*Current Project in Nashville TN.* Gower Cemetery, established 1816. We are a group of descendants, kin and friends restoring and preserving the Gower Cemetery. This family was one of the first settlers in Nashville, arriving 1779-1780 on the Col John Donelson Flotilla.
Clearing, archaeological restoration and much research for this cemetery, family and history has been done. 125 burials have been located by Archaeologist, Dan Sumner Allen IV, and 13 tombstones restored. We are now maintaining the Gower Cemetery and are part of the Metro Nashville Historical Commission's new program, MHC Historic Cemetery Maintenance Plan.
Family names include Gower, Gatlin, Lucas, Robertson, Sullivan, Woodward, etc. Also buried inside the original area of this cemetery are are 6 enslaved African Americans with documentation. Their names are Rachael, Isaac, Louis, Mandy, Phoebe and Tom Woodward.
Please contact me if there is an interest in being part of our project.
Family history and ancestors are primarily in the Nashville TN, NC, and VA areas for many generations. Family names include Hardy/MacHardy Fields Gardner Gower Garland Gatlin Lucas Grizzard/Grisard Reeves Jordan Robertson Sanders Maxey Boyte Simmons Dodd Seat Creech Searles/Sirls Reece/Reese and many others.