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SANDFORD, Colonel James T., "Sacred To the memory of Col. James T. Sandford, who departed this life december 13th 1830. age 60 years. he lived a firm and consistent Christian and died in the hope of blessed immortality. In his character were happily blended the Christian virtues of hospitality and benevolence. in him the cause of education found a liberal friend for many years. he was an elder in the Presbyterian church. he was also a trustee and one of the principal founders of the manual labor academy. the memory of the just is blessed." The Manual Labor Academy was the forerunner to the Jackson College. which stood over on the hill 600 yards to the west of the cemetery between what is today Brown Road and the cemetery where Mr. Sandford is interred. He also donated 11.5 acres for the establishment of the Manual Labor Academy. Colonel Sandford was serving as a justice of the peace for Maury County in 1809 and served as Maury County Court Chairman for many years. He also served as a Captain in the War of 1812.Photo & information by Wayne Austin 10-11-03. Source material: Tombstone records; Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries; Maury County Soldiers of the War of 1812; They Passed This Way. Mr. Sandford's grave is not listed in M.C.T.C., but his biography is.