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SHIRES (JACOB) CEMETERY, POTTSVILLE, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Sylvester Chunn Memorial, here in Shires Memorial. Reliable sources say he was actually buried in the Shires (Jacob) Cemetery about 1/4 mile south of this cemetery on Hwy 412/99.


CHUNN, Sylvester, 1758 - 1841. "Tennessee Pvt Col. Lewis VA. Regt. Revolutionary War." (See note at end of listing for Sylvester Chunn) 9699
CHUNN, Sylvester, 1758 - 1840, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER. (See Jacob Shires Cemetery listing. As follows: Shires (Jacob) Cemetery - Sylvester Chunn, Soldier of Revolution, is said to have been buried there instead of here. 
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 here, 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. Revised slightly by Wayne Austin, 24 Oct 2009.)
Photo taken 17 Apr 2008 by Wayne Austin. Transcribed from and the listing developed by Mary Bob Richardson 30 Sep 2009 & sent here for this site.