LOVE CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
The Love Cemetery was located ahead in the thicket.
This cemetery has been completely removed. It was located on the Hays Denton Road about ½ mile east of Mooresville Pike, on the place that was formerly owned by Norman Thomas. The 3 graves here were moved by the Love descendants sometime in the 1970's to the Wilkes-Campground Cemetery and buried in the Love lot. You will find them there also.
Listed in Maury County, Tennessee Cemeteries, page 465 and They Passed This Way, page D-156.
LOVE, John Draper, 17 Aug
1788 - 12 Jun 1863 (age 74 years, 9 months, and 25 days; husband of Susanna
Caruthers; son of David Love and Mary Draper)
LOVE, Susanna Caruthers, 10 Oct 1793 - 27 Jul 1874 (age 80 years, 9 months, and 17 days; wife of John Draper Love; daughter of Robert Caruthers)
ZOLLICOFFER, Elizabeth Petillo Love, 28 Dec 1812 - 15 Sep 1854 (wife of Dr. Frederick Zollicoffer; daughter of John Draper Love and Susannah Caruthers)
Information provided by Rick Gray. 7-1-04 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. Article sent in by Carolyn Whitaker Crowley I see the date of April 9th above but no year of publication. It was published many years ago in the Columbia Herald about the time of the setting. "Oh, yes: I am descended from both John "Pegleg" Whitaker and his brother Mark." [Carolyn Whitaker Crowley]