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BROOKS, (ABNER), Santa Fe, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Mapping the Cemetery Location

Cemetery Overviews 0735/0736/0737/0749/0750/0752/0753/0754/0755/0756/0757/0758

BROOKS, Abner,
24 Apr 1768 - 23 Oct 1854. 'born in Chatham Co., N.C.' 743A/0743/0744
BROOKS, Ann,
22 Jul 1778 - 23 Aug 1858. 'Consort of Abner Brooks; born Halifax Co., N.C.' 0746A/0745/0746/0747
BROOKS, Eliza P.,
10 Dec 1813 - 5 May 1884. "Born Chatham Co., N.C.' 0742A/0742
BROOKS, Harriet H.,
5 Jan 1818 - 7 Jan 1892. 0740/0741
COOK, Clara E.,
21 Sep 1869 - 22 Mar 1886. 0751A/0751
MILLER, Eppa M.,
13 Feb 1818 - 18 Jul 1888. 0739A/0739
MILLER, Mary A.,
10 Jun 1820 - 7 Jul 1893. (Stone almost buried, in danger of sinking below ground.) 0738A/0738
SOWELL, Inf. son of E. J. & S. N.,
16 Feb - 24 Feb 1891. 0748A/0748

Local resident Mr. Herman Church, almost 80 years old at the time, told Mr. Fred Hawkins in 1987 that the following were formerly buried here in this cemetery. He said the remains were moved about 1940 to the Santa Fe Cemetery. The following two listings match those whose remains were moved into the Santa Fe Cemetery a mile or so south of here:

SOWELL, James H.,
7 Aug 1845 - 3 Apr 1898. (Son of Jethro & Sara Crawford Morrow Sowell; Maury Light Art., C.S.A.; See Santa Fe Cemetery)
SOWELL, Laura J.,
10 Oct 1844 - 27 Nov 1889. "Wife of I. H. Sowell.' (nee Miller; See Santa Fe Cemetery)

This little very old cemetery was found abandoned under tall trees on the side of a hill. The stones are in danger from falling tree limbs. 

Sources: They Passed This Way, page B-29, abt 1967; Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries , page 200, visited 13 Feb 1987 by Fred Lee Hawkins; Photos and information by Wayne Austin, based on a visit and photography 30 Dec 2008. Added here 15 May 2009.