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STRAYHORN GRAVE-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

1967 Instructions, They Passed this way: Between Cross Bridges and Cedar Hill just north of the Hampshire Pike on the old English Place.
Mr. Fred Hawkins in Maury County Cemeteries says from Cross Bridges follow Hwy 214 west for 1.75 miles. The Graveyard is north of the road in a grove of trees.
My instructions 5 Nov 2008, created from adjusting the Longitude and Latitude Coordinates above: From Cross Bridges Methodist Church Cemetery go west about one mile and and turn right on Booker Ridge Road. When the road bends north 90 degrees look to your left at a grove of trees protruding into the field. I believe it can be found easily there in the wintertime assuming the stone is still standing.

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STRAYHORN, David W., Jan 1848 - 11 Mar 1849. (TS fallen & broken)


This cemetery listing was  in the various books of the past. Mr. Fred Lee Hawkins in the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries listed this cemetery on page 689. He visited 13 Oct 1987. Before that it was listed in the book They Passed This way page A-153, about 1967. The writers there interpreted the birth date as 1818. I am inclined to believe Mr. Hawkins. The number "4" of old inscribed stones in this era often look much the same as the number "1" leaving easy room for error. Often the crossbar of the four is very shallow. [Wayne Austin 5 Nov 2008]