Hale Town, Marion County, Tennessee
Lat: 34°59'43"N, Lon: 85°38'43"W
Contributed by Glenda Schroeder, Jun 02, 2002 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 6.
Graham Cemetery is just off of State Highway 156 E&W (old Georgia Federal Road), on the banks of the Tennessee River which was once the old Graham farm and home place.
The Graham Cemetery is on TVA property and since I visited the cemetery, finding one marker turned face down, unable for me to read, I have talked with TVA (Tenn. Valley Authority) and they have gone down to the cemetery and have done some work to put it back into place. The name on the turned over slab is now included. The slab is now where it should be, on top of the grave.
Mother Nature, regrowth of the woods and vandals have taken their toll on this cemetery, only 5 graves remain that are readable and from the looks of it, this cemetery will not be there for much longer.
The underbrush is too thick to tell how many unmarked graves are there. The cemetery is about an acre in size from walking the old, rusty, tumbled down fence line and the small rusty gate is still standing. The graves are made of rock that is about 12-18 inches high and are 3 feet across and about 5 feet long. On top of this rock base is a concrete slab that is about 5 inches thick by 4 feet wide and 6 feet long.
I have transcribed all the graves which had readable/marked headstones, which I walked and read in Sept of 2001.
- Glenda Schroeder
Graham, Aletha, b. Apr 09, 1802, d. Jan 04, 1839
Graham, Aletha, b. Mar 23, 1875, d. Jul 15, 1931
Graham, James Roberts, b. Jan 23, 1823, d. May 15, 1891, s/by Malinda
Graham, John, b. Feb 28, 1793, d. Aug 28, 1848
Graham, Malinda Cowan, b. Jul 31, 1832,, d. Feb 16, 1902, s/by James
Graham, Mrs. M. T., b. Jun 17, 1807, d. Jul 29, 1876
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present