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A MEMORIAL RESTORATION EFFORT IN PROGRESS - JACKSON COLLEGE CEMETERY.

This is a historical record of the restoration of the memorial stones of the Jackson College/Old Brick Church Cemetery one and one half miles south of Spring Hill Tennessee. Located on land bordering private owner’s property and UT Agricultural Farm.

 It is my belief that much of the damage to this cemetery was done by a Tornado or other high wind because most of the tall stones were fallen to the east. Tornados come from the west and travel to the east. There is however plenty of rumors that rooting hogs and cattle caused much of the damage along with vandals.

Documented and written by Wayne Austin for the benefit of accurate historical records 1-04-04. This documents tracks the possible alteration we might have made to the historical value of the Cemetery Stone Records as a consequence of restoration. The original alteration of course came with the destruction of the stones. Our task is simply to read the clues and put the stones back into their original places with the intention of preserving such information as who is buried where in this cemetery and its associated depiction of family relationships. These positions are at risk of being compromised when any change is made to the position of the stones regardless of how scattered they are. We used scientific judgment and the methodical application of various principals to determine where the stones should be reset when we found them scattered. We make no guarantees but feel the stones were placed back into the original positions and in the direction they faced as they tower over the gravesite of the deceased. The commentary below explains how we approached this for each stone that was restored. As stated we may have been wrong for genealogical & historical purposes in some remote case but largely there were definite clues to be read that told us we were certain of our restoration approach. My educated estimate is that as of now only about 20% of the efforts needed to completely restore all the memorials in this cemetery has taken place. There is always a shortage of manpower and resources in these efforts. 

Also the Sons of Confederate Veterans were in charge of the restoration but focused mainly on the cleanup and fencing of the grounds whereas I directed my efforts on memorial restoration. Most of the work on my part was done around my Christmas off-time and I have not seen what was done by them lately (June 2004) nor have they updated me on what, if any further efforts have been made toward memorial restoration. I have not made an attempt to capture  the Sons of Confederate Veterans restoration effort in this writing since I am unaware of the memorial restoration efforts they made.  

It should be pointed out here that in no case are we dealing with the remains of the deceased in a restoration effort. We only focus on the memorial stones. The box tombs in this cemetery and others of the early to mid 1800s only serve to cover the grave. The deceased were buried under ground as in any normal burial. The remains are not located in the box tombs. I do not see my task as that of a forensic pathologist and do not make evaluations in that regards. While I have experience dealing with prehistoric American man’s remains with the U. of AL. that will not be used. I joined my efforts with the SCV to focus on restoring the memorials, security of the graves and landscaping and other historical relics while at the same time enhancing the aesthetic and historical value of the Jackson College Cemetery.

  Accomplishments by Wayne Austin & boy scout  Joe Dungy under the oversight of Wayne Austin on Saturday 11-15-03 and 11-28-03.

THOMPSON, Mrs. M., 4 Feb 1804 - 13 Sep 1869.‘Wife of Absalom." (2nd wife of Absalom)

11/15/03 – This was the first attempt to restore a stone in the cemetery and was tackled by Jack Taylor, Wayne Austin & Joe Dungy. It was learn as you go or the first attempt at raising one the large monuments.  In our first attempt to level and secure the base we found it was buried into the ground some three feet and could not be raised from the ground and leveled with the equipment we had. Also discovered was that our equipment was not high enough to hoist the shaft above the base for setting it back up so we stopped there. We made a commitment to enlarge the Tripod Lifter and secure more harness and digging equipment for freeing up and leveling the base for a future attempt. 


HOLLAND, Capt. B. H., born 8 Nov 1824, d.(38 Reg. Tenn. Vols.),(Home Guard Symbol)

11/15/03 - Set about attempting to level the base and set up the stone of B. H. Holland. It was not far enough from the tree so was moved about a foot closer to the footstone to get it in a place where it could be leveled up. Everyone on site that day pitched in but we found there was not the equipment on site to complete the stone. The stone will need new pins before it can be set up so it was neatly stacked against the base for future restoration. The large oak tree towering over this stone is dying and could shed limbs to crash down on this monument.  

BAILEY, Fannie E., 5 Nov 1837 - 8 Jan 1853. "Daughter, A. P. & Martha."

11/15/03 - Set about attempting to level the base and set up the stone of Fannie E. Bailey the daughter of Anderson  P. & Martha Bailey. First we lifted the shaft style head stone out of the way of the pinch bar lifting equipment so we could get at the base from the correct angle. Then the base was dug out and leveled. We did not try to raise it back to the original height because leaving it lower gives the stone more leverage to stand straight.  Next we lifted the 1 ton shaft style headstone onto the base. The direction this stone faces is assumed to be the same as that of her father Anderson’s stone located just to the west of the row from Fannie’s. Also that was the direction it faced as it lay on the ground after having fallen years ago.
 

YOUNG, Footstone J. W. Y. next to Elizabeth Young marker. No head stone found.

11/15/03 – Here we used the probe and found a footstone with the initials J. W.  Y. next to the Anderson Bailey stone. It is a given that this stone belongs to the Young family but not certain of much else. However there are two bases without head stones in the same area. One of these may belong to the fallen head stone for Elizabeth Young lying nearby. The other one appears to be for a small stone which would either have been for a child or a base for a footstone. This may indicate that J.W. Young was a small child. However the small base may instead be for a footstone only and not represent another grave. Anderson P Bailey’s footstone is also lying in the midst of all this confusion. There are two small trees, a Cedar and a Hackberry tree that has grown up around the stones and has roots that bind the area and prevents one from analyzing this.  Both of them have been cut down but the stumps and roots are hampering progress.  
 

BAILEY, Martha, 1 Mar 1806 - 7 Mar 1888 , wife of Anderson P., footstone M. B., Headstone recently found.

11/15/03 - We also discovered the stone of Martha Bailey wife of Anderson about 3 inches below the soil in front of the base and raised that up somewhat to be reset later (on 11-28-2003).11/28/03 – On this day we focused on the Martha Bailey stone we had uncovered on a previous day. We uncovered the stone and raised it up and leveled the base and set up that one up with the tripod lifter. Uncovering history there. Martha was from Rockingham County North Carolina. Her husband Anderson P. was from Mecklenburg County NC as was stated on his stone also.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAILEY, Martha, 22 Nov 1839 - 26 Jan 1843. "Daughter, A. P. & Martha."

11/15/03 – We found a small base in front of the missing stone of Martha Bailey the mother of the child in question here and found the daughter’s stone lying about 10 feet to the north of the small base. We set the small shaft style stone up on the small base assuming that was where it belonged. The Shaft did not quite seem to fit the small base but we put it there anyway because there was no evidence that it belonged anywhere else. We should  however probe  the area better to be certain there is no lost stone that belongs there. Making sense is the fact that Mother and infant daughter are interred next to each other but actually one row apart. Well, at least our resetting suggest that is the case. Of all the resetting of the stones this one is the only one that left me doubting a bit. This is mainly because the shaft part of the infant’s memorial is a bit small for the base.
 

ODIL, John, 1 May 1786 - 5 Sep 1843. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces).  
ODIL, Nancy M., 27 Jan 1811 - 19 Jul 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, George B., 4 Sept 1828 - 24 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, David M. (Mitchell), 17 Feb. 1815 - 30 April 1854. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Samuel A., 24 Nov 1820 - 24 Aug 1854. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Andrew M., 31 Dec 1836 - 5 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Green W., 8 Jan 1833 - 11 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Mary E., 7 Mar 1823 - 19 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, William T., 7 Dec 1826 - 5 Sept 1845. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Nancy M., 27 Jan 1811 - 19 Jul 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Thomas T., 22 Aug 1830 - 3 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)

11/15/03 - Got some of the guys cutting wood together along with the tripod to set up the Odil stone. It has 10 inscriptions on it representing the many deaths of that family from the infectious disease outbreak during 1853. It has a slanted fracture on the bottom of the shaft and another across the stone about half way up. The stone would not stand on the base without the aid of temporary strapping. The wood cutting guys got in such a hurry that the stone was set up with a slight misalignment at the fracture line on the bottom as I went to the truck to secure tools, so that this must be eliminated for long term holding strength. The bottom fracture is at an angle and is critical to the stand up of the shaft on the base. The strapping will be replaced later (11-28-03) by a large permanent steel clamp. The top fracture has a small amount of misalignment that also needs to be eliminated or the parts will wear away. 11/28/03 - We set the new steel clamp in place for the Odil stone. Ran into trouble trying to realign it. The clamp would not draw out the misalignment in the fracture. Later I will bring a 100 pound steel clamp and see if that will realign the stone with the fracture, but may need to lift the weight off of the stone to improve the alignment of the fracture. Probably should give the fracture a good cleaning because the woodcutters threw it up while I was gone to my truck to fetch tools. More time needed to fix this one right.

HOLLAND, Winefred, 1 Jan 1812 - - 11 Apr 1831. “Wife, James Holland & dau. of Col. James T. Sandford.

11/15/03 - Uncovered the parts of the Winnefred (Sandford) Holland box tomb in the Sandford Family row and cleaned them for the photos to be made there.  11/28/03 - Surveyed the Winnefred (Sandford) Holland box tomb in the Sandford Family row and concluded that all the parts are there. Also concluded it had a solid carved stone base underground that should be dug up and cleaned for setting all the parts upon. The ends, sides and corner pieces are solid and will stand up. There is a problem with the top being broken into small pieces. The top will need to rest on a sheet of steel or be supported by concrete blocks lain inside the tomb or both. A  non-corrosive metal sheet of at least 1/4 inch thick to support the broken pieces of the top after they are glued back together. Also missing are some of the C shaped metal fasteners that bind the ends to the sides. Should fill the tomb cavity with a supporting material such as cinder blocks to support the top and cap that off with smooth layer of cement  to support the top. 
12/18/03 - Set up the Tripod over the box tomb parts and cleaned the base. The base was evaluated as not level enough to support the box tomb in the setup position because of the broken top. So I placed the two sides side by side and flat on the ground on top of the base with the ends remaining up on the west end but leaving the east end on the ground. I stacked the corners beside the ends and spread the broken top parts on the sides in a  manner so that they could be read by visitors. It  will remain that way until a piece of sheet steel at least ½ inch thick can placed for supporting the broken top. The following photo shows how we left this tomb. A future restoration effort is needed. 
 

GREENFIELD, Keren T., died 20 Jun 1832, in 23rd year."Wife of Dr. G. T. Greenfield; dau.of Col. James T. Sanford."

11/15/03 - Also uncovered the top (broken in half) of the box tomb of  Keren T. Greenfield box tomb also in the Sandford Family row and cleaned this enough that photos were possible. 11/28/03 - We then surveyed the Keren T. Greenfield Box tomb also in the Sandford Family row and concluded that all the parts are there. Also concluded it had a solid carved stone base underground that should be dug out  from about 2 inches of soil and exposed for setting all the parts onto as it once was. The ends, sides and corner pieces can be stood up and the top placed over that for a secure stand granted that the top has a fracture in the center that will weaken it somewhat. Need to replace some of the missing C shaped metal fasteners that bind the ends to the sides. With those the stone should hold for good without major interruption from a violet force.
12-8-03 - Set up the tripod over the box tomb of Keren T Greenfield, wife of Dr G. T. Greenfield and dug up and moved the tops, sides and end pieces away from the base. The base was dug out and cleaned and reassembly began by setting up the sides, corners and ends. Discovered the east end piece was missing so I prodded for that and found only a piece of it. No luck in finding the other missing part yet. After I stood up the sides, corners and the one unbroken end I took the half of the broken top that had most of the inscription on it and installed that upon the assembly to help hold it in place. At that point the tomb was stabilized and I left it until an end can be made from limestone. A piece of the top is also missing and might yet be found. The end that is broken is 20.25 inches wide by 24 Inches high.12/18/03 – Probed some more and located the missing third part of the broken top. Also located another section of the broken end. Enough to use to secure a setup. Set up the tripod and install the second section of the broken top and set in place the second broken piece of the end. The third section of the broken top was then installed and wedge stones were put into place to bind the assembly together.

 

DIMOND, Young, 20 Dec 1817 - 1 Jun 1850. (33-11-19??). "Son of S. & M. Dimond."

11/15/03 - The Young Dimond, son of S & A Dimond memorial stone was lying in the Bailey area pointing to the east with the face up. We dug a hole right where it was and set it up. Its bottom was even with the far row of Bailey stones and gave us the impression that it belonged there. It is important to know that we faced the stone in the same way that it was lying. That is west. However the stone could have been in any direction. A previous visitor could have turned it over to read it and left it face up. Visitors might have done that in many cases since all of he stones were left with the inscription face up. However if they all faced west and the tornado felled them onto their eastern side then that would have explained the position of the stones as being face up. That is another indication that this stone actually faced in an easterly direction. We are also uncertain that the stone should have even been in the Bailey family area. His is the only stone found thus far with the surname Dimond. There is no family cluster that is obvious unless he was in fact a part of the Bailey family by marriage. Nevertheless the stone is in good shape with no breakage and the inscription is quite clear.

 

KENNEDY, Nancy, died 8 Aug 1858, in 73rd year of her age.
KENNEDY, John, died 16 Oct 1851, (one of the original signers to establish Maury County Tn.).

11/28/03 - Next we focused our attention on the John Kennedy stone further to the east and did our best to first find the broken base. As it turns out it was one foot below the ground. With or without the base we knew we could set the stone in the right place based on (1) the alignment of John's foot stone, (2) Nancy his wife's head and foot stone and (3) finding the broken base. So we dug down to the base and set the stone there in the proper alignment and row we thought at the time. Turns out we had set it up about 8 more inches to the north than the original setting of the stone. I will not go back and correct that because it has a bag of Quickrete 12 inches below the ground holding it in place. That just means the stone is 8 inches too close to Nancy's headstone and is not that noticeable. I did want a permanent record for anyone interested in the details of anything that might somehow alter the cemetery records, because it is possible to change the historical record when one resets a stone. Based on the alignment of the stone to the fracture on the base we faced this stone in an easterly direction. Without question this is the correct direction according to the original setting. 11/28/03 - Each fix creates another need. All these stones we are setting up have left gapping pits in the ground where the stone had sunken that need to be filled. Just looks bad and can't mow there either. Holes will also cause damage to the deceased remains by allowing an accumulation of water to invade the grave. Ugh! Also the newly set up stones have bad soil stains on them that will take years to weather away without our help.

YOUNG, Martha, 4 Feb 1766 - 7 Jan 1840, Broken base, head stone found 11-28-03.

11/28/03 - Next we used the probe and found and uncovered the small stone of Martha Young 1766 - 1840 and reset that one in the ground . We just set it deeper than normal so it is OK I believe. It is a small stone anyway because a piece remains in the  broken base. We also uncovered her broken footstone "M.Y." and set that one up. I believe we set it too far back and too far right of grave though, but can correct that later. The Martha Young memorial has a broken base that is true to the alignment of the head stone. We set the broken stone east of; but against the broken base. We faced the stone in the same direction (west) it was uncovered assuming it had fallen on its face. That may not be correct but is the best evidence we had. This stone was unknown in any records and represents a new Maury County genealogical discovery. As it turns out I believe Martha Young was the mother of Martha Bailey. At least that is my theory and this probably needs further proof. Both of these stones were buried under the ground and are new Maury County Genealogical discoveries. Their graves are side by side except Martha Young’s grave is one row to the east. That is evidence they are mother and daughter. Anderson, Martha Bailey’s  husband is interred on the other end of the Bailey Graves in that row.


GREENFIELD, Infant J. T. S., died 31 Mar 1831. Son, Dr. G. T. & Keren T ."

11/28/03 - We switched gears here and moved back over to the Crypt Row (The Sandford Family Box Tomb Row) and set up the box tomb of T. S. Greenfield the infant son of Dr. G. T. & Keren T. Greenfield. This one will not stand long term and needs to be supported inside the tomb with further supportive materials to keep the sides from collapsing inside and tumbling the whole stone. The sides and ends are not of sufficient thick stone to have long term stand up strength so further work is needed there.
12/08/03 - Located the missing piece of the side located on the south of the Greenfield infant box tomb. Dismantled the tomb just enough to fit that part in place. It is complete now though it has many fractures and needs procedures using  Sikadur-35 Epoxy to bond the pieces together and clean & point (Seal the crevices) with a special white portland cement mix to add strength.
The inscription: Here lies the infant body of J. T. S. Greenfield who died 31st of March 1831. The son of  Dr G. T. and Keren T. Greenfield. Karen was the daughter if Colonel James T. Sandford.   
Notice the setting sun gleaming around this tomb bathing it in the conclusiveness of a short life. What we can learn here reflects Gods creation in the beauty of the sunset also enlightening our own brevity on this earth. We are but just a minuscule part of God's plan though an important one, because he tells us we are. 
Well, no charge for the sermon. Won't pass the hat. 

 

 

 

SANDFORD, Colonel James T., departed this life December 1st 1830. age 60 years.

11/28/03 - We found underground the missing parts of  the Box Tomb of Colonel James Turner Sandford and uncovered these and tried to put it all back together but concluded that it needed structural support materials to stand due to the top being misaligned and not resting properly on the fallen side. Perhaps that was the reason the collapse in the north side originally occurred.  So we left that one as is for the time being. We left the parts placed in a way that one can easily see how they fit together. The tomb looks complete from the south side but has the whole side fallen down on the north side.
12/18/03 – Set up the tripod and lifted the top up enough to set the fallen side and corner into place. Scotched those with small wedge stones so that all parts would have contact with the heavy top to bond up the assembly in place. Need to examine this every so often to make certain nothing shifts here.
 

GLASCOCK, Mary Ann, Infant Daughter of Dr. Wm and Ann (Sandford) Glascock, Departed this life in July 1832.

11/28/03- Then we proceeded to dig up the supportive base and cleaned that and dug up and set the box tomb sides and ends in the Sandford Family Row. This tomb has thick sides and ends and should stand up without any additional support. William Glascock was married to Ann a daughter of Colonel Sandford and of course Mary Ann was an infant lost in the difficult battle for sustaining life in their time.                                                                                                                                                                       Mary Ann Glascock's box tomb previously lost underground but now standing upright. Its inscription: Departed this life in July 1832, Mary Ann, Infant daughter of Dr. Wm. & Ann Glascock.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLLAND, Winefred, 1 Jan 1812 - - 11 Apr 1831. “Wife, James Holland & dau. of Col. James T. Sandford.’

11/28/03 - Surveyed the Winnefred (Sandford) Holland box tomb in the Sandford Family row and concluded that all the parts are there. Also concluded it had a solid carved stone base underground that should be dug up and cleaned for setting all the parts upon. The ends, sides and corner pieces are solid and will stand up. There is a problem with the top being broken into small pieces. The top will need to rest on a sheet of steel or better non-corrosive metal at least 1/4 inch thick to support the broken pieces of the top. Also missing are some of the C shaped metal fasteners that bind the ends to the sides. Toying with the idea of drilling the center of the broken top parts and inserting a pin clamp which I will have to invent (machine) to draw the fractured parts together. This will have to lye flush with the bottom of the top to allow the top to rest on a surface of some kind. Also could fill the tomb cavity with a supporting material such as cinder blocks to support the top and cap that off with smooth layer of cement  to support the top. 
12/18/03 - Set up the Tripod over the box tomb parts and cleaned the base. The base was evaluated as not level enough to support the box tomb in the setup position because of the broken top. So I placed the two sides side by side and flat on the ground on top of the base with the ends remaining up on the west end but leaving the east end on the ground. I stacked the corners beside the ends and spread the broken top parts on the sides in a  manner so that they could be read by visitors. It will remain that way until a piece of sheet steel at least ½ inch thick can placed for supporting the broken top.

 
THOMPSON, Mary Cynthia, 8 Aug 1849 -12 Sep 1861, "Children of Rev F. A. & Sarah M. Thompson".
THOMPSON, Elizabeth Campbell, 20 Oct 1852 - 18 Sep 1861, "Children of Rev F. A. & Sarah M. Thompson".

11/28/03 - We also found and set up the footstone of Mary Cynthia and Elizabeth Campbell Thompson the small children of Rev. F. A. & Sarah M. Thompson. Had their initials on it so no room for error there unless we misjudged where the grave was. Our assumption there was that the footstone fell about where it was originally placed. The graves appeared to be on the Inscribed side of the stone.  
 

THOMPSON, Inf. dau. F.A. & S.M., b. & d. 18 May 1847.

11/28/03 - We also set up the footstone of an infant. This was the footstone of the infant of Rev. F. A. & Sarah M. Thompson. This was located one grave to the north of  the Mary & Elizabeth Thompson graves located in the Sandford Box tomb row.  It was found intermingled with the parts of the box tomb of the Winnefred Holland box tomb. The footstone had no initials on it but the shape was a clue as to which stone it should be matched up with. It had the same shape as the top of the main head stone. A common practice.

BAILEY, Anderson P., 5 Nov 1803 - 8 Jan 1863. Born Mecklenburg Co., NC., emigrated to Maury County in 1834. Died aged 59-3-3.

11/28/03 - Next we changed back to the Bailey Row and went about trying to level the base of the Anderson P. Bailey stone so we could proceed to set up the three massive and beautiful parts of that memorial. Turns out the base was sunken so far into the ground (or about 2 feet) that we could not pry it out with the equipment we had. Believe that thing weighed up to 2 tons anyway. We raised one side and the other side would sink up further canceling our efforts. Our lifting strength was limited by the depth which the base had sunken into the ground and also by the wet ground from the recent rain. I believe we could have been successful had the ground been dry. We ran out of energy and did not want to risk an unsafe situation. We abandoned that one for now until we could get an upgrade on the lifting equipment and the ground dries out.
12/22/03 - I went there with improved equipment and strapping and lifted the base out of the ground and filled the hole back to about 12” below the ground tamping the soil about every 4 inches. Next I installed about five field stones for added support and leveled the ground well around them tamping it with a 80 pound pipe. Next the base parts were set back into place and leveled. At that point owing to the fact that the base will still settle some, I only put the inscribed section of the stone in place facing it to the west which happens to be the way it was facing on the ground as it had fallen. The stone will still need to have the shaft and cap installed. There might still be a missing part that could be located on the cap at the top. Maybe an angel or some other figurine can be found below the soil there somewhere.
 

BLACKBURN, John A., 7 Aug 1866 - 16 Jan 1894.

12/08/03 - I had been noticing a small part of a base about 10 paces to the east of the south end of the Sandford Box tomb row. While cutting small stumps in the Blackburn row I discovered the remainder of the base on the south end of that row. It is next to the marked stone of John Blackburn. Looks like the stone may have been of the same type as John’s. From that one may might begin to conclude that this stone also belonged to the Blackburn family. The base was assembled and left in place. Only inscription was that of the stone craftsman who was “Morris Bros, Memphis Tenn.”  Probed around for the headstone but was not successful in finding that below the ground, but it may still be there just further out. 
 

CAMPBELL, Robert T., 29 Jul 1776 - 16 Sep 1847. (71-1-18).
CAMPBELL, Mrs. Martha, 1 Dec 1784 - 21 Mar 1856. (72-3-20) Member of the Presbyterian Church.
CAMPBELL, Edmund Harris, 25 Jun 1817 - 4 Jan 1834. (17-4-9)
CAMPBELL, Martha, 7 Oct 1819 - 10 Aug 1835. (15-10-3).
CAMPBELL, Robert B., 13 Nov 1821 - 20 Mar 1856. (34-4-7).
12/08/03 - I stayed another thirty minutes and cleared out vines and brush in the Campbell Box tomb area further east of the main area where we have focused most of our time. The Campbell area will be a challenge since the five known tops are about 500 lbs and very wide and must be dealt with using methods that prevents them from banging together as they are repositioned back into their original spots. The tops of the stones have to be moved out of the work area of the tomb assembly to prevent that from hampering us because the top is the last piece that will be put in place. Many of  the bases appear to be out of level. It is a major challenge to level a three ton slab lying embedded into the ground.
12/18/03 – Set up the tripod and pulled the buried top of the Robert B. Campbell Box tomb from embedded into the earth and rested it on the end with some padding materials to prevent damage. Will later finish this task as the day was nearing end.

     One important change the fence crew has made to the cemetery is to reroute the original fence line and cut across at an angle a portion of the new cemetery area. Don’t think they had permission for adding this space to the cemetery but maybe UT will OK it. It was done to reduce the cost and add strength of the fence. The fence might still be on the cemetery property though we just don’t know.  I am told UT has scheduled a survey to determine the property lines.
 

12/08/03 - Wayne Austin  on Monday 12-08-2003-General.

The early part of he day was spent clearing brush from the main part of the cemetery. Focused on the thick vines and dead logs in the Campbell box tomb area. Then began to strip the dead lower branches from the Bodak trees that will remain in the cemetery. After that the brush was piled up to be burned. My attention was then turned to restoration of the stones. Of course I am making no statement about the CSV and all the hours of cleanup they did prior to my little small effort here. I will happily let them speak for themselves as to what was done in their news articles.
Regarding what was done here and what remains to be done. All the work was done as in interim to completion, but there was few cases where we could say a stone was completely restored to the original state. This was because of just a shortage of materials and manpower to get the job done. Most of the work above was done by one person, the author of this writing. I must say it was a challenge to rig and place heavy stones without the aid of motorized lifts using only a simple tripod and hoist. However, we are glad to say that there was no environmental damage to the cemetery from heavy equipment use. 
Now Aug 2004.  I am presently becoming equipped with the knowledge to complete the works above using the techniques employed by Dan Sumner Allen IV of Nashville, principal of Cumberland Research Group. Dan is also affiliated with Nancy Adgent Morgan, Technical Liaison for Tennessee Cvil War Heritage Area and Center for Historic Preservation. These organizations are sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Aside from their busy heritage restoration careers which includes finding lost memorials using GPS, restoring them to their places, stone cleaning and restoration technique
. Dan & Nancy are very successfully employing their time and resources to educate the public in the basic art of Cemetery Restoration. 

Below are listed all of the burials that we know of ignoring one or two mentioned in Mr. Fred’s book. His sources are different and therefore under copyright. We used only the listings we found in the cemetery. Granted we found many more  listings than Mr. Fred. There were omissions and we were able to uncover other stones no one knew of. However, his book is still spectacular and should be a part of every Maury County Genealogist's library given that he and previous researchers covered the complete county and then some. We are being thorough for only a few cemeteries.

Listing for Jackson College/Old Brick Church Cemetery.

ABBOTT, James H., 11 Sep 1812 - 28 Oct 1835. Born Andover, Mass., died Jackson College, aged 23
BAILEY, Anderson P., 5 Nov 1803 - 8 Jan 1863. Born Mecklenburg Co., NC., emigrated to Maury County in 1834. Died aged 59-3-3.
BAILEY, Martha, 1 Mar 1806 - 7 Mar 1888 , wife of Anderson P., footstone M. B., Headstone recently found.
BAILEY, Martha, 22 Nov 1839 - 26 Jan 1843. "Daughter, A. P. & Martha."
BAILEY, Fannie E., 5 Nov 1837 - 8 Jan 1853. "Daughter, A. P. & Martha."
BAILEY, J. M., 26 Jan 1851 - 17 Sep 1876. "Son, A. P. & M."
BLACKBURN, W. A., 5 May 1822 - 12 Dec 1905. (Son William & Nancy Hankins Blackburn.)
BLACKBURN, S. A., 11 Nov 1838 - 28 Jan 1902. "Wife of W.A. Blackburn."
BLACKBURN, A. E., 11 Aug 1861 - 10 Oct 1867.
BLACKBURN, J. T., 26 Dec 1863 - 25 Oct 1867.
BLACKBURN, John A., 7 Aug 1866 - 16 Jan 1894.
BLAIR, Marshall H., 21 Mar 1823 - 27 Oct 1823. "Son of G. D. & E. S. Blair."
BLAIR, Nancy Blackburn, 1 Apr 1856 - 26 Nov 1911. "Wife of G. W. Blair."
BROWN, Elizabeth, died 14 Feb 1865. Age 81 years.
BROWN, William Hugh, 1843 - 1912. (C.S.A.)
CAMPBELL, Robert T., 29 Jul 1776 - 16 Sep 1847. (71-1-18).
CAMPBELL, Mrs. Martha, 1 Dec 1784 - 21 Mar 1856. (72-3-20) "Member of the Presbyterian Church."
CAMPBELL, Edmund Harris, 25 Jun 1817 - 4 Jan 1834. (17-4-9)
CAMPBELL, Martha, 7 Oct 1819 - 10 Aug 1835. (15-10-3).
CAMPBELL, Robert B., 13 Nov 1821 - 20 Mar 1856. (34-4-7).
CASKEY, Mary, 20 Feb 1784 - 14 Feb 1841.
CASKEY, George, 13 Aug 1792 - 26 Jan 1864.
CASKEY, Mrs. Jane "Annie", 28 Dec 1814 - 10 Apr 1899.
CASKEY, John H., 24 Mar 1819 - 7 Jul 1852.
COWSERT, Andrew (The hand-carved inscription. Possibly should be: born 15 Apr 1826, died 1867.)
C, (or G.), Memorial with initials "R. M. C.", "Suffer little children come unto me"
C, "Mothers Grave". Beside above grave.
DIMOND, Young, 20 Dec 1817 - 1 Jun 1850. (33-11-19). "Son of S. & M. Dimond."
DUNLAP, Samuel, 10 Nov 1795 - 16 Sep 1869.
DUNLAP, Sarah, 15 Mar 1792 - 10 Oct 1861. (69-6-25).Consort of Samuel Dunlap.
DUNLAP, Jane, died 22 Mar A.D., 1818. (41-1-9). "Mrs. Dunlap was formerly wife of Wm. R. Foster, dec'd of S. C."
CROWFORD, Thomas, Grave with fieldstone marker, to our left of Jane Dunlap's stone.
DUNLAP, M. A., 18 Mar 1819 - 24 Aug 1855. "Son of Samuel & Sarah Dunlap."
DUNLAP, Mrs. Mary E. Sellers, 8 Aug 1832 - 8 Sep 1855. "Wife of Dr. S. F. Dunlap." (23 - 1 - 0).
DUNLAP, Mrs. America M., 11 Feb 1835 - 4 Apr 1858.
FLEMING, Mrs. Harriet, 10 May 1829 - 21 Sep 1850. "Consort of John T. Fleming & dau. of James and Susan Reilly."
FLEMING, Little Sophia, dates not there or buried in the ground. "Dau., J. T. & H. N."
FLEMING, Sarah Haddox, 9 Jul 1850 - 2 Jul 1878. "Wife of A. B."
GLASCOCK, Mary Ann, Infant Daughter of Dr. Wm and Ann Glascock, Departed this life in July 1832.
GREENFIELD, Keren T., died 20 Jun 1832, in 23rd year."Wife of Dr. G. T. Greenfield; dau.of Col. James T. Sanford."
GREENFIELD, Infant T. S., died 31 Mar 1831. Son, Dr. J. T. & Keren T ."
GREENFIELD, (??), 2 graves with fieldstones inscribed "G".
HADDOX, Dr. John, died 20 Dec 1854, aged about 40 years.
HADDOX, Susan M., May 1825 - 15 Oct 1847. (22-5-0). "Wife, Dr. John Haddox and granddaughter of Colonel James T. Sanford."
HADDOX, Mary L., 13 Dec 1829 - 3 Jun 1852. (22-5-21).Wife, Dr. John Haddox.'
HANNAH, Lucretia V., 26 Feb 1821 - 13 Nov 1839. (17-8-17
HOCKADAY, Mrs., (no dates.)
HOLLAND, Winefred, 1 Jan 1812 - - 11 Apr 1831. "Wife, James Holland & dau. of Col. James T. Sandford.'
HOLLAND, Tyree L., 8 Mar 1844 - 8 Nov 1887.
HOLLAND, Mattie G. Langley, 9 Mar 1861 - 29 Jul 1922. "Wife of T. L. Holland."
HOLLAND, Merrell C., 13 Jan 1846 - 30 Nov 1903.
HOLLAND, Lula H., 3 Jul 1864 - 30 Jul 1928.
HOLLAND, Capt. B. H., born 8 Nov 1824, d.(38 Reg. Tenn. Vols.),(Home Guard Symbol)
JOHNSON, W. I. L., 4 Apr 1834 - 3 Jan 1862.
KENNEDY, Nancy, died 8 Aug 1858, in 73rd year of her age.
KENNEDY, John, died 16 Oct 1851, (one of the original signers to establish Maury County Tn.).
KERR, James, died 13 Mar 1818, (63-7-18). (See Will Bk.,C-1, Maury County, page 211.)
KERR, S. C., 24 Jan 1816 - 7 Nov 1817. This child's stone.
LABERRE, Mrs. Eliza P., b. Stoughton, Mass., 5 May 1804, d. 12 Oct 1835. (31-5-0). Consort of Rev. B. Laberre, Pres. of Jackson College.
McKISSICK, John W., Died Sept. 12 1867 Aged about 50 Yrs. (Stone buried deep into the ground.)
McKNIGHT, Wm R., died 4 Feb 1838. Age 26 years.
McMEENS, Mary J., 17 Jan 1822 - 14 Jul 1851.
MITCHELL, J. C., 6 Jun 1797 - 14 Oct 1846.
MITCHELL, J. C., Jr., 11 Jan 1826 - 8 Aug 1845.
MITCHELL, D. E., 20 Jul 1831 - 4 Dec 1846.
MITCHELL, Little Lizzy E., aged 2 mos, 11 da (no dates).
ODIL, John, 1 May 1786 - 5 Sep 1843. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces).
ODIL, Nancy M., 27 Jan 1811 - 19 Jul 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, George B., 4 Sept 1828 - 24 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, David M. (Mitchell), 17 Feb. 1815 - 30 April 1854. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Samuel A., 24 Nov 1820 - 24 Aug 1854. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Andrew M., 31 Dec 1836 - 5 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Green W., 8 Jan 1833 - 11 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Mary E., 7 Mar 1823 - 19 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, William T., 7 Dec 1826 - 5 Sept 1845. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Nancy M., 27 Jan 1811 - 19 Jul 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, Thomas T., 22 Aug 1830 - 3 Aug 1853. (Large monument, 10 persons listed, broken into four pieces)
ODIL, J. C. (John C.), (13 Apr) 1825 - (1 Mar) 1904, 'Father', (Son John & Mary Kerr Odil; Co. C, 19th Tenn. Cav., C.S.A.)
ODIL, Emily J., (27 Jan) 1829 - 1912, "Mother" (nee Stephenson; mar. John Calvin Odil on 9 Aug 1858 in Williamson Co..)
ODIL, Henry B., 6 Sep 1865 - 11 Feb 1867. (Son of John C. & Emily J.),
ODIL, Infant son of J. C & E. J. Odil Born and died May 7, 1867.
ODIL, Freddie, 23 Aug 1871 - 22 Sep 1872. (Son of John C. & Emily J.),
ODIL, Child's grave. Marked only by field stones. (child of John C. & Emily J.)
SANDFORD, Colonel James T., departed this life December 1st 1830. age_..0 years.
SANDFORD, Mrs Winnefred, 17 Apr 1775 - 16 Dec 1844, wife of the Honorable James T.
SANDFORD, George Washington Lafayett, 13 Jan 1828 - 16 Mar 1833. 5 years & 2 months.
SANDFORD, Mary Elizabeth, 16 Apr 1832 - 15 Feb 1834. "daughter of Robert J. Sandford & Elizabeth T.(1-10).
SANDFORD, Emily Adel, 17 Aug 1834 - 22 Aug 1834. "daughter of R. J. & Elizabeth T. Sandford."
SELLERS, Sarah, S., 6 Oct 1846 - 5 Mar 1872. (stone erected by her sister Mrs. E. J. Perry).
STEPHENSON, Elizabeth, died 9 May 1850 aged 88 years.
STEPHENSON, Ann, 1838 - 1913.
STEPHENSON, Susanna, 10 Jun 1793 - 1 Jul 1863 "Consort of Samuel Stephenson."
STEPHENSON, Samuel, 28 Nov 1787 - 4 Apr 1848. (Husband of Susanna).
STEPHENSON, James C., 27 Aug 1827 - 23 Jul 1849.
STEPHENSON, Jane F. 15 Mar 1808 - 23 Sep 1827.
STEPHENSON, James W., 25 Feb 1797 - 22 Mar 1880, "Born in Lancaster District, South Carolina."
STEPHENSON, Jemima J., 6 Feb 1804 - 11 Aug 1873 "wife of Dr. J. W. Stephenson.
THOM, D. L. C. 20 Nov 1833 - 28 June 1853. "Born in Prince Edward, Va."
THOMPSON, Captain Absalom, 22 Aug 1800 - 17 Feb 1881, (Founder of Oak Lawn Home).
THOMPSON, Mary B., 7 Mar 1807 - 22 Feb 1851."Wife of A. Thompson."
THOMPSON, Mrs. M., 4 Feb 1804 - 13 Sep 1869.'Wife of Absalom." (2nd wife of Absalom)
THOMPSON, William G., 14 Mar 1840 - 22 Dec 1841. "Son of A. & M. B."
THOMPSON, Winefred S., 11 Aug 1843 - 15 Nov 1845."Daughter of A. & M. B."
THOMPSON, Infant daughter of A. & M. B., Oct 1846.
THOMPSON, John C., 2 Sep 1825 - 1 May 1845. 'Son A. & E.'
THOMPSON, Dr. J. T. S., (James Turner Sandford) 6 Feb 1836 - 19 May 1890.
THOMPSON, Leonora Cheairs, 8 Jun 1846 - 25 Apr 1911. "Wife of Dr. J. T. S. Thompson."
THOMPSON, John Cheairs, 15 Nov - 14 Dec 1872.'Son of J.T.S. & M. L.'
THOMPSON, Lieutenant Thomas, 22 Nov 1841 - 22 Jun 1864. C. S. A."Killed in battle near Marietta, GA."
THOMPSON, Inf. dau. F.A. & S.M., b. & d. 18 May 1847.
THOMPSON, Mary Cynthia, 8 Aug 1849 -12 Sep 1861, "Children of Rev F. A. & Sarah M. Thompson".
THOMPSON, Elizabeth Campbell, 20 Oct 1852 - 18 Sep 1861, "Children of Rev F. A. & Sarah M. Thompson".
THOMPSON, Myra Rhodes, 23 Nov 1860 -3 Jul 1935.
THOMPSON, James Mayes, 1876 - 1913
THOMPSON, Susie Pointer, 29 Aug 1883 - 21 Dec 1935.
WEBB, John A., 13 Feb 1859 - 7 Oct 1940.
WEBB, Martha W., 6 Jun 1871 - 30 Jan 1913.
WEBB, Willie, 13 Nov 1893 - 24 Nov 1905.
WHITE, Eliza R., 8 Mar 1829 - 12 Jul 1853. "Consort of Dr. Aaron C. White.
YOUNG, Elizabeth, 16 Oct 1801 - 21 Sep 1876.
YOUNG, Footstone J. W. Y. next to Elizabeth Young marker. No head stone found.
YOUNG, Martha, 4 Feb 1766 - 7 Jan 1840, Broken base, head stone found 11-28-03.