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ENGLISH FAMILY CEMETERY, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

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ENGLISH, Edward, 15 Nov 1764 - 25 Jan 1848. (TS leaning badly. Reading inscription is difficult.)
ENGLISH, Jane, (b. 10 Sep 1758) died 2 Jul 1829 . "Wife of Edward English." (Family Bible; born 10 Sep 1758; married on 22 Jul 1789.)  Tombstone Photo
ENGLISH, Thomas, 12 Aug 1790 - 25 Sep 1827. 37 yrs 11 months & 16 days. (Veteran of the War of 1812.)
ENGLISH, Susan, 9 Sep 1786 - 12 Mar 1857. 70 yrs 6 months & 3 days. "Wife of Thomas English; Mem. Methodist Church."
ENGLISH, Rev. Edward Flynn, 17 Jun 1798 - 6 Apr 1885. (Born in Sumter Co., S.C.; Methodist Minister; Info. from Family Bible Ref: "They Passed This Way, Shackleford and Lightfoot, 1976). [Ref: Info. in e-mail from William A. English utgraddad56@aol.com; s/o Edward Flynn English 15 Nov 1764 Camden District, Kershaw Co., S.C. - 25 Jan 1848 Maury Co. Tn. & Jane (Bradley) English 10 Sep 1758 - 2 Jul 1829 in Maury Co. Tn.; h/o Mary Ann Harris mar. 19 Nov 1820; Rev. Flynn and Mary Ann had 10 children, William H., Hester Ann, Samuel C., Margaret E., Frances, Emily, Martha, Wilbur F., Lucy A. and Edward F. English.] )
ENGLISH, Margi F. (Margif ??), 23 Nov 1835 - 20 Apr 1855. 19 yrs 4 months & 27 days.
ERWIN, Joseph, 6 Mar 1787 - 24 Dec 1851. 64 yrs 9 months & 18 days. "Created to memory of her husband by Mary B. Erwin."
FRIERSON, Mrs. Mary B., 10 Sep 1795 - 22 Feb 1874. 79 yrs. :Member Ch. of Christ for 50 yrs. Dedicated to her memory by her only surviving brother, the last of the family of Rev. Edward D. English." (Tomb S. leaning badly.)
FRIERSON, John M., 28 Aug 1799 - 20 Jul 1866. (Tomb S. fallen.)
RUSSELL, Hester English, 24 Oct 1833 - 7 Jul 1854. 20 years 8 months & 20 days. "Wife of F. B. Russell."
TOMLINSON, Isaac, died 16 Dec 1826, 33 yrs 4 months & 15 days. (Husband of Mary B. English.)
TOMLINSON, Edward I. W., 12 Sep 1815 - 25 Aug 1839. 23 yrs 11 months & 23 days.
TOMLINSON, Martha Lavinia English, 30 Aug 1837 - 1917. (Daughter of Edward F. & Mary Ann Harris English; 1st married Charles W. Hamilton.)

 

 Edward Flynn English moved his family from Camden, SC, to Tennessee after the Revolution. The reason for the move isn't evident from the cemetery, but Edward's father, Thomas H. English and his brother Joshua were Tories during the Revolution and fought against the American "rebels" in the South Carolina campaigns. After the war, the "Americans" confiscated the 70,000 acre English property that was on the west bank of the Wateree River, just southwest of Camden, SC. Edward Flynn's grandparents are buried in the Quaker Cemetery in Camden, and I haven't ascertained where his parents (Thomas English and Margaret Ann Flynn) are buried.

Edward Flynn English (1764-1848) was my (J. Dedman) 5th Gr-Grandfather, and I have been researching his ancestors who lived just about 20 miles from me over in Camden, SC. Edward's grandfather was Joshua English, a Quaker, who immigrated from Moate, Westmeath, Ireland to South Carolina. During the Revolution Joshua and most of the English family in Camden were Royalists and served against the Rebels. After the war, they lost just about everything they had which probably prompted Edward Flynn English to move his family to Maury County. I have read that Joshua English owned about 70,000 acres just west of the Wateree River along Spears Creek (just southwest of Camden).
Edward Flynn English's parents were Thomas English (as you note) on his memorial, and his mother was Margaret Ann Flynn (1742 Ireland-1793 Camden, Kershaw, SC). His grandparents, Joshua English and Mary Holmes English, are buried in unmarked (Quaker tradition) graves in the Old Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Thomas English was living in Clarendon County, SC, when he died in 1792. Find A Grave shows Thomas buried in Clarendon County with cemetery unknown. I haven't verified that yet.
The book "Historic Camden" which mentions the English families a number of times is a free download (pdf) from Google Books.

Jim Dedman, 17 Jun 2017 & 4 Jul 2017

Mr. Fred says a rock wall which is mostly fallen surrounds this cemetery and that the graves are all lined up in one row. Further he states that across the ways is an old Slave Graveyard. Listed in the book Sources: They Passed This Way, page A-123, about 1967; Cemeteries of Maury County Tennessee, page 680 by Fred Lee Hawkins Jr. 3 Mar 1988. Transcribed by Mary Bob McClain Richardson.  Photos and any updates will come later when a visit occurs to find the current condition of this very old cemetery.