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DANIEL CEMETERY,  BEAR CREEK PIKE, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Locator Map of the cemetery       Area photos, by Wayne Austin

AMIS, Margaret H. (Daniel), 29 Oct 1831 - 29 Apr 1853."Consort of John D. Amis", (20-6-0).(Dau. Simon & Eliza Hardison Daniel.)
BROWN, Clyde Allen, 29 Dec 1914 - 24 Mar 1915.
DANIEL. James P., 13 Jan 1836 - 29 Feb 1920. (Son, Simon & Eliza Hardison Daniel.)
DANIEL, Nancy Catherine Sowell, 11 Aug 1826 - 31 Dec 1883. (Widow of Richard B. Hardison; Wife of James P. Daniel.)
DERRYBERRY, P. L. (Patrick Leamon), 17 Jun 1847 - 13 Aug 1927, (son of John Taplan & Phoebe Cornelius Spear Derryberry))
DERRYBERRY, Mary Eliza (Amis), 27 Mar 1853 - 18 Jan 1906. "Wife of P. L. Derryberry." (Daughter of John D. & Margaret H. Daniel Amis.)
DERRYBERRY, Etta M.(Henrietta), 31 Dec 1872 - 8 Jun 1887. "Daughter of P. L. & M. E."
DERRYBERRY, Vergie O. (Virginia), 31 Aug 1879 - 31 Jul 1910. "Daughter of P. L. M. E."
HARDISON, E. (Evan) T. (Thomas), 12 Nov 1894 - 15 Feb 1920. (married Lela Pauline Jones-she is buried in Pleasant Mt. Cem. Glendals, Maury Co. Tn.)
SEALY, Tennie J., 1836 - 1912. (nee Tennessee J. Huckaby) wife John W. Sealy, buried Blanton's Chapel Cemetery.
SEALY, Emma L., 1880 - 1907.
SEALY, Thomas J.
, 1870 - 1960.
SEALY, Laura F. Derryberry, 1875 - 1930. (Married 24 Dec 1902.) (2nd memorial stone) 
SEALY, William Earl
, 36. died Wednesday, was married to Kate Still. he was buried in Hardison Cemetery?, (Maury Democrat, 9-21-1933.)**
SPEER, Phebe
, 11 Jan 1804 - 7 Aug 1838. Footstone: S.S. (daughter of James & Phoebe Mastin Sheppard of Va.; wife of Joshua Kennerly Speer who was a pioneer Church of Christ preacher.)
Unknown, grave, next to Phebe Speer - fieldstone at foot.
Unknown, grave, next to infant E. L. Hardison, marked by fieldstone buried and standing on edge at head of grave.
Unknown, grave, out from infant E. L. Hardison, marked by fieldstone buried and standing on edge at head of grave.

** Possibly buried here - info not certain.

Two of the stones in this cemetery are surrounded by a wrought iron fence big enough for several graves.
This cemetery is badly neglected and overgrown with trees, bushes and vines. 15-20 graves, marked with fieldstones were found on east side of cemetery and are thought to be graves of slaves. [Mr. Fred Hawkins 1986.]
Still a big problem in 2008, I found this cemetery so overgrown that it was near impossible to find all of the stones without clearing the place - which would take many hours. One could barely see the ground for the brush and debris from fallen trees and new growth. That along with fallen and lost stones is the reason I missed some of the stones evidently found by past researchers. Each stone that I found needed a clearing of the debris & brush to get to, & read it, and make a photograph. This cemetery takes first place for being the most overgrown cemetery I have visited this year. My Brush whacker came in handy as I cut a path to/thru the cemetery. However, in 96 degree heat that approach had to be abandoned. My recommendation; do not visit this cemetery in the summer as I did.  

Listed in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 26 Feb 1986, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 93.
Listed in "They Passed This Way", 1963, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot, page C-40.)
For further information see the books "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" & "They Passed This Way".

Transcribed by Wayne Austin 5 Aug 2008. Photographed 5 Aug 2008. Added here 8 Aug 2008.