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OLD SHILOH BURYING GROUND

By: Christi Watkins

A LITTLE HISTORY

(names listed below)

This burying ground is located in one of the first communities of Gibson County called Shiloh. Around 1836, camp meetings were held on this site. The Shiloh church was established and the land was deeded by John Becton in 1836. Early trustees were: Henry Allison, James Sharp and Bill Becton. The first minister is believed to have been Rev. E. S. Campbell. According to the Register of Deeds for Gibson County, the Fruitland Presbyterian Church has the ownership of the Old Shiloh Burying Ground.

The oldest marked grave at Old Shiloh is that of C. S. Parker, born May 11, 1821 died September 29, 1843. The last person known to have been buried here is Mrs. A. H. Barker b. June 23, 1875 d. March 10, 1956. Several early Gibson County families are listed as buried here. They are: the Colemans, the Cresaps, the Hayes, the Hazlewoods, the Loves, the Mayfields, the Parkers, the Sloans and the Warrens (and many others).

One notable grave at Old Shiloh is that of Nathan Henry Dow, one of Gibson Countys first educators. Mr. Dow taught in one of the first schools, in the vicinity of Humboldt.

There are many unmarked graves at this Old Shiloh site. It is known that Johnnie Alvis Shotts was buried there in July of 1930/31. She was a nurse from Memphis who drowned in the Mississippi River on the 4th of July. There have also been reports that there are unmarked graves of several negro slaves, located on the Eastern part of the property.

(This history was received by my parents while visiting this site in 1997)

CEMETERY LISTING



BARKER, Alexander H. 1864- 1948

BARKER, Mrs. A. H. (metal marker) d. Mar 10, 1956 aged 80 yrs. 8m, 17d

BARNETT, Theodosia E. b. Jun 3, 1856 d. Feb 13, 1900.

BOON, William M. B. Mar 18, 1845 d. Apr 2, 1890

BLAIR, Mrs. M. J. wife of G. W. b. Jan 14, 1838 d. Nov 26, 1867

BLAIR, M. J. inf son b. Nov 7, 1867 d. Jan 26, 1868 (on same stone as Mrs. M. J. )

CAMPBELL, E. S. Jr. b. Oct 12, 1836 d. Jan 14, 1889

CAMPBELL, E. S. Rev. b. Oct 15, 1813 d. Jan 13, 1883

CAMPBELL, C. Ella dau. Of Rev. E. S. and E. J. b. Jul 21, 1859 d. Nov. 11, 1882

CAMPBELL, Margaret K. wife of Rev. E. S. born County Derry, Ireland, d. Jul 4, 1888.

CAMPBELL, Lou I. L. Penn, wife of E. S. Campbell b. Oct 21, 1841, d. Apr 28, 1906

CARNE, Mary F. b. Dec 10, 1835 d. Jun 21, 1875

CARNE, Thomas son of J. E. and M. F. b. Aug 28, 1874 d. Dec 7 (?), 1874

CARNE, Inf son of J. E. and M. F. b and d. Nov 1870

CARNE, James Boyd son of J. E. and M. F. b. Jul 7, 1868 d. Mar 26, 1870

CLOUD, J. H. b. Mar 29, 1826 d. Jan 2, 1864(? Civil War Veteran)

COLEMAN, A. R. b. Apr 29, 1829 d. Feb 8, 1882

COLEMAN, Sarah E. dau of A. R. and N. M. b. Sep 21, 1867 d. Sep 20, 1876

COLEMAN, N. A. 1831 - 1917 (on double rock with wife Ann)

COLEMAN, Ann Eliza 1839 - 1901

COLEMAN, N. A. Jr. 1877 - 1898

COLEMAN, James C. b. Jan 30, 1836 d. Dec 14, 1858 aged 23 yrs.

COLEMAN, Robert S. born Cumberland Co. VA (?) stone broken here. b. Jan 17, 1793 d. Dec 29, 1858

CRESAP, Nelson A. 1841 - 1935 (on double rock with Alice Love Cresap)

CRESAP, Alice Love 1853 - 1900

CRESAP, Fannie Hess dau of N. A. and Alice M. b. Nov 24, 1877 d. Jun 23, 1879

CRESAP, Alexander H. Sr. b. Jan 12, 1805 d. Sep 2, 1892 (on double rock with Nancy A.)

CRESAP, Nancy A. wife of A, H. b. Oct 14, 1800 d. Mar 4, 1854

CRESAP, Nannie H. dau of A. H. and L. J. b. Dec. 24, 1855 d. Sep 25, 1856

CRESAP, Louisa J. wife of A. H. b. Sep 22, 1825 d. Jan 3, 1859

CRANK, E. S. b. Apr 8, 1826 d. ? stone broken age 5 mo. 18d

DAY, William W. b. Oct 1, 1803 d. Dec 8, 1858

DAY, Julia wife of Wm M. b. Sep 22, 1807 d. Sep 23, 1864

DESMOND, G. D. d. Nov 28, 1871 aged 2 yrs 1 mon.

DESMOND, J. T. d. Nov 24, 1886 aged 10 yrs, 10 mo. (G. D. and J. T. Desmond are one the back Julia Days stone listed above)

DESMOND, Jerry b. Dec 12, 1832 d. Mar 12, 1900 (on double rock with Sarah Jane)

DESMOND, Sarah Jane Day Desmond wife Jerry, b. Sep 1, 1838 d. Feb 26, 1919

DOW, Nathan Henry b. Sep 9, 1813 d. Mar 8, 1854

DUNCAN, Inf son of J. A. and Mattie J. b. Jun 7, 1886 d. Jun 8, 1886

DUNCAN, Charlie Ross b. Nov 9, 1876 d. Oct 6, 1877

FANN, John Lee 1849 - 1910

FANN, Nora Lee 1861 - 1910

GAY, John b. Jun 22, 1798 d. Sep 7, 1886(?)

GAY, Maria A. b. Oct 24, 1808 d. Oct 17, 1850

GAY, Nancy M. dau of J. and M. b. Oct 17, 1850 d. Jul 13, 1851

GEORGE, Pairalea dau of W. H and Amanda b. Jul 30, 1851 d. Sep 16, 1865

HAYES, Alice b. Jul 2, 1914 d. Oct 15, 1931

HAYES, Guy son of D. W. and L. L. b. Aug 27, 1912, d. Jan 22, 1913

HAYES, Alvan son of D. W. and L. L. b. Nov 18, 1906 d. Jun 1, 1908

HAYES, G. W. son of A. A. and I. S. b. Sep 21, 1877, d. Sep 15, 1898

HAYES, R. A. b. 1897 d. 1950 (death date should be 1949 according to living wife at the time of this reading)

HAYES, Carrie b. 1899 wife of R. A. (alive at this reading)

HAYES, Eva Ann dau. Of A. A. and I. S. b. Cannon Co., TN Jun 20, 1881 d. Nov 11, 1897

HAYS, A. A. b. Jun 15, 1884 d. Mar 11, 1911

HAYS, Walter b. Feb 9, 1900 d. Dec 23, 1910

HAYS, Alvan and Alice son and dau of B. M and A. R. b. and d. Jan 12, 1899

HAZLEWOOD, Margaret S. wife of Benj. F. b. Aug 15, 1830 married Jul 17, 1850, d. Jun 18, 1859

HAZLEWOOD, E. B. Sharp wife of B. F. b. Jan 4, 1828 d. Nov 29, 1889

HENRY, Josephine P. dau of J. P. an M. E. d. Sep 19, 1851 aged 4y 10m, 20d

HINSON, Jerome Bonaparte son of Dr. J. B. and L. A. d. Jan 30, 1859 aged 8 d

HELTON, Nancy L. dau of A. F. and M. A. b. Nov 29, 1905 d. Jul 29, 1906

LANGFORD, John son of J. W. and Alice b. Mar 11, 1896 d. Apr 13, 1896

LOGAN, Catherine dau of J. J. and N. C. b. Apr 18, 1862 d. May 4, 1870

LOVE, Rev Allen Rucker b. Jun 26, 1816 d. Mar 28, 1881

LOVE, Fannie H. b. Feb 1823 d. Jan 17, 1892

LOVE, Lawson J. son of T. B. and F. H. b. Jan 1, 1860 d. Apr 2, 1856

LOVE, Thomas B. 1823 - 1917

LOVE, Nancy A. consort of A. R. LOVE b. Jun (?) 26, 1816 d. Apr 2, 1856

McFARLAND, Addie White wife of J. E. McFarland b. Apr 10, 1852, d. Apr 28, 1915

McGEE, Ben E. b. Sep 20, 1835 d. Jul 13, 1859

McGEE, Margaret wife of H. b. Nov 27, 1809 d. Sep 4, 1854

McGEE, Sarah wife of H. b. Mar 28, 1805 d. Sep 24, 1845

McKNIGHT, Mary J. consort of D. M. McKnight b. Jun 3, 1825 d. Mar 30, 1861

MANGUM, H. C. d. Jul 22, 1887 aged 85 yrs 6 mon.

MAYFIELD, Dee 1877 - 1931

MAYFIELD, J. N. b. Mar 12, 1834 d. Feb 4, 1913

MAYFIELD, S. L. b. Sept 5, 1840 d. Nov. 25, 1893

MITCHELL, Mark son of Thos C. and S. M. d. Oct 28, 1845 aged 21yrs 1m 10d.

MITCHELL, Mary L. dau of Thom. C. and S. M Aug 10, 1844 aged 19yrs 10m 22d

NORMAN, S. C. wife of N. P. 1828 - 1877

PARKER, Vanleer S. wife of (?) F. b. Mar 29, 1834 d. Sep 12, 1877

PARKER, John C. son of M. F. and V. S. b. Oct 13, 1867 d. Jul 24, 1868

PARKER, Virginia A. b. Aug 29, 1857 d. May 25, 1876

PARKER, Mary B. dau of M. F. and V. S. b. Aug 20, 1869 d. Aug 21, 1870

PARKER, E. A. b. Dec. 8, 1818 d. Apr 19, 1863

PARKS, John M. b. Nov 23, 1798 d. Jan 26, 1862

PARKS, Hilcy Tucker wife of John M. b. Jan 8, 1805 d. Feb 2, 1862

PENN, Ella wfie of B. J. b. Jan 25, 1855 d. Aug 2, 1873

PENN, Martha wife of G. D. b. May 12, 1808 d. Oct 6, 1868

PRICE, In memory of inf son and dau of Wm and M. L. Luticia d. May 20, 1851 and James d. Nov 11, 1847

REINEY, In memory of J. S. M. inf son of G. S. and M. Jul 20, 1850 aged 1yr 1mo 25d

REINEY, Wilson d. Aug 26, 1863 aged 67yrs 5mo.

REINEY, J. W. In memory of (small stone no dates)

RUST, Lucy wife of G.B b. Dec 9, 1868 aged 61yrs

SANDEFORD, Nathan D. son of B. H. and R. J b. Mar 21, 1857 d. Oct 7, 1858

SANDERS, T. J. d. Mar 16, 1866 aged 50 years 11mo 1d

SIMPSON, James W. son of R. W. and E. C. b. Feb 19, 1880 d. Jul 19, 1886

SLOAN, S. A. b. Aug 17, 1834 d. Jan 26, 1898 (on double rock with A. B.)

SLOAN, A. B. b. Jun 11, 1831 d. Mar 22, 1888

SLOAN, Harriett, A. b. Aug 15, 1815 d. Mar 25, 1895 (on double rock with James D. )

SLOAN, James D. b. Nov 25, 1804 d. Sep 8, 1882

SLOAN, John B. b. Jan 21, 1805 d. Apr 29, 1868

SLOAN, Margarett J. wife of B. W. b. Oct 3, 1856 d. Aug 27, 1899

SLOAN, Cecil son of B. P. and M. E. b. Oct 11, 1886 d. Dec 28, 1896

SMITH, Mary M. M. wife of J. F. b. Jul 6, 1825 d. Nov 24, 1881

STEEL, John A. b. Jun 23, 1833 d. Oct 20, 1871

STEWART, James b. Jan 14, 1812 d. Sep 8, 1873

TAYLOR, James A. b. Mar 26, 1882 d. Feb 28, 1883

TAYLOR, Mattie M. b. Feb 2, 1879 d. Jun 8, 1882

WARREN, William J. b. Dec 3, 1843 d. Feb 15, 1866

WARREN, Gamilus (or Camilus) E. b. Jul 3, 1847 d. Dec 20, 1862

WARREN, Mary Jane dau of N. C. and Susan b. Jul 4, 1858 d. Apr 27, 1859

WARREN, Mary Elizabeth dau of N. C. and S. G. d. Nov 27, 1855

WEBB, Willie E. inf son of J. P. and M.A. b. Oct 22, 1852 d. Apr 5, 1859

WEBB, A. J. b. Dec 7, 1824 d. Jan 13, 1870

WEDDINGTON, Robert C. b. Nov 27, 1804 d. Feb 13, 1861

WILES, Louisa J. dau of W. A. and M. V. b. Sep 23, 1856 d. Aug 27, 1859



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