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ESTES CEMETERY, Mt Pleasant Pike, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Locator Mapping     Cemetery photo views, by John Benderman Nov 2005

Overviews of the cemetery by Wayne Austin 29 Sep 2009. In these photos you will see how fast a cemetery can grow up high brush in the 4 years since John Benderman was there in Nov 2005: 8064/8065/8066/8084/8114/8116/8122/8137/
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BENDERMAN, Ozni, 15 Sep 1845 - 10 Mar 1919. (Son William D. & Delaney Cutbirth Benderman; 6th Cav., C.S.A.) 8095/8096/8102
BENDERMAN, Eva Estes, 4 Nov 1846 - 31 Oct 1900. (Married to Ozni Benderman, 5 Dec 1869.) 8097/8098/8102
BENDERMAN, Jennie Pearl, 25 Feb 1878 - 5 Aug 1879. "Dau. of Ozni & Eva Benderman." 8101/8102
BENDERMAN, Infant son Ozni & Eva Benderman, died 17 Sep 1879. 8099/8100/8102
BENDERMAN, Lou Eva, 17 Nov 1880 - 23 May 1919. 8092/8094/8102
BENDERMAN, Ada Myrtle, 15 Sep 1882 - 25 Dec 1915. 8093/8094/8102
ESTES, John, 5 Feb 1779 - 12 Oct 1862. 83 years 8 months & 7 days. "born in N.C., reared in state of S.C., emegrated to Tenn. in 1809." 8067/8067A/8068
ESTES, Martha, 5 Jan 1782 - 11 Jul 1849. 67-06-06. (Nee Jaggers; wife of John Estes; 16 children.) 8069/8070/8071
ESTES, Thrashley Allen, 28 Mar 1805 - 17 Jul 1856. 50-3-19. "Eldest son of John & Martha." 8077/8076
ESTES, Sarah E., 17 Jan 1813 - 14 Apr 1862. 49-03-07. "Wife of T. A. Estes." 8124/8124A
ESTES, Thomas W., 5 Aug 1810 - 10 Aug 1878. (Son of John & Martha Estes.) 8105/8106/8113
ESTES, Mrs. Martha, died 14 Apr 1891. 69 years 9 Mos. 5 days. "Our mother." (Dau. Thomas Sowell; Wife Thomas W. Estes; Stone fallen and broken. set up for photography.) 8107/8108/8109/8110/8111/8112
ESTES, Colmen C., 18 Jan 1813 - 10 Jun 1864. Mason. (Mar. Sarah M. Matthews. Bible Records says he died 6 Oct 1861.) 8103 
ESTES, John A., 6 Apr 1814 - 3 Sep 1834. 20-04-27. (Son of John & Martha Estes. Bible Records says he died 9 Mar 1834.) 8104
ESTES, Daniel J., 6 Apr 1816 - 9 Jul 1895. "Son John & Martha." (Co E, 48th Tenn & 54th Tenn Inf., C.S.A.) 8087/8088
ESTES, Nancy Bourbon, 9 Sep 1825 - 31 Oct 1886. "Wife of D. J. Estes & dau. of Pleasant & Theodocia Russell." 8089/8090
ESTES, William, 4 Jul 1821 - 28 Jun 1854. 32 years 11 months & 24 days. Mason. (Son John & Martha Estes.)  8075/8074
ESTES, Henry E., 20 Nov 1840 - 17 Feb 1867. (Stone broken.) 8078/8079/8080/8083
ESTES, John Newton, 6 Mar 1842 - 8 Sep 1848. Aged 6 years 6 Mo. & 2 days. "Eldest son C.C. & E.M.; died of pneumonia." 8120/8121/8123
ESTES, (Fr?)ances, 16 Dec 1843 - 20 Aug 1848. Aged 5 years 3 Mos & 26 Days. "Dau. C.C. & E.M. Estes; died of typhoid fever." (Tombstone broken through name.) 8119 
ESTES, James D., 25 Oct 1848 - 20 Jun 1907. 8129/8130
ESTES, Frances A., 23 Sep 1851 - 23 Aug 1915. (Dau. John & Elizabeth Howard Alexander.) 8129/8130
ESTES, Cora, 1 Dec 1876 - 7 Mar 1882. "Dau. J.D. & M.F. Estes" 8131/8133
ESTES, Annie, 20 May 1878 - 15 Mar 1882. "Dau. J.D. & M.F. Estes" 8127/8128/8132
ESTES, . , 29 Sep 1877 - 16 Nov 1878. "Dau. D.S. & Nora F. Estes." (Stone fallen & broken.)
MAYBERRY, Evaline Hackney Estes, 4 Nov 1818 - 9 Dec 1889. "Married G. W. Mayberry, 17 Jan 1850." (Dau. John & Martha Estes.) 8134/8135
MAYBERRY, Inf. dau. of J.W. & Tennie Mayberry, b. & d. on 27 Dec 1900. 8136
PATTERSON, Bessie V., 19 Sep 1884 - 27 Aug 1887. "Dau. of J. R. & M. A." 8091
PARSONS, Virginia C. Estes, 2 Dec 1857 - 12 Feb 1886. "Married S. T. Parsons, 12 Jun 1884." 8117/8115/8118
RAINY, Hannah A., 28 Sep 1806 - 1 Jun 1868. "Wife of A.C. Rainy, dau. John & Martha Estes." 8081/8082
SEALY, Hester L., 28 Sep 1806 - 30 Jul 1853. "Wife of E. J. Sealy, dau. John & Martha Estes." (Twins.) 8073
TROUSDALE, J. W. , 22 Sep 1848 - 3 Dec 1883. "Ruling Elder C. P. Church at Concord." 8086/8086A
TROUSDALE, Katie, 1 Jun 1872 - 8 Oct 1872. "Dau. J.W. & M.E. Trousdale." 8085
TROUSDALE, Inf. dau. J.W. & M.E., 2 Jul 1875 - 10 Jul 1875. 8085
*TROUSDALE, Mrs. M. E., "83, died Thurday in Nashville, buried in Estes family lot on Mt. Pleasant Pike." (Daily Herald, 23 Jan 1926.)
. . . . . . . Infant (no other information) stone too close to wall and has steel stake holding it up. 8125/8126

There are five or six graves marked by fieldstones. The massive rock wall around this graveyard is well preserved and has served to keep the cattle out over the years. The cemetery is difficult to reach since there are two gates, normally kept padlocked, on the road from the highway. I was fortunate to find one of the farm workers who let me through the gates. [Fred Lee Hawkins, 1988.] The Rock wall is now fallen in some places and a large tree has fallen into the graveyard and knocked over stones that were not damaged before Mr. Fred Hawkins visited here in 1988 and even John Benderman's visit of 2005. [W.A. 25 May 2010]

*added by Obituary in News Paper. No inscribed marker found.

The initial transcription of the Estes Cemetery was mostly from Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, by Fred Lee Hawkins, Jr., page 573, Mr Fred visited there 8 Mar 1988. This cemetery is also found in the book They Passed This Way published in about 1967 by Gordon & Lightfoot. Page A-91.
This cemetery was partially photographed by John R. Benderman in Nov 2005 and compiled for addition here 9 Aug 2009 by Judy Benderman Forgos of Ohio (She and John Benderman are relatives of some of those that are interred in this cemetery) from the photos and Mr. Fred Lee Hawkin's survey. This compiler (C. Wayne Austin) visited this cemetery on 29 Sep 2009 and attempted to photograph all the stones.  While walking the mile to the cemetery I lost critical cleaning gear and had to settle for second rate photography. This site was added here initially by C. Wayne Austin including mapping to locate the cemetery for future reporting on its status 12 Aug 2009.  Revised again to include the photos of 29 Sep 2009 on 25 May 2010 by C. Wayne Austin.