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Briley (God's Acre) Cemetery

AN-52: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, BARNES ROAD
 
21 FIELDSTONES
 
 
SITE SURVEYED FEBRUARY 3, 2000
 
Taken from an obituary of one known person buried at the cemetery.
 
Miss Briley, Last of
Pioneers, is Buried
Born in 1837, She Saw Country Develop---Father Died in 1903 
Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Briley, the last of a group of settled pioneer residents of the Mill Creek section, nine miles south of Nashville off the Nolensville pike, ?re held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 clock with burial in the Briley graveyard, “God’s Acre, “ on the west of hill near the Briley homestead.
 
Funeral services were conducted by her nephew, the Rev. William Collier. Miss Briley’s father , the late Thomas B. Briley, who was born in 1817, died in the Briley homestead in 1903. Her sister, Rebecca, died ?ty years ago, her mother a litter later. Another sister, Mrs. Paralee Collier, wife of George Collier of Nashville survives.
 
Miss Lizzie, as she was fondly called, leaves a large number of friends won by her good nature, her industry and her charity. Miss Lizzie was born Sept. 27. 1837, and her passing removes the last of the pioneer people in the immediate section on Mill Creek, near the Old Patterson Mill site, from which stretches the old highway, one and a half miles ?st to the Nolensville Pike, nine and one-eight miles south of Nashville.
 
Her father, Thomas B. Briley, was born Dec 2, 1817 and died March 22, 1903. He was a real pioneer in that community and among his old neighbors of that section, whose names have been linked with the growth of the countryside, all now deceased, were Dr. John White, Richard ?iggs, Chesny Woods, Eli Woods, Thomas Powell, Noah Harrison, Dr. John W. Gaines, John Woods, William Ragan, R.F. Bell, Squire J.H. Bell, John McPherson,  Samuel Bell, Father of John Bell, T.B. Barnes and his children, T.B. Barnes, Miss Bettie Barnes, a leading school teacher of the section for many years, Mrs. Tennie Street, wife of Squire Park-Street, parents of the late Claude Street, Mrs. Mary Goodwin, John and Laura Jones, Joseph Bruce, Squire  R.H. ?lls, T.J. Thompson, Newell Primm, Squire T.K. Griggs, W.W. Goodwin, S.H. Culberson and sons, Benjamin and S.H. Culberson, Jr., Thomas Russell, Jack McAlpin, Reddick Barnes, Tim Johnson, David D. ?nes, the Rev. U.S. Bates, Jesse ?rrigan, John Roller, John Shacklett and Herbert J. Peebles.
 
Miss Lizzie’s next door neighbor, Marie Gaines died age 92 a few weeks ago. Private John Barnes resides in the Tom Briley home. He is 96 years old and was a Forrest solider for four years. He was still able to climb the steep hill leading to the burial ground Sunday. He is ?arty, cheerful and retains his facies to a remarkable degree.
 
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