Thomas Conyers, Sr

Thomas Conyers, Sr

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Death 1 Jan 1847 (aged 89–90)
Burial Friendship, Crockett County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 40913138 · View Source
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Tennessee Hisotrical Marker 4D 36 on Hwy 88, west of Maury City:

One mile due north is the grave of this veteran of the Revolutionary War who enlisted in 1776, wintered at Valley Forge, served in numerous battles, afterwards fought indians, and was honorably discharged at Pittsburgh. He moved to what is now Wilson County, Tennessee in 1784; migrated in 1845 to the northern border of Haywood County which later was included within the boundaries of Crockett County. He died in 1847.

Old Soldiers Body Given A New Grave
Paris Post Intelligencer - July 13, 1967:

The resting place of Thomas Conyers, one of the West Tennessee veterans of the American Revolution, was officially changed Sunday with the placement of a Bronze Plaque, and a headstone. Conyers moved to Tennessee in 1784 after serving in the Continental Army. He was one of the men who wintered at Valley Forge, PA. Recently his body was removed from a private plot to a grave in the Cemetery of Lebanon Methodist Church. This historical marker is located on Highway 88, west of Maury City, Tennessee. Conyers helped build the church 123 years ago. It was named in honor of his hometown, Lebanon, PA. Taking part in the ceremonies, sponsered by the Sons of the American Revolution, was Conyers great grandaughter Dr. Sara Conyers Murray, 88, who became the first woman to receive a medical degree from the University of Tennessee.


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  • Created by: Shelley Newton Arnold
  • Added: 20 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40913138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Conyers, Sr (1757–1 Jan 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40913138, citing Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Friendship, Crockett County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Shelley Newton Arnold (contributor 46827684) .