VINCENT CEMETERY, Near
Vincent Memorial shown in the lower part of the photo.
VINCENT, J. A., 17 Oct 1840 - 31 Jul 1933. (3rd Tenn Reg., C.S.A.)
VINCENT, Martha C., 14 Mar 1846 - 7 Jun 1882.
This is the largest monument in this cemetery. It is about a one ton modern gray granite memorial. It was toppled on its face probably by the tree trunk you see above pushing against the base rendering it out of level. Couple that with cattle rubbing against it to appease their itching and it fell off its base onto its face. One can tell the cattle rubbed against it because the corners are rounded off very smooth with the polish gone. The stone cannot be raised without equipment.
I was therefore unable to confirm the inscription for J. A. & Martha Vincent. Unless Marshall County translators did so, Mr. Fred Hawkins was the last person during 1987 to read & publish the inscription so we are relying on him or even prior predecessors.
Photo and information by Wayne Austin, 17 Apr 2008.