Barnett Cemetery is located 2 miles southwest of Parsons, Take 412 west. Turn left or south on Wilkinstown Road, drive 3/4 mile and turn right on Leeburn Harris Rd. and left in Barnett Cem. Lane. Drive to the house at the end of the lane. The cemetery is about 100 yards behind the house to the southwest. The cemetery is fenced and in 2004 was overgrown. This is the most likely burial place for Houston family patriarch John Lucky Houston and his wife Virginia Graham.

            David Donahue recorded Barnett Cemetery July 8, 2004. Margarett Alexander and Bobbie Bartholomew recorded Barnett Cemetery April 14, 1976. Their record appears in Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, published by the Captain Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, Tennessee, 1984, p. 30. Alexander and Bartholomew estimated 40 unmarked graves in 1976.


Barnett, J. C., Sept. 8, 1843-May 31, 1868, "Lieut. Co. C. 2nd Tenn. Mtd. Inf."

Barnett, John F., d. Sept. 28, 1964, 25 y'rs 2 m's 3 d's, "Lieut. Co. F. 2nd U.S. Mounted Infantry" "Fell in Battle of Centerville, Tenn."

Houston, J. P., Feb. 16, 18??-Feb. 9, 18?? [Masonic symbol] (carved on fieldstone)

Houston, Jane, Mar. 5, 1820-Apr. 18, 1878, "Wife of J. P. Houston" (carved on fieldstone)

Houston, S. L., May 1850-Feb. 1892 (carved on fieldstone) [Alexander and Bartholomew read this as G. L. Houston]

Jennings, LaVerna A., d. Dec. 5, 1869, Aged 28 ys. 4. ms. 22 ds., "Wife of J. W. Jennings"

My_____, Jo____, dates unreadable (broken, homemade) [this is a homemade marker made from a carved marker with the name and dates sanded off; name and dates were painted on sanded area]

Myracle, Erney Laverna, Nov. 7, 1884-Aug. 2, 1886, "Dau. of M. C. & S. A. Myracle"



Eliza, no dates, Dau of J. L. & ?? [not found in 2004 reported by Alaxender and Bartholomew who noted "can't read marker"]
[HTML editor's note: This is probably Eliza Houston (1830-1849), daughter of John Lucky Houston and Virginia Graham, both of who probably are buried in this cemetery.]


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