McKENNON CEMETERY, ON
MONUMENT HILL, NORTHWEST OF COLUMBIA TN.
HODGE, (Mrs.) S.(Sarah) J. (Jane)
McKennon, 8 Apr
1849 - 3 Nov 1904. (Nee: Sarah Jane "Sallie" McKennon; d/o Daniel M. & Prudence
Blackburn McKennon; Sister of Esq. George McKennon.)
McKENNON, Elizabeth (Nichols), 1755 - 12 Aug 1845. (Wife of John McKennon, Revolutionary War soldier, buried in Chester Co., South Carolina. Elizabeth came to Tennessee with her son, Daniel, and other family members.**)
McKENNON, Daniel M., 8 Oct 1791 - 28 Jan 1865. (born in South Carolina; son John & Elizabeth Nichols McKennon; shares stone with wife Prudence)
McKENNON, Prudence (Blackburn), 6 Mar 1806 - 17 Dec 1862. (Daughter of Edward & Patsy Blackburn, of Va.; Wife of Daniel McKennon.)
McKENNON, Jane, 1787 -Mar., 1860 ;(daughter of Daniel M. & Prudence Blackburn McKennon; No gravestone reported)
McKENNON, George N. (Nichols), 31 Jul 1833 - 6 Oct 1910. (Son of Daniel & Prudence McKennon; Maury Light Artillery, C.S.A.; a Justice of The Peace in Maury Co for over 25 years.)
McKENNON, Martha Ann, 31 Jul 1828 - 18 Jul 1873.
McKENNON, B. (Barkley) M., 1 Oct 1845 - 19 Jun 1898. (Son of Daniel M. and Prudence Blackburn McKennon Ref: Janet email@example.com
McKENNON, Mary L., 2 May 1842 - 13 Jan 1907. (Daughter of Henry & Jane Stockard Kinzer; Mar. George N. McKennon on 9 Dec 1858.)
McKENNON, John, 23 Dec 1791 (SC) - 28 Jan 1862. (No gravestone reported)
McKENNON, Eliza A "Jennie" Herrington McKennon, 1800 - 1845, (Wife of John McKennon (1791 - 1862);No gravestone reported)
NICHOLS, George, died 14 Feb 1863. Age ca. 100 years. (He accompanied the McKennon family from South Carolina.)
SHELTON, Elizabeth, 15 May 1820 - 18 Apr 1865.
Much of the above information was given to Fred Hawkins by Sara Tom McKennon and her husband Jimmy, during 1987. Tom & Sara McKennon had been there a few years earlier and said that the cemetery would be practically impossible to find without a guide. The area was stripped by phosphate mining operations and was allowed to grow up in bushes and trees. However, according to topographical maps on this web the cemetery site was not harmed by phosphate mining? The area all around the Monument Hill was though.
I have not visited this cemetery either. It is in the deep forest and upon a hill top. The GPS Coordinates appear to be correct making the job of finding this cemetery easier using Delorme Map devices on a laptop. This GPS software is activated from a Satellite. (always on-anywhere). [Wayne Austin 12 Apr 2010]
Genealogical records: After the death of Elizabeth McKennon in 1845, a case was brought in Chancery Court, McKennon vs McKennon in which the following children were mentioned; William; Daniel M.; Catherine, wife of James McFadden; Elizabeth, wife of John M. Faris; and James, but earlier mentions in a request for Rev War pension Daniel a son mentions 8 children: William (1776-1856), Mary Ann (1785 - unknown), Elizabeth Farris (dates unknown), Catherine McFadden (1786 - unknown), Jane (1787-1860), John (1791-1862), James (dates unknown) & Daniel (1791-1865)
** John McKennon's grave site is unknown, after the war he went back home to South Carolina where he had previously married in 1775 to Elizabeth Nichols. He died in Feb 1803 according to Elizabeth.
There is a cenotaph (He lived from 1745 to Feb 1803) in his honor in the Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. May that memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe him for risking his life and braving the unknown to help build a new country: our beloved America.
Compiled first by Mary Bob McClain Richardson 14 March 2008, largely from the books. Commentary added by Wayne Austin 17 Mar 2008. Revised again 12 Apr 2010 by MBR. Revised again by CWA to include new info on this family. Listing published in these books: "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 653; "They Passed This Way", 1963, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot, page A-159. See findgrave.com for more info on the war service of John McKennon.