STONE DAM CEMETERY
Transcribed by Robin Marshall

 
Located one mile north of Afton on the Walkertown Road. This is a very old Cemetery, neglected and abandoned. The family living nearest the cemetery have lived there twenty-six years, and say there  has not been a burial in this cemetery since they have resided there. Dr. Price's HISTORY OF HOLSTON METHODISM, page 247—VOL. II, gives  the following:

"Stone Dam camp Ground was established in the  fall of 1818... In the spring of l818 Mrs.  Milly Thomasson and her six children joined the Methodist Episcopal Church by letter at the Stone Dam Meetinghouse, some half dozen miles east of Greeneville. John Delaney, Thomas Stanfield and wife and Mary and Rebecca Delaney constituted the entire membership till the Tomassons joined it....Between 1818 and 1821 Stone Dam Society increased from four persons to fifty. Among the early converts were Nathaniel Stanfield,  Joseph Johnson and Barton Johnson.”

An article quoted by Dr. Price in his History states that in 1853 there  were a thousand persons tented on the ground. He says:

"Stone Dam Camp Ground is a place famous in  the annals of Holston Methodism.”

There are a great many unmarked graves, but inscriptions copied bear the names of the early members referred to by Dr. Price.

Margaret K. Richardson,
Morristown, Tenn.

One Mile from Afton - Walkertown Road.

Copied by
Mrs. Margaret H. Richardson,
Alice Erwin,
Grace Ripley,
Lizzie-Lou Marshall
November 11, 1936

 
 
 
Samuel Patton Stanfield
Died
June 2, 1881
Aged 89 Years
10 Mons, 13 Days

John M. Cozart
Born Sept. 13, 1826
Died July 15, 1892
Co. C 4th Tenn. I

Ellen, Wife of John M. Cozart
Died Oct. 22, 1884

Mary
Wife of James Cozart
Born May 18, 1797
Died Nov. 9, 1883

James Cozart
Born July 5, 1797
Died June 1, 1871

William Murdocks

Mary Consort of
Henderson Lynch
born July 16, 1820
died Feb. 5, 1857

Caleb H.
Son of
H. & M. Lynch
Born Dec. 16, 1856
Died July 5, 1857

Nathaniel Stanfield
Born March 5, 1840
Died Feb. 9, 1850

William Stanfield
Born Sept. 8, 1817
Died March 26, 1859

Thomas Thomason

Smauel Ripley
Born October 5, 1793
Died December 13, 1846

Elkana Ripley
Born May 20, 1830
Died June 23, 1892

Alexander M. Ripley
Born April 4, 1858
Died ____26, 1889

Charley A. Ellis
Born Aug. 16, 1872
Died Aug. 23, 1891

John Johnson
Born March 4, 1814
Died Feb. 27, 1895

Rachel Johnson
Born Aug. 25, 1812
Died March 8, 1819

John Fraker
Died Jany. 1871
Aged 72 Years, 11 Months & 13 Days

Elizabeth
Wife of J. Thomason
Died April 12, 1885
Aged 75 Years

Mary Thomason
Born November 20, 1833
Died May 1, 1884

Marilla Thomason
Born Nov. 6, 1849
Died Oct. 14, 1854

John Squibb
Died Dec. 4, 1883
in his 67th Year

Robert McCracken
Born May 29, 1806
Died Jan. 31, 1889

Jane, Wife of Robert McCracken
Born Sept. 7, 1814
Died Aug. 3, 1889

E.C.
Wife of D.B. Ripley
Born June 11, 1839
Died Dec. 11, 1894

J. Alexander Johnson
Born May 27, 1844
Died May 31, 1875

Nathan B. Johnson
Born Dec. 5, 1818
Died May 31, 1860

Jane
Consort of Nathan B. Johnson
Born Aug. 20, 1815
Died Aug. 2 1854

Joseph Johnson
Born January 9, 1780
Died May 13, 1855.

Ann Johnson
Died Aug.____ 1758
Aged 72 Years

Locadia V. Trevitt
Wife of J.F. Trevitt
Born July 29, 1829
Died May 2, 1858

Charles Trevitt
Born June 12, 1837
Died Feby. 1, 1854

David (?) Brown
Born Aug____ 1839
Died_____ 1841

Elizabeth Barham
Born Jan. 6, 1827
Died June 25, 1896

A.S. Collett
Born Nov. 8, 1818
Died Aug. 14, 1892

Joel Carter
Born 1816
Died 1859

Margaret
Wife of Thomas Ripley
Born June 20, 1802
Died Feb. 18____

Thomas Ripley
Born Sept. 2, 1801
Died Sept. 7, 1862

Elizabeth
Wife of W. Bryson
Born October 8, 1828
Died August 12, 1864

George Lynch
Born
March 10, 1865

Esther Ann Lynch
Born June 18, 1854
Died Feb. 28, 1921
Aged 66 Years, 8 Months

Thomas Yeakley
Co. C, 4th Tennessee Infantry
 
 

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