Few’s Chapel Cemetery is located o?n Garner’s Creek Rd. off of U.S. 70W south of Tennessee City. It was deeded to the Methodist Church in 1829 by the Few Family.The cemetery contains several generations of the Few Family, as well as quite a number of people with names ending in Clarke, Vinyard, Baker, Erranton and Gunn.The oldest known monument indicates the date of death as 1801. There are at least two known Confederate veterans (41st Tenn. Inf. and 24th Batt. Tenn SharpShooters), buried there.The most recent burial occurred Jan. 26, 2003.
Archive for August, 2003
I need to locate an old cemetery in either Dickson or Humphreys County which may be known as the Hedges’ Cemetery.I am searching for the grave of George Washington Few and believe he may have been buried with his wife’s people in the Hedges’ Cemetery.
I’m attempting to locate the original location and size of a revolutionary war land grant given to the children of Captain James Few sometime in the late 1790′s. This grant was obtained by William Few (Uncle) who was the first U.S. Senator from Georgia and a signator of the U.S. Constitution as a delegate from Georgia.Possession of the land along Garner’s Creek ( south of Tennessee City ) was accomplished by 1805 I believe.Any information or pointers about how to obtain this information is greatly appreciated.
This cemetery is located in southern Dickson County on Turkey Creek of Piney River. It is on the original Burell Myatt farm, now owned by Garlland Weems. It may be known now as the Moore/Myatt Cemetery. Thanks to Charlotte Petty for the records from this cemetery.
The following is a complete inventory of the Grave Markers at Mt. Olive Cemetery. The list begins on the West side of the Cemetery and each row begins with the Southern most grave.
Located across from the Mt. Olive Church out from Stayton
Located on Mt. Hebron Road, 4 1/2 miles east of Charlotte, 1/8 mile in from Hwy.49.
Located in the church yard. Church on Hwy 48 between Dickson and Charlotte. In 1810, one quarter of a mile northeast of the present location resides the original Smyrna Methodist Church which was built of logs. This was the first Methodist Church in Dickson County. The lob building church was rebuilt due to a fire in 1850 which served as the church home until the present church was erected in 1913.
This Cemetery is located just over the Hickman County Line. From Dickson , go out 48 towards the Interstate. Immediately after you pass over the Interstate turn to the left on Plunders Creek Road. Go down this road until you cross the County line (undetermined distance at this time). The road to the Cemetery turns to the (R). The Cemetery is located up on a hill(on the (L) in a Pasture, Is in a closed fence , and very well taken care of.
Thomas Archer’s 640 acre land grant (NC land grant #2344), o?n the west side of Yellow Creek, was surveyed July 24, 1791. Archer purchased the grant from Thomas Hays who had purchased it from Rev War private Daniel Haston. It was situated adjacent to land owned by William Davis and David Wilson. The land lay o?n both sides of “the dry fork of Yellow Creek.” I would like to know the exact or approximate location of this land. Also, I would like to know more about any of these men named o?n the survey.
John Armstrong Baker and his wife Jane moved to the southwest part of Dickson County in 1806 from Franklin County Georgia. The land had been purchased by John Baker in 1793. Benjamin Baker, his brother, and two cousins John Armstrong and Absalom Baker and their families were part of the group. They located next to John Tatum, a revolutionary war veteran. John Tatum was a farmer as were all his neighbors; however, John Tatum also ran a whiskey still.