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Herrin, William Cemetery

Herrin Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

KI-07:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. South Harpeth Road.
 
6  TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
16 FIELDSTONES
 
SMITH            Born: ?             Died: 1838
Front Inscription: J. H. SMITH, JR./ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ DEC. 9TH/ 1838/ AGED 8 YEARS/ 10 MONTHS/ AND 24 DAYS
 
HATCHEL      Born: 1800       Died: 1838
Front Inscription: WARD HATCHEL/ WAS BORN FEB. 13TH/1800/ AND MARRIED MARY SMITH/ AUG. 10TH 1823/ AND DIED JULY 25TH/1838             
 
HERRIN          Born: ?             Died: 1883
Front Inscription: WILLIAM HERRIN/ BAXTER’S CO./ TENN L ART’Y/ CSA
Footstone: Yes Footstone Inscription: WH  Dec. 1883
  Note: William Herrin, son of  Elder William Herrin, was in Baxter’s
            Light Artillery Company, CSA, and died December 25, 1883.
 
HERRIN
Front Inscription: OUR PARENTS/ THEIR LABORS ARE OVER/ THEY HAVE GONE TO THEIR REST/ THE THRONE OF THEIR MAKER/ THE HOME OF THE BLEST/ HERRIN
Side Inscription: OUR FATHER/ ELDER W. HERRIN/ BORN/ IN IRELAND/ AUG. 1786/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE. AUG. 26, 1853
Side Inscription: OUR MOTHER/ ARTYMISSIA/ WIFE OF/ ELDER W. HERRIN/ BORN DEC. 17, 1789/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 13, 1882
 
DILL                Born: 1850       Died: 1865
Front Inscription: SUSAN W. DILL/ BORN/ JAN. 18, 1850/ DIED/ OCT. 18, 1865/ ON EARTH SHE BLOOMED A LILLY FAIR/ TO BLOOM A FRESH IN HEAVEN
 
DILL                Born: ?             Died: 1869
Front Inscription: MARY L. DILL/ DIED/ OCT. 11, 1869/ AGED 60 YEARS/ BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART/ FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD
Footstone: Yes Footstone Inscription: MLD
 
SITE SURVEYED: 3-22-2004
 
Note:  Cemetery recorded by Herrin family descendants.  William Herrin Cemetery, located just over the Davidson County line into Cheatham, is included in Davidson County Cemetery Survey project at the request of the family.  Foundation stones for Primitive Baptist Church,  built ca. 1831, on William Herrin’s property, were located near the graveyard.   A copy of Herrin Family Journal, written by Martin Luther Herrin, youngest son of Elder William Herrin was presented to the Metro Archives by June and Will Walden and is available for study there.  2004.
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