CHAFFIN (Coleman) CEMETERY, SOUTHPORT TN, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Directions: From Southport, go west toward Scott's Mill for 1 and 1/2 miles. Enter the farm lane on right and go 1/2 mile to the farm house at end of the lane. The graveyard is in grove nearby, 1988 instructions & Locator Map
CHAFFIN, Coleman, 1 Mar 1783 - 10 Oct 1844. 61-07-09,
(believed to be the father of Caledonia Chaffin), son of Thomas & Elizabeth
CHAFFIN, Susanna (Weatherford), 5 Nov 1788 - 8 Jul 1844. 55-08-03. (believed to be the mother of Caledonia Chaffin)
Coleman had at
least two other brothers known as Rowland & Moses. Both of these gentleman
were early inhabitants and founders of Columbia Tennessee. Moses Chaffin was a
Flat Boat owner and operator who died in a storm on the Mississippi River while
traveling to New Orleans Louisiana.
Commentary in 1988 by Fred Hawkins:
These were once large box tombs but the tops are now flat on the ground and almost hidden in the dirt. A couple of large trees mark the spot of these graves. In fact, one of them has enclosed a good part of one of the slabs.
They Passed This Way, Page A-178, 1965, Marise P. Lightfoot, Evelyn B. Shackleford.
Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries by Fred Hawkins, Page 618, Surveyed March 3, 1988
Compilation, Photos, and visits during 2005, 2006 & again in 26 Sep 2009 by Wayne Austin in attempting to find this old ancestral grave yard.