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SHIRES (JACOB) CEMETERY, POTTSVILLE, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Location: On the north side (left) of Highway 412/99, about .4 of a mile west of Pottsville toward Columbia and Interstate 65 Exit 46.

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ALDRIDGE, W. J., 14 Jan 1874 - 23 Mar 1874.
BROWN, J. Lee, 1861 - 1945. (Son, W.R. & Lucinda Brown.)
BROWN, Sally B., 1878 - 1949. (Daughter of J. J. & Mallisse Hardison Lumsden.)
BROWN, Robert Jesse, 24 Jul 1906 - 5 Nov 1972. (son of J. Lee and Sally B. Brown.)
BROWN, Ruth, 1906 (or 1905) - 1934. "Wife, Jesse Brown."
FERGUSON, James Smith, 16 Nov 1919 - 24 May 1979. 
HARDISON, Willie L. (Logan), 24 Jun 1879 - 14 Oct 1933. "Mother.' (Daughter of John & Mary T. Logan.)
HARDISON, Knowlie H., 8 Nov 1881 - 26 May 1961. 'Father." (Son, W. T. & Nannie Aldridge Hardison.)
HARRIS, Joseph Addison, 1868 - 1942, "Son, James Porter Harris."
HARRIS, Hattie Shires, 1880 - 1913, "Dau. Charlie Shires."
HARTLEY, Earl Emanuel, 6 Dec 1933 - no other date. Father
HARTLEY, Ruby Jackson, 7 May 1937 - 22 Jan 2002. Mother
HARTLEY, Anthony Brian
, 2 Jul 1973 - 4 Jul 1973.
JACKSON, William Roy, 30 Apr 1906 - 31 Oct 1965.
JACKSON, Nannie Margrette, 7 Oct 1911 - 30 Sep 1965.
JONES, R. C., 22 Apt 1851 - 22 Jun 1923. 'Father,' (Son, Evan Jones & Elizabeth Kittrell.)
JONES, Sallie B., 23 Dec 1853 - 22 Dec 1924. "Mother.' (Wife, R. C. Jones; Daughter of Major J. T. & Amanda Nicholson.)
LEE, F. C. 'Jack', 16 Apr 1900 - 11 Aug 1974. (not found in 2008)
LEE, Emma M., 29 Mar 1906 - no date, (not found in 2008)
McCALL, Annie  Louise Sims Ferguson, 16 Jul 1927 - 17 May 1993.
McCOLLUM, Henry, 1867 - 1933.
McCOLLUM, Mary E., 1887 - 1940.
McCOLLUM, H. T., 27 Jan 1909 - 2 Feb 1971.
McCOLLUM, Katherine, 1916 - 1919.  (Undertaker's Marker, London Funeral Home)
McCOLLUM, Mary Jake, 1910 - 1919. (Undertaker's Marker, London Funeral Home)
McCOLLUM, J., no dates. (Undertaker's marker.) (not found in 2008)
PEAY, Joe R., 30 Nov 1894 - 30 Sep 1964. Tenn., Horseshoer Battery, F 114, FA, WWI.
PEAY, Lucinda, 26 Feb 1896 7 Feb 1980. (daughter of J. Lee and Sally B. Brown)
PEAY, Ralph Reynolds, 3 Oct 1937 - 15 Feb 2008. (son of Joe R and Lucinda Brown Peay.)
ROBERTS, Annie L. Peay, 15 Oct 1925 - 31 May 1977. (daughter of Joe R. and Lucinda Peay.) 
SHIRES, Jacob, 11 Jun 1808 - 4 Sep 1887. (81-2-24.) (Stone broken)
SHIRES, Emily, 14 Nov 1812 - 11 Oct 1882. (69-10-27.)
SHIRES, Emily J., 12 May 1841 - 7 Sep 1855. (14-3-25.)
SHIRES, Jacob, 1835 - 1917.
SHIRES, Mary Harmon, 1841 - 1911.
SHIRES, Clate C., 30 Jul 1877 - 2 Mar 1943.
SHIRES, Daisy Jones, 13 Sep 1882 - 25 Mar 1948. (Daughter of R. C. & Sallie Bettie Moore Jones)
SIMS, Ulna, 11 May 1921 - 26 Aug 1988. Father. Pvt., US Army, WWII.
SIMS, Rickey Stephen, 6 Dec 1954 - 18 Feb 1955. 
Unknown memorial, vault likely to be very old (reinforced with concrete mortar later?)

Notes:
Mr. Jake Shires, 75, was found dead in bed this morning at Pottsville, possible stroke victim; noted fisherman; buried in family burial grounds. (Columbia Herald, 2 Apr 1915.)(There is no stone in this, or any other cemetery that is known to anyone for this Jake or Jacob that matches up to this date. It is probable that his parents are buried here. One of his sons, Clete C. Shires, has a stone in this place. [F. L. H., 1987, revised by WA 2008 to include latest info]

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.

Sources: They Passed This Way, page C-35, about 1967; Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries , page 19-20, Listed March 6, 1986, by Fred Lee Hawkins; Photos and information also by Cindy Harris, 24 Mar 2008 & Revised May 2008. Organization and publication by Wayne Austin, May 2008 using a few photo from a trip there 17 Apr 2008.