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Philips (Sylvan Hall) Cemetery

Philips ‎(Sylvan Hall)‎ Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

WC-12: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, OXBOW DRIVE
 
18 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
WILLIAMS                                                      
Front inscription: WM. WILLIAMS/ BORN/ APR. 15, 1776/ DIED/ MAR. 6, 1862        
Side inscription: SALLY PHILIPS/ BORN/ AUG 1 17 83?/ DIED/ JAN 19, 18 59?         
Side inscription: WM. WILLIAMS/ AND/ SALLY PHILIPS/ MARRIED/ FEB 11, 1807
              
WILLIAMS          Born: 1824          Died: 1846          
Front inscription: J. P. WILLIAMS/ BORN FEB. 16 1824/ DIED APR. 14, 1846               
                                          
WILLIAMS          Born: 1814          Died: 1826          
Front inscription: HENRY WILLIAMS/ A MORAL &/ INTELLIGENT YOUTH/ WAS BORN 3RD  MAY 1814/ DIED 14TH  JULY 1826/ DOMINUS DEUS REGINAT                                             
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1809          Died: 1833          
Front inscription: MARTHA H. WILLIAMS/ WAS BORN 29 NOV. 1809/ &/ DIED 3RD  NOV. 1833.          
                                         
PORTER              Born: 1816          Died: 1839          
Front inscription: MARY/ DAUGHTER OF/ WILLIAM & SARAH WILLIAMS/ AND WIFE OF/ ROBERT M. PORTER/ BORN OCTOBER 26, 1816/ MARRIED DECEMBER 4, 1838/ DIED MARCH 21, 1839/ HONORABLE AGE IS NOT THAT WHICH STANDETH IN/ (ILLEGIBLE) OF TIME NOR THAT IS MEASURED BY NUMBER/ (ILLEGIBLE) WISDOM IS THE GRAY HAIR UNTO/ (ILLEGIBLE) UNSPOTTED LIFE IS OLD AGE. (ILLEGIBLE) DIE IN THE LORD.        
                                      
PHILIPS?                                                         
Front inscription: ONLY LEGIBLE WORD OF INSCRIPTION IS SLEEPS        
                                            
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1829          Died: 1855          
Front inscription: EVANDER MCIVER/ WILLIAMS/ BORN/ MAY 25, 1829/ DIED/ DEC. 27, 1855/ REV. XIV 13
                                                           
WILLIAMS          Born: 1822          Died: 1829          
Front inscription: DAVID L. SON/ PF J. F. & M. T./ WILLIAMS/ BORN JANY 11TH , 1822/ DIED FEBY 17TH  1829
                                                           
PHILIPS?                                                         
Front inscription: BENEATH THIS SLAB AFFECTIONS (ILLEGIBLE) PAID/ BELOVED ELIZA'S DEAR REMAINS ARE LAID/ LET DAISES GROW AROUND THE SPOT HE FOUND/ AND FRESHEST (ILLEGIBLE) DECK THE SACRED GROUND/ AH WHAT AVAILS IN THAT KIND FRIEND ARE (ILLEGIBLE) OR WHAT AVAILS THE SYMPATHETIC TEAR/ COULD FRIENDLY (ILLEGIBLE) THE PHYSICIAN (ILLEGIBLE) 3 MORE ILLEGIBLE LINES                                     
 
HARDING                                        
Front inscription: WM P. HARDING/ AND WIFE/ MILBRY C. PHILIPS     
                                                 
 
HARDING                                                       
Front inscription: FATHER/ WILLIAM P. HARDING/ MOTHER/ MILBRY C. PHILIPS            
                                 
PHILIPS               Born: 1846          Died: 1862          
Front inscription: WILLIAM/ SON OF/ WM D. & ELIZA/ PHILIPS/ BORN SEPT 3, 1846/ DIED/ JULY 11, 1862              
                                            
PHILIPS                                            
Front inscription: IN MEMORY/ OF/ CHARLOTTE PHILIPS/ WHO DIED JULY 23, 1811?/ IN THE 16TH  YEAR OF HER/ AGE
                                                           
PHILIPS                                             Died: 1823          
Front inscription: JOSEPH PHILIPS/ WHO DIED JULY 1823/ AGED 6 MONTHS     
                                                
SUMNER             Born: 1811                        
Front inscription: JOHN HUDSON SUMNER/ BORN NOVEMBER 18?, 1811/ DIED JUNE 22? 1817? 10 ILLEGIBLE LINES
                                                           
SUMNER                                                         
Front inscription: (BENEATH?) THIS INSCRIPTION LIES THE UNFORTUNATE/ JOSEPH JOHN SUMNER/ WHO WAS BORN AUGUST THE 14TH , 17(8?)0 AND PERISHED IN THE GULF OF MEXICO/ ON THE MORNING OF THE 28TH  OF DECEMBER 1813/ OH! GULF OF MEXICO, WHY HAS THOU THUS/ DEPRIVED US OF THIS OUR  MOST AFFECTIONATE/ FRIEND/ AS THE HERBACE OF SPRING FADETH AWAY,/ THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN WITHER AND DIE/ SO HAS THOU IN LIKE MANNER/ CUT SHORT OUR HOPES AND BLASTED OUR/ EXPECTATIONS IN THE DEATH OF THIS WORTHY MAN./ WILLIAM HENRY/ SUMNER/ SON OF/ THE ABOVE, SEPT. 24, 1813-JUNE 30, 1816                                                    
 
PHILIPS                                                           
Front inscription: JOS. PHILIPS/ BORN/ OCT. 31, 1763/ DIED/ MAY 22, 1822./ MILBIRY PHILIPS/ WIFE OF J. PHILIPS/ BORN/ DEC. 4, 1764/ DIED DEC. 19, 1851/ BORN IN N. C./ & SETTLED ON THIS PLACE 1791                                                        
 
PHILIPS                                            
Front inscription: WILLIAM D. PHILIPS,/ SON OF/ JOSEPH & MILBERY PHILIPS/ BORN ON THIS FARM/ JUNE 10 1804/ DIED WHERE HE WAS BORN & LIVED JUNE 15, 1879/ ELIZA DWYER/ WIFE OF/ WILLIAM D. PHILIPS/ DAUGHTER OF/ DANIEL & BRIDGET DWYER/ BORN AT ROSCREA TIPPERARY CO. IRELAND/ AUG. 3, 1801/ DIED NOV. 10, 1871.     
                                                      
SITE SURVEYED JULY 26, 2000


Philips Cemetery Restoration 2013
Larry Feldhaus, Philips descendant, has been leading the effort to restore the Philips Cemetery during 2013.  A contract has been signed with Dan Allen, archaeologist and stone conservator, to undertake this work.  To read more about these developments, visit the Friends of Philip's Sylvan Hall Cemetery website.
Update Report.  August 10, 2013

Archaeology and Conservation Report by Dan Allen November 2013
Detailed account of restoration with photographs
In Philips (Sylvan Hall) Cemetery file at Metro Archives. May 2014.
 
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