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Chickering Cemetery (Removed)

OH-49:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. 
 
Original location probable in the area between Hillsboro Pike and Chickering Road.
 
Census of 1850.  Davidson County, Tennessee
   John Chickering was listed as Head of household.  Age 55.  Born Massachusetts
   Sally Chickering, wife of John.  Age 50. Born North Carolina
   Children:  John 16;  Sarah 21;  Charles 13; William 10; Eliza Hartwell  19
   (Note: Only person with name “Chickering” listed 1850 Census in Tennessee)
 
Will Book 17. Davidson County.  Will  Pages 492-493.   Inventory Page 352
Will of John Chickering.  Written October 6, 1856. Recorded Feb. 23, 1858
    To his wife Sarah, his household and kitchen furniture and 300 acres “on
      which I now reside” 
    To my daughter Mary F, Lovejoy “$1,000 and no more from my estate”
    To my four children, “sale of real estate to be divided between my four
       children:  John D. Chickering, Charles B. Chickering, William H. Chickering
       and Sarah F. Fleming”
Inventory of John Chickering
    Inventory recorded  April 19, 1858
    Executors  “John D. Chickering and son-in-law R. T. Fleming”
 
Map of Davidson County, Tennessee, by Wilbur F. Foster, 1871, shows the location of the C.B. Chickering home place, in District 11, to the west of Hillsboro Pike, about two miles north of the Williamson County line.  C. B. Chickering, son of John Chickering, was a neighbor to the Hardings of Belle Meade Plantation.
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Lot purchased by R. T. Fleming
Section III  Lot S ½ - 94. 
      “Transferred to this lot on May 16, 1870”
        John Chickering  62 years
          And on Adjoining half of Lot
Section III  Lot N ½ - 94  Lot owned by M. N. Brown 
 “Transferred to this lot on May 16, 1870”
     Thomas Fleming Chickering   1 year
     William Hardin Chickering   5 years
     Mrs. Annie Fleming Chickering  26 years
Note:  At this point, the research indicates that the Chickering graves, including John Chickering who had died at age 62, in 1857, were removed from the family graveyard and relocated to Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in 1870.)
 
Section III Lot S ½ - 94   “Sarah Chickering. Removed from Public Vault to this lot.
July 10, 1879.”   Sarah Chickering, wife of John Chickering, died December 12, 1878, and was first buried in the Vault at Mt. Olivet.
On March 7, 2005, Fletch Coke visited Mt. Olivet Cemetery  Section III Lot S ½ - 94.
A handsome obelisk bears the following inscriptions:
     John Chickering 
     Born June 25, 1794
     Died Nov. 29, 1857
 
     Sarah Waites
     Wife of John Chickering
     Born Aug. 3, 1796
     Died Dec. 12, 1878
 
     Sarah Chickering
     Wife of R. T. Fleming
     Born Aug. 1, 1828
     Died Jan. 13, 1887
 
     Robert T. Fleming
     Born Nov. 24, 1826
     Died Dec. 8, 1906
 
End of Inscriptions.  Chickering-Fleming obelisk at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
 
PERSONS WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SITE OF THE ORIGINAL CHICKERING CEMETERY OR OTHER FAMILY HISTORY,
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SURVEY REPORT.  MARCH 23, 2005
 
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