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Gower Cemetery

Gower Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

SC-01: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, GOWER ROAD

Gower Cemetery is located on the hillside below the Centenary Methodist Church. 

 
14 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
RUSSELL                          
Front inscription: JAMES/ RUSSELL/ PVT N.C. TROOPS/ REV. WAR   
                                                      
 
BRADFORD                                      Died: 1904                                        
Front inscription: SUSAN/ BRADFORD/ DIED/ JULY 26, 1904/ AGE 60 YEARS                      
                                 
ROBERTSON      Born: 1828          Died: 1910                                                       
Front inscription: MARY E./ ROBERTSON/ BORN/ NOV. 24, 1828/ DIED/ JUNE 28, 1910/ GONE HOME  
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: L.D.             
 
GOWER               Born: 1803          Died: 1892                                                       
Front inscription: LORENZO/ GOWER/ BORN/ SEPT. 27, 1803/ DIED/ JULY 11/ 1892/ SLEEP IN/ JESUS/ BLESSED/ THOUGHT                                                   
 
GATLIN               Born: 1787          Died: 1866                                                    
Front inscription: OBEDIENCE GATLIN/ DEC. 16, 1787/ DIED/ JUNE 18,1866        
Footstone: YES  Footstone inscription: NONE                                        
 
GATLIN               Born: 1782          Died: 1855                                                       
Front inscription: NATHAN GATLIN/ BORN/ JAN. 30, 1782/ DIED/ MARCH 8, 1855      
                                                                                                                                               
GOWER               Born: 1776          Died: 1851                                                       
Front inscription: REV. WILLIAM GOWER/ BORN/ OCT. 6, 1776/ DIED/ OCT. 11 1851           
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: ILLEGIBLE              
 
GOWER               Born: 1782          Died: 1860                                                       
Front inscription: CHARLOTTE GOWER/ BORN/ JULY 1, 1782/ DIED/ APRIL 16, 1860          
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: C.  G.

GOWER               Born: 1805          Died: 1885
Front inscription: NANCY L. GOWER/ BORN/ MAR 19/ 1805/ DIED/ OCT. 7/ 1885
 
KIMBRO              Born: 1850          Died: 1890                                                       
Front inscription: HENRY E. KIMBRO/ BORN/ NOV. 22, 1850/ DIED/ SEPT. 12, 1890/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
                                                                                                                                                     
JOHNSON           Born: 1842          Died: 1910                                                       
Front inscription: A.J. JOHNSON/ BORN/ SEPT. 24, 1842/ DIED/ JAN. 20, 1910                        
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: A.J.J.           
 
JOHNSON           Born: 1907          Died: 1923                                                       
Front inscription: LONNIE H./ JOHNSON/ MAY 3, 1907/ OCT. 13, 1923/ GOD GAVE. HE TOOK/ HE WILL/ RESTORE/ HE DOETH ALL THINGS WELL.        
Footstone: YES   (SUNKEN)         
              
JOHNSON           Born: 1875          Died: 1924                                                       
Front inscription: WALTER S. JOHNSON/ JUNE 13, 1879/ MAY 28, 1924/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN     
Footstone: YES           
 
 
JOHNSON           Born: 1906          Died: 1927                                                       
Front inscription: INA CHRISTINE E./ JOHNSON /FEB. 8, 1906/ MAY 23, 1923                         
Footstone: YES            
                    
                                                                                                                             
SITE SURVEYED JUNE 23, 2000
 
 
Jack Zuccarello sent information to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey on May 16, 2005, about the burial of Nancy Ellen Johnson as shown on her Death Certificate.  This grave is unmarked in Gower Cemetery.
 
[Unmarked Grave]
Nancy Ellen Johnson, wife of Andrew Jackson Johnson
Died October 19, 1920.  Aged 72 Years
Buried at Gower Cemetery
Addition to Gower Cemetery. April 2006


Anita Coursey, Tennessee State Library & Archives, provided the Death Certificate for John Morgan Johnson who was buried, on May 16, 1943, at the "Centenary Cemetery."  

[Unmarked Grave]
Tennessee Certificate of Death  Davidson County  1943
     John Morgan Johnson was born on October 10, 1868 in Dickson, Tennessee and died May 15, 1943 in Nashville. The burial took place at the Centenary Cemetery. The undertaker was Robertson. 
[Note: Centenary Methodist Church, on Gower Road Located on the hillside above the Gower Cemetery.] 
* Addition to Gower Cemetery. 6-13-2013 


Sandra Gower Cohron sent, in 2013, a list of inscriptions which she and her son Brett Gower Cohron had taken at the Gower Cemetery on October 15, 1967. 

Rev. William Gower/ Oct. 26, 1772/ Oct. 11, 1851
Charlotte Reeves Gower/ July 1, 1782/ April 16, 1860
Henry E. Kimbro/ Nov. 22, 1850/ Sept. 12, 1890
Nancy L. Gower/ March 19, 1805/ Oct. 7, 1885
Mary E. Robinson/ 1828/ 1910
Obedience Gatlin/ Dec. 16, 1787/ June 18, 1800
Nathan Gatlin/ Jan. 3, 179?/ March 8, 1855
Susan L. Bradford/ July 26, 1904
James Russell Pvt./ N.C. Troops/ Rev. War
Addition to Gower Cemetery.  6-24-2013

Gower Cemetery was restored by Dan S. Allen, III., during the summer of 2018. No additional tombstones were located during the project.  The archaeological and conservation report is in preparation. Mr. Allen's report will detail the finding on many unmarked graves which will correspond to the Gower Cemetery Plat drawn, circa 1892, by Rev. J.E. Woodward, great grandson of Rev. William Gower.  The Plat identified the location of the first burial in the Gower Cemetery of Obedience Blakely Gower, in 1816, the mother of Rev. William Gower.
* Addition to Gower Cemetery. 11-2-2018

Updated Report: November 2, 2018

 
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