CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Mapping the location
Zollicoffer Cemetery is a very historic cemetery and is located on the John Abernathy place, behind the house in a pasture. Go two and a half miles south of the golf course on Campbellsville Pike and turn east, cross the creek and go to the end of the lane. Listed in "They Passed This Way" on page A-84 and in "Maury County, Tennessee Cemeteries" page 604.
*Unmarked grave. Besides the stone of Martha Kirk Zollicoffer the only stones that have been discovered are just fieldstones with no inscriptions on them. As far as I have found, no one knows where John Jacob Zollicoffer is buried but it is likely that he is interred here in an unmarked grave. [Rick Gray.]
Note: When Mr. Hawkins was there in 1988, he stated that the inscribed top of
the stone was buried too far in the ground to read. The only difference I have
found in my research is that her granddaughter, Octavia Zollicoffer Bond,
records in the book "Heritage Quest" that she died on 15 Jun 1815. [Rick
** General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer was the first Confederate General killed in the west. Born 19 May 1812 and died 19 Jan 1862 in the Civil War, a Confederate Brigadier General, he was killed in action while leading his brigade during the Battle of Mill Springs (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads), Kentucky. While reconnoitering forward of his lines, he ran into the enemy lines, and was shot dead. A cenotaph exists in the Zollicoffer Confederate Cemetery on the battlefield, near Nancy, Kentucky, but Zollicoffer's body was sent to his family in Nashville for burial where he lies in the Nashville National Cemetery. For much more of this story and accompanying photos see findagrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Zollicoffer&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=45&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=8954&df=all&
or click this simpler link: Confederate Brigadier General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer
Information provided by Rick Gray. 7/1/2004, revised 7/15/2004. Revised 5 Apr 2011 to update the latest known of this Maury County family.