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BUMPASS-KING CEMETERY, (Johnson Hill Rd near Hwy 43) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Mapping the location of the cemetery

BUMPASS, Augustine Washington, 5 May 1814 - 19 Aug 1899, (father of Dr. Bumpass; Native of SC.)
BUMPASS, Lettie King, 1824 - Jul 1899, "wife of A. W. Bumpass & daughter of J. E. & M. A. King."
BUMPASS, Margaret, 28 Jan 1857 - 30 Jun 1930, "daughter of A. W. & Lettie Bumpass."
BUMPASS, Martha, 2 Oct 1858 - 21 Feb 1934, "daughter of A. W. & Lettie Bumpass."
BUMPASS, Hattie Hale, d. 1 Apr 1891, "wife of John Sidney Bumpass."
KING, John E., 17 May 1799 - d. betw.1880 - 1884, born in N. C.
KING, Margaret Ann, 28 Aug 1799 - death date unknown, "wife of John E. King & daughter Aaron & Lettice McManus, born in N. C."
KING, John Smith, b. 1839 - death date unknown, "son of J. E. & M. A. King.
KING, Robert, b. 1836 - death date unknown, probably died between 1860 and 1865. son of J. E. & M. A. King of Maury County Tennessee, Enlisted in the Company G 24th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States of America, died prisoner of war, Chicago, Illinois. Never returned from Civil War.

This cemetery is composed of lost graves - records of which were kept and passed along by a family member who lived in Texas years ago. As preserved by the Historical Authors of Cemetery books, who were Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot & Fred Lee Hawkins in Maury County Tennessee.

The above information is quoted from "They Passed This Way", page A-121: 'Names and dates furnished by Mrs. James E. Bellew of Summertown, Lawrence Co., Tennessee., via Mrs. Marie Garland, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This was thought be be in the 1960s.

Mr. Fred Hawkins added this in about 1988. "Mrs. Davis, a neighbor who was more than 90 years of age, said that she could remember the last funeral held at this place. The old Bumpass house is now abandoned and ready to fall down. Searched for on 3 Mar 1988 and not found"

Mr. Fred wrote out these instructions in 1988 for finding this fieldstone marked cemetery even though he did not find it: "On the road between Dry Creek Rd. and Enterprise, one mile east of Bethel Church. On the north side of road, behind the barn of a place still known as the Old Bumpass place. Evidently there were never any of the graves marked with inscribed markers. Only 2 or 3 fieldstone are now visible."

Comment by C. Wayne Austin 31 Mar 2011. "That is in conflict with the USGS mapping coordinates offered on this site. All descriptions are unreasonable including the 1 miles from Dry Creek Road. He also says it is on the north side of the road. USGS records are at variance with all that. It has been my experience Mr. Fred Hawkins is more correct than the USGS in other searches of lost cemeteries I have conducted.

Sourced from Maury County Tennessee cemetery books: "They Passed This Way" and "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" by Fred Lee Hawkins Jr. posted here by C. Wayne Austin

Bumpass-King Cemetery -- Listed in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 13 Mar 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 783. Also listed in "They Passed This Way", 1963, page D-121, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot. Information & photos by Wayne Austin 23 Dec 2008, added here 11 Apr 2011.