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Gleaves, Absolem Cemetery

Gleaves Absolem Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

HE-22:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN.  CENTRAL PIKE
 
This cemetery was surveyed in the Davidson County Cemetery Survey on May 25, 2001.  At that time the cemetery was completely overgrown and in poor condition.  In February 2005, Gleaves family descendants, headed by Owen C. Gleaves, cleared and greatly improved the condition of the cemetery. To see the names of all volunteers involved in this project, please click-on “Thomas Gleaves Cemetery” which was cleared by family members at the same time. 
 
Davidson County Cemetery surveyors returned on February 26, 2005, and re-surveyed the tombstones and inscriptions. George Wilkerson mapped & counted the fieldstones.
 
4 TOMBSTONES WITH INSCRIPTIONS
29 FIELDSTONES
 
GLEAVES
Front Inscription:  ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF ABSOLEM/ GLEAVES/ AND/ CATHERINE/ HIS WIFE
Side Inscription:  CATHERINE/ GLEAVES. DIED 5 JULY/ 1866/ AGED 82 YEARS
Side Inscription:  ABSOLEM/ GLEAVES. DIED 18 SEPT. 1834/ AGED 53 YEARS
 
GLEAVES                   Born: ?             Died: 1834
Front Inscription: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF/ ABSOLEM GLEAVES ESQ./ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ SEPTEMBER THE 18/ 1834/ AGED 53 YEARS
 
WOOLFORD              Born; 1802       Died: 1863
Front Inscription: MARY C. WOOLFORD/ BORN/ NOV. 10, 1802/ DIED/ JUNE 25, 1873/ FAITHFUL SERVANT IN CHRIST/ SHE HATH DONE WHAT SHE COULD
 
McCAULEY               Born: 1830       Died: 1905
Front Inscription: AUNT NANCY. McCAULEY/ BORN/ MAR. 15, 1830/ DIED/ DEC. 4, 1905/ A LOVING WIFE A MOTHER DEAR/ LIES BURIED HERE
Footstone: Yes Footstone Inscription: ANM
 
SITE RE-SURVEYED  FEBRUARY 26, 2005                      
 
Historical Information. 
On April 18, 2005, George Wilkerson provided the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project with information about Mary C. Woolford.  In the 1850 US Census of Davidson County, Mary C. Woolford and her husband Thomas H. Woolford were residing near the James T. Gleaves, F. R. Gleaves and B. F. Gleaves families.  Both were listed as born in New York. Thomas Woolford was identified as a baker.  
 
UPDATE REPORT  MAY 7, 2005
 
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