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HACKNEY CEMETERY, (Scotts Mill, Southport) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

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HACKNEY, Joseph, 7 Dec 1778 - 7 Apr 1849.
HACKNEY, Mary,
24 Feb 1781 - 26 Jun 1842, Aged 61 Years, 4 Months & 2 Days.
HACKNEY, Newton,
19 Aug 1819 - 27 Aug 1850.
LONG, N. J.,
17 Apr 1795 - 22 May 1850, Born in Halifax County N.C.

 

There are fieldstones in the outlying areas of this cemetery which may indicate slave graves since this cemetery is dated prior to the freeing of slaves in 1860. There is a record of Joseph Hackney purchasing slaves on Ancestry.com and the census of 1840 confirms there were 18 slaves.

1840 US Federal Census  - Joseph Hackney  -  Maury, County, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males
15 thru 19:  1
20 thru 29: 1
50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons -
Females
50 thru 59: 1

Slaves - Males
Under 10:   6
24 thru 35: 3
36 thru 54: 1
Slaves - Females
Under 10:   3
10 thru 23:  1
24 thru 35: 1
36 thru 54: 2

Sources: They Passed This Way, page A-61, about 1967; Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries , page 624, Listed 8 Mar 1988, by Fred Lee Hawkins;  Organization and publication by C. Wayne Austin, 5 Sep 2013.