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Sullivan, Joel Cemetery (LaVergne)

LA-29: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, BAKERS GROVE ROAD
 
35 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
12 FIELDSTONES
                                               
BOYD             Born: 1841       Died: 1923                                          
Front Inscription: MARY E. BOYD/ SEPT. 27, 1841/ APR. 14, 1923/ SHE WAS A KIND AND AFFECT-/ IONATE WIFE AND A FRIEND TO ALL                                                                                           
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: NONE
 
BOYD                        
Front Inscription: M. A. BOYD/ BORN/ JAN. 19, 1854/ DIED/ DEC. 27, 1911/ A LOVING WIFE, A MOTHER/ DEAR, LIES BURIED HERE/ J. W. BOYD/ BORN/ NOV.10, 1841/ DIED/ JULY 27, 1926/ AN HONEST MAN THE/ NOBLEST WORK OF GOD                                                   
Footstone: YES (2)      Footstone Inscription: M A B
 
COOK                        Born: 1904       Died: 1905                                          
Front Inscription: NOVIA/ ELEISE/ COOK/ BORN/ APR. 7, 1904/ DIED/ AUG. 6, 1905/ BUDDED ON EARTH TO/ TO BLOOM IN HEAVEN                                         
           
BOYD             Born: 1881       Died: 1890                              
Front Inscription: ANNA/ ELIZABETH/ BOYD,/ BORN FEB. 14, 1881./ DIED/ AUG. 3, 1890./ SISTER HAS GONE TO/ BE AN ANGEL.                                     
           
BOYD             Born: 1871       Died: 1876                                          
Front Inscription: MARY/ VIRGINIA/ BOYD/ DAUGHTER/ OF JW & MA/ BOYD/ BORN SEPT 28/ 1871/ DIED JULY 8/ 1876                                     
           
SULLIVAN     Born: 1807       Died: 1891                                          
Front Inscription: JOEL SULLIVAN/ BORN/ APRIL 19, 1807./ DIED/ DEC. 29, 1891/ IIM: HAPPY ARE THEY WHO/ DIE IN THE LORD.                                                                                       
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: JS
 
SULLIVAN     Born: 1822       Died: 1897                                          
Front Inscription: VIRGINIA M./ WIFE OF/ JOEL SULLIVAN/ FEB. 3, 1822/ DIED/ AUG. 22, 1897/ O GIVE THANKS UNTO THE/ LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD:/ FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH/ FOREVER.   
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: VMS
 
STARKEY      Born: 184?       Died: 1906                                          
Front Inscription: W. C. STARKEY/ BORN SEPT. 15, 184?/ DIED OCT. 12, 1906  
                                                                                               
CASTLEMON            Born: 1877       Died: 1881                                          
Front Inscription: NOVELLA/ CASTLEMON/ BORN APRIL 13,/ 1877/ DIED JULY 4,/ 1881  
                                                      
CASTLEMON            Born: 1868       Died: 1872                                          
Front Inscription: LUCY/ CASTLEMON/ BORN FEB 2/ 1868/ DIED DEC 18/ 1872   
                                            
CASTLEMAN            Born: 1820       Died: 1884                                          
Front Inscription: LUCINDA/ CASTLEMAN/ BORN MARCH 5, 1820/ DIED AUG 22 1884/ IN GOD MY LIFE MY LOVE/ TO THEE TO THEE I CALL/ FEAR NOT LIVE IF THOU REMOVE/ FOR THOU ART ALL IN ALL                                                                             
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: NONE
 
STARKEY                             
Front Inscription: R STARKEY                                                                                               
 
CASTLEMAN            Born: 1839       Died: 1910                              
Front Inscription: MARIE E/ CASTLEMAN/ AUG. 10, 1839/ SEPT. 26, 1910/ 71                
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: NONE
 
CASTLEMAN            Born: 1838       Died: 1901                              
Front Inscription: ANDREW B/ CASTLEMAN/ SEPT. 20, 1838/ JULY 13, 1901                       
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: NONE
 
CASTLEMAN            Born: 1879       Died: 1881                                          
Front Inscription: ALVA/ CASTLEMAN/ BORN FEB 23/ 1879/ DIED JULY 7/ 1881  
                                            
STARKEY                             
Front Inscription: REBECCA/ STARKEY/ 18        
                                                                            
WRIGHT                                
Front Inscription: WRIGHT/ WADE H./ 1841-1918/ HIS WIFE/ SARAH T./ 1852-1936                  
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: W.H.W./ S.T.W.
 
CASTLEMAN            Born: 1862       Died: 1940      
Front Inscription: M. A. CASTLEMAN/ MAY 2, 1862/ AUG. 19, 1940                                            
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: M.A.C
 
WRIGHT         Born: 1877       Died: 1904                                          
Front Inscription: EDWARD WRIGHT/ BORN/ MAY 14, 1877/ DIED/ MAR. 24, 1904/ YOU ARE NOT DEAD TO US BUT AS A STAR/ UNSEEN WE HOLD THAT YOU ARE EVER/ NEAR THOUGH DEATH INTERVENES BETWEEN                                                                             
 
CASTLEMAN            Born: 1809       Died: 1885                                          
Front Inscription: LEWIS CASTLEMAN/ BORN DEC. 10/ 1809/ DIED DEC. 2? 1885/ 18_5/ GONE ART THOU IN AGED SWEETNESS/ TIME SHALL CHANGE ?/ NOW THY BEAUTY IN COMPLETENESS/ BLOOMS IN HEAVENS UNFADING SLEEP                                           
 
WRIGHT         Born: 1827       Died: 1899                              
Front Inscription: ELIZABETH/ WRIGHT/ BORN IN 1827/ DIED/ JAN. 25, 1899/ BLESSED ARE THE DEAD/ WHICH DIE IN THE LORD                                      
           
STEWART      Born: 1895       Died: 1938                                          
Front Inscription: BESSIE SULLIVAN/ STEWART/ AUG, 19 1895/ NOV. 15, 1938                       
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: MOTHER
 
STEWART      Born: 1927       Died: 1931                                          
Front Inscription: LILLIE MARIE/ STEWART/ JULY 21, 1927/ JULY 9, 1931                                 
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: DAUGHTER
 
COOK                                                           
Front Inscription: COOK/ GROVER CLEVELAND/ MAR. 25, 1889/ JUNE 13, 1943/ MYRTLE D. LUSTER/ JULY 24, 1898/ JUNE 10, 1942                                           
           
WEATHERLY                        
Front Inscription: WEATHERLY/ J. D./ JAN. 18, 1911/ NOV. 13, 1939/ NELLIE F./ SEPT. 18, 1873/ DEC. 17, 1959
                                                           
COOK                                               
Front Inscription: V. T. COOK/ DEC. 27, 1857/ APR. 7, 1944/ W.D. COOK/ APR. 20, 1845/ NOV. 9, 1932/ BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DIE IN THE LORD/ COOK                          
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: W.D.C./ _.T.C.
 
COOK                                   
Front Inscription: GILBERT/ COOK/ AGE 17 YRS     
                                                                                   
PHELPS          Born: 1822       Died: 1887                                          
Front Inscription: DRUSILLA PHELPS/ BORN DEC. 21/ 1822/ DIED MAY 3/ 1887/ REMEMBER ME IN THIS/ THIS SWEET BLESSED BED                                               
           
COOK                                                Died: 1928                                          
Front Inscription: INFANT/ SON OF/ J.E. - BLANCH E./ COOK/ DIED 1928    
                                                                                                    
HEADDEN      Born: 1846       Died: 1899                                          
Front Inscription: SARAH E./ WIFE OF/ J. T. HEADDEN/ BORN/ NOV. 9, 1846/ DIED/ NOV. 27, 1899/ SLEEP IN JESUS/ (ILLEGIBLE)                                                                         
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: NONE
 
GLEAVES                              
Front Inscription: VERA OLDS/ OCT. 14, 1889/ MAR.1, 1962/ HERSHEL/ SEPT. 27, 1892/ MAR. 12, 1968        
                                                                                               
GLEAVES                              
Front Inscription: INFANT/ GLEAVES/ CEM 5 GR 4    
                                                                                            
GLEAVES       Born: 1913       Died: 1933                                          
Front Inscription: RUBY LEE GLEAVES/ JUNE 17, 1913/ NOV. 1, 1933 
                                                                                                    
OLD                                       
Front Inscription: L.J. OLD/ MAY 24, 1849/ FEB.12, 1923/ REST, MOTHER, REST/ IN QUIET SLEEP/ WHILE FRIENDS IN/ SORROW OER THEE WEEP/ MOTHER/ H.B. OLD/ JUNE 25, 1850/ MAR. 16, 1923/ GOD GAVE HE TOOK/ HE WILL RESTORE/ DOETH ALL THINGS WELL/ FATHER
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: H. B. O./ L.J.O.
 
FLANIGAN                           
Front Inscription: CATHERN/ FLANIGAN/ BORN/ NOV. 28, 1845/ DIED/ BLESSED ARE THE/ PURE IN HEARTFOR/ THEY SHALL SEE GOD/ FELIX/ FLANIGAN/ BORN/ DEC. 29, 1826/ DIED NOV. 19, 1905/ GOD GAVE. HE TOOK/ HE WILL RESTORE/ HE DOTH ALL THIN/ GS WELL/ FLANIGAN
Footstone: YES            Footstone Inscription: NONE (2, 1 BROKEN)
 
SITE SURVEYED MARCH 8, 2003
 
Additions.  LA-29   Joel Sullivan Cemetery (formerly called Sullivan Cemetery)
 
On November 24, 2004, Fran Gleaves Nichols sent additional information to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project.  Fran Nichols, a descendant of persons buried in the Sullivan Cemetery, reported that this graveyard has been known to family members as “Joel Sullivan Cemetery.”  This correction has been made in the Davidson County Cemetery Survey database and on the web site.
 
On November 24, 2004, Fran Nichols also provided a list of the names of persons known to have been buried in this graveyard without marked tombstones. The following names and dates have been added to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey database and the web site.
 
Additional Names of persons known to have been buried in the Joel Sullivan Cemetery
 
Francis Bagarly  Born April 1840 in North Carolina   Died May 1851
 
Mary Phelps Bagarly  Wife of Francis Bagarly Daughter of William G. & Drusilla Phelps 
 
L. E. Jackson  1866 – Sept. 26, 1887
 
Infant of William & Drusilla Phelps   Sept. 6, 1869 – Dec. 18, 1869
 
William Green Phelps  1818 - 1901
 
Annie Pugh Wright   Wife of Oscar L. Wright   Born Dec. 24, 1889
 
Murray Edmund Wright  Oct. 7, 1944 – Oct. 9, 1944
 
Oscar L. Wright, Sr.   Jan. 28, 1889 – Feb. 19, 1962
 
Updated Report.  3-22-2005


Fran Gleaves Nichols reported that a Gleaves infant's grave might have been originally located in Gleaves Cemetery (Removed) Percy Priest Cemeteries during  the period when the Percy Priest Dam was being constructed.
See above tombstone inscription recorded in Joel Sullivan Cemetery on March 22, 2005. 
            "Infant/ Gleaves/ CEM 5 GR 4"

Addition to Joel Sullivan Cemetery website listing.  6-12-2013
 
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