CEMETERY (Historic) SOUTHPORT, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
MATTHEWS, Sarah, 9 Jan 1805 - 14 Apr 1884. "Aged 75 yrs, 3 Mo. 5 dys, Wife of Robert F. Matthews.”
MATTHEWS, Robert F., 20 Oct 1802 - 19 Mar 1865. Full Inscription: "Robert F. Matthews was born October 20, 1802. was murdered by some unknown person on March 19 1865. I to the hills will lift mine eyes from whence doeth come mine aid. My safety cometh from the Lord who Heaven & earth hath made." I wonder if this killing was also related to the many such acts around the time of ending of the Civil War and afterward for several years around Mt Pleasant Tennessee. See Howard Cemetery for more details on that.
Information and photo by Wayne Austin 4/25/2005. Visited there December 13, 2004.