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SOUTH POINT CEMETERY, SOUTH POINT ROAD, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Walking along the private road this is the view as one draws close to this unlikely gravesite.

The lone memorial stands in view against the skyline & open field. It it weren't a well made one it 
might have disappeared years ago.

SOWELL, Polly W., 15 Oct 1805 - 24 Nov 1895. "Mother" (Wife of William P. Sowell and daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Cathey Walker.)
SOWELL, James A., 4 Jan 1838 - 25 Jul 1918. "Son",  (Son Wm. P. & Polly W.; Co. E., 19th Tenn. Calvary, C.S.A.)
"The angels sweetly called them, To join the heavenly throng."

Polly Sowell was the daughter of Thomas Walker & Elizabeth Cathey Walker, & wife of William P. Sowell. The mother Polly lived to see her 90th birthday. It is not known where the father, William P. Sowell, was buried. It might have been here at the side of his wife either without a memorial stone or under a lost or destroyed one.

An entry on Page 261, Century Review of Maury County is transcribed here with comments.

James A. Sowell, born 4 Jan 1838, on the homestead 6 miles east of Columbia, is son of William P. and Polly Sowell. William P., his father, was son of Charles and Mollie Winn Sowell. His mother Polly was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Cathey) Walker. The children of William P. and Polly Sowell were: Charles, who died in the Confederate service; Elizabeth who married William Everett, both dead today (1904); John A. W. Sowell, died in Texas; Mary Baucom, widow of E. L. Baucom, living in Texas; Thos. C. Sowell, lives in Lanton Community; James A. Sowell, farming the 200-acres estate (where this family graveyard is located); Harriet E. Sowell Jones, widow of J. Q. Jones, living at home; William Burr Sowell, lives in Ky.. James A. Sowell served three years in Confederate States Army, and finished out his earthly life farming the family estate. He was buried beside his mother and they share a tombstone.

Photo and information compiled & written by Wayne Austin. 13 Jan 2009. 
Sources: Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries Page 96, Page 261 Century Review of Maury County Tennessee and tombstone records of this site.