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Sawyer, Dempsey Cemetery

BE-34: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, ASBERRY COURT
 
7 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
5 FIELDSTONES
 
UNKNOWN                                     
NO INSCRIPTION
                                                           
VICK                                                  Died: 1871          
Front inscription: MRS. DINA/ VICK/ DIED/ OCT. 19 1871/ ILLEGIBLE/ 115 YEARS                                              
SAWYER                                                         
Front inscription: CHILDREN OF/ D. R. & LUCINDA/ SAWYER                                                    
 
UNKNOWN                                                    
Front inscription: D. S.                                                  
 
UNKNOWN                                                    
NO INSCRIPTION                                                         
 
SAWYER             Born: 1796          Died: 1860          
Front inscription: OUR FATHER/ DEMPSEY SAWYER/ BORN MARCH 1, 1796/ DIED OCT. 9 1860/ AFFLICTION SORE FOR YEARS I HAVE/ PHYSICIANS WERE IN VAIN/ AT LENGTH GOD PLEASED TO GIVE ME EASE/ AND FREED ME FROM MY PAIN                                                    
 
SAWYER                                           Died: 1880          
Front inscription: COURTNEY/ WIFE OF/ DEMPSEY/ SAWYER./ DIED/ JULY 19, 1880./ AGED/ 85 YEARS/ MOTHER THOU FROM US FLOWN. TO THE REGIONS FAR ABOVE/ WE TO THEE ERECT THIS STONE/ CONSECRATED BY OUR LOVE                                                    
 
UNKNOWN       
ILLEGIBLE                       
                             
UNKNOWN                                                    
Front inscription: ? K
                                                           
KNIGHT               Born: 1844          Died: 1853          
Front inscription: MARTHA J./ KNIGHT BORN/ JUNE 9, 1844/ DIED APRIL 19/ 1853                                                           
KNIGHT               Born: 1817          Died: 1875          
Front inscription: OUR FATHER/ JAMES KNIGHT/ BORN/ OCT. 24, 1817/ DIED/ NOV 5, 1875/ AFFLICTION ---- HEART FOR MAN/----PHYSICIANS/ ---- GOD PLEASED TO GIVE ME EASE/ AND FREED ME FROM MY PAIN                                                     
 
KNIGHT               Born: 1822          Died: 1898          
Front inscription: SARAH/ KNIGHT/ BORN/ JAN. 4, 1822./ DIED/ JULY 26, 1898/ OUR MOTHER/ IN GODS OWN MORN/ HER ORB WILL RISE./ ONCE MORE A STAR OF PARADISE
 
SITE SURVEYED NOVEMBER 30, 2000
 
Additions to Dempsey Sawyer Cemetery   BE-34
 
Additional Research Information
Archaeological investigation of the Dempsey Sawyer Cemetery took place during 2004.  Examination of the graveyard site revealed 13 unknown burials and 6 known burials for persons with inscribed tombstones.  The tombstones were cleaned and conserved and reset in the cemetery.  Cumberland Research Group, Inc., with Dan Sumner Allen IV, Staff Archaeologist/ Conservator, conducted the archaeological investigation and restoration of the tombstones in the cemetery.
 
No additional tombstones with inscriptions were located during the archaeological work.  Of special interest is that even after cleaning and conservation of the tombstone, the inscription for the age of Mrs. Dina Vick at her death still appeared the same: 115 Years.
 
Additions to Dempsey Sawyer Cemetery web listing.  October 2004.
 
 
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