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GRAVEYARD MARKER: CEMETERY PLAQUE

THIS PLAQUE READS:
FELIX K. ZOLLICOFFER/ ANTE-BELLUM NEWSPAPER/ EDITOR AND
BRIGADIER GENERAL IN CONFEDERATE ARMY. KILLED AT BATTLE
OF/ FISHING CREEK, KENTUCKY./ JAN. 19, 1862. HE WAS/ FIRST
CONFEDERATE GENERAL/ KILLED IN THE WEST. (HIS GRAVE IS THE LIGHT COLORED ONE LEFT OF PLAQUE. IT READS: )
OUR/ FATHER/ GENERAL/ FELIX K. ZOLLICOFFER / 1812-1862

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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WILLIAM DRIVER / BORN IN SALEM, MASS. MARCH. 17, 1803 /
DIED IN NASHVILLE, TENN. MAR. 3, 1888 / A MASTER MARINER
SAILED TWICE / AROUND THE WORLD, ONCE AROUND AUSTRALIA. /
HE REMOVED THE PITCAIRN PEOPLE FROM / SICKNESS AND DEATH
IN TAHIETI TO THEIR / OWN ISLAND HOME SEPT. 3, 1831. /
THEN 69 IN NUMBER, NOW 1200 SOULS.

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE GRAVE OF WILLIAM DRIVER WHO NAMED THE FLAG

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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HENRY MIDDLETON RUTLEDGE / ONLY SON OF / EDWARD RUTLEDGE /
SOUTH CAROLINA / A SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE /
BORN IN CHARLESTON / APR. 5, 1775 / DIED JAN. 20, 1844

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / COL. JOE LEWIS / WHO WAS BORN /
AUGUST 28TH 1760 / HE WAS AN OFFICER OF THE / UNITED STATES /
DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR / AND CONTRIBUTED HIS FULL SHARE /
OF / PATRIOTISM, PRUDENCE & BRAVERY / TOWARDS / THE
INDEPENDENCE OF THIS COUNTRY. / HE COULD (FOUR BLANK WORDS
INDICATED ON 5 X 8 CARD) / AND SET THEM A STRIKING EXAMPLE /
OF THE LIFE / OF A VIRTUEOUS MAN AND A USEFULL CITIZEN /
A FIRM AND PRACTICAL BELIEVER / IN THE DOCTRINES OF REVERED
RELIGIONS / AND WITH UNWAVERING FAITH AND / CHRISTIAN HOPE /
HE DIED ON THE 22ND OF NOVEMBER / ANNO DOMINI / 1816

Submitter comment: DUE TO PATCHING OF THE STONE THE FOUR WORDS IN LINE 14

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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JAMES F. / WARREN / BORN / MAY 25, 1873 / DIED / JUNE 13, 1889
OUR DARLING JIMIE / HAS GONE BEFORE / TO GREET US ON /
THE BLISSFUL SHORE

Data entry tech comment: THERE IS A THREE LINE DIVISION HERE ON 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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SEVIER / NOBLE AND SUCCESSIVE / DEFENDER OF THE EARLY /
SETTLERS OF TENNESSEE / THE FIRST AND FOR TWELVE / YEARS
GOVERNOR / REPRESENTATIVE IN / CONGRESS. / COMMISSIONER IN
MANY / TREATIES WITH THE / INDIANS. HE SERVED HIS / COUNTRY
FOR FORTY YEARS / FAITHFULLY AND USEFULLY / AND IN THAT
SERVICE DIED / AN ADMIRER OF / PATRIOTISM AND MERIT / UNREQUITED ERECTS THIS

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONLY A MONUMENT TO MR. SEVIER. HIS GRAVE IS IN

Data entry tech comment: THERE IS A 3 LINE DIVISION HERE ON 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TENNESSEE / DAUGHTER OF / WILLIAM BLUNT ROBERTSON / AND
LEADOCIA IRWIN / AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF / GEN. JAMES
ROBERTSON / ONE OF THE EARLIEST SETTLERS OF / TENNESSEE /
BORN AUG 15, 1808: / NEAR NASHVILLE, TENN. / DIED JULY 28,
1857 / IN THE 49TH YEAR OF HER AGE.

Data entry tech comment: THERE IS A DESIGN DENOTING A DIVISION HERE IN THE WORDING

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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GENL. JAMES ROBERTSON / THE FOUNDER OF NASHVILLE / WAS BORN IN
VIRGINIA / 28TH JUNE 1742 / DIED / 1ST SEPT. 1814

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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TO THE MEMORY OF / COL. JOHN TIPTON / BORN IN WASHINGTON CO.
TENN. / DIED OCT. 8, 1831. / ERECTED BY ORDER OF / THE 49TH
GEN. ASSEMBLY.
HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE WHO SINK TO REST,
BY ALL THEIR COUNTRY'S WISHES BLEST
WHEN SPRING WITH DEWY FINGERS COLD
RETURNS TO DECK THEIR HALLOWED MOULD.
SHE THERE SHALL DRESS A SWEETER SOD
THAN FANCY'S FEET HAVE EVER TROD.

Submitter comment: I ALSO HAVE A RUBBING OF THIS TOMBSTONE--S.R.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IN / MEMORY OF / CALEB FAGALAY, / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE /
JUNE 17TH. 1837: / AGED 39 YEARS / 1 MONTH AND / 6 DAYS.
FAREWELL MY DEAR AND LOVING MATE
NO LONGER FOR YOU COULD I WAIT
WEEP NOT FOR ME MY PAINS ARE O'ER
WE SOON SHALL MEET TO PART NOT MORE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE MONUMENT AND THE EPITAPH WAS

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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NASHVILLE
FIRST LADY SCHOOLTEACHER
MRS. PAMELIA A. KIRK
BORN IN VIRGINIA
DIED IN NASHVILLE, TENN.
NOV. 6, 1860 / AT THE AGE OF 80

Submitter comment: ON THE TOP OF HER TOMBSTONE IS AN INTERESTING CARVING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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FELIX ROBERTSON/ SON OF/ GEN. JAMES ROBERTSON/ AND/
CHARLOTTE REEVES ROBERTSON/ JAN. 11. 1871/ JULY 10, 1865/
FIRST WHILE CHILD BORN IN THE/ SETTLEMENT NOW CALLED
NASHVILLE/ DISTINGUISHED AS A PHYSICIAN/ FOREMOST AS A
CITIZEN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE PLAQUE NEAR HIS GRAVE--S.R.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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GERARD TROOST/ M.D. PH.M./ BORN BOIS-LE-DUC, HOLLAND/ MAR 15,
1776/ DIED NASHVILLE, TENN./ AUG 14, 1850/
PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AND/ GEOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE/
1828 1850

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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ANN COCKRILL/ FORMERLY ANN ROBERTSON/ BORN 10TH FEBRUARY 1757/
DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ OCTOBER 13TH 1821. (THE PLAQUE READS:)
1757 HONORING 1821
ANN ROBERTSON JOHNSTON/ COCKRILL/ FIRST TEACHER CUMBERLAND/
SETTLEMENT. INTREPID/ PIONEER. HEROINE OF THE/
BATTLE OF THE BLUFFS 1781./ RECIPIENT OF LAND GRANT./
FT. NASHBOROUGH CHAPTER D.A.R./ 1935

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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TERRY H. CAHAL/ BORN IN THE STATE OF/ VIRGINIA/ SEPTEMBER 4TH
1802/ DIED NEAR NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE/ APRIL 15TH, 1851/
ENDOWED BY NATURE WITH GREAT TALENTS AND/ GIFTED WITH AMBITION
EQUAL TO THESE POWERS./ THOUGH BORN TO WANT & OBSCURITY/
HE TRIUMPHED OVER EVERY DISADVANTAGE/ AND RISING IN AN
HONORABLE CAREER,/ TO EMINENCE & HIGH DISTINCTIONS/ HE
ADORNED & ILLUSTRATED HIS LIFE/ BY ALL THE SUCCESS WHICH
GENIUS / ADDED TO VIRTUE, COURAGE & PERSERVERANCE/ NEVER
FAILS TO ACHIEVE./ A MEMBER OF THE LAST STATE CONVENTION/
TWICE A SENATOR IN OUR GENERAL ASSEMBLY/ & ONCE THE
SPEAKER OF THAT BODY./ HE WAS THE SECOND IN COMMAND OF A
VOLUNTEER REGIMENT/ IN THE FIRST FLORIDA WAR,/ & BEING
AFTERWARDS ELECTED CHANCELLOR OF TENNESSEE,/ HE DIED IN
DISCHARGING THE DUTIES/ OF HIS EXALTED STATION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IN MEMORY OF/ WM. JAMES/ SON OF / PETER & ANNA S./
BASS/ BORN/ THE 19TH OF MAY 1809/ DIED/ IN MARCH/ 1828/
WHILE A STUDENT OF THE/ NASHVILLE UNIVERSITY

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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LIEUT./ W. W. MARSHALL/ BORN IN E. TENN./ SERVED IN THE MEXICAN/
WAR./ DIED ON HIS RETURN/ IN NASHVILLE/ MAY 7, 1848/ PEACE TO
HIS ASHES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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THOMAS CRUTCHER/ FOR 25 YEARS TREASURER/ OF THE STATE OF TENN./
HE WAS BORN IN VA. / FEB. 18, 1760/ AND/ DIED AT NASHVILLE/
WHERE HE HAD RESIDED/ 60 YEARS/ MARCH 8, 1844/ AGE 84
OF A STERN BUT VIRTUOUS &/ INFLEXIBLE NATURE, AND FULL/
OF THE PUREST BENEVOLENCE,/ HE ENJOYED ALL HIS LENGTHENED/
DAYS, THE VENERATION AND/ CONFIDENCE OF THE COMMUNITY/ AND
WENT DOWN TO THE GRAVE/ CROWNED WITH HONORS AS HE/ WAS
COVERED WITH YEARS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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ORVILLE/EWING/ FEB. 6, 1806/ OCT. 10, 1876
FOR LIFE IS EVER/ LORD OF DEATH
AND LOVE CAN NEVER/ LOSE ITS OWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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ALLEN/ MITCHELL/ HARGRAVE/ BORN/ JULY 19, 1839/ DIED/
FEB. 1, 1860/ OUR MIKE
SHED NOT FOR HER THE BITTER TEAR
NOR GIVE THE HEART TO VAIN REGRET
TIS BUT THE BASKET THAT LIES HERE
THE GEM THAT FILLED IT SPARKLES YET.

Submitter comment: THE "HER" IN LINE ONE MUST HAVE BEEN A MISTAKE OF THE

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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