RENFRO CEMETERY-CULLEOKA, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
05-RENFRO, Wm., (14 May) 1734 - (1 Sep) 1830, (Henry Co. Va. native; d. in Culleoka, Maury co. Tn.; s/o William R. Renfro 1702 - 1789 and Elizabeth Cheney Renfro 1704 - abt 1756 Va.; h/o (1) Chloe, their children, Peter, John Lydia, Jane, Moses, Jesse and Nancy, (2) h/o Jane Gregory, their child, William Renfro Jr. b. 31 Jan 1797 in Union Co. S. C. d. 6 Oct 1846 in Maury Co. Tn.; William received payment for militia duty in South Carolina, "for militia duty since the fall of Charleston in Blandon's Regiment of Anderson's Return." Renfro was living in SC in 1799 when his youngest child was born. In 1811 he paid taxes on 100 acres of land on Fountain Creek in Maury County and one slave. William Renfro was buried in the family graveyard about two miles east of Culleoka; William Renfro was a Veteran of the Revolutionary War.
Ref: Cindy Lee MoradaDavis@yahoo.com e-mail to Mary Bob.)
Name scratched in the top of large box tomb beside tomb of Jane, below. A veteran of the Revolutionary War. (Box tomb). Others believe that the box tomb had an inscription at one time. I will get in trouble for this statement but I believe it was never inscribed. Not to inscribe a tomb was a common practice in 1830 The stone just looks too solid and square for the inscription to have been worn or peeled away. We do however have an attempt by one of the descendents to fashion the name in the stone. We can be thankful for the Renfro family who maintained and passed info down from one generation to another that this is in fact the tomb of William Renfro. In that case I must also say thanks to the Renfro descendents that kept up with this cemetery and preserved its history though they may not have been able to restore the cemetery.
Photo & info by Wayne Austin 11-27-03. Update by CindyLee MoradaDavis@yahoo.com e-mail to Mary Bob.)
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