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GREENFIELD (THOMAS TRUEMAN) CEMETERY, Greenfield Bend Road (West) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

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GREENFIELD, (Captain) Thomas Trueman, 1744 - 15 Nov 1825 died at the residence of his son, Dr. G. T. Greenfield, in the 81st year of his age. Captain (an officer) in the Calvert County Maryland Militia. REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER.
GREENFIELD, Dr. Gerrard Truman (M.D.), died 25 Feb 1847 in the 64th year of his age.
GREENFIELD, Jane H. Y.,
b. 4 Nov 1802 in Maryland, d. on 20 Jan 1874. "Wife Dr. G. T. Greenfield; daughter of
(Colonel) Fielder & Martha P. Dorsett.)
GREENFIELD, J. T. S. (M.D.),
17 Sep 1831 - 24 Sep 1899. (Son of Dr. Gerrard T. & Keran T. Sanford Greenfield.) (stone fallen, dislocated and covered in the dense brush with debris. This 500 lbs stone was face downward and unable to be turned for the photograph.)
GREENFIELD, Frances Ophelia Potts, 1847 - 1888, wife of J. T. S. Greenfield. (wife of  Dr. James Sanford Greenfield)
KING, Tee Greenfield, 10 Jun 1870 - 4 Apr 1893.
WHEELER, Capt. Walter K.,
native of Maryland who died on 19 Sep 1833 in his 60th year. Many years a member
of Presbyterian Church. Inscription given him by his sincere friend, Dr. G. T. Greenfield. An honest man, the noblest work of God.

1987: This cemetery has been repaired and well maintained these past years and is nicely fenced. [Fred L. Hawkins.]

2009: This is a very historic cemetery in the western tier of Maury County. In today's dollars there are at least $300,000 in beautiful structures and monuments enclosed in a brick wall capped off with custom cut limestone. On top of the limestone blocks are set in place ornamental iron spiral fencing inserted into the center slots composed of shaped tops. The front gate consisted of two tall decorative limestone post. 
Well, at least it was beautiful at one time when the brush was clear. This cemetery is now completely abandoned and the bushes and trees are growing profusely uprooting the stones and rendering the Brick & Stone Fence unstable. If left unchecked the brush will totally destroy this cemetery in 50 years. It is a travesty that we allow such total abandonment to happen to the resting places of those who made severe sacrifices to found this country so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Is this a lack of respect for freedom? What do you think? It certainly is a lack of something. We are not that busy. 20 minutes a month from some nearby person would reasonably maintain this cemetery. [WA 24 Feb 2009]

                                                                                       GREENFIELD BEND

Several miles before Duck River leaves Maury Co. on its meandering but westward journey, it forms one of the biggest of several long and sinuous curves. Inside this largest loop is the area known as Greenfield Bend. Much of the land in the Bend is river bottom land and some of the finest in the County. It was here that the Greenfield's acquired some 4,200 acres about 1812 and this pioneer family was soon joined by families with the surnames such as Delk, Hopkins, Cherry, Walker, Love, Hawkins, Shelby, Mayfield and others. Mr. Walker built the first brick house in Maury County, it is reported. That section of the river land was then later named Brickhouse Bend. As can be seen, the old family graveyards still stand as witnesses to the passing of these pioneers.

This cemetery was published  in the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, by Fred Lee Hawkins, Jr. page 131-132. he visited the cemetery on 12 Feb 1987. Also shown in the book They Passed This Way page B-3, about 1963. It has been revised for information the survey and photography discovered 27 Jan 2009.  That survey result was published here 5 May 2009 by Wayne Austin. See Jackson College Cemetery near Spring Hill for other Greenfield burials.