OH-15: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, CHICKERING LANE
1 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION
Front inscription: SARAH J./ JACKSON/ WIFE OF W.D./ SINGLETON/ JAN. 27, 1852/ SEPT. 16, 1921/ W.D. SINGLETON/ JUNE 25, 1852/ OCT 28, 1888
Note: SMALL STONE LAID AGAINST LARGE MARKER READS "S.J.S."
SITE SURVEYED NOVEMBER 16, 1999
Barbara Singleton-Baker sent the following historical information:
Barbara Singleton-Baker wrote that she was "glad to see the Hodge House restored. My family lived there for maybe eight years. I was born in the house. In the Singleton Cemetery are my great grandparents. William David Singleton was a blacksmith and may have worked at Belle Meade Plantation. William D. Singleton died in 1888. His wife's name was Louisa Jane Jackson-Singleton.(I do not know why her name was given as "Sarah J.on her tombstone). After her husband William died, she married William Jennett, who was the father-in-law of her daughter whose name was Sarah Jane Singleton-Jennett. it is my understanding that there are five graves in the Singleton Cemetery. One could be child. Another is said to be a stranger that just stopped by the house and died."
In another communication, Barbara Singleton Baker wrote; "My claim to fame is that I was born in the Hodge House, on Chickering Lane, over fifty years ago. My father was Arthur Singleton who served as Superintendent of the Warner Parks over for 40 years. We lived in the Hodge House until I was five years old and then moved to the "Big House" by the Steeplechase Barn. My parents lived there for 33 years. There were six of us kids and we all said that we had the best place in the world to grow up. Several families lived in the Parks at that time (Wilson, Richardson, Garland, Edison, Woodward and Reams). All the children in these families loved spending time at our house. Mom was always cooking for them and the men that worked taking care of the Parks. Mom and Dad never worried about us. You never head about any bad things going on."
Additions to Singleton Cemetery website listing. 6-21-2013