CHESLEY COFFEE GRAVES-MAURY COUNTY
Mapping the Location
COFFEE, Chesley, Born November 19 1755 & Died September 18,
1818 He came from North Carolina via Kentucky. His Father was believed to be Chesley Coffee, Sr. When
Photographed the inscription was not there and it was apparent the top face of the stone had
away. I could not locate any parts on the ground that contained the lettering. A
stump on our left from a dead tree once violated the stone but has long since
It is now rotting away and no longer appears to threaten the stone.
This is a 1996 low resolution video capture by C. Wayne Austin. Since the
inscription has weathered away we are using the inscription from They Passed
This Way translated about 1963 and or Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries by Fred
Hawkins agreeing with that. Our reasons for thinking this is the Chesley Coffee
Stone is the location mapping verification is close by but I think not exact.
Also the age of the stone tells me the style of stone was set prior to 1830.