BLANTON CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, OAK VALLEY DR., MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
The Sanders memorial enclosed in an old historic wrought iron fence. This stone is among the first in the early 1900s made of Granite when they had not yet discovered how to inscribe that material deeply enough to be easily readable. It can last thousand of years and the inscription will remain almost unreadable. Actually a liquid chalking compound smeared over the face would bring out the inscription. Swipe across it then with a plastic strait edge device to improve upon that. I just did not take the time to do that.
Inscription: MOTHER -- MARY A SANDERS -- 1821 - 1903. (something else below which cannot be made out, related to religion as I recall.)
Inscription:FATHER -- JOSEPH I. SANDERS, 1820 - 1888. (something else below which cannot be made out, related to religion as I recall.)
SANDERS, Joseph I., 1820 - 1888. Father. (Son James D. & Jemima Miller Sanders.)
SANDERS, Mary A., 1821 - 1903. Mother. (Daughter of Andy & Fannie North Rodgers.)
Information and photograph by Wayne Austin 30 Dec 2008. Parenthetical data from MCTC.