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Mary Cooper Tune
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1797
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1852
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA

Daughter of James Cooper and Elizabeth Bogart Cooper, Mary married John Tune a native of Halifax County, Virginia. They had these 15 known children: Frances H., William Travis, James Cooper, Robert Bedford, John Brooks, Elizabeth Jane, Charles William, Mary Louisa, Kester Lewis, Marcus DeLafayette, Malinda C., Sarah Ann, Sophrona A., Caleb Peyton & Evaline C. Tune.

Mary's place of birth was taken from this article:

"A Biographical Sketch of the Abraham Cooper Family"
by John L. Cooper, December 1886.

Death and burial information sources:

"Cemetery Records of Bedford County, Tennessee", pages 102-103
Compiled by Helen Crawford Marsh and Timothy Richard Marsh
Published by Marsh Historical Publications
Shelbyville, Tennessee, 1976

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September 30, 1852
Malinda C. Tune died July 20, 1852 aged 19 years. Charles Tune died July 21, 1852 aged about 26 years. Mary Tune died August 19, 1852 aged about 55 years; all of flux; mother and children. Mary Tune was w/o John Tune. Missionary Baptists. Source:

May you rest in peace.

Additional information-destruction of this cemetery:

"On Sunday October 12, 2008, my research friend and I decided to find the grave sites of my ancestors John Tune, his wife Mary Cooper and my other g..grandfather Enoch Williams. This Private cemetery had been censused by several of the Historical volunteers in Bedford county several years previously and was listed in the Cemetery Book of Bedford County, TN. Copying the way from the book, and obtaining directions from the local fire department, we set out to find the Tune cemetery located 1/2 mile north of Whiteside Baptist Church on Midland Road.....northwest of Shelbyville, TN.
We looked, and looked, and measured and looked some more. Finally, we stopped at several houses in the vicinity that we knew the cemetery had to be located. We found the man who had previously owned the land and kept the small cemetery cleaned. He received permission for all of us to drive back to the cedar tree grove where the burial site was located Imagine our surprise, and consternation when we found that the new owner had removed all tombstones! The only things left of the cemetery was the bottom block of a tombstone being used as a mounting block for getting on his horses and the cedar trees.
Such a waste!!! Vandalism of it's purest form. At least the cemetery was recorded before the new owner demolished it(sometime around 2005).
Family links: 
  John Tune (1791 - 1880)
  Frances H Tune Wells (1817 - 1875)*
  William Travis Tune (1818 - 1871)*
  James Cooper Tune (1820 - 1855)*
  Robert Bedford Tune (1822 - 1877)*
  John Brooks Tune (1823 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Jane Tune Knott (1825 - 1871)*
  Charles Tune (1826 - 1852)*
  Kester Lewis Tune (1829 - 1905)*
  Marcus DeLafayette Tune (1831 - 1907)*
  Malinda C. Tune (1833 - 1852)*
  Sarah Ann Tune Williams (1834 - 1903)*
  Sophronia A. Tune Collins-Ragains (1836 - 1921)*
  Caleb Peyton Tune (1838 - 1921)*
  Evaline C. Tune (1839 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Tune Cemetery
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Gloria Tune
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51438545

- mpatjack
 Added: Jul. 5, 2010
Always love, never forgotten
- Gloria Tune
 Added: Apr. 21, 2010

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