SHIRES (JACOB) CEMETERY, POTTSVILLE, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Shires (Jacob) Cemetery Veterans
SHIRES, Jacob, 1835 - 1917. (C.S.A., J.B. Shires, Maury Co. Tn., Soldier's Pension #S10614, 24th Tn. Inf., Ref: Tn. State Library & Archives.)
World War I
PEAY, Joe R., 30 Nov 1894 - 30 Sep 1964. Tenn., Horseshoer Battery, F 114, FA, WWI.
SIMS, Ulna, 11 May 1921 - 26 Aug 1988. Father. Pvt., US Army, WWII.
Revolutionary War. (also posted in Shires Memorial Cemetery)
CHUNN, Sylvester, 1758 - 1840, Revolutionary War Soldier. As follows: Shires (Jacob) Cemetery - Sylvester Chunn, Soldier of Revolution, is said to have been buried here instead of in Shires Memorial Cemetery where he has a military marker. 1840 Census for Marshall Co. Tenn. shows: Sylvester Chunn, Pensioner for Military Service, age 86 years. Mr. Walter Chunn of Marshall Co., Tn. states that his mother, Hattie Gares Chunn, knew from personal knowledge that Sylvester Chunn who served in American Revolution is buried in the Jacob Shires Cemetery instead of where the marker is located, as is Sylvester's wife, but someone installed a new military marker in the Shires Memorial Cemetery up the road. (Lightfoot, Marise P. & Evelyn B. Shackleford abt 1963, They Passed This Way, Vol I, p. C-36.
Compiled by Mary Bob McClain, 20 Mar 2010. Photo by Wayne Austin 17 Apr 2008.