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HARDISON (JOSHUA) CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the Location.

A Photo showing the cemetery deep in  the woods - by Jim Thomas: Photo

ALDRIDGE, Polly,
No Dates. (Name etched onto fieldstones)
ALDRIDGE, Sam J.,
No Dates. (Name etched onto fieldstones)
BROWN, Jefferson D.,
5 Jul 1854 - 2 Jun 1882.
CHEEK, Laurerl,
9 Feb 1892 - 26 Dec 1901.
HARDISON, Joshua,
6 Dec 1793 - 11 Jul 1866. Born in North Carolina. War of 1812 veteran. Was an Elder in the Christian Church. Tombstone Photo1/Photo2
HARDISON, Martha G.,
17 Nov 1795 - 25 Jul 1870.  Wife of Joshua Hardison.
HARDISON, S. L.,
20 Oct 1816 - 23 Jan 1901. Tombstone Photo1/Photo2
HARDISON, Huldah,
16 Jan 1823 - 31 Dec 1903.  Wife of S. L. Hardison.
HARDISON, Robert Howell.,
19 Feb 1825 - 7 Jan 1908. Father.
HARDISON, Mary C.,
7 Nov 1835 - 13 Oct 1892.  Wife of R. H. Hardison.
HARDISON, Ephraim S.,
31 Jan 1840 - 10 Aug 1866. Tombstone Photo1/Photo2
HARDISON, William James,
17 Jul 1842 - 14 Oct 1861. Company G, C.S.A. 24th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, "Duck River Rifles". Contracted measles, sent home to die. Tombstone Photo1/Photo2
HARDISON, Infant,
20 Nov 1866, "Daughter of D. M. & L. A. Hardison"
HARDISON, Infant,
26 Sep 1876, "Daughter of D. M. & L. A. Hardison"
MONTGOMERY, Bobbie,
13 Oct 1897 - 23 Jun 1898, "Son of R. W. & Laura Montgomery."
REGION, William,
16 Mar 1827 - 22 Feb 1879.
TANKERSLEY,
17 Jul 1880 - 25 Jul 1880. "Infant of F. P. & M. E. Tankersley"

The following (below) information was provided by Juanita "Nita" Nicholson, oldest daughter of Louis Nicholson. She says her great grand parents (below) are buried without markers in the African American section of this cemetery:

HARDISON, Sam, No Dates. No Marker (A former slave on the Humphrey Hardison Farm in the Leftwich Community of Maury County)
HARDISON, Lettie, No Dates. No Marker

Also, according to Nita, there are over 50 persons unknown, black and white, buried in this cemetery in graves unmarked and/or marked with fieldstones.


This cemetery listing was donated by Wayne Sharp and came from an 1978 listing in his possession. Mr Fred Hawkins in the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries listed this cemetery on page 38. Mr. Fred supposedly visited and transcribed it during 1988. Tombstone photos above by Ruby & Jim Thomas, 2006, sent here 25 May 2012.