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Rafter Cemetery
Monroe County, TN

Many thanks to Lester Hamilton for surveying this cemetery and providing all data!


"This paper was fixed by Lester Hamilton, great-great-grandson of Joe and Rebecca Roberts. Information was obtained from Dave Roberts, Elmer "Buck" Kirkland, Jack Kirkland, and other family members as well as census records. The tombstones are located about one and a half miles above Mt. Isabella Church on Rafter Road on the left about 1 mile. Rafter Community is near Tellico in Monroe CO, TN."

NOTE: Lester Hamilton found about twenty unmarked field stones. They identified some with the following data.

(NOTE: Names in orange text are navigable links.)

KIRKLAND, Jarutia27 Dec 19061941wife of Walter Kirkland & dau of Coot & Sallie (Roberts) Shaw (2 flat marble stones)
KIRKLAND, Mamie Sue21 Jul 192512 June 1929dau of Walter & Jarutia (Shaw) Kirkland
KIRKLAND, Rastas12 Aug 193720 Aug 1937son of Walter & Jarutia (Shaw) Kirkland
ROBERTS, Joeca 1838-----husband of Rebecca Roberts & son of Israel & Jane Roberts
ROBERTS, Mary Elizabeth Smith Picklesimerb 1859-----wife of James C. Roberts, son of Joe & Rebecca Roberts
ROBERTS, Rebecca (Allen)aged 66 yrs.10 Mar 1913wife of Joe Roberts, 1 inscribed stone / 1 field stone footmarker
SHAW, Coot25 Apr 188127 May 1909footmarker reads C.S.; husband of Sallie (Roberts) Shaw
SHAW, Homer (Coot)1908-----son of Coot & Sallie (Roberts) Shaw
SHAW, Ottie Mae1905-----dau of Coot & Sallie (Roberts) Shaw
SHAW, Sallie (Roberts)1880-----wife of Coot Shaw & dau of James & Elizabeth Roberts
SHAW, ---------------child of Coot & Sallie (Roberts) Shaw
STEPHENS, Rose25 Apr 190225 Aug 1902"At Rest" dau of T. J. (Thomas Jefferson) & Lillie Stephens; Lillie is half-sister to Coot Shaw


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