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ELIZABETH / PORTERFIELD / ELLIOTT / NOV. 20, 1860 /
MAY 13, 1932
LOVER OF HISTORY, ESPECIALLY OF NASHVILLE AND TENNESSEE.
AUTHOR OF/ "EARLY DAYS IN NASHVILLE"/ BEAUTIFUL IN
CHRISTIAN CHARACTER & FAITH. SHE LIVED AN UNSELFISH AND
USEFUL LIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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GRAVEYARD MARKER: CEMETERY PLAQUE

SUBJECT OF PHOTOGRAPH: IN MEMORY OF WM. EDWD. WEST.,
ARTIST, BORN IN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, 1788, DIED 1857, AGED
69 YEARS.

Submitter comment: THIS PLAQUE IS READABLE AS SHOWN. THE ACTUAL GRAVE OF

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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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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PHOTOGRAPH OF GRAVESTONE
NANCY POMEROY LAWRENCE
BORN AUG. 11TH, A.D., 1791
AT SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK
DIED MARCH 19 A.D., 1846
" (BLANK) ALL MUST TO THEIR COLD GRAVES:
ONLY THE ACTIONS OF THE JUST
SMELL SWEET, AND BLOSSOM IN THE DUST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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RUTH FLETCHER LOVING, BORN SEPT. 23, 1820, DIED JAN. 21, 1903.
HERE LIES TRUTH BEAUTIFIED, LOVE PERSONIFIED, DEATH GLORI-
FIED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL THE SON OF
DR. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL AND ELIZABETH MC KAY HIS WIFE.
WHO IMMAGRATED TO NORTH CAROLINA IN THE YEAR 1772
HE WAS BORN IN THE PARISH OF TONGUE SUTHERLANDSHIRE
SCOTLAND ON THE 9TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1769. WAS GRADUATED
AT PRINCETON COLLEGE, NEW JERSEY IN 1794 AND BECAME A MEMBER
OF THE KNOXVILLE BR IN 1798. FROM THE YEAR 1803 DURING SIX
YEARS HE WAS REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS OF THE EASTERN
DISTRICT OF TENN. AND WAS THEN CHOSEN A JUDGE OF THE SUPREME
COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS ELECTED IN 1811 A SENATOR IN
CONGRESS FROM TENN. HE SERVED UNTIL 1814 WHEN HE WAS
APPOINTED SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY BY MR. MADISON. HAVING
RESIGNED THAT OFFICE THE NEXT YEAR HE WAS REELECTED TO THE
SENATE IN 1816 AND APPOINTED MINISTER TO RUSSIA IN 1818.
IN WHICH CAPACITY HE SERVED TWO YEARS. BY APPOINTMENT OF
GENERAL JACKSON IN 1832 HE SERVED AS ONE OF THREE COMMISSION-
ERS TO SETTLE CLAIMS UNDER THE TREATY OF INDEMNITY THEN LATELY
MADE WITH FRANCE.
HE DIED IN NASHVILLE ON THE 17TH FEBRUARY 1848

Submitter comment: THE OTHER GRAVES IN THIS PLOT ARE THOSE OF HIS FAMILY.--S.R.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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THIS PLAQUE IS READABLE AS SHOWN IN THE SNAPSHOT. THE LAST
TWO LINES ARE:
DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE (LOVE OF COUNTRY LEADS ME: PHILLIPS'
COAT OF ARMS.)

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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JULIA MAY WHEAT WIFE WORTHIEST OF L. STAN BRINPE OF VIRGINIA
WAS BORN TO THIS LIFE 5 FEB. 1820 AND TO A BETTER LIFE
15 JUNE 1848
THAT WHICH SHOWS MOST
IS NOT QUICKEND EXCEPT IT DIE.

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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JOHN SOMMERVILLE BORN AT YORK PENN. JUNE 25TH 1788
DIED AT NASHVILLE APRIL 26TH 1846
HE REMOVED TO NASHVILLE IN 1799
IN THE VARIOUS BANKS OF WHICH CITY
FROM 1812 TO HIS DEATH HE
SUCCESSIVELY FILLED THE OFFICES OF
CLERK, TELLER, CASHIER, AND PRESIDENT.
THE DUTIES OF THESE OFFICES HE
DISCHARGED WITH A FIDELITY THAT
NEVER FALTERED AND AN INTEGRITY
WHICH WAS ABOVE THE REACH OF TEMPTATION.
HE HAS LEFT A NAME
THE MEMORY OF WHICH WILL LONG
BE CHERISHED BY HIS FAMILY
AND FRIENDS

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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ERECTED
BY THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH/ AT NASHVILLE TO THE MEMORY/ OF
THEIR LATE BELOVED AND/ LAMENTED PASTOR, THE REV./ OBADIAH
JENNINGS:/ D. D. WHO DEPARTED THIS/ LIFE JANUARY 12TH, 1832:/
AGED 53 YEARS. / DR. JENNINGS WAS BORN NEAR/ BASKINGRIDGE, NEW
JERSEY/ DEC. 13TH 1778/ HIS ORIGINAL POWERS WERE/ NATURALLY
STRONG AND HIS/ DISCERNMENT UNUSUALLY CLEAR./ HE WAS A RIPE
SCHOLAR A/ PROFOUND THEOLOGIAN, A SINCERE/ CHRISTIAN, A
LABORIOUS AND FAITH/ FULL MINISTER./ IN HIS SOCIAL FEELINGS,
AND HAB/ ITS HE WAS MOST HAPPILY CONSTI/ TUTED, AND IN HIS
DOMESTIC RELA/ TIONS, NO HUSBAND OR FATHER COULD BE MORE/
DEVOTED./ HE HELD FAST TO THE FAITH, ONCE/ DELIVERED TO
THE SAINTS./
AMONG ALL HIS ATTRACTIVE QUAL/ ITIES HIS DEEP HUMILITY, AND/
HIS ACCUSTOMED SPIRIT OF DE/ VOTEDNESS IN PRAYER, WERE THE
/MOST PREEMINENT./ HE WAS, BOTH IN ARGUMENT AND/ IN
SCRIPTURAL EXPOSITION, REMARK/ ABLY LUCID AND INSTRUCTIVE./
HIS MEMORY IS EMBALMED/ IN THE AFFECTIONS, BUT LIKEWISE/
IN THE AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE FLOCK TO WHOM HE AD/
MINISTERED IN GREAT TENDERNESS/ AND FIDELITY AND WHO BY THIS/
MONUMENT WOULD EVER PERPETU/ATE THEIR HIGH ESTEEM OF HIS/
WORTH AND OF THEIR LOSS.
HE RESTS FROM HIS LABORS/ AND HIS WORKS DO FOLLOW HIM.

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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THIS PLAQUE IS READABLE FROM THE SNAPSHOT. IT IS IN HONOR
OF THE EDUCATORS BURIED IN THE OLD CITY CEMETERY. MR. HUME
AND MR. FOGG ARE BURIED IN THIS PLOT. HUME-FOGG HIGH SCHOOL,
IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE IS NAMED AFTER THEM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; OLD CITY CEMETERY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IN MEMORY OF/ MOSES STEVENS/ BORN AT/ ANDOVER MASS./ OCTOBER 1ST.
1790/ DIED AT/ NASHVILLE, TENN./ MARCH 1ST. 1841/ ERECTED/ BY
THE/ GRAND LODGE OF TENN./ AND THE/ GRAND R.A. CHAPTER OF
TENN./ IN COMMEMORATION OF/ MOSES STEVENS/ WHO FOR MANY YEARS
FILLED/ THE OFFICE OF/ GRAND SECRETARY/ WITH SIGNAL FIDELITY/
AND INTEGRITY AND/ WHOSE PRIVATE VIRTUE/ ENDEARED HIM TO THE/
FRATERNITY.
A.L. 5841 A.D. 1841

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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