Mauk Cemetery

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Mauk Cemetery

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The cemetery is about 1200 feet off 318 Bill Mauk Road [just North and West of where state highways 107 and 353 intersect] on property now owned by Grace J Mauk and Chester Broyles. There is a fence thorough the middle of the cemetery. William J Mauk, born in 1910, now deceased, told stories about the cemetery. He said when he was a boy, many people in this settlement, which has been known as Mauktown, were buried there.

From the sunken places on the site, there could possibly have been thirty or forty graves. There are several large limestone rocks scattered on the ground, but no inscriptions were found. The entire area was thickly covered by what is referred to as "grave vine." It is a ground cover that stays green all year.

Samuel Mauk, born in 1790, married in 1811, Mary (Polly) Broyles, born in 1795, in Greene County, Tennessee, a daughter of James B and Ellender Broyles. Samuel built the first cold blast furnace on the Nolachuckey River in Washington County, Tennessee. A town grew up in that vicinity and was called Mauktown. In 1901 the town was washed away in a flood. Samuel died May 7, 1876, and Mary died in 1865. They had eleven children. p.III A-17

From The Descendants of Peter Mauk, 1708-1980 by William Richard Wolph, 1400 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA 22202

Contributed by Grace J. Mauk, November 1998.

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  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #15229