Broyles Family Cemetery (James)

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Located under barn at 349 Snapp Bridge Road, Limestone, Tn

George W. Durman – 2015
The only sources I have ever known of were from people who were still living several decades ago and they have all passed on now. The original story, from various cousins, was that, first, the grave markers were removed from the cemetery and placed in a shed. My brother and first cousin looked in the shed several times and saw the markers. Then, after some time, the markers were not there any more. They never found out what happened to them because the owner at that time wasn’t talking. After removal of the markers, a corn crib was build over the graves. Later the crib was torn down and the present barn built there. At the time of the sources, several of those who told the story were old enough to have known first hand that the sequence of events I have outlined actually happened. Added to the first hand information from my brother and cousin, I’m sure the cemetery IS now under the barn. As to why the barn was built over the burial grounds, I never heard from anyone who knew “why”. The farm had remained in the hands of Broyles descendants for a long time, and when a non-Broyles bought it, for some reason he decided to desecrate the burial ground.

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