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Buchanan, John Keys (Removed) Cemetery

AN-47: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, BERRY FIELD PROPERTY

Cemeteries located on Berry Field Property
The General Superintendent of Airports of the Department of Aviation for the City of Nashville has certified to the Department of Aviation and the City of Nashville that:
 
It is necessary for the continuation and expansion of the Nashville Municipal Airport, know as Berry Field, that the eight (8) private cemeteries now located thereon, be removed to an appropriate place of interment. Each of said private cemeteries or burial grounds lie either in a location which will be completely covered by earth-fill or by terminal or other type of construction, or else lies in an area from which earth fill must be removed for new construction at the airport. There is no suitable area within the Nashville Municipal Airport boundaries where such private cemeteries or burial grounds might be moved and from which they might have to be moved again.
 
Your complainant, therefore, avers that it is essential that the relocation of said graves within said burial grounds be moved to an appropriate location outside the boundaries of said Nashville Municipal Airport.
[Partial copy of 1957 Chancery Court Records from Metro Archives]
 
Cemetery No. 8. Approximately 35’ x 44’, rock wall enclosed, containing 6 graves.
 
Names on existing monuments:
 
Vallie, infant son of A. H. & S. E. Sharp Born April 7, 1863, Died June 25, 1864
 
Lizzie, infant daughter of A. H. & S. E. Sharp Born July 16, 1861, Died Feb. 22, 1862
 
Elizabeth C. wife of J. K. Buchanan Born Dec, 12, 1808, Died Nov. 9, 1869
 
John K. Buchanan Born Dec. 28, 1795, Died Dec. 3, 1861
 
In memory of Maria L., wife of John K. Buchanan, daughter of Frances & Elizabeth Saunders, Died July 23rd, 1833, aged 29 years 3 months & 27 days
 
1 unknown child’s grave.
 
211 graves were re-interred at City Cemetery 1957.
 
City Cemetery surveyed May 27, 2002
 
SHARP
Front inscription: VALLIE/ INFANT SON OF/ A. H. & S. E. SHARP/ BORN/ APRIL 7, 1863/ DIED/ JUNE 25, 1864
 
SHARP
Front inscription: LIZZIE/ INFANT DAU. OF/ A. H. & S. E. SHARP/ BORN/ JULY 16, 1861/ DIED/ FEB. 22, 1862
 
BUCHANAN
Front inscription: ELIZABETH C./ WIFE OF/ J. K. BUCHANAN/ BORN DEC. 12, 1808/ DIED NOV. 9, 1869
Footstone: YES FALLEN
 
BUCHANAN
Front inscription: JOHN K. BUCHANAN/ BORN/ DEC. 28, 1795/ DIED/ DEC. 3, 1861
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: NONE
 
BUCHANAN
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ MARIA L./ WIFE OF/ JOHN K. BUCHANAN/ DAUGHTER OF/ FRANCES & ELIZABETH/ SAUNDERS/ DIED JULY 23RD / 1833/ AGED 29 YEARS 3 MONTHS/ 27 DAYS
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: NONE
 
UNKNOWN
PROBABLY CHILD’S MARKER. NO VISIBLE INSCRIPTION [THERE WAS AN UNKNOWN MARKER IN JOHN KEYS BUCHANAN CEMETERY WHEN MOVED IN 1957 TO CITY CEMETERY]
 
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