Pigg Cemetery Overview photos: 1374/1375/1386/1388/1389/1390
FITZGERALD, Thomas H., 23 Feb 1853 - 1 Aug 1854. "Son of P. L. & Martha D. Fitzgerald." 1379/1378/1377
FITZGERALD, Sarah E., 10 May 1855 - 28 May 1855. "Dau. of P. L. & Martha D. Fitzgerald." 1376/1376A/1377
HARRIS, Will Burrow, 28 Dec 1902 - 27 Oct 1904. "Son of G. S. & J. L. Harris." 1364/1365
LATTA, Martha J., 14 Feb 1851 - 9 Jul 1897. "Wife of Thomas Latta." (Stone tumbled. We uncovered & set it back upon the base.) 1387A/1387
PIGG, Henderson, 15 Feb 1802 - 1 Jul 1875. 1373/1372/1374
PIGG, Nancy, 2 Aug 1805 - 24 Jul 1861. (Wife Henderson Pigg; Dau. Thomas Lockhart.) 1370/1370A
PIGG, George W., 1 Apr 1823 - 5 Jun 1858, Aged 35 Yrs 2 Mons & 5 days. 1363/1363A
PIGG, John Washington, 16 Dec 1856 - 13 Sep 1858. "Son of George & Elizabeth Pigg." 1362/1362A
PIGG, Keziah C., 21 Dec 1831 - 4 Jul 1845. Aged 13 Yrs 6 Mons & 14 days "Dau. Henderson & Nancy Pigg." 1368/1367
PIGG, Robert H., 2 Aug 1835 - 5 Jun 1855. Aged 19 Yrs 10 Mons & 3 days "Son of Henderson & Nancy Pigg." 1369/1369A
PIGG, John W., 15 Mar 1840 - 16 Jul 1863. Aged 23 Yrs 4 Mons & 1 days. 1371/1371A/1375
STALLINGS, J. C., 20 Feb 1845 - 5 Dec 1900. (The initials of Mr. Stallings may be J. G. instead of J. C.. On the tombstones there was one inscription that looked like a G instead of a C.) 1384
STALLINGS, Martha, 17 Jul 1853 - 17 Jun 1895. "Wife of J. C. Stallings." 1383/1382
STALLINGS, Thomas J., 23 Sep 1875 - 12 Sep 1895. "Son of J. C. & Martha Stallings." 1385
Graves marked with fieldstones or Unmarked graves or unreadable tombstones: 1356/1357/1358/1359/1360/1361/1366/1380/1381
PIGG, John A., no dates. (JOHN A. PIGG; Snow Creek; farmer; single; Maury Light Artillery at organization; Fort Donelson; escaped from prison Camp Douglass; elected captain in 9th Regt. Tenn. Cav.; shot in bowels in fight at Jackson, Tenn. ____186__dying nine days later; remains removed to Pigg graveyard on Snow Creek after the war. [this could be the same as John W. Pigg who died during the Civil War. CWA ] CenotaphMemorial
Mrs. Gail Pigg accompanied me to survey this cemetery. You will notice her in some of the photos. She and her husband Charles have been been major supporters of the upkeep of the rich historical heritage of this community which was founded by the Pigg Family in the early 1800s. Such assets as the Pigg School House and old store are part of what they maintain for the astute visitor. This is located across Mingo Branch Road from this cemetery where Charles's ancestors lie. Much has been written about this rural but intelligent culture. You can discover that in the Maury County Historical Society bulletins and other books. You will be also be delighted if you pay a visit to this historical site maintained by the Charles & Gail at the junction of Mingo Branch Road and Snow Creek Road.
This cemetery has not been maintained well enough to tell if there are other inscribed stones or even field stones marking other graves. One large base was found in the line with the Pigg Family graves, but the stone is missing. Another stone was found flat on the ground in state of decay with the inscription long lost.
This publication is based on a site visit by Wayne Austin
to photograph the Pigg Cemetery on 8 Apr 2009. I was shown this cemetery, the
restored Pigg School House and other historical community assets by Gail Pigg,
the wife of Charles Pigg, a descendent of this community.
Other publications where information can be found on this cemetery are: Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries by Fred Lee Hawkins Jr. listed 4 Feb 1987 on page 244. Also published in the book "They Passed This Way", 1963, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot, page B-46.
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