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YARBROUGH CEMETERY, (Weakley Creek Rd., near county line) LAWRENCE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

MAXEY, Jane S. Higdon cir 1809 - 31 Jul 1852, (d. Weakley Creek, Giles County TN, age 43, Pulmonary Consumption, 1st w/o Isaiah Thomas Maxey. member Primitive Baptist Church, Unmarked grave; believed to be the d/o John Larkin Higdon.)

Extract of Obituary: Mrs. Jane S. Maxey, age 43, on the 31st of July 1852, died of Pulmonary Consumption, died on Weakley Creek (community), wife of Isaiah T. (Thomas) Maxey. Mrs. Maxey had been for 18 to 20 years an exemplary member of the Baptist Church and died in hope of a blessed immortality.

Unmarked grave. This is the most likely place of burial for Jane since the church she and her husband & children attended is/was very near this graveyard and they had connections to the Yarbrough family. This little graveyard most likely served the Primitive Church as its graveyard even though we do not find deeds making it a public burial ground.

Age 43 when she died, so birth date about 1809, she was the 1st wife of Isaiah Thomas Maxey. Believed to be the daughter of John Larkin Higdon.

I.T. Maxey would marry Eliza Warden an unmarried middle aged lady who was the daughter of James & Mary Warden of the Campbell Station in Maury County Tennessee. I.T. & Eliza would have one more child, a daughter named Virginia Arietta Maxey who married Hiram Brewer.

She lived with her husband in Giles County on the Giles County side of the Lawrence/Giles County line on Weakley Creek (Weakley creek Road) between Pulaski & Lawrenceburg Tennessee.

Added here 19 sep 2011 by Wayne Austin. Information from Trish Brewer Boone and analysis of graveyards by C. Wayne Austin.