JACKSON COLLEGE/OLD BRICK CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY, SPRING HILL TENNESSEE
LABERRE, Mrs. Eliza P., b. Stoughton, Mass., 5 May 1804, d. 12 Oct 1835.
Consort of Rev. Labarre, Pres. of Jackson College.
Sacred to the memory of Eliza P. Laberre, Consort of Rev. B. Laberre Pres. of Jackson Coll. Born in Stoughton Mass May 5, 1804 died Oct 12 1835 aged 31 yrs 5 mo. She adorned the Christian character in life and died in the triumphs of faith Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
Since Eliza died at the age of thirty one it is likely her husband remarried. It is also likely he moved away since he nor any other persons with the surname Laberre is interred here. The Jackson College President's Home was still standing in recent times.
It is believed the old Cumberland Presbyterian Church was located back in the green field to the rear of this photo. There is a very touching Civil War story concerning one of the sons of Mrs. Laberre who fought on the northern side that is very moving. It is mentioned in Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, but told originally in the book Century Review of Maury County TN.
These books are still in print and can be readily obtained on the Maury County Historical Society Web page.
Photo and translation by Wayne Austin 11-8-2003.