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DeMoss, Abraham Cemetery

Abraham DeMoss Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

BE-20: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, OLD HARDING PIKE
 
42 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
WHITAKER         Born: 1882          Died: 1954                                                       
Front inscription: MRS. JENNIE LOU/ BRADFORD WHITAKER/ DEC. 11, 1882/ NOV. 25, 1954
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: J.L.B.W.     
 
BRADFORD        Born: 1840          Died: 1928                                        
Front inscription: SON/MILITARY               JOHN BRADFORD/ SON OF/ FREDERICK & VIRGINIA/ BRADFORD/ NOV. 30, 1840/ JAN. 26, 1928/ CO.A. 20TH  TENN. REG.
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: J.B.              
 
BRADFORD        Born: 1853          Died: 1920                                                       
Front inscription: DR. A.D. BRADFORD/ SON OF/ FREDERICK & VIRGINIA/ BRADFORD/ MAY 3, 1853/ APR. 4, 1920                                                                                                                   
 
BRADFORD        Born: 1862          Died: 1905                                        
Front inscription: VIRGINIA/ DAU. OF/ FREDERICK & VIRGINIA/ BRADFORD/ SEPT. 7, 1862/ DEC. 20, 1905                                                                                                        
 
HARDING           Born: 1853          Died: 1940                                                       
Front inscription: MAUD MARABLE HARDING/ NOV. 15, 1853/ FEB. 12, 1940 
                                                                                                  
BRADFORD        Born: 1817          Died: 1892                                                       
Front inscription: ELIZABETH VIRGINIA/ WIFE OF/ FREDERICK BRADFORD/ AUG.  14, 1817/ JUNE 10, 1892                                                                                                                       
 
BRADFORD        Born: 1885          Died: 1963                                                       
Front inscription: FREDERICK GOWER/ BRADFORD/ SEPT. 28, 1885/ NOV. 3, 1963              
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: F.G.B.         
 
HARDING           Born: 1881          Died: 1949                                                       
Front inscription: FRANCES HARDING/ NOV. 27, 1881/ MAY 20, 1949                        
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscripton: F.H.              
 
HARDING           Born: 1846          Died: 1922                                                       
Front inscription: GEORGE H. HARDING/ FEB. 8, 1846/ NOV. 29, 1922                                      
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: G.H.            
 
SNEED                 Born: 1850          Died: 1906                                                       
Front inscription: LOUISA H. SNEED/ DAU. OF/ FREDERICK & VIRGINIA/ BRADFORD/ NOV. 5, 1850/ JAN. 13, 1906                                                                                                                 
 
BRADFORD        Born: 1842          Died: 1877                                                       
Front inscription: IN MEMORY/ DR. EDWARD BRADFORD/ BORN/ APR. 16, 1842/ DIED/ MAR. 20, 1877/ GONE TO THE SPIRIT LAND/ FROM TOIL AND PAIN AWAY/ TO JOIN THY HOLY BAND/ IN REALMS OF ENDLESS DAY                                                                    
 
CROSTHWAIT    Born: 1819          Died: 1891                                                       
Front inscription: CAROLINE HARDING/ CROSTHWAIT/ MOTHER OF/ GEORGE H. HARDING/ MAY 14, 1819/ MAR. 11, 1891                                                                                                         
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: C.H.C.         
 
CARTER              Born: 1889          Died: 1974                                                       
Front inscription: HARTWELL M. CARTER/ CPL US MARINE CORPS/ JAN 18, 1889/ DEC. 31, 1974    
                                                                                        
HARDING           Born: 1842          Died: 1860                                        
Front inscription: ERECTED/ IN/MEMORY/ OF/ ELIZABETH VA/ DAUGHTER OF/ GEORGE & CAROLINE P./ HARDING/ BORN/ IN PHILLIP COUNTY ARK/ MARCH 18, 1842/ DIED/ NOV. 24, 1860/ AGED 18 YRS, 8 MOS. 6 D'S/ THOU ART NOT BY THE TOMB CONFINED/ DEATH CANNOT CLAIM THE/ IMMORTAL MIND:/ LET EARTH CLOSE O'ER ITS SACRED TRUST/ YET GOODNESS DIES NOT IN THE DUST/THEE OH! BELOVED TIS NOT THEE/ BENEATH THE COFFIN'S LID I SEE,/ THOU TO A FAIRER LAND ART GONE/ WHERE LET ME HOPE MY JOURNEY DONE/ TO SEE THEE STILL.                                                              
 
SNEED                 Born: 1849          Died: 1891                                                       
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ BETTIE JONES/ SNEED/ DAUGHTER OF/ I.M. & S.A. JONES/ FEB. 22, 1849/ MAR. 20, 1891     
                                                                                                                       
CARTER              Born: 1895          Died: 1959                                                       
CORA ALLEN CARTER/ MAR. 15, 1895/ SEPT. 11, 1959   
                                                                                                          
HARDING           Born: 1883          Died: 1958                                                       
Front inscription: GEORGE H. HARDING, M.D./ OCT. 6, 1883/ JAN. 10, 1958                            
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: G.H.H.        
 
JONES                  Born: 1819          Died: 1854                                                       
Front inscription: ERECTED /IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ ISAAC M. JONES/ DEC. 8, 1819/ DEPARTED/ THIS LIFE IN NASHVILLE/ SEPT. 30, 1854/ IN 35TH / THOUGH LOST TO SIGHT/ TO MEMORY DEAR                                                    
 
JONES                  Born: 1825          Died: 1915                                                       
Front inscription: SARAH A./ JONES; BORN/ SEPT. 23, 1825/ DIED/ OCT. 5, 1915/ JONES   
                                                              
CARTER                                           
Front inscription: CORA MARABLE/ DEC. 19, 1860/ FEB. 9, 1930 /BELLFIED F./ MAY 11, 1859/J AN. 21/ 1924                                                                                        
 
DEMOSS             Born: 1779          Died: 1849                         
Front inscription: ERECTED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ ABRAHAM DEMOSS/ BORN DEC. 25TH / 1779/ MARRIED ELIZABETH NEWSOM/ JULY 13TH  1808/ LIVED TO GEATHER/ 40 YRS., 6 MOS &/ 12 DAYS/ DIED JAN. 25, 1849/ AGED 70 YEARS & 1 MON./ BLESSED ARE THE DEAD/ WHICH DIE IN THE LORD/ FROM HENCEFORTH SAITH THE SPIRIT, THAT/ THEY MAY REST FROM/ THEIR LABORS: AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM 
                                                                                                                   
JONES                                                Died: 1852                                        
Front inscription: DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN/ NASHVILLE,/ ON SUNDAY MORNING/ JUNE 6, 1852/ LITTLE CHARLEY./ SON OF/ ISAAC M. & SARAH A. JONES/ AGED 1. YEAR & 10 MONTHS. THOU ART GONE THE LAUGHING EYE/ SHALL BEAM NO MORE FOR ME,/ NO MORE THY MOTHERS HEART SHALL WAKE/ TO THAT VOICE OF CHILDISH GLEE,/ AND HE WHO BLEST THEE OFT,/ HIS FUTURE PRIDE AND JOY,/ NO MORE SHALL CAREE THEE:/ AND BLESS HIS DARLING BOY.                                                                           
 
CARTER              Born: 1852          Died: 1909                                                       
Front inscription: SAVIOUR LEAD ME/ CARRIE F./ CARTER/ BORN/ MAR, 4, 1852/ DIED/ OCT. 11, 1909/ (ILLEGIBLE INSCRIPTION)/ CARTER                                                       
 
DEMOSS             Born: 1791          Died: 1861                                        
Front inscription: ERECTED/ IN/MEMORY/ OF/ ELIZABETH K./ DEMOSS;/ BORN OCT. 2, 1791/ MARRIED JULY 13, 1808./ DIED JUNE 27, 1861./ AGED/ 69 YEARS, 8 MOS, 25 DAS./ THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD/ I SHALL NOT WANT YEA, THOUGH/ I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY/ OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,/ I WILL FEAR NO EVIL AND/ I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE/ OF THE LORD FOREVER.                                                                      
 
CARTER              Born: 1808          Died: 1878                                                       
Front inscription: WILLIAM J. CARTER/ BORN/ MAY 22, 1808/ DIED/ JUNE 27, 1878/ CARTER THOU TO THEY REST ART GONE/ HIGH HEART AND ? ARE WE,/ WHILE O'RE OUR HEADS THE STORM SWEEPS ON/ THAT WE SHOULD MOURN FOR THEE./ HAPPIER IN THIS THAN ALL/ THAT NOW THEY RACE IS RUN,/ ? THY NAME NO ? MAY FALL/ THY WORK HATH WELL BEEN DONE,/ REST THOU IN PEACE.                                                              
 
DEMOSS             Born: 1821          Died: 1864                                        
Front inscription: MEMENTO"/ MORI/ IN/ MEMORY OF/ SKELTON DEMOSS/ BORN/ FEB. 29, 1821,/ DIED/NOV. 23, 1864/ AGED 43 YRS./ 8 MOS./ AND 23 DAYS. YOU HAVE LEFT ME DEAR/ BROTHER THOUGH I LIVE TO/ REMEMBER YOU MAY WE/ MEET AGAIN IS THE WISH OF/ YOUR BROTHER/ W.E. DEMOSS  GREEN BE THE TURF ABOVE THEE/ FRIEND OF MY EARLY DAYS/ NONE KNEW THEE BUT TO LOVE THEE/ NONE NAMED THEE BUT TO PRAISE/ ERECTED BY HIS WIFE/ H.H. DEMOSS                                                   
 
CARTER              Born: 1827          Died: 1915                                                       
Front inscription: NANCY DEMOSS CARTER/ OCT. 19, 1827/ MAY 8, 1915 
                                                                                          
DEMOSS             Born: 1832          Died: 1877                                                       
Front inscription: WILLIAM E. DEMOSS/ BORN/OCT. 9, 1832/ DIED/FEB. 7, 1877/ DEMOSS  
                                          
SHUTE                 Born: 1823          Died: 1904                                                       
Front inscription: TENNESSEE SHUTE/ BORN OCT. 1823/ DIED SEPT. 1904  
                                                                                                      
MARABLE          Born: 1881          Died: 1882                                                       
Front inscription: SAM BELLFIELD/ MARABLE/ 1881-1882  
                                                                                                     
DEMOSS             Born: 1875          Died: 1895                                                       
Front inscription: SKELT ALLISON/ DEMOSS/ BORN/ JAN. 3, 1875/ DIED/ AUG. 14, 1895/ DEMOSS
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: S.A.D.         
 
MARABLE          Born: 1851          Died: 1884                                                       
Front inscription: DR. WM. A. MARABLE/ 1851-1884                                                                                                   
MARABLE         
Front inscription: MARABLE                                                                                                  
 
DEMOSS             Born: 1847          Died: 1926                                                       
Front inscription: TABITHA ALLISON/ DEMOSS/ BORN/ NOV. 7, 1847/ DIED/ FEB. 27, 1926/ SHE DIED AS SHE/ LIVED - A CHRISTIAN/ DEMOSS                                                
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: T.A.D.         
 
PARKER              Born: 1899          Died: 1901                                                       
Front inscription: CLARENCE EARLE/ PARKER/ BORN/ OCT. 29, 1899/ DIED/ FEB. 10, 1901
                                                                                                      
MARABLE          Born: 1855          Died: 1913                                                       
Front inscription: ANNIE L. MARABLE/ 1855-1913  
                                                                                                                     
BAUGH                Born: 1833          Died: 1914                                                       
Front inscription: JOS. WILKES/ BAUGH/ NOV. 23, 1883/ JUNE 1, 1914/ THE SWEETEST/ AND DEAREST/ ALAS, CANNOT/ STAY/ MARY/ BAUGH                           
Side inscription: THOU LOST TO SIGHT, TO MEMORY DEAR/ AUNT BITHA                               
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: J.W.B.         
 
REYNOLDS        Born: 1880          Died: 1937                                                       
Front inscription: NANNIE E. MARABLE/ REYNOLDS/ 1880-1937
                                                                                            
BAUGH                Born: 1886          Died: 1971                                                       
Front inscription: THOMAS A. BAUGH/ APRIL 14, 1886/ JANUARY 7, 1971                              
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: T.A.B.         
 
BAUGH                Born: 1890          Died: 1972                                                       
Front inscription: MARY HILL/ BAUGH/ MARCH 15, 1890/ SEPTEMBER 1, 1972                    
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: M.H.B.        
 
MOSELEY                                        
Front inscription: MOSELEY/ JESSE A./ NOV. 15, 1880/ OCT. 20, 1948/ EVELYN CARTER/ FEB. 23, 1882/ OCT. 17, 1952                                                                                                 
 
MITCHELL                                       
Front inscription: MITCHELL/ MARY J. BAUGH/ FEB. 1, 1915/ JAN. 30, 1985/ ELMORE/ OCT. 28, 1910/ NOV. 15, 1998/ THEY DID FOR OTHERS     
 
 
SITE SURVEYED MARCH 15, 2000
 
 
Research Information
The original house built by Abraham DeMoss was a two-story log structure and was named for Belle Vue, in honor of the first home of his father Lewis DeMoss, one mile southwest overlooking the Harpeth River.  About 1818, a west wing was added, including parlor, entrance hall, staircase and two bedrooms upstairs.  Descendants of the DeMoss family continued to live at Belle Vue until 1971.  The house is privately owned today (2006) and not open to the public.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  For additional information on Belle Vue, please refer to Nashville: A Short History and Selected Buildings, 1974, and A Past Remembered, 1987, by Paul Clements.
 
Addition to Abraham DeMoss Cemetery web site listing.  April 2006
 
              
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