RUSHING GROVE CEMETERY
This is an small cemetery behind Rushing Grove Church. The church and cemetery are indicated west-southwest of Decaturville on the U.S.G.S. Scotts Hill quadrangle (1986). This cemetery was recorded May 20, 1990.
The cemetery was recorded earlier by Margarett Alexander. 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, pp. 501-503. Reference is made to this earlier record where appropriate.
- Vygy Ann, Mar. 30, 1856-Feb. 13, 1907, "Wife of B. F. Finch"
- Nancy Ellen, July 13, 1829-July 27, 1896
- Andrew Jackson, Jan. 8, 1843-Oct. 4, 1875, "Consort of Elizabeth Rushing," military marker as footstone Cpl Co I 50 Regt Tenn Inf Confederate States Army"/Philip, Jan. 28, 1871-Oct. 4, 1875, "Son of Andrew J. & Elizabeth Rushing"
- Burl F., Nov. 13, 1876-Feb. 15, 1963
- Dovie, Jan. 15, 1879-July 2, 1940
- G. B., Jan. 10, 1857-Feb. 14, 1857, "Son of W. F. & S. A. Rushing" [Note: This marker was moved to this cemetery by Jack Rushing and Margarett Alexander in 1980. G. B. Rushing is buried in a now unmarked grave at the Powers Cemetery in Henderson County.]
- Grady, Nov. 1, 1941-Jan. 8, 1942, "Son of C. B. & M. L. Rushing"
- Infant, 1904, "Dau. of B. F. & D. L. Rushing" [replacement]
- Infant, 1904, "Infant son of Phillip & Ollie Rushing [replacement]
- Infant, 1908, "Son of B. F. & D. L. Rushing [replacement]
- Infant, 1910, "Infant son of Phillip & Ollie Rushing [replacement]
- Infant, 1913, "Infant son of Phillip & Ollie Rushing [replacement]
- Infant, 1919, "Dau. of B. F. & D. L. Rushing" [replacement]
- Lee, 1902-1904, "Son of B. F. & D. L. Rushing" [replacement]
- M. J., Aug. 26, 1842-Feb. 22, 1898, "Wife of R. B. Rushing"
- Martha A., 1856-Feb. 13, 1894/J. Wesley, 1851-May 14, 1916 [replacement]
- Philip, 1756-1838, military marker "Ensign Continental Line Rev. War" [recently-placed marker] [Note: This marker was placed here in recent years by some family members. This location was chosen because Burrell (1798-1867) is alleged to have been a son of Phillip based on 1840 census data. However, the preponderance of evidence suggests that Burrell had replaced Calvin Lacy in 1838 as guardian of the elderly Phillip. Burrell may have been nephew of Phillip Rushing. Phillip is more likely to be buried in an old cemetery in the southern part of the county (e.g., Brasher, Ivey, or Minie), or at Campground, which may have originated as a Rushing family cemetery. There is no evidence that Rushing Grove Cemetery is older than the 1850s.]
- R. B., Jan. 27, 1830-Jan. 23, 1899, "Husband of M. J. Rushing" [Alexander notes that he was a CSA soldier]
- S. A., Aug. 3, 1838-Nov. 22, 1917, "Wife of W. F. Rushing"
- W. F., Oct. 13, 1836-Nov. 23, 1903, "Husband of S. A. Rushing," military marker as footstone "William F. Rushing" "Sgt Co F 55 Regt Tenn Inf Confederate States Army"
- W. R., Nov. 21, 1923-Dec. 1923 [replacement]
- Annie E., Sept. 16, 1861-Mar. 22, 1892, "Wife of Fate Veal"
- Oye F., Feb. 5, 1902-July 10, 1903, "Son of F. & M. D. Veal"
OTHER PEOPLE KNOWN TO BE BURIED HERE
- Finch, Bryant, son of Thomas and Eliza Finch; his first wife was May Thompson and his second wife was Vicie Ann Harrington)
- Rushing, Burrell (c1798-May 5, 1867)
- Rushing, Mary Elizabeth (c1806-after 1870)
- Mary Elizabeth Rhodes, wife of Burrell Rushing
PERSON PROBABLY BURIED HERE
- Harrington, Henry, first husband of Nancy Ellen Rushing (see Nancy Ellen Harrington above); he died in the 1850s
- It is said about three blacks who worked for the family are buries here
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