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Dyer County TNGenWeb: Butterworth Cemetery

This cemetery is located in Dyer County, just South of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Take Highway 51 South out of Dyersburg, go 1 mile from the City Limits to Drew Road (Dr. Pepper Plant on left side of road). Turn right on Drew Road and go .2 of a mile to Pierce Road, turn left. There is a field to your left, at the edge of the field in a clump of woods sits the cemetery. During the summer months, crops in the field could hide the cemetery from view. This cemetery is located in District 12.

There is an 1860 Census with R N (Reuben Nelson) and Mary J listed and their children. It gave middle initials for Ophelia A. and Mary E. The B at the end of her name stands for Butterworth as it's on the base of the headstone. Reuben Nelson Butterworth served in the 20th Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil War and found there was a Butterworth School House located in Dyersburg.

View Butterworth Cemetery Photos: photo 1, photo 2

Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Picture(s) Remarks
Butterworth Alice Elnora 21 Oct 1872 Nov 11 1872 photo 1, photo 2 s/s as Lucy Butterworth; d/o R. T. & L. J. Butterworth
Butterworth John T. 23 Feb 1863 Apr 10 1863 photo 1, photo 2 s/s as Mary J. Butterworth; s/o R. N. & M. J. Butterworth
Butterworth Lucy 15 May 1883 Aug 26 1884 photo 1, photo 2 s/s as Alice Elnora Butterworth; d/o R. T. & L. J. Butterworth
Butterworth Lucy J. 17 Nov 1851 Sep 4 1892 photo 1, photo 2
w/o R. T. Butterworth
Butterworth Mary J. ----- Jul 26 1866 photo 1, photo 2 s/s as John T. Butterworth; w/o R. N. Butterworth; Aged 38yrs 2mos 16days
Butterworth Ophelia 1854 1918 headstone [Funeral home record states b: 15 Apr 1851, d: 30 Aug 1918, d/o Ruben Butterworth]
Butterworth R. N. Apr 2 1824 Jan 13 1899 photo 1, photo 2 Married Nov 5 1850 to Mary J. Brockman
Long Mary Ella B. Jan 27 1858 May 19 1907 photo 1, photo 2
Newman George R. 1863 1934 headstone s/s as Wilo V. Newman [Funeral home record states b: 30 Mar 1863, d: 27 Sep 1934, s/o Jessie S. Newman & Bell R. Cole]
Newman Wilo V. 1878 19-- headstone s/s as George R. Newman
Smith Fetie Hester 17 Sep 1880 August 21 1887 headstone s/s as John William Smith
Smith John William Feb 29 1884 Oct 15 1884 headstone s/s as Fetie Hester Smith
Smith Pennie Jul 4 1860 Mar 21 1898 headstone w/o Wad L. Smith
Smith Wad L. 1850 1930 headstone [Funeral home record states d: 11 Apr 1930]
Swearengen Ida B. 6 Oct 1858 Aug 1887 headstone w/o James Swearengen
Talley Lucy W. 6 Jun 1855 Aug 17 1876 headstone

A special thank you to David & Judi Cloninger, who compiled this inventory and contributed it for use on this web site, along with the photos.

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