Peter Harris Cemetery Montgomery Co. Tenn.

Harris Cemetery    Aka "Peter Harris Burial Ground" located just off of Chapel Hill Road on the property now owned  by Bonnie Martin and Charles Bumpus in a clump of trees in old District 17 Montgomery Co. Tn.  This Cemetery can be accessed via Parchman Rd.

Transcribed  January 12, 2004
Bob Harris and Allan & Mary Workman
               Updated Oct. 10, 2004               

Article in the Clarksville Weekly Chronicle Aug. 12, 1882
From the Southside "Our meeting at Chapel Hill closed Saturday night with six conversions, a goodly number of seekers at the altar, and the church greatly revived. The last day of the meeting, at 12 o'clock, we preached the funeral and burial of old Uncle Peter Harris, the oldest member
of Chapel Hill church, who had been a member 45 years, he was  77 years old at his next birthday. His life was one of a Christian soldier's ; he was loved by everyone. May his long line of relatives
follow his example."

Harris, Peter J.  (Uncle) b. March 1806 - d. Aug 4, 1882
Harris, Catherine Emma b. Sept. 21, 1807 - d. June 5, 1883
                     Gone but not forgotten
                     Gone to a brighter home
                     Where grief cannot come.

Article in Clarksville Weekly January 1923.
"Willis Dawson dies at age 78. District 17 Farmer spent entire life in Montgomery County.
Willis Dawson, 78 years of age, and one of the county's lifelong residents, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. Hodge, in District 17, at midnight, following an illness of a month, due to
age and complications.
Mr Dawson was a member of the Methodist Church, and was well known over the county. The daughter, Mrs. Hodge, is the only surviving near relative. Services will be conducted at the
home at 10 o'clock tomorrow. (Thursday) morning by  Rev. I. W. Keathley. Interment will be in the Peter Harris burying ground."

Dawson, J. Willis b. Dec. 17, 1844 - d. Jan. 2, 1923
Dawson, Mary J. L.  b. Oct. 9, 1838 - d. Jan. 9, 1908
                    Gone but not forgotten
                    Gone to a brighter home
                    Where grief can not come
Jones, J. T.   (Father)  b. May 8, 1837 - d. Apr. 22, 1918
Jones, E. W. (Mother) b. Aug. 15, 1840 - d. Nov. 18, 1877
                     At Rest

Lee, William Henry
            Husband of Elizabeth Lee
             Born Sept 23 1814
             Died March 20, 1881
Lee,  Elizabeth Trotter
           Wife of W. H. Lee
   Died about 78 years old
                   d. June 3, 1886
(Broken off),(William H. ??) Son of Elizabeth & W. H. Lee
                   b. Jan. 27, 1837 - d. Jan ?, 1858
                  Moved and gone from our circle
                  On earth we will meet him no more
                  He has gone to his home in Heaven
                  and all his affiliations are o'er.

James, Son of Elizabeth & W. H. Lee  b. Aug. 26, 1841 - d. Apr. 8, 1858
                 Prepare to meet thy God..
Samuel, Son of Elizabeth & W. H. Lee  b. Apr. 29, 1839 - d. Dec. 20, 1861
                     Free from all care and pain
                     and sleep my body rest
                     until the final trumpet calls
                    the dead to Christ.
William C., Son of (Broken off ) & E. H. Trotter b. Aug 7, 1866 - d. Feb. 5, 1867
Many other graves are located there marked with field stones.

Submitted by Allan Workman at

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