UNDERWOOD CEMETERY, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

This cemetery is found by taking Hwy 99 and turning south on Rock Springs Rd for 1 1/2 miles then turn east on Luther Sharp Road for two miles. After passing under/over I-65 the Cemetery is on the left of the road near a pond. 

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Underwood, Jonas T., 1856 - 1887. (Son David & Nancy Bradley Underwood.)
Underwood, Mary V. E.,
1860 - 1923. (Mary Victoria E. Mills)
Underwood, Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Underwood, Sept 20, 1909.

Mrs. Bettie Belle Underwood Brown went with me (Fred Hawkins) to list the cemetery of her ancestors and gave me the following information from her family records.

Known buried here, in unmarked graves according to Bettie Belle Underwood:
UNDERWOOD, Willis,
died Mar 23, 1896. (Son of Jonas T. and Mary V. E.)
WHITINGTON, Mrs. Susan,
died 1927, aged 82 years. (Susan Underwood, Sister of Jonas Underwood,
Mrs. F. L. Lovett & Mrs. Robenie Lunn.)
WHITINGTON, John,
born cir. 1872. (Son of Mrs. Susan W.)

Probably buried here in graves marked with fieldstones:
UNDERWOOD, David,
b. ca. 1814, d. ca. 1897.
UNDERWOOD, Nancy Bradley,
b. ca. 1814, d. before 1897. (Mar. David Underwood on 8 Jan 1835.)
UNDERWOOD, Nancy E.,
21 Jun 1879 - 28 Jun 1879. (Dau. Jonas T. & Mary Victoria Mills Underwood.)
UNDERWOOD, William S.,
15 Aug 1880 - 27 Mar 1896. (Son Jonas T. & Mary V. Underwood; Bettie Brown, an Underwood descendent thinks that listed William here & Willis listed above are the same person.)
UNDERWOOD, Darsie,
31 Dec 1882 - 15 Jul 1884. (Dau. of Jonas T. & Mary V. Underwood.)
UNDERWOOD, James,
dates unknown, (Son David & Nancy U. Underwood.)
UNDERWOOD, Nancy,
dates unknown, (Dau. David & Nancy Underwood.)
UNDERWOOD, Thomas,
dates unknown, (Son David & Nancy Underwood.)
UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth,
dates unknown, (Dau. David & Nancy Underwood.)

A recent cemetery visitor Al Studtman, the contributor of the information for this site, found two stones that were readable. There are many unmarked graves and graves marked only with field stones in this cemetery. Mr. Fred Hawkins, author of the book "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" was taken to this cemetery in 1987 by  Mrs. Bette Belle Underwood who gave him the names of others known to be buried here. These were Willis Underwood, Mrs. Susan D. Whitington, and John Whitington. Bette also gave Mr. Fred the names of nine others with the surname Underwood who are thought to have been buried here and the number of unmarked graves appears to support that claim. Researchers of the Book "They Passed This Way", Marise P. Lightfoot and J. C. Parish mention many unmarked graves and list the same listings (shown above) as Mr Fred Hawkins. See the above mentioned publication Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries page 29 Volume I, listed 7 Jan 1987.  Information and photos were compiled from the photos of Allen E. Studtman, maps, included by Wayne Austin. A few other points are from the books "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" & "They Passed This Way"  Added here 23 Feb 2005. Revised 6 Jun 2009.

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