CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Page 442 Cemeteries of Maury County Tennessee: by Fred Lee Hawkins.
Griffin - Love Cemetery
(About 300 yards east of bridge over Fountain Creek on Old Lewisburg Pike. The cemetery was just across the road from the old Fountain Creek Mill which no longer exists.)
Location of the Griffin - Love Cemetery by Jennie Joe Hardison
Griffin, Cat. John, Revolutionary Patriot who departed this life 28 Dec, A.D., 1829, aged 77 yrs. (Revolutionary War.)
Love, David. (Moved to Wilkes Cemetery (Old Camp Ground) and united with others of the Love family. David Love was a Revolutionary War veteran and erected, near this point, one of the earliest grist mills in Maury County.)
Whitaker, John, departed this life 10 Aug 1834, aged 49-04-29. (The stone is broken and almost buried.)
Whitaker, ...?..., departed this life 30 Aug 183..., aged 18-00-22. (Stone broken) (Kathy VL note - from the dates and age, I believe this is John Whitaker, son of the elder John above. The younger son died just a couple of weeks after his father)
Several field stones also mark places of burial for unknown persons. Listed 13 Mar 1987.
For Genealogical Notes and History Capt John Griffin & David Love, by Fred Hawkins see the copyrighted book mentioned above where the cemetery information is located.
Note by Kathy (Whitaker) Van Leeuan: John Sr. and John Jr. were the son-in-law and grandson of John and Mary Draper Love. Mary Draper Love was the niece of Mary Draper Ingles of the "Follow the River" story. Her father Johnny Draper was a spy for the Patriots in the Revolution, and her mother, Betty Roberton Draper was kidnapped by Indians along with her sister-in-law Mary D. Ingles.
Article posted in the Columbia Herald, I believe in the 1960s
Love Family Participates In Grave Marking Rites
Over 30 direct descendants of David Love (1763-1827), Revolutionary soldier, with their families and friends were present for a grave marking ceremony at Wilkes Cemetery, Culleoka, TN., April 9.
The services commemorated the reinterment of six ancestors of the Love Family with the dedication of three DAR plaques to David Love, Revolutionary soldier; Mary Draper Love, wife of a Revolutionary soldier, and John Draper Love, son of a Revolutionary soldier. They were placed by family members representing 12 DAR and SAR chapters.
Two more DAR plaques were placed jointly by the Samuel Hammond Chapter DAR, Kosciusko, and Tenassee Chapter DAR, Maury County, TN, to Mary Draper Love, daughter of Revolutionary soldier, John Draper and Susannah Caruthers Love, wife of John Draper Love, daughter of Revolutionary soldier Robert Caruthers.
A government CSA marker was also dedicated to Colonel Robert Caruthers Love, son of John Draper and Susannah Caruthers Love, and their daughter, Elizabeth Patillo Love Zolicofer was among those honored.
After Newt Love Jr. of Kosciusko, serving as master of ceremonies, welcomed the group, members of the Samuel Hammond Chapter DAR conducted the first part of the memorial program. Renda Love Regan of Marietta, GA, led the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, followed by Mary Love of Sallis, who gave a short biographical sketch of each ancestor, pointing out that two more of the 13 children of John Draper Love and Susannah Caruthers Love were also interred in the Wilkes Cemetery, Captain Joseph Love, CSA hero, and Jane Crockett Love Wilkes.
A history of the restoration project, which has taken six years to complete, was presented by Sarah Love Regan of Kosciusko, who expressed appreciation to all descendants and friends who had cooperated in preserving this legacy and urged that future projects be considered.
The DAR grave marking ritual was read by members of the Tenassee Chapter DAR, Mrs. McBroom Shirley, regent; Mrs. Mary Graham, chaplain; and Mrs. Betty Gibson, who led the responses. A closing prayer concluded the memorial services, given by Paul Love, Glen Allan, MS.
Other Mississippi family members attending were: Mrs. Newt Love Sr., Mrs. Newt Love Jr., John Clark Love, all from Kosciusko; Mrs. Richard Greenlee of Jackson; and Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Whitaker of Armory, who brought a quilt which is over 130 years old, made by Elizabeth Love Whitaker, David Love's daughter and Whitaker's great-grandmother.
Kathy (Whitaker) Van Leeuwan:
On my visit to Maury Co. last month I tried to find the Griffin - Love cemetery where my g-g-g-grandfather John Whitaker and his son are buried. The road in that area crosses a stream (Fountain Creek I suppose), and the bridge is washed out. It is quite remote and overgrown - there is a farm on one side though. It did look like a nice spot for a mill, though the brush was too thick to investigate much. It would be best to go back in the fall or spring with someone who knows the area.
Another descendent writes: Oh, yes: I am descended from both John "Pegleg" Whitaker and his brother Mark. signed:: Carolyn Whitaker Crowley.
Information by Kathy (Whitaker) Van Leeuwen 8/16/2004