TODD CEMETERY, MOORESVILLE PIKE, MAURY
Located in field about 200 yards south of the historic Elm Springs House, on Mooresville Pike, 1/4 mile south of Highway 50.
Located in a field about 200 yards south of Elm Springs House, on Mooresville
Pike, 1/4 mile south of Hwy. 50,
CUMMINGS, Simeon W., 3 Asst Eng., CSS Alabama, Confederate States Army, 31 Aug 1863, Saldanha Bay, Republic of South Africa, C.S.A., Cross of Honor.
HAMNER, Austin M., M.D., 13 Aug 1805 - 21 Sep 1849.
HAMNER, William T., 31 Jan 1825 - 11 Nov 1847. "Son of S. A. & B. P."
LOONEY, Susan Todd, 22 Jul 1824 - 15 Jan 1886, wife of A. M. Looney, C. S. A. Vet.
LOONEY, James Dick, 23 May 1850 - 2 Jun 1851. "Our little Boy. Affectionately dedicated by his parents, A. M. & Susan K. Looney."
M. P., footstone with initials: M. P., No headstone found.
TODD, Christopher, 15 Jan 1781 - 17 Apr 1868, 87 years.
TODD, Sarah Dick, 23 Dec 1784 - 29 Dec 1853. 69 yrs. "Wife of Christopher Todd."
TODD, James D., died 22 Nov 1843. "In the 21st year of his life".
W….., A.B., footstone with letters: A. B. W.
W….., S.T., footstone with letters: S. T. W. (Beside above.)
This cemetery has been restored by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. It was still a work in progress when I went there during November 29, 2005.
Sarah Dick Todd was the only sister of three Irishmen brothers who were wholesale merchants of Louisville and New Orleans. One of the three brothers, James Dick, on a trip to Italy, saw a beautiful villa that he decided to duplicate just south of Columbia. This he did in 1837 and presented it to his sister, Sarah. This is the beautiful Elm Springs house that can still be admired as one travels out of Columbia on the Mooresville Pike. At the time she received the estate from her brother, Sarah Dick was already married to Christopher Todd, a Virginia native, who was relatively wealthy in his own right. When her brother James died in 1849, Sarah inherited much of his wealth. The Todds' were parents of one son James who died in 1843 and was the first person buried in this cemetery. However James had three sisters and one of the daughters, Susan, married Colonel Abe M. Looney. Sarah preceded Christopher Todd in death, passing away in 1853. Mr. Todd passed away during 1868 and the Looney family then inherited Elm Springs.
Listed in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 12 Mar 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 459.
Listed in "They Passed This Way", 1963, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot, page D-141.)
For more information see the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries for more genealogies & history.
Photographed & Transcribed by Wayne Austin