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TATE CEMETERY, (Snow Creek Road) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

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DODSON, Margaret J.,
11 Sep 1814 - 10 Mar 1838, 23 years, 6 months "Wife of Jerome Dodson; daughter of George & Nancy Tate; married 4 Aug 1836."
NELSON, Mary,
died 3 Aug 1853, at age of 28 years. (Possibly the daughter of David & Mary Strain, who are buried in Hunter's Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.)
TATE, George,
3 May 1790 - 19 Jul 1853, 63 years, 2 months & 16 days.
TATE, Nancy,
dates unknown. (died about 1875.) The massive column for George Tate has fallen. Inscription for Nancy could be on bottom side, but it too heavy to turn over. *
TATE, Alexander J.,
5 Apr 1816 - 28 Jul 1853, 37 years, 3 months & 23 days.
TATE, Sarah J.,
21 Nov 1826 - 22 Jul 1853, 26 years, 8 months & 1 days. "Wife of A. J. Tate; daughter of Sam & C. G. Bryan."
TATE, Samuel M.,
22 Sep 1821 - 28 Aug 1840, 19 years, 1 months & 6 days. "Son of George & Nancy Tate."
TATE, William B.,
15 Apr 1827 - 11 Jul 1836, 9 years, 2 months & 26 days. "Son of George & Nancy Tate."
TATE, Mary,
22 Jun 1829 - 2 Jul 1829, 10 days. "Infant daughter of George & Nancy Tate."
TATE, Martha A.,
22 Jun 1829 - 26 Sep 1939, 9 years, 3 months & 2 days. "Daughter of George & Nancy Tate."
TATE, George B.,
18 Jan 1831 - 12 Mar 1831, 0 years, 1 months & 24 days. "Son of George & Nancy Tate."
TATE, Nancy G.,
3 Nov 1844 - 12 Jul 1853, 8 years, 8 months & 9 days. "Daughter of A. J. & S. J. Tate"
TATE, Robert F.,
28 Jul 1846 - 29 Jan 1847. "Son of A. J. & S. J. Tate."
TATE, William,
28 Nov 1847 - 26 Jul 1853, 5 years, 1 months & 28 days. "Son of A. J. & S. J. Tate"
TATE, Milton B.,
12 Sep 1851 - 11 Aug 1853, 1 years, 10 months & 29 days. "Son of A. J. & S. J. Tate"
TATE, J. E.,
26 Feb 1835 - 29 Apr 1889. Mason.
TATE, D. E.,
29 Aug 1843 - 3 Oct 1892.
TATE, Willie D.,
3 Oct 1861 - 17 Dec 1889. (Obit.: d. of typhoid fever.)
TATE, Annie C.,
11 Aug 1869 - 22 Nov 1896.
TATE, James N.,
29 Jan 1867 - 22 Nov 1888.
TATE, Edwin,
21 Jul 1876 - 5 Jul 1897.
TATE , Minnie N.,
22 May 1874 - 31 Jul 1897.
WHITTAKER, Eugenia Tate,
1 Sep 1861 - 27 Feb 1896. "Wife of Patton Whittaker". (Stone broken.)
WHITTAKER, Susie Claudie,
1 Apr 1885 - )6 Dec 1886. "Dau. P. & E. Whittaker." (Stone gone.)
WHITTAKER, Infant daughter of Patton & Eugenia,
1889.
WHITTAKER, Nuel O.,
"Son P. & E." (Stone missing.)

This cemetery is not easy to find. It is in the woods and hidden from view until approached very closely. Listed on 6 Feb 1987 in the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 194.


TATE, Nancy. "Old mother, a relict of the past has passed away; she saw these valleys change from cane breaks to happy farms; she lived near Santa Fe." Paper dated 26 Feb 1875. (Orange Co., N.C. marriage bond; George Tate to Nancy Strain [Strayhorn?], 4 Dec 1813.)

TATE, Miss Cora, "27, died in Marshall Co., 22 Nov 1896 of consumption." "Died Mon., near Belfast, age 27; buried in family burying ground near Santa Fe; she was the 9th member of the Tate family who has died in last 7 years, 3 having died in a month of typhoid." (Paper dated 26 Nov 1896) --from They Passed This Way, Vol. 1), p. 197. Note: There seems to be some confusion in this obituary. The deaths mentioned occurred in 1853, which was 43 years prior to the death of Miss Cora Tate. (See note below.)

Note the seven persons who died within a two month period in 1853. These were victims of typhoid fever, or so says tradition. It is interesting that seven members of the Webb family (buried in Zion Cemetery) and four or five of the Blackman family (see Blackman Cemetery) also died during this same period. Also the Odil family of spring Hill was nearly all wiped out with this particularly deadly strain. Also you may suspect many other death dates of 1853 among members of large families around the county.


SNOW CREEK -  "This is one of the main creeks in Maury County, with headwaters near Theta, it flows south and enters the Duck River a little upstream from Leipers Creek. It was named by a party of surveyors who were overtaken by a very early & deep snow. As early as 1823 there was a school located on the creek, and possibly earlier. Snow Creek post office was established in 1830 and was the first postal service for today's Santa Fe. Place names along the creek include: Dark Hollow, Pennywinkle Hollow, Petty Hollow, George Hollow, Walters Hollow, Sutherland Hollow, Gaskill Branch, Fitzgerald Branch, Sowell Branch, and Mingo Branch." [From The Daily Herald, Saturday, 3 Jul 1976, Section 3, page 14. as translated by Fred Lee Hawkins]


Page 194, Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, Fred L. Hawkins Jr., 1987, Page B-24, They Passed This Way.) This cemetery is awaiting a visit by a contributor to photograph and update the listings. Added here 7 Mar 2012.