FAMILY CEMETERY, (Maury/Giles County Line.) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
An endangered Cemetery not shown on any maps or reported by any previous researchers
GRIGG, Samuel, 1778 - Bef Aug 1856, Husband of Mary P. Grimes-Grigg GRIGG, Mary Polly Grimes, 1780 - Aug 1860, Wife of Samuel Grigg GRIGG, Rebecca, 1803 - Bet 1850-1860, Daughter of Samuel Grigg, Never married GRIGG, Catherine, 1805 - Aft 1871, Daughter of Samuel Grigg, Never married GRIGG, P.H.(Patrick Henry), 11 Mar 1811 - 8 Jan 1888, Son of Samuel Grigg. GRIGG, Gillie Grigg (Blythe) wife of P. H. Grigg, b. March 4, 1824 d. Sept. 28, 1899 GRIGG, Infant Daughter Grigg of P.H. and Gille Grigg, b. May 6, 1860 d. May 6, 1860 GRIGG, Samuel J., 10 Jul 1823 - 18 Oct 1898, (memorial stone birth date in error, inscribed as 1853 s/b 1823), Confederate States Army Soldier, Son of Samuel Grigg. GRIGG, Andrew Jackson, 8 Nov 1862 - 27 Jul 1913, Son of Patrick H. Grigg GRIGG, James Henry, 9 Oct 1890 - 29 Aug 1908, Son of Andrew J. Grigg, "The Angels called our darling, he could not stay away" BRAY, Wm., 7 Jul 1811 - 21 Mar 1865, Age 51 Yrs, 14 Days, "Duty was my life, Rest is my Soul" GARRET, T., no dates, Age 10 Months & 1 Day, Daughter of E. T. & S. J. Garrett DUGGLE, H. M., 5 Aug 1828 - 21 Jul 1888, "Age 65 yrs, 6 Months & 11 Days". JOHNSON, A. J., 8 Aug 1800 - 8 Aug 1890. Patrick Henry Grigg & Samuel J. Grigg inherited the farm after the death of their parents. Then Andrew J. Grigg, son of P.H., inherited the farm after the death of his parents. After the death of Andrew J. his wife sold the land in 1913. She went to live with one of her children & was not buried on the Grigg farm. The others buried there could be friends or pioneers.
Unmarked stones & other markings are present that are not readable. These people lived on the farm during those years & died there & would most certainly be buried there.
Catherine & Rebecca Grigg, two daughters of Samuel Grigg, took care of their elderly parents until their deaths, they inherited some land & monies from the sale of land for their loving care.
Samuel & Mary P. Grigg purchased this land in 1812 & raised their family there, both died there & are buried on the farm. They are the parents of the other Grigg children. 1813 Land Deeds of Tennessee:
Deed Book "E" page 81; Joseph Braden of Williamson County to Samuel Grigg of Maury County, for $103, 75 acres on headwaters of the E. fork of Fountain Cr., running (continuing south) with line between John and Joseph Braden. Witness: Jacob Montgomery, Samuel Wood. Dated: Jan. 1, 1812. Registered: Apr. 6, 1813 Joseph Braden
Tax records...descriptions... South side of Duck River. River counties 135 acres of School land Adams fork of fountain creek He owned about 325 acres at the time of his death.
I know all of his neighbors from studying the census records.
Linda Hollowell Bock, Nebraska
This small family cemetery is located on the old Grigg farm in Maury County close to the Giles County line. It is on Fountain Creek, also near the town of Culleoka. It is in a pasture in a wooded area on the slopes of a hill. This farm was in the Grigg family from 1812 to 1913 when it was sold to someone else. This cemetery was read in 1977 by a Grigg descendant of Andrew J. Grigg and maintained by the family and contributed here.
This little family cemetery is on private Property, the current unknown owners of the old Grigg Farm place. It was in my 5th Great Grandfather's family for about 112 years. Then sold in the 1913. There are eight stones with names on them, and also markers for others. We are pretty sure who six of them would be. The only description of it is, that it was on the Grigg farm in Maury Co., Tn on the Giles Co., line in a wooded area by a pine power pole line. So I do not have an address. It would probably be hard to find without out knowing the farm house. It was in the District 6 Fountain Creek area. I wish it had been a town cemetery, because I know the cemetery is in danger of being destroyed as time passes. There is no one to care anymore.
Linda Bock, Nebraska Jan 2006. (revision 1, 10/10/07) Maybe the Maury Archives could supply a location for the Grigg farm from the old Maury County deeds.
Contributed here first Jan 2006 by: Linda Bock (firstname.lastname@example.org)updated 7 Jan 2014.