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SMITH (Isaac) CEMETERY (Shoals Bluff Rd) GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location

Area views of the Smith Cemetery:1544 / 1559 / 1559C / 8903 / 8904 / 8905 / 8906 / 8907 / 8908 / 8909 / 8910 / 8913 / 8914 / 8916 / 8917 / 8920 / 8922 / 8925 / Looking north toward the cemetery: 8926
Views shot from the cemetery on surrounding hills: Looking south: 8923/8924 / The old Share Croppers house converted to a barn then abandoned: 8927/8928 /Across the Road at and old Abandoned home about 100 to 150 years old: 8929 /Shoals bluff Church in the distance among the trees: 8930 /View from the Road toward the Cemetery:8931 / View across West Shoals Creek 8932 / Map of area:8933 / Home across W. Shoals Creek:8934
 

SMITH, Isaac, 10 Apr 1796 - 4 Nov 1879, age 83 Y., 6 M. & 24 D. 8883 / 1546 / 8884 / footstone initials: I.S.: 8894
SMITH, Highley, 25 May 1798 - 1 Sep 1861, age 63 Y., 3 M. & 6 D. 8885 / 8886 / footstone initials: H.S.: 8893
SMITH, Luvany J., 17 Feb 1829 - 1 May 1857, age 28 Y., 2 M. & 14 D., (d/o Isaac Smith) 8887 / 8888 / footstone initials: L.J.S.: 8892
SMITH, Frances Jane, 14 May 1837 - 19 Jun 1864. 8897 / 8898
SMITH, W. E., 2 Oct 1823 - 2 Oct 1907 (stone has fallen.)  1559C / 1559 / 8881 / 8882
SMITH, Isaac W., 14 Sep 1837 - 9 Aug 1864, age 26 Y., 8 M. & 25 D. 8889 / 8890 / footstone initials: I.W.S.: 8891
SMITH, Isaac L., 25 May 1857 - 17 Nov 1874. 8899 / 8900
SMITH, Georgia Etta, Wife of W.T. Smith,  5 Feb 1864 - 21 Jan 1887. Wife Mother and Friend. 8901 / 8902
SMITH, Mary Etta, wife of W. T. Smith, 10 May 1858 - 19 Aug 1876. 8918 / 8919 / 8921
ZIGLER, Virginia Ann (Smith), wife of L. T. Zigler, 4 Oct 1852 - 27 Feb 1899. 8895 / 8896

Five or more graves marked only with field rocks. I only could find two today. Perhaps in the photos you will see others: 8911 / 8912 / 8915

Most of the stones were found broken by falling limbs and cattle rubbing against the stones. There was once a fence around this cemetery but tree limbs and probably cattle have knocked much of it down leaving the cemetery vulnerable to livestock. The red looking stalks & also the green stalks are the vines of Black Berry and other thorns which will administer plenty of scratches for the unwary. My approach now is to get my photos but leave as many of the vines as possible to help keep out vandals and livestock. I don't know how many cemeteries I have seen lately that were cleared and the vandals and animals move in to break the stones. Now intruders will at least get scratched trying to get into the cemetery.

Photographs (15XX)initially furnished by Lisa Oliver from those made several years ago. Visited & Photographed (88XX & 89XX) by C. Wayne Austin 6 Mar 2014. Listed on page 492 of the book Giles County Cemeteries by the Historical Society 1987. Initially added here 4 Jan 2014 revised 7 Mar 2014.