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Crafton (Removed) Cemetery

BE-57: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. (REMOVED)
 
Original Location. Crafton Cemetery was located off Highway 100, south of Collins Road, in the area now developed and called the Stonemeade Subdivision.
 
Cemetery Removed. The graves of those buried in the Crafton Cemetery were re-interred at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 9090 Highway 100. On June 9, 2003, Jack Zuccarello provided the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project with the names of those re-interred from the Crafton Cemetery to Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. From the tombstones in the Crafton lot are the following inscriptions:
 
Anna M. Crafton.     Sept. 9, 1897 - Aug. 23, 1918
Arizona Crafton.     Dec. 31, 1878 - Jan. 23, 1903
M. A. Burlington.     Aug. 18, 1808 - Jan. 17, 1897
Wilkens Smith.     Dec. 8, 1882 - June 30, 1969
Ida B. Crafton.     Feb. 15, 1859 - Oct. 9, 1880
Mamie Crafton.     March 15, 1880 - March 17, 1880
Augusta Slayden.     Dec. 30, 1852 - March 2, 1862
Jesse Collins.     Dec. 1832 - May 1902
Anna E. Dillahunty.     Jan. 24, 1841 - Feb. 10, 1919
Walter C. Crafton.     March 14, 1877 - March 25, 1957
Annie M. Crafton.     Aug. 7, 1885 – July 15, 1947
 
Jack Zuccarello also provided the following genealogical data:
Mary Ann (nee Hollingsworth) Burlington was the twin sister of Henry Hollingsworth, a two-term mayor of Nashville (1837-1839). Anna Eliza Dillahunty was the daughter of Mary Ann and John Burlington. She married Jesse Collins on January 20, 1858. After Jesse died, she married Peter Lewis Dillahunty. She was a well-loved teacher in the community Nashville Banner, obituary on Monday, Feb. 10, 1919. Ida B. Collins Crafton was the daughter of Anna and Jesse Collins. Crafton Cemetery has also been known as the Collins Cemetery. Mr. Zuccarello wished to acknowledge the assistance of Becky Duncan in locating the original Crafton Cemetery.
 
Report: 10-19-2003
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