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Sorrell Cemetery
Hampton, Carter County, Tennessee

615 Fourth Ave, Hampton TN

Lat: 36° 16' 48"N, Lon: 82° 10' 10"W

Contributed by Thomas M. Ellington, Jun 27, 2005 [tellingt@adelphia.net]. Total records = 12.

In Hampton, turn south onto First Ave (first cross street) crossing over Crooke St & Church St. Turn east onto Main St and proceed up the hill crossing Second & Third Avenues. Turn south on to Fourth Ave crossing over Hampton View Drive and the cemetery will be on the right hand side of the street across from 615 Fourth Ave.

This cemetery is on land which was originally owned by Loy C. Carden and it is in excellent condition. All stones are in good shape with only signs of weathering present. Stones are made of either granite or marble except one which appears to have been made of limestone.

The cemetery is located on a hill to the right of Donnie Carden's home, who maintains the cemetery. There is a narrow gravel road from the highway that allows access to the cemetery.

Grounds appeared to have been recently mowed and are well maintained. Southern edge is formed by a tree line, eastern edge is formed by Fourth Avenue with the northern and western edges formed by a neighboring field. The cemetery slopes away from Fourth Avenue toward the west. The dimensions of the cemetery are about 85 feet wide by 45 feet deep with many of the graves running in a line along the western edge of the plot and all the graves at least half way into the cemetery.

There are a total of 19 stones in the cemetery. Of these, 12 are head stones, 5 appear to be foot markers and 2 appear to be section markers on the southern end of the plot as they have an H or I in the top and all the headstones in that area of the plot are Hopkins.

This file contains all visible burials in the cemetery, which I read on Jun 23, 2005, from tombstone inscriptions.
- Thomas M. Ellington

Campbell, Celia A., b. Aug 3, 1850, d. Nov 30, 1910, Small limestone headstone standing about a foot above the ground, Appears not to have been made by a stone mason as the quality of the lettering is inconsistent, Inscription on stone faces west
Danielson, Carl Edward, b. Jun 19, 1881, d. Oct 11, 1909, Come Ye Blessed (above name) None knew thee but to love thee (below dates), White marble obilisk standing about four feet above ground, The word Danielson inscribed at the bottom of pedistal. Inscription facing west
Hopkins, John Preston, b. Feb 27, 1867, d. May 30, 1935, Granite stone set in the ground
Hopkins, Roxie E., b. Aug 5, 1877, d. Sep 24, 1926, Mother (above name), Granite stone standing about 2.5 feet above ground
Hopkins, William Osterland, b. Jul 27, 1908, d. Nov 17, 1911, From mother's arms to the arms of Jesus, Has dove at top of stone. Inscription facing east
Lambert, Ella V., b. Oct 9, 1859, d. Jan. 30, 1919, Daughter of Wm & Eliza May (above dates) I will hath lay me down in peace and sleep for thou Lord only makest me dwell in safety, (below dates), White marble stone standing about 4 feet above ground, Inscription facing west
Sorrell, Carol D., b. Apr 13, 1915, d. Jul 2, 1929, Granite stone set in the ground, Inscription facing west
Sorrell, Lucinda E, b. 1855, d. 1920, Buried with William A. Sorrell sharing a headstone
Sorrell, Ned Leon, b. May 30, 1915, d. Oct 19, 1916, Granite stone set in the ground, Inscription facing west
Sorrell, Rev. S. P., b. Jun 26, 1827, d. Oct 11, 1909, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. A minister of the Gospel for 44 years, White marble stone standing about 4 feet above ground, Inscription facing west
Sorrell, William A., b. 1851, d. 19??, Grave and headstone shared with wife, Granite stone with inscription facing east
Williams, Lousia Hyder, b. Aug 7, 1867, d. Sep 18, 1922, Wife of D. E. Williams (above dates) Came home to rest in peace with Jesus, White marble stone standing about 4 feet above ground, Inscription facing east

Misc: Footstones and markers
E. V. L., Small white marble stone about 6 to 7 feet east of headstone for Ella V. Lambert. Inscription facing east
H, Small white marble stone standing about one foot above ground on southern end of plot. H is running in a line east and west
H, Small white marble stone standing about one foot above ground on southern end of plot. H is running in a line north and south
L. E., Small granite stone about 6 or 7 feet east of head stone for William A. Sorrell at northeast corner of grave
L. W., Small white marble stone about 6 or 7 feet east of Louisa Hyder Williams with inscription facing east
W. A., Small granite stone about 6 or 7 feet east of head stone for William A. Sorrell at southeast corner of grave
W. O. H., Small white marble stone about 6 to 7 feet east of headstone for William Osterland Hopkins. Inscription facing west

 

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