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Dave H. "Uncle" Macon
Birth: Oct. 7, 1870
Death: Mar. 22, 1952

David Harrison Macon,known over the world as Uncle "Dave" Macon was one of the first Grand Ole Opry stars.Folklorist and country music performers of all ages have noted that he was a crucial link between Southern folk music of the 19th century and early radio, records, commericial country and western music. Also he has been credited for being one of the first generation pioneers who help define country music and establish the world famous Grand Ole Opry where he performed for over 27 years. Born and raised on a farm in Warren County, Tennessee, Macon was also known by his fans as the "Dixie Dew Drop." He would often grace the stage wearing his black felt hat and a big smile performing songs of the people and country he loved. His style of performing and banjo playing has inspired music fans all over the world. Each year the town of Murfreesboro,Tennessee holds the Uncle Dave Macon Days Celebration which draws a large crowd of devoted fans. Uncle Dave died in 1952 and in 1966 was inducted into the country music hall of fame. Uncle Dave Macon was truly a country music immortal. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Macon (1829 - 1886)
  Martha A Ramsey Macon (1838 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Matilda Richardson Macon (1877 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Archie J. Macon (1901 - 1978)*
  Harry Macon (1904 - 1984)*
  Samuel Glen Macon (1908 - 1961)*
  Dorris Robert Vanderbilt Macon (1910 - 1982)*
  Esten Gray Macon (1913 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emory John Macon (1863 - 1908)*
  Sam Ramsey Macon (1865 - 1905)*
  Martha Ann Macon Walling-Youree (1868 - 1960)*
  Dave H. Macon (1870 - 1952)
  George Manasseh Macon (1873 - 1875)*
  Robert Macon (1875 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Coleman Cemetery
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.83042, -86.29415
 
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Record added: Feb 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20059
Dave H. Uncle Macon
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Happy 144th birthday to the Dixie Dewdrop!7 October 2014
- Bill Knowlton
 Added: Oct. 11, 2014

- Undertaker 61
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014

- Antonio DosSantos
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
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