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Durham Cemetery, 14-32
Sumner County, Tennessee

We wish to express our gratitude to Margaret Cummings Snider and Joan Hollis Yorgason for their diligent work in compiling the Sumner County Cemetery Book ©1981, and our thanks for allowing us to post these records.  

Typed by Linda Carpenter
2002

Located one mile North of Sulphura on Dobbins Pike; then 2 & 2/10 miles East on Buck Perry Road. Cemetery is South of the road on the Old Balance Property, which is now owned by Bob and Shelia Smith.

KIRKHAM, M. A. - 17 Jul 1863 - 9 Dec 1887

DURHAM, F. S. - 13 Feb 1878 - 11 Oct 1898
DURHAM, D. C. - Wife & Mother - 3 Sep 1842 - 20 Aug 1899
DURHAM, J. H. - 22 Nov 1839 - 26 Feb 1912

WALDEN, Paul E. - Son of V. A. & Lizzie Walden - 14 Apr 1901 - 29 Jul 1901 )
WALDEN, Lizzie - 12 Jan 1877 - 24 Aug 1905                                                     )

DURHAM, Amelia J. - 6 Apr 1846 - 6 Jun 1921        )
DURHAM, William E. - 22 Mar 1841 - 27 Jan 1929 )
DURHAM, S. M. - Wife of W. G. Durham - 7 Jul 1816 - 9 Jan 1898 )
DURHAM, W. G. - 13 Mar 1813 - 10 Jan 1897                                   )

MARTIN, Martha Alice - Wife of Elijah D. Martin - 8 Mar 1869 - 13 Dec 1905

* Note by Linda Carpenter. The cemetery includes many unmarked graves and some marked only with stones. The following listing is for the marked tombstones that were readable:

Martha Alice Martin, wife of Elijah D. Martin
born Mar. 8, 1869
died Dec. 13, 1905
"A tender mother and a faithful friend."
Footstone: M. A. M.

On a single tall headstone one side says:
S. M. Durham, wife of W. G. Durham
born July 7, 1816
died Jan. 9, 1898
"Having finished life's duty
She now sweetly rests."
The reverse side says:
W. G. Durham
born Mar. 13, 1813
died Jan. 10, 1897
"Blessed are the dead
who in the Savior died
From all life's labors
They shall rest on high."
Footstones: S. M. D. and W. G. D.

F. S. Durham
born Feb. 13, 1878
died Oct. 11, 1898
"Having finished life's duty
She now sweetly rests."

D. C. Durham
born Sept. 3, 1842
died Aug. 20, 1899
"As a wife devoted
As a mother affectionate
As a friend ever kind and true."

J. H. Durham
born Nov. 22, 1839
died Feb. 26, 1912
"Rest, soldier, rest
Thy warfare are o'er."
Footstone: J. H. D.

On same stone side by side:
Amelia J. Durham
born Apr. 6, 1846
died Jun. 16, 1921
and
William E. Durham
born Mar. 22, 1841
died Jan. 27, 1929
"Beloved parents farewell."

On the same stone side by side:
Paul E. Walden
son of W. A. &
Lizzie Walden
born Apr. 14, 1901
died July 29, 1901
Footstone: P. E. W.
and
Lizzie Walden
born Jan. 12, 1877
died Aug. 24, 1905

M. A. Kirkham
born July 17, 1863
died Dec. 9, 1887
"She's crossed the troubled river,
The ___ twine us and heaven
To her robe be of whiteness
A golden crown is given."
 


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