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Dabbs (Removed) Cemetery

NE-15: 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.

211 graves were re-interred at City Cemetery 1957.

Cemetery No. 1. Approximately 50’ x 70’, wire fence enclosed, containing approximately 20 graves.

Names on existing monuments:

John R. Dabbs - Aug. 27, 1835 - Apr. 12, 1900

Annie W. Dabbs - March 16, 1853 - July 28, 1929

William Coffee Dabbs - Sept. 19, 1839 - Feb. 6, 1925

Sallie Shumate Dabbs - Mar. 9, 1846 - Dec. 31, 1902

Fannie Dabbs, wife of Q. F. Herd - Born 1869, Died 1888

Our Daughter Mamie

James Polk Dabbs - Oct, 19, 1837 - July 29, 1877

Mary E. Shumate Dabbs - Mar. 17, 1840 - July 4, 1867

Father, Joseph t. Kimbrough - Aug. 6, 1849 - Feb. 3, 1904

Mother, Arminta C. Kimbrough - Mar. 21, 1853 - Jan. 6, 1929

Erected to the Memory of John R. Dabbs, a native of Charlotte County, Va. - Born 13th April, 1803 - Died 5th Nov. 1816 (sic) [actual date: 1846]

To the Memory of Rev. Richard Dabbs, Pastor of the Baptist Church - Died May 21, 1825

[Partial copy of 1957 Chancery Court Records from Metro Archives]

 

City Cemetery interments surveyed May 27, 2002

Front inscription: DABBS/ JAMES POLK/ OCT. 19, 1837/ JULY 29, 1877/ MARY E, SHUMATE/ MAR. 17, 1840/ JULY 4, 1867 [REPLACEMENT TOMBSTONE]

KIMBROUGH

Front inscription: FATHER/ JOSEPH T./ KIMBROUGH/ AUG. 6, 1849/ FEB. 3, 1904/ MOTHER/ ARAMINTA C. KIMBROUGH/ MAR. 21, 1853/ JAN. 6, 1929

Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: J. T. K. / A. C. K.

DABBS

Front inscription: SACRED/ TO/ THE MEMORY OF/ REV. RICHARD DABBS/ PASTOR OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH/ IN NASHVILLE/ WHO DIED MAY 21ST 1825/ IN THE 53RD YEAR OF HIS AGE./ THE BRETHREN OF THE GRAND LODGE OF TENNESSEE/ OF WHICH HE WAS THE GRAND CHAPLAIN/ HAS ERECTED THIS MONUMENT AS A TESTIMONY/ OF THEIR RESPECT FOR HIS CHARACTER AS A MAN. [SLAB BROKEN INTO SIX PARTS BELOW INSCRIPTION]

Footstone: YES Footstone inscription: A DIVINE, A MASON AND A CHRISTIAN

DABBS

Front inscription: ERECTED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ JOHN R. DABBS/ A N(ATIVE) OF/ (CHA)RLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA/ BORN/ 13TH APRIL 1803/ DIED/ 5TH NOV. 1846/ HE WAS A DUTI(FUL) (S)ON, AFFECTIONATE/ H(US)BAND, A KIND FATHER: HE WAS HONEST AND BENEVOLENT. AND HIS AF/ FLICTED WIDOW DEDICATES THIS MONU/ MENT TO HIS MEMORY. AS A TESTIMONY/ OF HIS WORTH AND HER IRRETRIEVABLE/ LOSS [SLAB BROKEN ACROSS IN THREE PLACES]

 

Mt. Olivet Cemetery re-interments: Lot No. 125, Section 27. Information from Affidavit in Metro Archives. Removed and re-interred

John R. Dabbs Aug. 27, 1835 - Apr. 12, 1900

Annie W. Dabbs March 16, 1853 - July 28, 1929

Buchanan Cemetery re-interments: Information provided by Lillian Patterson to Metro Archives 2001.

William Coffee Dabbs Sept. 19, 1839 - Feb. 6, 1925

Sallie Shumate Dabbs Mar. 9, 1846 - Dec. 31, 1902

Fannie Dabbs wife of Q. G. Herd born 1869 - died 1888

Our Daughter Mamie

Remainder of unmarked graves re-interred at City Cemetery.

 
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