DAWSON (JOHN) CEMETERY, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Center left of photo reddish black in color
DAWSON, John, Senr., 17 Oct 1786 - 25 Nov 1843. 57-01-08. (Symbols of Masonic origin present. Top of box tomb sunken deep into the grave pit and is in danger of being lost underground. The top is also broken into several pieces.) Inscription as I think it is: "SACRED to the memory of JOHN DAWSON, Senr' who was born October 17, 1786 and departed this life 25 November 1843 aged 57 years & 1 month and 8 days." The inscription was uncovered and an attempt to clean it brought no great success in the rainy weather and thus it is difficult to read from the photo. There is a base of a box tomb beside the John Dawson memorial but the top is gone or inverted.
Photos & Information by Wayne Austin 03 Apr 2008.