexander Beard Jr., Elizabeth Beard, Jesse Beard, Margaret Beard Milam (1825 - 1913), Samuel Gildren Beard (1827 - 1898), Charles M. Beard  (1832 - 1910). son of John O. Beard and Jane Ann Carter.) (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
BEARD, Elizabeth Clark,  11 Feb 1788  - 14 Mar 1862 (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
BEARD, Jane Ann Carter,  unknown birth and death dates. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
BEARD, John O., 1735  - 10 Mar 1810. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
BEARD, Samuel G.(Gildren),  28 Nov 1827 - 2 Oct 1898. married Julia McKinney. 3602C/3602
BEARD, Julia Ann Mckinney,
15 Jun 1833 - 13 Jun 1901. widow of S. G. Beard. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
BEARD, Mary Ann,  13 Nov 1866 - 11 Sep 1902. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
BEARD, Thomas A.,  9 Aug 1871 - 17 Dec 1890. 3601
BEARDEN, Martha E.,  26 Sep 1831 - 2 Oct 1858. 3592/footstone M.E.B.: 3598
BROCK, Mrs Joan M., wife of J.C. Brock, Died 3 Nov 1892, Age 25 dau of Newton Wells, dec.

DOWNING, Mrs M. M.
, died 12 Sep 1902, Age 64, widow of Daniel B. Downing. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
DOWNING, D.B., 15 Feb 1835 - 6 Nov 1881. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
HARRIS, Mary Eliza,  daughter of Theo and E. E. Harris, Died 12 Jun 1856. In the 8th year of her age. 3610C/3610/3608/3609/3611/3612
KOONCE, Infant son of R. N. & M. I. Koonce,  11 Jun 1883 - 25 Jun 1883. 3593C/3593/3600
KOONCE, Rufus N., died 16 Dec 1893, Age 45 Yrs. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
PARKS, Martin Livingston,  26 Aug 1793 - 12 Dec 1845. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
PORTER, Benjamin,  born 1763  - died 1828. Revolutionary Soldier or Patriot. 3616C
PORTER, Mr Isaac, 8 Jul 1817 - 26 Dec 1891. Age 71. (age does not calculate; stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
PORTER, Mrs Emily, wife of I.S. Porter, born cir 1817 - died 8 Mar 1893, Age 76. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
ROUTT, Mary A.,  9 Jun 1896  5 Jan 1905. Suffer little Children to come unto me. 3590/footstone M.A.R.:3594
ROUTT, Mary J., wife of J. R. Routt 1834 - 14 Jun 1889  3595/3596/footstone M.J.R.:3591
ROWE, Benjamin,  16 Apr 1758 - 2 May 1849. (historical Marker says died 1829)  Private South Carolina, Revolutionary War. 3585/3586
ROWE, Ruth O'Neal,  10 Jun 1770 - 1850.
SCOTT, Mrs Josie, daughter of John Colbert, Died 5 Mar 1896, age 19. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
WELLS, Mrs. Amanda,  died 17 Jan 1923, age 89 yrs.  (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
WELLS, Payton,  20 Nov 1786 - 16 Mar 1864. 3589
WELLS, Mary (Polly) Clift,  1806 - 30 Sep 1877. age abt 73. Relic of Payton Wells. (stone not found 17 Jul 2012)
WELLS, Rufus P.
,  12 Oct 1844 - 14 Aug 1874. 3588
 
Unknown fragments of monuments at front edge of the cemetery:  3584 
Fieldstone marking grave beside footstone M.E.B. which is Mary E. Bearden's grave: 3599
Memorial crumbled nearly to bits - no longer viable as a stone: 3600C

Unknown grave - marked by rocks and Virginia Creeper Vines: 3613/3603/3604/3605/3613
Childs box tomb no inscription visible: 3597

This graveyard is about a 3 acre area that may includes many graves unmarked. Some are monuments that fell and crumbled to dust. Others were only marked with fieldstone without inscriptions. The fieldstones that mark graves without inscription tend to fall and get picked up by folks that are not so astute and piled into a corner or by a tree.  This converts them back to common boulders which changes the graveyard makeup to cause it look much smaller. Often the maintenance crew moves them to make it easier to mow.

This presentation is based on the photography of C. Wayne Austin  17 Jul 2012. Some of the material was presented on Page 310 Lincoln Co Cemeteries (book.) Added here 19 Mar 2013. Findagrave.com contributors  including myself have included this cemetery. I show this cemetery in the interest of presenting photos generally with more readable inscriptions.