(CHARLES) CEMETERY, SCOTTS MILL/SOUTHPORT ROAD.
Murphey Grave Locator Maps
In Scott's Mill
community, Located off of Southport Road, about half way between the Mack
Benderman Rd. and Haley Lane, on the right (south) hand side you will find box
1574 Southport Road. The gravel lane at this location dead ends at the Benderman
Historic House. The gravestone is approximately 25' from the front porch of the old Benderman place.
MURPHEY, Charles, 3 Jun 1770 - 20 Jan 1852. 81 years 7 months & 17 days.
Only one tombstone was
found to be inscribed, a few other fieldstones were found but were not inscribed
markers, 1965 & 1988.
Is this Charles Murphey the father of the Charles A. Murphey buried in the C.A. Murphey Cemetery about 1 mile southeast of this place. C.W.A. 19 Oct 2007
Published also in these books:
They Passed This Way, page A-61, Evelyn B. Shackelford & Marise P. Lightfoot, 1965
Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries by Fred Lee Hawkins, Jr., page 631, Listed 8 Feb 1988.
Information and photo supplied by Judy Benderman Forgos on 17 Mar 2008. The gravestone photo, used with permission, was taken by a cousin of Judy in Oct. 2006 and the tree in the background is a large Magnolia Tree. The property is still in the Benderman family. A Benderman Family Reunion is held every year, and for the last three years relatives have gathered for a bring-your-own lunch at the Porter's Chapel Church and afterward are invited to visit the home place and cave.
Note from Wayne Austin, the Administrator: If you visited this Murphy/Murphey cemetery site previous to Mar 18, 2008 you found a listing and many questions about the location of this cemetery. Thanks to Judy Forgos and her cousin all the questions have been nailed down. Today we find a much improved publication with accurate map locations and a memorial photo. Thanks to Judy Benderman Forgos & her reunion cousins. Spelling was changed from "Murphy" to "Murphey" , to reflect what is on the tombstone.