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McNairy Cemetery (Removed)

NW-47: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Original location West Davidson Co.
 
The obituary of Judge John McNairy was carried in the Republican Banner, Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, November 13, 1837.  The following is a partial transcript of the obituary.
 
            DEATH OF JUDGE JOHN McNAIRY
The venerable John McNairy, formerly Judge of the Circuit court of the U. States  for the district of Tennessee, and an old and valued citizen of Nashville, died at his residence, near the city on Friday evening, aged 75 years… The deceased presided for the extraordinary term of forty six years in the State and Federal courts, distinguishing his whole judicial service by a disregard of persons and parties, and an unwavering devotion in truth and justice.  He was one of the few surviving patriots who framed the first Constitution of Tennessee…”
 
The funeral of Judge McNairy was held on Sunday, November 12, 1837, at Christ Church, the Episcopal Church on Church and High (Sixth Avenue North).  His obituary,  in the newspaper on the following day, noted  that “Divine service was administered by the Rev. Mr. Wheat, Rector of the Episcopal Church, after which the last solemn rites were performed at the family burial ground of the deceased.”
 
Judge McNairy and his wife Mary Bell Robertson McNairy resided on their 477 acre farm, called  “Bellview,” in Davidson County where his family cemetery would have been located.    At some point, his remains were removed from his family graveyard to the impressive McNairy Vault at the Nashville City Cemetery. 
 
More research is needed on the location of “Bellview’ and the date of re-interment at the Nashville City Cemetery.  Persons with additional information, please return to the home page, click-on “Report a Cemetery’ and send an email.
 
           
Report: 3-12-2004
 
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