SMITH CEMETERY, (Hwy
166 on east side) GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE
aka Pulley Cemetery.
Mapping the Location
View of the cemetery at the entrance gate: 0160 ATKINS, Lucina, wife of Ed Atkins 22 Jan 1846 - 7 Aug 1918. 0178 ATKINS, Edward, 7 Jul 1845 - 8 Nov 1928. Stone broken and today only the death year is visible. The broken top of the stone is likely buried under the topsoil a few inches. I tried briefly to locate it with a probe but was unsuccessful.) 0179 BASS, Billy, 1840 - 1866. (stone not found in 3 Nov 2009) BILES, Infant Daut. of O.L. & B. Z. Biles, 10 Oct 1898. 0168 EUBANK, Sarah M., 1838 - 1914. (stone not found in 3 Nov 2009) EUBANK, J. T., 1836 - 1911. (stone not found in 3 Nov 2009) EUBANK, Sarah Malinda, 25 Dec 1840 - 6 Dec 1888. 0171/0172 HARRIS, David S., son of R.H. & C.E. Harris, 30 Sep 1887 - 14 Apr 1888. Aged 6 Mos. & 11 Da. 0180 PULLEY, (The Pulley family has no formal stones here. This is the site of their old home place evidently founded when it was traditional for settlers to be interred on ones land. This cemetery is named after this family in the book Giles County Tennessee Cemeteries.) ROBERTS, Vander Smith, 7 Dec 1875 - 7 Jan 1878. 0165/0169 ROBERTS, Daisy, 26 Oct 1877 - 7 May 1879. 0166 SMITH, Alfred R., 9 Jun 1838 - 9 Dec 1857. Aged 18 Yrs 6 m. 0173 SMITH, Jane, 1754 - 1850. "Jane Smith was born in 1754 & died in 1850, age 96 years." 0177 SMITH, Benjamin, (Oct) 1805 - (14 May)1873. (s/o Edward Smith & Jane Linvalle Smith; h/o Rosanah Rowe Smith; was unmarked but granite flat monument added in this cemetery later.) 0176 SMITH, Rosanah (Rowe), 1 Mar 1813 - 1 Dec 1853. "Aged 39 Y. 10 M." (d/o Joseph and Mary Asa Cardin Rowe; w/o Benjamin Smith.). 0175 TUCKER, George Washington, 4 Aug 1831 - 22 Jul 1881. ( s/o George B. Tucker & Margaret Peggy Cline/Kline/Klein; stone not found in 3 Nov 2009) TUCKER, Mary Jane Smith, 12 Jan 1833 - 16 May 1909. (w/o George Washington Tucker; d/o Benjamin & Rosanah Rowe Smith; stone not found in 3 Nov 2009) TUCKER, W. F. (Will), 12 Dec 1866 - 27 Mar 1914. (stone not found in 3 Nov 2009) YARBROUGH, Alice S., 12 Feb 1858 - 6 Sep 1887. "wife of Lee H. Yarbrough". (d/o George Washington & Mary Jane Smith Tucker; w/o Leonidas Henry Yarbrough.) 0161 YARBROUGH, Alice Lee, 30 Apr 1878 - 10 Apr 1879. "daughter of L. H. & A. S. Yarbrough". (d/o Leonidas Henry & Alice S. Tucker Yarbrough.) 0163 YARBROUGH, Mary Ina, 24 Feb 1885 - 4 Feb 1886." daughter of & L. H. & A. S. Yarbrough" (d/o Leonidas Henry & Alice S. Tucker Yarbrough.) 0183 Memorial with top broken away and missing. (about 1850 to 1880 style) 0174 Unknown: 0162/0164/0170/0181/0184/0185 Footstone Initials B.S. (Could this footstone be for Benjamin Smith whose original headstone is missing above?) 0182 Footstone Initials B. 0167
This cemetery was called the Pulley Cemetery in the book Giles County Tennessee Cemeteries after the family that first? lived here. It was found on maps and photographed as the Smith Cemetery by this author so I am using that naming designation. I was shown this cemetery by the pleasant (black) gentleman who owns the land. For security reasons I will not mention names, but he says he has tried unsuccessful for years to get help from the (white) descendents of this cemetery to keep it clean of brush. He does his best to accomplish that, but is overwhelmed by the large area and out of control vegetation. He had already amassed a pile of brush and said he would burn it in time. I cautioned him that one should never let fire get too close to the stones. To allow the stones to reach a hot temperature would cause them to start crumbling apart over time. Unfortunately if a forest fire swept through there it was have that same consequence. [CWA 19 Jul 2010]
This cemetery is listed here from the site visit and photography which occurred on 3 Nov 2009 by C. Wayne Austin. Added here 17 Jul 2010. This cemetery is presented as the "Pulley Cemetery" in the book "Giles County Tennessee Cemeteries", 1986, Page 460 by the Giles County Tennessee Historical Society.