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ALLMOND CEMETERY, LESEA, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Turn north off Old Bear Creek Pike onto Lasea Road. Go to Lee Road, turn left about 100 yards. Cemetery is on the back side of James Koelsch property (1986), beside right-of- way of Interstate 65.

Locator Map of the cemetery 

Area photos, by Wayne Austin


ALLMOND, W. T., 30 Jan 1831 - 7 Dec 1914.
(Son of Hezekiah and Frances (Smith) Allmond.)
ALLMOND, Susan Frances, 26 Sep 1834 - 23 Nov. 1896. (nee Susan Fogleman, Wife W. T. Allmond, daughter of Squire David and Mary Bostick Fogleman)
ALLMOND, Margaret M. (Maggie), 20 Oct 1862 - 8 Feb 1912. (Dau. of Squire Tom Allmond.)
ALLMOND, Laura F., 5 Apr 1865 - 11 Mar 1937.
ALLMOND, Willie T., 5 Apr 1870 - 25 Aug 1904.
DARNELL, Lou Allmond, 25 Sep 1867 - 27 Dec 1956
LEE, Edward F., no dates, (1828 - 22 May 1930.) (Capt. Co. L, 38 Tenn Inf.,rank in Capt. rank out Capt. Film #M231 roll 25. Ref: Civil War soldiers and sailors; C.S.A. Soldier's Pension #S15644;Ref: Tn. State Library & Archives. [also served in 8th Tn. Inf. Looney's Reg't.] )
McCARROLL, Agnis, 30 Jan 1799 - 11 July 1859 Aged 60 yrs 6 mos & 11 dys, Wife of Bartley McCarroll.
Unknown, some of the many unknown fieldstones marking graves.

Outside the fence of the main old section of cemetery is this recent interment. It is inside a more recent fence:
KOELSCH, Nina M., 20 Aug 1950 - 27 Feb 1995. "God Fearing Wife and Mother, Thank you." 

This cemetery is still lovingly cared for today. Mr Fred Lee Hawkins said this in 1986: "The graveyard is nicely fenced and Mr. Lloyd Fitzgerald, a grandson of the Allmonds, cares for it.". I am not currently aware of who cares for it today in 2008.

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL NOTES:

Condensed and edited from Century Review of Maury County, 1906.

W. T. Allmond was born, Jan., 1831, 1/2 mile north east of New Lasea. He is the son of Hezekiah Allmond (1769-1853) and Frances (Smith) Allmond. Hezekiah came from Virginia during 1806, and purchased the 300 acre homestead from Samuel Polk, father of President James K. Polk.
W. T. married Frances (1835-1896), daughter of Esq. David and Mary (Bostick) Fogleman. Their children: Margaret, Laura, Lou, Maud, all educated at the Columbia Athenaeum and at home. Mr. Allmond was a Collector of Internal Revenue under President Ulysses S. Grant, and served a term as magistrate of the old 23rd, now the 3rd, district of Maury County.
The Allmond's were members of the Flat Creek Primitive Baptist Church which was erected on an acre of land donated in 1840 by Hezekiah Allmond. The society disbanded after the war, and the building was remodeled for school purposes to become Lasea School. After use of this building above for some years, it was torn down in 1903 and a new schoolhouse was erected on a two-acre plat bought from W. T. Sharp. J. S. Craig, Hettie Buford, and others have taught here.

Portions of the Hezekiah Allmond farm are still occupied by descendents of this pioneer as of 1986. When Interstate 65 was built, it cut through the property. The Lasea Overpass (mile marker 47) is close to the old home site. 
-- (mostly from: Century Review of Maury Co., page 282. Some info from Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries) --

Edward Franklin Lee--Son of William & Elizabeth Almond Lee and born in Maury Co., Tn. in 1828, E. F. Lee lived to the great old age of 101, dying in 1930. He was one of Maury County's last living veterans of the Civil War. He was a Captain in Company L, 38th Tennessee Infantry of the Confederate States Army.

Listing published in these books:
"Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 14 Mar 1986, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 90.
"They Passed This Way", 1963, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot, page C-28.

Photographed, Transcribed and published here by Wayne Austin 1/31/2008. Source of notes as noted