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Compton Cemetery

Compton Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

OH-11: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, TYNE BLVD

22 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS:

COX         Born: 1794         Died: 1869
Front inscription: ELIZABETH COX/ BORN/ JANUARY 9 1794/ DIED/ DECEMBER 25, 1869/ DAUGHTER OF/ THOM. AND REBECCA COX
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: E.C
 
COX         Born: 1809         Died: 1871
Front inscription: MARYLAND J. COX/ BORN/ NOV. 14, 1809/ DIED/ FEB.18, 1871
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: MJC
 
GILLMAN         Born: 1822         Died: 1850
Front inscription: MEMORY OF/ MRS. M. J. GILLMAN/ DAUGHTER OF HENRY/& SARAH COX/ BORN OCTOBER 16TH/ 1822/ DIED JULY THE 21/ 1850
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: None
 
ALDERSON         Born: 1816         Died: 1903
Front inscription: MRS. REBECCA C ALDERSON/ BORN/ DEC. 19 1816/ DIED/ AUG 23 1903/ SHE ENTERED ON AN UNTROUBLED REST
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: RCA
 
ALDERSON         Born: 1799         Died: 1856
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ THOMAS/ ELDEST SON OF/ GEORGE & ALVARILLA/ ALDERSON/ BORN IN STREATHAM/ COUNTY OF SURRY/ ENGLAND/ 16TH OCTOBER/ 1799/ DIED 31ST JANUARY/ 1856
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: TA
 
ALDERSON         Born:         Died: 1846
Front inscription: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ GEORGE HENRY/ ELDEST SON OF/ THOMAS AND REBECCA C./ ALDERSON/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ APRIL 26, 1846/ AGED 9 MONTHS/ 13 DAY
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: None
 
ALDERSON         Born:         Died: 1841
Front inscription: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ AVARELLA LEIGHTON/ALDERSON/ DAUGHTER OF/ THOS. & REBECCA C. ALDERSON/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ SEPT 7, 1841/ AGED 1 YEAR AND 20 DAYS/ SO FADES THE LOVELY BLOOMING FLOWER/ FRAIL, SMILING SOLACE OF AN HOUR
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: A.L.A.
 
ALDERSON         Born:         Died: 1856
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ THOMAS LEIGHTON/ 3RD SON OF/ THOMAS & REBECCA/ ALDERSON/ DIED 8 NOVEMBER/ 1856/ AGED 6 YEARS 1 MO/ NTH AND 6 DAYS
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: TLA
 
KLEISER         Born: 1838         Died: 1860
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ JOSEPHINE KLEISER/ ELDEST DAUGHTER OF/ THOM. & REBECCA C./ ALDERSON/ GRANDDAUGHTER OF/ HENRY & SARAH COMPTON/ BORN JAN. 15 1838/ DIED DEC. 6 1860
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: JK
 
COONS         Born:         Died: 1868
Front inscription: OTHEO/FIRST BORN/OF/ J.B. & DORA/ COONS/ DIED/ SEPT. 14, 1868/ AGED 2 YEAR 5 MONS. & 10 DAYS/ OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: OC
 
COMPTON         Born: 1784         Died: 1873
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ HENRY COMPTON/ BORN/ IN BOONE'S STATION/ FAYETTE COUNTY, KY/ MAY 1 1784/ DEPARTED TO TENN/ FEB 6 1806/ DIED AUG 18 1873/ AGE 89 YEARS 3 MONTHS AND 18 DAYS
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: HC
 
COMPTON         Born: 1795         Died: 1868
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ SARAH COMPTON/ 2ND DAUGHTER OF/ THOM & REBECCA COX/ BORN NOV 18 1795/ MARRIED DEC 17 1815/ DIED JUNE 1ST 1868
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: SC
 
COMPTON         Born: 1832         Died: 1862
Front inscription: IN/MEMORY OF/WM. H. COMPTON/BORN NOV 17, 1832/AND FELL AT THE BATTLE OF/MURFREESBORO, TN-DEC/30TH 1862 WAS BURIED/IN THE FIELD AND AFTERWARDS/REMOVED BY HIS FATHER TO/THIS RESTING PLACE/HE WAS A BRAVE AND FAITHFUL/SOLDIER AND THOUGH HIS CAUSE/ WAS LOST, HIS HEART WAS RIGHT
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: WHC
 
MILES         Born: 1842         Died: 1843
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ NARCISSA L/ DAUGHTER OF/ B.W. & N MILES/ BORN 10TH JULY/ 1842/ DIED ??? 1843
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: NLM
 
MILES         Born: 1816         Died: 1842
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ NARCISSA/ WIFE OF/ BEDFORD W. MILES/ BORN 20TH NOVR/ 1816/ DIED 18TH JULY/ 1842
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: NM
 
MILES         Born: 1841         Died: 1841
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ JOSEPHINE S/ DAUGHTER OF/ W & N MILES/ BORN 22ND MAY/ 1841/ DIED 6 NOV./ 1841
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: JSM
 
COMPTON         Born:         Died: 1838
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ HENRIETTA/ DAUGHTER OF/ HENRY AND SARAH/ COMPTON/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ MARCH 19TH 1838/ AGED 3 YEARS ONE MONTH/ AND 5 DAYS
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: None
 
COMPTON         Born:         Died: 1838
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ IONIA ANN/ DAUGHTER OF/ HENRY AND SARAH/ COMPTON/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ MARCH 12TH 1838/ AGED 7 YEARS/ 11 MONTHS
 
FLINTOFF         Born: 1804         Died: 1852
Front inscription: THOMAS FLINTOFF/ BORN AT NEW MALTON/ YORKSHIRE ENGLAND/ JULY 10, 1804 DIED MARCH 15 1852/ FAREWELL DEAR AND LOVING MATE/ NO LONGER FOR YOU COULD I WAIT/ WEEP NOT FOR ME MY PAINS ARE OVER/ WE SOON SHALL MEET TO PART NO MORE/ THIS MONUMENTAL SLAB IS EREC/TED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIFE
 
SHERRON         Born:         Died: 1854
Front inscription: ELIZABETH FLINTOFF SHERRON/ WIFE OF/ THOS. FLINTOFF/ DIED/ DEC. 12, 1884/ AGED/ 64 YEARS 2 MO. & 18 DS
 
FLINTOFF         Born: 1846         Died: 1862
Front inscription: ELLIS W. FLINTOFF/ BORN/ FEB. 15, 1846/ DIED/ SEPT. 14, 1862/ AGE 16 YEAR 7 MO. & 29 DAYS
 
COMPTON         Born: 1867         Died: 1876
Front inscription: GEORGE D./ COMPTON/ BORN/ MARCH 3 1867/ DIED/ APRIL 23, 1876
Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: None
 
SITE SURVEYED DECEMBER 11, 1999

Compton Cemetery Tombstones. Restored in 2017 by Dan.S. Allen, III.
       5 Fieldstones located.  No Inscriptions

Compton Cemetery Stone Wall. Restored in 2017 by Parke Landscaping Company

Compton Cemetery was awarded Metro Historical Commission Award in May 2018

Additions to Compton Cemetery.  November 2, 2018
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