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WHITESELL-WILHOITE CEMETERY, (Sims Bridge Road, west of Shelbyville) BEDFORD COUNTY TENNESSEE
aka Whitesell-Wilhoite Cemetery
Mapping the Location

Cemetery Area View Photos: 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 032, 045, 064, 065, 066, 067, 068, 069, 070, 071, 072, 073, 074, 075 076, 077
Cemetery Signage 080

A survey based on new monument front & back - From efforts of Jacob Wilhoite & foundation - preservation of this cemetery:
GAMBILL, Emily J., "born Jan 29, 1832, age 7 yrs." d/o Alfred & Maria Whitesell Gambill Row 9 Tombstone  Old stone
GAMBILL, F. S., Born --- 1, 1780 - Nov 27, 1830. Row 9 Tombstone  Old stone
GAMBILL, Maria, (d cir 1805) - died Mar 27, 1832 age: 27 yrs. d/o John & Amelia Wilhoite Whitesell; married to Alfred H. Gambill.  Row 9 Tombstone
SWIFT, Thomas W., Son of Flower & Katharine (Wilhoite) Swift, Oct 22, 1811 - Feb 21, 1840 Age: 28y, 4m, 2d. Row. 6 Tombstone  Old stone
SWIFT, Kezira K., Daughter of J. W. & H. F. Swift, Apr 5, 1813 - Nov 1, 1813 Age: 6m & 27d." Row 6 Tombstone  Old stone
THOMAS, M. V. T. Thomas & Child, Died Mar 2, 1834. Row 9 Tombstone
WHITESELL, John, Nov 30, 1777 - Apr 5, 1840. Row 8 Tombstone  Old stone
WHITESELL, Amelia,  Nov 20, 1782 - Mar 22, 1865. (w/o John Whitesell b. 1777, married 3 Oct 1803; d/o Jacob Wilhoite b. 1751 & Milly Holt Wilhoite.) Row 9 (unmarked stone likely is hers)
WHITESELL, John, Jr., Aug 2, 1814 - Sep 22, 1840. Row 8 Tombstone
WHITESELL, Eveline, Died Jun 25, 1832 age: 27 yrs. (spelled incorrectly as Eueline on new monument.) Row 8 Tombstone
WHITESELL, Louisa J., Died Oct 29, 1832 age: (broken away from original stone) Row 8 Tombstone  Old stone
WILHOITE, Jacob ( Rev War Patriot), Dec 22, 1751 - Sep 30, 1821. (thought to be the son of Matthias Wilhoite & Mary Ballenger Wilhoite) Row 5 Tombstone  Old stone
WILHOITE, Milly, Apr 7, 1762 - Sep 3, 1822. (wife of Jacob Wilhoite) Row 5 Tombstone  Old stone
WILHOITE, John M., Died about 1851. (Husband of Hulda Brinson Warner;  son of Jacob & Milly Wilhoite; born in Orange Co North Carolina; no marker found; suppose to be interred here. Row 4 Tombstone  (unmarked grave)
WILHOITE, Huldah B. (Brinson Warner), Jan 12, 1812 - Mar 21, 1844. "age: 32y , 2m, 9d." (d/o John Warner & Eunice Dixon Warner; Ref: Genealogist horse.feathers@sbcglobal.net; wife of John M. Wilhoite) Row 4 Tombstone  Old stone  footstone
WILHOITE, Infant Daughter of John & Huldah B. Wilhoite, (no dates) Row 4 Tombstone Old stone
WILHOITE, Infant Son of John & Huldah B. Wilhoite, (no dates) Row 4 Tombstone Old stone
WILHOITE, Infant Daughter of John & Huldah B. Wilhoite, (no dates) Row 4 Tombstone Old stone
WILHOITE, William, Mar 1, 1804 - Jun 12, 1839 "left wife & 2 sons" Row 5 Tombstone Old stone
WILHOITE, Infant Son of William & Adaline Wilhoite, Dec 8, 1829 - Dec 10, 1829. Row 5 Tombstone
WILHOITE, Daughter of William & Adaline Wilhoite, Aug 3, 1833 - Dec 7, 1837. Row 5 Tombstone  Old stone

Unknown Fieldstone (3 each).  Row 1 Tombstone
Unknown Fieldstone (2 each).  Row 2 Tombstone
Unknown No markers or graves found. Row 3 Tombstone
Unknown Fieldstone (3 each).  Row 5 Tombstone
Unknown Fieldstone (4 each).  Row 6 Tombstone
Unknown Fieldstone (2 each).  Row 7 Tombstone
Unknown Fieldstone (2 each).  Row 8 Tombstone
Unknown Marker with no inscription.  Row 9 Tombstone
Unknown Marker with no inscription.  Row 10 Tombstone

This survey by Wayne Austin can be proven to the above survey but is based on my photography (Stones usually not readable)
photos for Row 4: 023, 024, 025, 026, 028, 030, 031, 032
photos for Row 5: 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040
photos for Row 6: 041, 042, 043
photos for Rows 7 & 8 Monuments: 044, 045, 046, 047, 048, 049, 050, 052
photos for Row 9: 053, 054, 055, 056, 057, 058, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063
 

Unknown assembly of old brick stones: 031

Jacob Wilhoite, b. 1751, native of Orange Co., NC, built first mill here in Bedford Co known as the German Mill ca 1812. Operated it for several years and it was sold and then the mill washed away in a flood of the Duck River.
 

Photography & compilation by C. Wayne Austin 8 Mar 2003. Publication here 11 Feb 2011 using the most latest & most accurate information available including the research of Jacob Wilhoite deceased about year 2000 and his wife whom we have to thank for much of the accomplishments & knowledge of this cemetery including the monument & survey itself. There is a book that supports this cemetery upkeep called Ancestors and Descendents of Jacob Wilhoite including a revised addition. We also make reference to the book Bedford County Tennessee Cemeteries by the Marsh couple.