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Johnson-Cox-McCrory Cemetery

Johnson-Cox-McCrory Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

OH-48.  Over Davidson County line into Williamson County.  Off Granny White Pike.
Near Johnson Chapel.  At one time this graveyard was within Davidson County borders.
 
Mrs. Acklen’s book Bible Records & Tombstone Inscriptions, published 1933, listed a cemetery on the property of Dr. W. A. Bryan.   Page 193.
 
Old Cemetery on Property of Dr. W. A. Bryan
On the property of Dr. W. A. Bryan is an old cemetery in         
very bad condition.  The vault has fallen in and the once fine rock
wall is partially destroyed.  Marble tombstone are down and
badly defaced.  There are many interesting epitaphs there.
 
45 tombstone inscriptions were recorded and published in Mrs. Acklen’s book:
 
Thomas N. Cotton   Feb. 12, 1808 – April 3, 1854
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore  Infant son of B. W. & E. A. Moore June 11 – June 19, 1851
Susan Cartwright   1766 – Oct. 20, 1849
Rufus M. Waller   Son of R. M. and Rachel Waller  Aug. 3, 1850 – Aug. 15, 1851
Louisa J. Tanksley   Nov. 15, 1818 -  Feb. 23, 1852
Martha Elizabeth Parrish   July 4, 1834 – June 11, 1854
Tennessee Parker   June 28, 1821 – Nov 12, 1845
Fleming Mosley  Dec. 5, 1794 – Dec. 11, 1845
William Mosley   March 18, 1823 – Sept. 21, 1845
Albert G. Parker  Aug. 28, 1819 – Aug. 31, 1845
James A. F. McCrory  March 6, 1831 – June 7, 1849
William A. McCrory Jan. 12, 1829 – June 6, 1849
A. G. Mosley   July 11, 1794 – July 7, 1836
Geo. T. Burnet   Aug. 17, 1836 – March 20, 1839  Aged 2 Years
Michael L. McCrory   March 15, 1797 – June 6, 1849
Sally L. McCrory   Oct. 18, 1804 – May 25, 1830
Thos. McCrory   Nov. 18, 1824 – May 17, 1862
? es Moore   Feb. 15, 1764 – July 12, 1838  Age 74 Years 7 Months 3 Days
Elizabeth Johnston (sic) Born in Bucks County, Pa. 1742 – June 15, 1815  Aged 73 Years
John Johnson  Tyron, Ireland  March 17, 1734 – March 4, 1816
Betty Ward Osborn  Died Oct. 4, 1833  Aged 74 Years
J. Cox   1800
T Cox   1806
Rebecca Cox  Born in Bucks County, Pa.  Aug. 24, 1770 – Sept. 8, 1827
Francis Campbell  Died Jan. 1854 in the 77th Year of his age
Thos. Cox   Born in Baltimore County, Md.  June 1761 – Dec. 15, 1850 (sic)
Thos. T. Campbell  Oct. 21, 1820 – June 10, 1851
Margaret Cunningham  Aug. 26, 1817 – Sept. 1, 1855
Abraham Crockett  Nov. 1795 – Sept. 5, 1827
Sara Crockett  Daughter of J. & N. Crockett  March 18, 1824 – Oct. 15, 1824
Alexander Campbell  June 25, 1829 in the 77th Year of his age
Margaret Campbell  Dec. 22, 1757 – July 7, 1816
Martha A. Waller  Wife of Alfred Waller  Sept. 10, 1827 – Dec. 3, 1845
Alfred Waller  July 25, 1811 -  ? 26, 1850
John H. Rives  April 2, 1809 – July 21, 1849
Rachel McCrory  Born in Mecklenberg County, N.C.  March 4, 1772 – April 17, 1830
Mary S. Waller  Wife of John P. Waller  June 7, 1818 – Aug. 6, 1849
Delilah Roy  Consort of John Roy  Born in Franklin County, N.C.  Died Feb 27, 1854 Age 77
Richard Mathis  1774 – March 10, 1854
Wm. Bumpass, Jr.  Son of Wm. & Elizabeth Bumpass  March 31, 1815 – Aug. 23, 1835
In Memory of Mary Cotton
John S. Mosley  Oct. 2, 1826 – April 25, 1830
Robt. E. McCrory  June 6, 1813 – June 21, 1843
Thos. C. McCrory  Aug. 24, 1827 – May 19, 1831
Amanda M. McCrory  Daughter of Thomas & Polly McCrory  Aug. 11, 1821 – Oct. 25, 1825
Melvin G. Cox  Son of E. A. Cox  Aug. 17, 1840 – Dec. 4, 1840
Eliza Crockett  Daughter of J. & N. Crockett Sept. 10, 1811 – Oct. 4, 1821
 
End of List of Inscriptions.  Acklen, published 1933.
 
Cox Connections. 
Thomas Cox.  Davidson County Will Book S  Page 766
Will written August 17, 1830.  Will recorded February 24, 1831
In his will, Thomas Cox requested that “my son George Melvin Cox and my son-in-law Henry Compton to act as executors, Thomas McCrory as witness.”  Among the directives in his will, Cox requested “putting grave stones over the grave of my wife and also of my own grave with our names and dates.”  In his will, he listed his six sons and five daughters, including Sally Cox Compton.  Sally was the second daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Cox and was married to Henry Compton.  To view the Compton tombstone inscriptions, with the dates of Henry and Sally Compton, return to the Cemetery Index and click-on “Henry Compton Cemetery.”  
 
Cotton Connections
To learn about these cemeteries, return to Cemetery Index, and click-on Cotton cemeteries, in Davidson County Cemetery Survey project.   These cemeteries are located on Granny White Pike or just off Granny White Pike within two miles of Johnson-Cox-McCrory Cemetery.
 
McCrory Connections
Mary Charlotte Hall sent information to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey about the McCrory family.  In this cemetery was listed Rachel (Shelby Liggett) McCrory, wife of Col. Thomas McCrory (Colonel in War of 1812).  To learn more about these cemeteries, return to Cemetery Index, click-on McCrory Cemetery and McCrory-Mayfield Cemetery, both cemeteries are located within three miles of the Johnson-Cox-McCrory Cemetery. 
 
Davidson County Cemetery surveyors visited the Johnson-Cox-McCrory Cemetery on October 11, 2004.  The cemetery was quite overgrown and in a deteriorated condition. Only two tombstone inscriptions could be read. These two tombstone verified that the “Old Cemetery on property of Dr. W. A. Bryan ,” as listed in Mrs. Acklen’s book, published 1933, is the same cemetery located today near Johnson Chapel.  The two inscriptions that were read on October 10, 2004:
      Thomas N. Cotton.  Feb. 12, 1808 – April 3, 1854
      John Johnson  Tyron County, Ireland  March 17, 1734 – March 4, 1816
 
SITE SURVEYED:  October 10, 2004
 
RESEARCH REPORT:  APRIL 29, 2006
 
 
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