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Davis Cemetery

Davis Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

BE-12: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, DEAD END OF MEADOW LANE
BE-12:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN.  Meadow Lane 


2 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
ROBERTSON                                    Died: 1833          
Front inscription: GEO. F. SON OF PEYTON &/ ELLEN ROBERTSON/ DIED MAY 10, 1833/ AGED ONE MONTH & 2/ DAYS                                                           
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE
 
HICKS                                                Died: 1832          
Front inscription: THIS MONUMENT IS CONSECRATED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/NANCY W. HICKS/ DAUGHTER OF JOHN & DORCAS DAVIS/ AND/ WIFE OF EDWARD DICKSON HICKS/ WHO DIED 13TH  MARCH 1832/ IN THE 26TH  YEAR OF HER AGE AND/ SECOND OF HER MARRIAGE/ SHE LEFT NUMEROUS FRIENDS AND RELATIVES/  A TENDER INFANT AND DISCONSOLATE HUSBAND/ TO MOURN THE UNTIMELY LOSS OF/ A WOMAN OF SWEET AND PLACABLE TEMPER/ A DAUGHTER  AFFECTIONATE AND DUTIFUL/ A MOTHER FULL OF NATURAL TENDERNESS/ AND A WIFE FONDLY DEVOTED TO HER HUSBAND/ HER HEART WAS VIRTUES SWEET ABODE/ WITH CHRISTIAN CHARITY COMBINED/  'TWAS NOT HER WILL BUT THINE O GOD/ TO WHICH SHE FULLY WAS RESIGNED.            
                                                  
UNKNOWN                                                    
Front inscription: ILLEGIBLE
                                                                          
UNKNOWN                                                    
Front inscription: ILLEGIBLE
  
SITE SURVEYED MARCH 25, 2000
 
Addition to Davis Cemetery.  BE-12
 
This cemetery was recorded in the Davidson County Cemetery Survey on March 23, 2000.  Only two of the four tombstones were legible.
 
In October 1977, Verla Gene Hodges recorded inscriptions from four tombstones in the Davis Cemetery as a member of the Research Committee for the Bellevue-Historical Society. This transcript was donated to the Tennessee State Library and Archives.   The following inscriptions were recorded at that time:
 
Sacred to the Memory of
John Davis Horton
Infant Son of Joseph W. and Sophia W. Horton
Born December 22, 1830
Died June 19, 1832
 
Sacred be this monument to the Memory of Susan P., wife of S. S. Rayburn,
daughter of John and Dorcas Davis, who died 4th of December 1831, at her
residence in Nashville in the 21st year of her age and 2nd year of marriage
having many friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss. She was a dutiful daughter, a kind and everloving and affectionate wife – She lived beloved,
died lamented by all who knew her.
BE-12: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, DEAD END OF MEADOW LANE
 
2 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
ROBERTSON                                    Died: 1833          
Front inscription: GEO. F. SON OF PEYTON &/ ELLEN ROBERTSON/ DIED MAY 10, 1833/ AGED ONE MONTH & 2/ DAYS                                                           
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE
 
HICKS                                                Died: 1832          
Front inscription: THIS MONUMENT IS CONSECRATED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/NANCY W. HICKS/ DAUGHTER OF JOHN & DORCAS DAVIS/ AND/ WIFE OF EDWARD DICKSON HICKS/ WHO DIED 13TH  MARCH 1832/ IN THE 26TH  YEAR OF HER AGE AND/ SECOND OF HER MARRIAGE/ SHE LEFT NUMEROUS FRIENDS AND RELATIVES/  A TENDER INFANT AND DISCONSOLATE HUSBAND/ TO MOURN THE UNTIMELY LOSS OF/ A WOMAN OF SWEET AND PLACABLE TEMPER/ A DAUGHTER  AFFECTIONATE AND DUTIFUL/ A MOTHER FULL OF NATURAL TENDERNESS/ AND A WIFE FONDLY DEVOTED TO HER HUSBAND/ HER HEART WAS VIRTUES SWEET ABODE/ WITH CHRISTIAN CHARITY COMBINED/  'TWAS NOT HER WILL BUT THINE O GOD/ TO WHICH SHE FULLY WAS RESIGNED.            
                                                  
UNKNOWN                                                    
Front inscription: ILLEGIBLE
                                                                          
UNKNOWN                                                    
Front inscription: ILLEGIBLE
  
SITE SURVEYED MARCH 25, 2000
 
Addition to Davis Cemetery.  BE-12
 
This cemetery was recorded in the Davidson County Cemetery Survey on March 23, 2000.  Only two of the four tombstones were legible.
 
In October 1977, Verla Gene Hodges recorded inscriptions from four tombstones in the Davis Cemetery as a member of the Research Committee for the Bellevue-Historical Society. This transcript was donated to the Tennessee State Library and Archives.   The following inscriptions were recorded at that time:
 
Sacred to the Memory of
John Davis Horton
Infant Son of Joseph W. and Sophia W. Horton
Born December 22, 1830
Died June 19, 1832
 
Sacred be this monument to the Memory of Susan P., wife of S. S. Rayburn,
daughter of John and Dorcas Davis, who died 4th of December 1831, at her
residence in Nashville in the 21st year of her age and 2nd year of marriage
having many friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss. She was a dutiful daughter, a kind and everloving and affectionate wife – She lived beloved,
died lamented by all who knew her.
Such is life – a breath a span
A moment quickly gone from thee
What is dead  Oh,  mortal man,
Thy entrance on eternity
This monument was placed over
By her disconsolate husband
Tribute to her many virtues
Of the Best of Wives who never
Gave him pain but when she died.
 
In 1977, Verla Hodges noted the following:    “This is a small cemetery, with a rock wall surrounding it, most of which has fallen in.  Three of the graves are box type, with sides and a top and the inscription written on the top.  George F. Robertson, infant son of Peyton and Ellen (Davis) Robertson, was a grandson of James Robertson.
 
Additions to Davis Cemetery web site listing: February 2008
 
Such is life – a breath a span
A moment quickly gone from thee
What is dead  Oh,  mortal man,
Thy entrance on eternity
This monument was placed over
By her disconsolate husband
Tribute to her many virtues
Of the Best of Wives who never
Gave him pain but when she died.
 
In 1977, Verla Hodges noted the following:    “This is a small cemetery, with a rock wall surrounding it, most of which has fallen in.  Three of the graves are box type, with sides and a top and the inscription written on the top.  George F. Robertson, infant son of Peyton and Ellen (Davis) Robertson, was a grandson of James Robertson.

Research Reports.  2000

In April 2013, a re-visit to the Davis Cemetery was made by one of the Bellevue Cemetery Project team. The cemetery was found to be overgrown. Following clearing, volunteer surveyors will re-map the graveyard site and provide any additional information on tombstones and inscriptions.   

Update Report.  August 10, 2013
 

Additions to Davis Cemetery web site listing: February 2008
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