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Williams Cemetery (Saddlewood Lane)

OH-07: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, SADDLEWOOD LANE
 
25 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
1 FIELDSTONE
 
WALLER             Born: 1891          Died: 1901          
Front inscription: ROBERT/ WALLER/ BORN/ AUG. 5, 1891/ DIED/ JULY 21, 1901/ OUR DARLING ONE/ HAS GONE BEFORE/ TO GREET US ON THE/ BLISSFUL SHORE      
                                             
              
WILLIAMS          Born: 1868                        
Front inscription: EUDORA H. WILLIAMS/ DAUGHTER TO/ J.C. & SALLIE SNEED/ WILLIAMS/ 1868-    
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: E.H.W.
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1822          Died: 1890          
Front inscription: JOHN CURRIN WILLIAMS/ BORN/ JULY 12, 1822/ DIED/ JAN. 12, 1890/ MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE                                                
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: J.C.W.
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1826          Died: 1910          
Front inscription: MOTHER/ SARAH MARR SNEED WIFE OF/ J.C. WILLIAMS/ DEC.1, 1826/ MAR. 4, 1910     
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: SMSW
 
WILLIAMS                                                      
Front inscription: C.P. WILLIAMS/ 1856-?/HIS WIFE/ ROSA HOLT/ 1858-1917       
                                                
BLACKMAN       Born: 1883          Died: 1884                         
Front inscription: LITTLE SARAH/ DAUGHTER OF/ W.H. & ANNA W./ BLACKMAN/ BORN/ APR. 28, 1883/ DIED/ JULY 24, 1884                                                      
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
 
BLACKMAN       Born: 1889          Died: 1891          
Front inscription: WILLIE HAYS/ SON OF/ W.H. & ANNA W./ BLACKMAN/ BORN/ JAN. 22, 1889/ DIED/ JUNE 3, 1891                                                     
              
BLACKMAN       Born: 1851          Died: 1890          
Front inscription: ANN CURRIN WILLIAMS/ BORN/ JAN. 2, 1851/ MARRIED WM. H. BLACKMAN/ JULY 11, 1878/ DIED/ SEPT. 3, 1890/ IN GOD HAVE I PUT MY TRUST     
                 
                                            
BLACKMAN       Born: 1850          Died: 1931          
Front inscription: WILLIAM H. BLACKMAN/ BORN/ JUNE 30, 1850/ DIED/ NOV. 1931         
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1837          Died: 1870          
Front inscription: GEO. W. WILLIAMS/ SON OF/ TURNER & ANN WILLIAMS/ BORN/ JUNE 11, 1837/ DIED/ JULY 29, 1870/ BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL/ FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN                                                 
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: GWW
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1869          Died: 1895          
Front inscription: JAMES TURNER/ SON OF/ G.W. & M.M. WILLIAMS/ BORN/ JAN. 26, 1869/ MAR. 15, 1895/ THOU NO MORE OUR SORROWS KNOW/ YET AGAIN WE HOPE TO MEET THEE                            
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: JTW
 
UNKNOWN                                                    
FOOTSTONE ONLY                                                     
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: R.H.W.
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1886          Died: 1887          
Front inscription: ROSANA LEA/ DAUGHTER OF/ C.P. ROSA WILLIAMS/ BORN/ DEC. 16, 1886/ DIED/ SEPT. 6, 1887/ GONE TO REST                                     
              
WILLIAMS                                                      
Front inscription: WILLIAMS/ INFANT SON/ OF/ T&A WILLIAMS                                                
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE
              
WILLIAMS          Born: 1797          Died: 1847          
Front inscription: ANN WILLIAMS/ WIFE OF TURNER/ WILLIAMS/ BORN AUGUST/ 27, 1797 DIED/ MARCH 3, 1847/ BLESSED ARE/ THE PURE IN/ HART FOR THEY/ SHALL SEE GOD
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1796                        
Front inscription: TURNER/ WILLIAMS/ BORN SEPT/ 25TH  1796/ DIED/ MARRIED TO/ ANN CURRIN/ MAY 22ND / 1817/ T. WILLIAMS/ MARRIED TO/ SEMAMHA/ HOPKINS/ SEPT. 22, 1852      
                                                         
WILLIAMS          Born: 1826          Died: 1848          
Front inscription: ROBERT T./SON OF T& A/ WILLIAMS/ BORN JULY/ 26, 1826 DIED/ NOVE. 21, 1848
                                                                          
WILLIAMS          Born: 1830          Died: 1850          
Front inscription: DANIEL H./ SON OF T&A/ WILLIAMS/ BORN MAY/ 30, 1830 DIED/ SEPT. 8, 1850
                                                           
WILLIAMS          Born: 1832          Died: 1852          
Front inscription: MEMORY/ OF/ MARY E. LEVIE/ DAUGHTER TO/ T&A WILLIAMS/BORN OCT. 11, 1832/ DIED DEC. 21, 1852                                                        
              
WILLIAMS          Born: 1796          Died: 1882          
Front inscription: TURNER/ WILLIAMS/ BORN SEPT. 25TH / 1796/ DIED AUG. 16TH / 1882/ BLESSED ARE THE DEAD/ WHICH DIE IN THE LORD          
                                                           
WILLIAMS                                        Died: 1811          
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ CHRISTIANA/ WIFE OF/ N. WILLIAMS/ & MOTHER OF ??/T. WILLIAMS/ DIED 1811                 
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1751          Died: 1820          
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ NIMROD/ WILLIAMS/ BORN FEB. 10TH / 1751/ DIED FEB. 1820/ FATHER OF T./ WILLIAMS                                                           
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1810          Died: 1853          
Front inscription: BENJAMIN/ S. WILLIAMS/ BORN JUNE 2, 1810/ DIED JULY 19, 1853
Footstone: YES  
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1821          Died: 1848          
Front inscription: MEMORY/ OF/ NIMROD G./ WILLIAMS BORN/ SEPT. 16, 18?1/ DIED SEPT. 21, 1848/ BLESSED ARE THE/ DEAD THAT DIE IN/ THE LORD                                                         
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE
              
HARDEMAN       Born: 1820          Died: 1859          
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ ANN WIFE OF WM./ HARDEMAN/ DAUGHTER OF T&/ ANN WILLIAMS/ BORN JULY 21, 1820/ DIED DEC. ?, 1859                                                    
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
 
WILLIAMS          Born: 1843          Died: 1862          
Front inscription: MEMORY/ OF/ HARRISON A./ SON OF/ T&A WILLIAMS/ BORN 6 JUNE/ 1843/ DIED 4 SEPT. 1862                                                                      
 
  
SITE SURVEYED NOVEMBER 13, 1999
 
Additions to Williams Cemetery  OH-07 
 
On May 13, 2005, Cemetery Survey Volunteers revisited the Williams Cemetery to take photographs of the fallen obelisk in the graveyard for a descendant who had emailed the Davidson County Cemetery Survey web site.  To the surprise and pleasure of the Volunteers, the property owner was at home and pointed out that the obelisk had been restored.  Thanks were due to Eugene Williams, descendant of the original Williams of this part of the Davidson County,  whose ancestors were buried in this cemetery.  The inscriptions on the obelisk could not be read in the past because the words were facing down to the ground.
 
INSCRIPTIONS ON THE OBELISK.  (5-13-2005)
 
SARAH E./ SNEED/ BORN SEPT. 2ND/ 1828/ DIED FEB. 6TH/ 1852 IN/ TEXAS
 
D. H. WILLIAMS/ BORN MAY 30/ 1830
 
MARY E. LEVEY/ BORN OCT. 4, 1832
 
N. M. WILLIAMS/ BORN FEB. 11TH/ 1835
 
G. W. WILLIAMS/ BORN JUNE 11TH/ 1837
 
INFANT SON/ JULY 15/ 1839
 
B. S. WILLIAMS/ JUNE 2ND 1840
 
H. A. WILLIAMS/ JUNE 6TH 1843
 
Additions to Williams Cemetery web site listing.  May 2005
 
Additions to Williams Cemetery.  OH-07
 
Eugene Williams, descendant of Nimrod Williams who was buried in the Williams Cemetery, sent information to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey on May 31, 2005.
    From an article by Vance Little, City Historian, Brentwood Journal, August 1, 1996:
“… The first of the Williams family to come to what is now Brentwood was Daniel Williams.  He got here a few months before the main body of settlers arrived in 1780… At the first meeting of the Davidson County Court in 1783, Williams was elected sheriff. It was Davidson County, North Carolina, then, since Tennessee did not become a state until 1796.  As sheriff, he was the chief law enforcement office of the frontier settlement.  He was succeeded to that office by his son Sampson,  who became the second sheriff of Davidson County. Daniel Williams died in 1793.  He was presumably buried on the Williams plantation.  Court records reveal that he was living “near Mayfield Station” in 1789.  In his will he named the following children:  James, Amos, Turner, Nimrod, Daniel, Sampson, Wright and Eunice… Nimrod, along with two brothers, fought in the Revolutionary War.  Nimrod continued to live on the Williams land after the death of his father…” 
      Nimrod and his wife Christiana and many of their family members were buried in the Williams Cemetery.  Most of the land around the cemetery has been developed.  Yet some of the original land is still in the hands of Eugene Williams, descendant of the original settlers.
 
RESEARCH REPORT:  5-15-2006
 
 
 
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