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McKENNON CEMETERY, ON MONUMENT HILL, NORTHWEST OF COLUMBIA TN.

Locator Maps

Take Williamsport Pike and go five miles beyond Baker School. Turn south on a farm lane just beyond Viola Baptist Church and go about three fourths of a mile. The cemetery is on top of high hill east of this point. This hill is called Monument Hill and the cemetery is on the south end of its snake shaped high ridge and might be located in March when the leaves are weeds are down.

HODGE, (Mrs.) S.(Sarah) J. (Jane), 8 Apr 1849 - 3 Nov 1904. (Nee: Sarah Jane "Sallie" McKennon; d/o Daniel M. & Prudence Blackburn McKennon; Sister of Esq. George McKennon.)
McKENNON, B. (Barkley) M., 1 Oct 1845 - 19 Jun 1898. (Son of Daniel M. and Prudence Blackburn McKennon Ref: Janet janetw7@charter.net
McKENNON, Daniel M., 8 Oct 1791 - 28 Jan 1862. (born in South Carolina; son John & Elizabeth 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, 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, Mary L., 2 May 1842 - 13 Jan 1907. (Daughter of Henry & Jane Stockard Kinzer; Mar. George N. McKennon on 9 Dec 1858.)
McKENNON, Prudence, 6 Mar 1806 - 17 Dec 1862. (Daughter of Edward & Patsy Blackburn, of Va.; Wife of Daniel McKennon.)
NICHOLS, George, died 14 Feb 1863. Age ca. 100 years. (He accompanied the McKennon family from South Carolina. It is not known if there was a family relationship.)
SHELTON, Elizabeth, 15 May 1820 - 18 Apr 1865.

Much of t
he above information was given to Fred Hawkins by Sara Tom McKennon and her husband Jimmy, during 1987. The Tom & Sara McKennons' 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. 

This researcher has not visited this cemetery either. It is in the deep forest today and will be very difficult to find unless the GPS Coordinates are correct. [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.

Compiled 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.
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.