Transcribed from Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, p. 303
Copyright 1984, Nathaniel A. Wesson Chapter #2396,
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, TN
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Located in the Jeanette Community on property of James Gibson, who served as our guide. Without him our efforts in locating this graveyard would have been lost. We followed a gravel road leading from the Jeanette "New Salem’ Church to the creek and then left the gravel road and took a wagon road recently cleared, and walked another quarter of a mile. We searched through much undergrowth before locating the graves. Mr. Gibson stated that his father had let timber cutters come in a few years ago and cautioned them about the graveyard and three cedar trees which marked the graves. The trees were cut, making finding the graves much harder. We did find the stumps after searching. The four tombstones marking the Lewis graves are just alike and nice rocks, put there by members of the family in the past few years. There are nine limestone markers which could mean at least 9 others are buried there.This cemetery was indexed by Margarett Alexander, Dorotha Collett, and Blanche Tuten on December 29, 1977. A great big thanks to Mr. Gibson for his assistance.


Lewis, Mary W. Thomas, Feb. 14, 1815-Oct. 20, 1896

Lewis, Polly Ann, Aug. 15, 1850-Jan. 2, 1874

Lewis, Robert A., Aug. 12, 1835-Mar. 27, 1864

Lewis, William L., May 22, 1810-Feb. 20, 1873

Thomas, Mary W. [see Lewis, Mary W. Thomas]

Thomas, William J., July 21, 1868-Sept. 23, 1868, "Age 2 months 2 days" "Son of Seth and Emily G. Thomas"


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