Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

STEPHENSON CEMETERY, (old north)  PORT ROYAL RD, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE


Locator Mapping

EGGLESTON, Mattie, 13 Sep 1890 - 24 Feb 1920. "Wife E. A. Eggleston." (Dau. of J. N. & Manervia Overton. Mr. E. A. Eggleston buried in Atlanta, Georgia.)
OVERTON, J. N. (Jesse), 11 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1923.
OVERTON, Manervia, dates unknown. (Unmarked grave beside Jesse Overton.)
OVERTON, Rebecca, 29 Mar 1895 - 15 Dec 1918. "Daughter of J.N. & Manervia Overton.)
STEPHENSON, M.D. (Moses Dunlap), 28 Feb 1811 - 16 Dec 1877. (Son Samuel & Susan Coffey Stephenson, both of South Carolina.)
STEPHENSON, Martha P., 27 Dec 1823 - 23 Jun 1890. (Wife of Moses D.; daughter of Blythe & Rachel Blythe Sprott.)
STEPHENSON, Will D., 20 Aug 1858 - 5 May 1915.

"I was taken to the cemetery by Mr. Paul Blythe Overton, a nephew of Jesse Overton, who is buried in this cemetery. Mr. Overton gave me much information about the families buried here. The proposed Saturn parkway is scheduled to pass within a few hundred feet of this place and the Port Royal access about a mile away. Fred Hawkins, 14 Jan 1987." 
The Port Royal Road was extended south so that it should be very near the place for this cemetery along with the Saturn Parkway. It was a mile from Port Royal Road then back in the bush. [WA 2009] 


Tommy Stephenson wrote this note 22 Apr 2009:  I believe those Stephenson's were connected to this man in Lancaster County, SC:

"Moses Stephenson, South Carolina Line, Elizabeth,  R21793, soldier married Elizabeth (--) in 1783 or 1784 in Craven County "Lancaster District" South Carolina and soldier had lived there during the Revolutionary War, soldier died in May 1802 in Lancaster District, South Carolina and his widow applied 26 Aug 1839 in Murry County, TN aged 76, soldiers and widows 3rd child Samuel Stephenson was aged 53 in 1839 a resident of Maury County TN, a Thomas Stephenson aged 73 a resident of Maury County TN in 1839 stated that he was born and raised in Craven County, South Carolina "Lancaster District" and was at soldiers and widows weddings but no kinship was given."

Moses Stephenson married Elizabeth Dunlap. 
We have exchanged messages in the past about James White Stephenson and the Elkridge Cemetery in Giles where a Barron relative is buried. 
[I believe that means the Stephenson's in Jackson College Cemetery are also related to this group. WA 22 Apr 2009]

I (Tommy Stephenson) believes the Elizabeth age 88 is Elizabeth Dunlap, if as he says his math is correct:

Soldiers and widows 3rd child Samuel Stephenson was aged 53 in 1839.
He has to be the Samuel Stephenson who married Susan Coffey.
I found these deeds at a website called "Blanton Family"
http://mhrising.com/Ozarks%20Families/blanton_family.htm

1848 Maury County Deed Book C-2 419 Sept. 23 1848 Moses D. Stephenson of Maury sold to Obadiah Fitzgerald and Charles W. Worman a parcel in District 23 Lot No. 5 in division by their heirs and distributees of Samuel Stephenson, deceased, and bounded by John W. Stephenson Wit: James King and Elihu Blair.

Maury County Deed Book C-2 472 Moses D. Stephenson to John Haddox 31 October 1848 sold 10 acres in District 23 of Maury Co. Wit: J.G. Stephenson and J.H. Mc Blair.

Inventory taken on estate of Samuel Stephenson. Notes included one to Wm. A. Stephenson. Adm. Moses D. Stephenson. Sale held 26 May 1848.

Maury County Deed Book E-2 298 17 December 1850 Elizabeth and Jemima J. Stephenson sold to William Chappel for $800 negro man Dave, age about 30 years of dark color. Wit: William B. Chappell and John J. Dobbin.

1850 census of Williamson County, TN. 
William A. Stephenson, 54 b. SC; Matilda, wife b. Ky; William C. 25, Sarah A. 15, David G. 13, Eliza F 11,Cordelia,6.

Jemimah J. 46 b. SC,Elizabeth 69 b. SC, Amanda 23, Emily,21, James W. 17,Anne 12

John G. 50, Rosanna Blanks 52, Lucinda 47, Elizabeth 10, A.D.R 2,

Moses D. 56, Mary 50, Agnes 30,Julia A 17, Pinkney 15, Eugenia 13,Leonidas 10,Elizabeth 6, Mary Francis Coursert,6 and William J. 4.

The above are Stephenson households in Williamson Co, TN.

William A. Stephenson and Rosanna Blanks are outlined here:

http://lady3248.tripod.com/stephensongenealogy.htm

Rosanna applied for her husband's pension in Maury Co,TN.

http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/w596.pdf

This cemetery listing was  published in the various books of the past. Mr. Fred Lee Hawkins in the book "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" listed this cemetery on page 75. He visited  there 14 Jan 1987. Prior to that it was listed in the book "They Passed This Way" page C-41, about 1963.  [Site transcription provided by Mary Bob McClain, Added here by Wayne Austin 7 mar 2009][Site family history by Tommy Stephenson, Apr 2009.]