WEST (SAMUEL A.) FAMILY CEMETERY,
BLUE BRANCH ROAD, GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE
This photo was taken looking southwest.We are standing on the hill top but not at the highest point. That is back to our right 400 yards or so. Blue Branch Road is to our left and in front of us also about 200 yards. The stones here are five in number. From left to right: Emma Frances West Coffee (Daughter), Manervia West,J. Polk West (Son), Manerva Samuels West (Mother) & Samuel
A. West (father). Photo taken by Bruce Munroe 3 Apr 2008.
This photo is of the cemetery and two of its descendents. They are L to R, Wayne Austin, Administrator of this site, of Alabama & Linda Stevens Munroe of Bartow Florida. I believe the logging company installed the caution tape to prevent damage to the cemetery. Photo taken by Bruce Munroe 3 Apr 2008.
This view looks west at the memorials. Here we can clearly see the small footstones in front of the main headstones all facing east. This cemetery has been burned over. There are bits of burned wood all around. It is not good to burn a cemetery as it softens the stone and may set them it up for future crumbling.
Photo taken by Wayne Austin, 3 Apr 2008.