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MATTHEWS CEMETERY (Historic) SOUTHPORT, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE

This broken footstone can be found near the oldest part of the cemetery further up the hill. It is nearly under the displaced box tomb (top) for Eliza Bryson. It has the initials J.S. on it and because the James Scott memorial is the only possible known stone that could be matched up to this foot stone I chose to display it here. The stone is found 100 feet to the west of the James Scott stone so I am unable to say that it can be placed as his. The footstone can be dated as between 1820 and 1840 based on its style. 


SCOTT, James, d. 8 Jun 1826. 26-06-00. 'Son of Samuel." Full Inscription: "Here lies the body of 
James Scott son of Samuel Scott who departed this life June 8th 1826 (Aged 26 years and 6 months)." Parenthetical info underground.   
Information and photo by Wayne Austin 4/25/2005. Visited there December 13, 2004.