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NEW RAMIE (BAPTIST CHURCH) CEMETERY, STIVERSVILLE, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Photos of the Memorials (200+ photos of 165 listings)

Map of the Cemetery Location

Area Photos of the Cemetery

The giant Beech Tree in the Cemetery

War of 1812 & Civil War Soldiers interred in New Ramie Cemetery

History of New Ramie Cemetery

Black Section with listing and photos


Unusual stone and tree

A Descendents gathering

 

Assuming that the Cemetery lies East to West, when you enter the present gate and slightly to your right on the North side was the location of the New Ramie Baptist Church according to Virginia Tyree.

About the middle of the Cemetery and near the present North fence, there is somewhat a vacant space where Virginia Tyree pointed out as the burial spot of Alexander/Ann and David/katherine in unmarked graves. When Jay Dugger, (Tacoma, WA), and I were down there on Friday before the 2005 Reunion, a half of a large tree had fallen over that spot. I called attention to that at the Reunion and it has probably been removed by this time.

Incidentally, although the New Ramey Cemetery Association is a "loose-jointed" volunteer entity, there is a $5,000 CD held by the Association and it continues to grow slightly each year through volunteer donations at the Reunion. Carl Pigg, 4623 Pulaski Hwy, Culleoka, TN 3845 looks after the maintenance of the Cemetery-voluntarily. He needs to be thanked for his care for it.

If I'm not mistaken, Donald Scott (Dugger kin), owns some of the land around the Cemetery having bought it at auction a few years ago.

I was told that there is another Dugger Cemetery down the Valley View Road, (it could be named Richardson). I asked James Glenn Dugger about this, (I was told that it was on the old Glenn Dugger property), but he seemed to know nothing about it. I heard that it is considerably grown up now. (This cemetery may now be lost as I have made no progress in finding it, WA)

I was told that there is another Dugger Cemetery down the Valley View Road, (it could be named Richardson). I asked James Glenn Dugger about this, (I was told that it was on the old Glenn Dugger property), but he seemed to know nothing about it. I heard that it is considerably grown up now. (This cemetery may now be lost as I have made no progress in finding it, WA)

A few miles south of here just over the Giles County line a man named Matthews bought the old Dr. Benjamin Franklin Smith house in Waco, Tennessee (interred in the Daniel Cemetery on Mooresville Pike) and is trying to get it on the National register. Dr. Smith was my gggrandfather on my mother's side. He (Mr Matthews) wrote me wanting to know any historical incidents or other interesting facts concerning the house. Unfortunately, I know only a few facts about the house or Dr. Smith. We do know that he came from South Carolina, but where, there are no records. The "buck stops with Dr. Smith!" Martha LeBar wrote me from Pompano Beach, FL, a couple of years ago saying that she was my cousin. Upon questioning her, I learned that Dr. Smith was also her gggrandfather through his third marriage. I had always heard that there were no children born in this marriage but she told me that Dr. Smith was murdered during the Civil War before she was actually born and while her mother was pregnant with her. Seems that he was "quite a man" having been married three times and died at age 51. Story is that he was shot by Yankee soldiers who were raiding his henhouse at night but my mother told me that she thought he had been too friendly with some neighbor's wives and that one of them shot him. Take your choice! [Jack Dugger, Nashville Tennessee, 2007.]