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The Cheairs Plantation Home (Rippavilla) & Cemetery.

Go south of Spring Hill a mile or so and turn left into the Rippavilla (old Cheairs) Plantation home lane. You probably will want to tour the home, but also stop and get permission & instructions to visit the cemetery. The cemetery is about a mile behind and to the east of the home, along the road, as you pass other historical sites. All this is part of a grand historic tour. The plantation home is one of the most historic sites in middle Tennessee. It was purchased as a part of the land holdings of the Saturn Automobile Plant by GM,  but may have been spun off since the original transaction.

Locator Map of the cemetery
      Views of the Cheairs Cemetery    The slave Cabin

CHEAIRS, Nathaniel, b. in Queen Anne Co., Md. 4 Jan 1764; d. Marshall Co., Miss. on 2 Oct 1846. (82-9-29.
CHEAIRS, Sarah Rush, consort of Nathaniel Cheairs, b. A.D. 1778, d. 26 Jun 1858 (or 6).
CHEAIRS, Benjamine F., 16 Apr 1798 - d. 2 Jul 1824. Aged 26 years 2 months & 16 days.
CHEAIRS, Doctor James H., 9 Mar 1802 - 27 Dec 1836. Aged 34 years 9 months & 18 days.
CHEAIRS, Sarah Rush, d. 13 Sep 1845. Aged 2 years 3 months & 10 days. "Dau. J.W. & S.T. Cheairs."
CHEAIRS, Infant daughter of J.W. & S.T., died 25 Jan 1842. aged 1 day.
CHEAIRS, Unknown footstone.

Memorial to those unknown souls transferred or reburied here from Haynes Haven

Surveyed and photographed by Wayne Austin in the morning of Tuesday 24 Feb 2009. Thanks to the staff of Rippavilla for allowing the visit.
Previously published in the following books: Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, Page 76, listed 5 Jan 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins and They Passed This Way, Page C-21,  (Listed abt 1963).