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May, Sr., James F. Cemetery (Removed)

OH-44:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN.  Original location South Davidson Co.
 
James F. May, Sr. was the son of Mary M. May by her first marriage to Dr. Francis May.   Three years after Dr. May’s death, the Widow May married Judge John Overton and moved to Travellers Rest, his home place.   Mayfield, the May family home, was near Travellers Rest.   The May family cemetery was at Mayfield.
 
On August 31, 1866, Lot 51 Section 3 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery was purchased by the estate of James F. May, Sr.   The Interment Records of  Mt. Olivet Cemetery show that on November 22, 1868,  the remains of the James F. May, Sr., Eliza May and James F. May, Jr., were “transferred from private grounds”  and buried on Lot 51  Section 3. 
 
Re-interred on November 22, 1868. Lot 51, Section 3, Mt. Olivet Cemetery from the James F. May, Sr. Cemetery:
James F. May, Sr. 
Eliza May
James F. May, Jr.
 
Later Buried on Lot 51, Section 3, Mt. Olivet Cemetery:
Major Henry C. Ewin. Buried May 3, 1871
Major W. D. Hardeman. Buried March 10, 1878
Annie Hardeman. Buried April 18, 1878
Mary White May. Buried July 24, 1898
Wm. D. Hardeman. Buried May 8, 1941
Miss Henry Ewin. Buried April 4, 1948
Sergeant Jackson Hardeman. Buried June 14, 1949
Report. 3-12-2004

Additions.   OH-44   James F. May, Sr. Cemetery (Removed)
 
James F. May, Sr., was the son of Mary M. May by her first marriage to Dr. Francis May.  In 1820, three years after Dr. May’s death, the Widow May married Judge John Overton and moved to Travellers Rest, his home place.  Her son, James F. May, Sr. lived at  Mayfield, near Travellers Rest.  The May family cemetery was at Mayfield.
 
On August 31, 1866, Lot 51 Section II at Mt. Olivet Cemetery was purchased by the estate of James F. May, Sr.   The Interment Records of Mt. Olivet Cemetery show that
on November 22, 1868, the remains of James F. May, Sr., Eliza May and James F. May, Jr., were “transferred from private grounds” and buried on Lot 51  Section II.
 
In the Interment Records of Mt. Olivet Cemetery, immediately following the listing of the three May family members removed and reburied at Mt. Olivet, were listed the names of:
          Jesse Hinton Phillips  Buried November 22, 1868  Phillips  Section II
             “Transferred from private grounds”
          Robert Caldwell   Buried November 22, 1868  Caldwell  Section II
             “Transferred from private grounds”
 
Research into the history of Jesse Hinton Phillips has found that he was married to Margaret Jane May, a daughter of Mary May and Dr. Francis May, in Davidson County on January 19, 1837.  Jesse Hinton Phillips was born September 7, 1812 and died October 7, 1850.  It would appear  that Jesse Hinton Phillips was buried in the May family cemetery at his death in 1850 and his remains removed to Mt. Olivet Cemetery on November 22, 1868, at the same time of the May grave relocations.  Lot 126 Section II was purchased by Margaret J. Phillips,  widow of Jesse Hinton Phillips.   Margaret J. Phillips was buried on Lot 126, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, on January 26, 1910.  A visit to Lot 126 Section II, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, by Fletch Coke,  March 7, 2005, found there were tombstones for Phillips family members, but a marker for Jesse Hinton Phillips could not be located.
 
Research into the history of Robert Caldwell has found that he was the son of Martha H. Phillips Caldwell and Andrew J. Caldwell.  Mrs. Caldwell was a daughter of Margaret Jane May Phillips and Jesse Hinton Phillips.   Robert Caldwell was born 1859 and died 1865.  It would appear that Robert Caldwell was buried in the May family cemetery at his death in 1865, and his remains removed to Mt. Olivet Cemetery on November 22, 1868, at the same time of the May grave relocations.  A visit to Lot 71 Section II, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, by Fletch Coke, on March 7, 2005,  found there were tombstones for Caldwell family members, but a marker for Robert Caldwell could not be located.
 
Updated Report. 3-22-2005
 
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