(Rockcrusher Road, Old Highway 69 North)
Houston cemetery is a small, well-maintained family cemetery. The access drive is just outside the northern gate to the Vulcan Materials quarry. The cemetery is about a mile off the road. The cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall. In addition to the identified burials, there is a base for a missing marker, 3 fieldstone-marked graves, 4 graves marked with concrete blocks, and one unmarked grave.
David Donahue recorded this cemetery at an unknown date in the mid 1990s and checked and updated it January 31, 2004. Margaret Alexander recorded this cemetery on April 2, 1976. Her 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. 275. She noted "9 unmarked graves."
Chaney, Sarah E. [see Houston, Sarah E. Chaney]
Houston, Arlie N., 1905-1988
Houston, Charles H., Feb. 20, 1869-Aug. 5, 1919 [Woodmen of the World Memorial]
Houston, Elmer, d. Oct. 19, 1888, "Aged 22 Y's 6 M's 23 D's" "Son of J. N. & S. E. Houston"
Houston, J. N., Jan. 22, 1837-July 30, 1910, "Dr.," "Father" footstone; also military marker as footstone "Pvt Co A 51 Tenn Reg Confederate States Army"
Houston, Sarah E, Chaney, Aug. 12, 1841-Dec. 23, 1903, "His Wife," "Mother" footstone
"Erected by their son J. F. Houston"
Houston, Julia E., 1885-1911, "Wife of A. L. Houston" "Mother" [replacement]
Houston, Merton [see Taylor, Merton Houston]
Taylor, Merton Houston, Mar. 6, 1879-June 5, 1905, "Erected by her brother J. F. Houston"
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