MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
GREEN, Eliza Jane 19 Jun 1827 - 8 May 1851. "Wife of Andrew Green; daughter of Arthur & Maria Crawford. Mother of four children" Inscribed as: "SACRED to the memory of Eliza Jane, wife of Andrew Green & daughter of Arthur & Maria Crawford, who was born June 19th 1827 & departed this life May
8th 1851. She was the mother of four children."
Eliza Jane (Crawford) Green. Eliza died in 1851 interred in the Oden Cemetery an African American Cemetery. I suspect the Oden family secured this old graveyard with one memorial and many unmarked graves as an opportunity to establish a modern burial ground for their more recent family members, but I am not sure if this stone has anything to do with their family, except well, as a part of God's extended family.
If someone looked up the 1850 census of Maury County to see if Andrew Green could be found with Eliza Jane his wife and two to four children near Spring Hill, may have a Kedron Post Office we could answer the main issues of this stone. The main question? Does this stone have any known connection to the Oden family.
The Eliza Green memorial is in the middle of the small African-American Oden Cemetery in the northern part of Maury County. However I suspect she may not have been African-American. All of the African-American Oden family Cemetery graves are very recent or after 1950.
During 1851 it was rare for an African-American slaves or even
freedman to get a headstone as many average settlers did not use them either.
Not only did Eliza Jane Crawford Green get a headstone she got an exceptional
one with complete vital genealogy information. Something rare in those days.