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RISE/(RICE)-WARDEN CEMETERY, (Martin Hollow Rd) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

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RISE/(RICE), Nicolas, d. June 1856, supposed to be 78 years old. Nicolas was a soldier in the War of 1812, Capt. Bird S. Hurt's Co. and was born in Virginia.)
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RISE/(RICE), Jane, d. Jan 1858, supposed to be 74 years old. (Marriage record in Maury County, Nicolas Rice to Jane Rice, 9 Sep 1832; b. Georgia.)
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WARDEN, James, 2 Jun 1775 - 27 Feb 1832 He was found early in Maury County in a Tax Census during 1810.
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WARDEN, Mary, birth abt 1882 - death believed to be 1857, born in Pennsylvania, wife of James Warden who was born 2 Jun 1775. Mary was living during the 1850 census with her widowed daughter Priscilla & her son Joseph J. Kerr.
It is now believed by some including the investigative work of C. Wayne Austin that James' wife Mary is interred in the Shane Cemetery beside John N. Warden, b. 1823, a younger son. She is buried in the Shane Cemetery under a crumbled headstone that predates to the 1850s. Fred Hawkins found a year date of 1857 before the stone fell into complete disintegration. Mary Warden -wife of James - listed in Shane Cemetery.

These graves are located high above Martin Hollow Road in a clump of bushy trees on one's right, going south, about 3/4 miles from the intersection. Author Fred Hawkins believes there were many more graves here at one time. He states that he can clearly see the outline of one adult and one infant unmarked grave. See page 520 "Maury County Cemeteries" for more history. This book can be purchased off of the Maury County Historical Society Web Page.   

*    It is thought the name is inscribed incorrectly and should be RICE instead of RISE, as given in both Maury Co. Marriage Book and 1850 Federal Census. I know of no one in Maury County history by the name of Rise. WA 2003.

**    He is known to have been alive during in the 1850 census.

Added here first 15 Dec 2002 by Wayne Austin. Updated for adding Mary Warden to the Shane Cemetery and not including her in this cemetery, 15 Oct 2010. Records again revised 21 Oct for 2010 revised and improved photos by Trish & Nick Boone of Mt Pleasant. Another update was made 5 Nov 2010 with photos by Trish Boone. Present that day was Trish, her husband Nick Boone & C. Wayne Austin, the site founder.

Also Published in: "They Passed This Way", during 1963, on page D-222, by Evelyn B. Shackelford & Marise P. Lightfoot and; "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", on 16 Nov 1987, page 520, by Fred Lee Hawkins.