YANT-MERRELL CEMETERY (Youngs Chapel Rd) GILES COUNTY
Mapping the Location
Location: Hwy 64E, right into Pisgah Road, bear right into Indian Creek Road, left under interstate, left to church. It is southwest of the Young Chapel Cemetery about 300 yards.
Area Photos: Photo2 / Photo3 / Photo1
YANT, Sarah, 15 May 1775 - 4 Nov 1857. (stone not found Jan 2014)
MERRELL, William A., 3 Feb 1851 - 27 Jul 1852. PhotoC / Photo
. . . . . . . . . 1851 and DIED J. . . THE 27 185. . . . . (readable portion from this photo)
MERRELL, Sarah Francis, dau of Johnathan & Nancy Merrell, 10 Jan 1845 - 9 Jun 1851. PhotoC / Photo
To the memory of Sarah Francis Merrell - daughter of Johnathan & Nancy MERRELL, who was born Jan the 10th 1846 And died June the 9th 1851.
Unknown carved & uncarved common stones. Some broken tombstone parts: PhotoC / PhotoC / PhotoC
Several fieldstones exist here that at one time marked graves. They are now piled together and co-mingled with the base stones of at least one fallen box tomb, causing the whole thing to look like a pile of common scattered rocks.
From Lisa Oliver: Hello Wayne, I was wondering if you have ever heard of a cemetery in Giles County off of Young Chapel Road? It is located in the eastern part of the county between Frankewing and Bunker Hill. The graves are SE behind a barn. All the stones are broken and none are standing. At one time there was at least one box grave there, now just a pile of rocks. Not sure how many total graves it could be anywhere from 3 to 7. Just a guess. Use GPS of 35.169322 -86.863554 on the map to find it. Its under a very old Cedar Tree. [Lisa Oliver 4 Feb 2014]
From C. Wayne Austin:
It is possible this cemetery being much older was a forerunner of the Young Chapel Cemetery 300 yards to the northeast of here and a later church building caused this graveyard to be abandoned. An old road right of way called the Minitra Road goes right by this cemetery, but it is long since abandoned. [4 Feb 2014]
Photographed on 15 Jan 2014 by Lisa Oliver. The inscriptions were updated with exceptions found or known by C. Wayne Austin or Lisa Oliver the photographer. Listed also on page 528 of the book Giles County Cemeteries by the Historical Society, 1987. Added here 4 Feb 2014.