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The Bunton Cemetery

Submitted by Jan J. Barnes

Thanks to Paul Allen West for permission to use this picture

The Old Bunton Cemetery

The Bunton/Buntin Cemetery is the oldest section of the Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland, Tennessee.  John E. Bradley is shown kneeling beside the tombstone of his parents, R. W. and Mary Johnson Bradley.  An unknown man is standing beside the grave of Lucy Johnson Smith.  Rebecca (Turner) Johnson, wife of Benjamin J. Johnson was the first adult buried in this cemetery in 1847.  She was the sister of Elizabeth Turner Buntin, wife of Thomas Buntin.  A child, Adalaid E. Buntin, was the first person to be buried here in 1844.  

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