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Deborah Canida (#47686517)
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Kevin C Evans
RE: Thornton Lane (Lain)
Deborah,

Oakgrove Cemetery is in the middle of Tennessee in Sumner County. It's just off the shoulder of the road and has about a hundred marked graves. It was a church cemetery but the church building is long gone. I had notes from my grandmother that Thornton Lane was buried in that Church Cemetery and I admit I took a little liberty by posting an unmarked picture. There is not stone. There are many unmarked plots in the older section. I believe it is very likely he is there, but I have no definitive proof.

I found the Oak Grove cemetery listed on several on line sites. I don't have the highway number at the moment.

Kevin Evans
Added by Kevin C Evans on Sep 07, 2014 3:51 PM
BF McLaughlin
Hey Deborah!
Great to hear from you, and I see you've already found the famous Harriet Jewell, who we owe a debt of gratitude to. She isn't even a descendent of anybody in the cemetery yet has been a tremendous help.

I'm stuck in an airport for work right now, so I'll make it quick -- but I'm eyeballing a cleanup of the place, sometime in the next year or so. I will be contacting the owner during my vacation days in a week or two, when I can afford to play some phonetag. I will feel her out and see if she's happy with the idea before I go any further, of course.

Maybe one day soon we can all meet out there and fix this place up? I'm talking to my cousins (I'm 37 and the oldest one) about doing some work out there. I first saw it in 2001 with my sister.

Anyway, we'll be in touch more over the weekend.
Added by BF McLaughlin on Feb 17, 2012 2:13 PM
Harriet W. Berry
Haralson Cemetery
By the way, when the sun comes out, I'm planning on running over to the Haralson Cemetery behind the high school. Have you been to it?
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Feb 15, 2012 3:08 PM
Harriet W. Berry
RE: Lea Harralson grave
Yes, Deborah, sure. He's just created a new site for the cemetery. Look for the Chandler-Bettis Rd cemetery in Wilson County. Click on his name, and it'll lead you straight to him. I went in (the lock is a visual deterrent, gate actually opens on the left) to make the photos a couple of weeks ago, but am -still- nursing blackberry scratches. Heavy denim and boots needed, a machete wouldn't hurt! Cemetery is north of the pond, stick to the road until you get there. I suggest walking in, not driving.
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Feb 15, 2012 3:06 PM
Harriet W. Berry
RE: Lea Harralson grave
Deborah, Brian McLaughlin just launched the Chandler-Bettis Road site on Find A Grave. That will have just about everything you wanted to know on the subject.
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Feb 05, 2012 11:49 PM
Harriet W. Berry
RE: Lea Harralson grave
Glad I could help! Your thanks should go to Brian McLaughlin for talking me straight to it. Located halfway between Leeville and Gladeville, abt 400' W of Hwy 109. Access is 300+ yd (1/4 mi by path) walk-in from N end of Bettis Rd, on private property. Since am local, left ID and intent displayed on truck, and took off. Let me know if you'd like general cemetery photos by email. It's in bad shape.
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Feb 04, 2012 9:35 AM
 

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