The Young Family Cemetery is in the woods southeast of the intersection of the Decaturville Bypass (TN 69) and Middleburg Road (TN 202). The cemetery was established in 1869 about 30 yards east of the older Lowry Cemetery (destroyed in 2003) which had been used in the 1820-1840 period.

            David Donahue recorded both cemeteries on November 22, 1992. Margarett Alexander recorded both cemeteries March 23, 1976. Her record of the two cemeteries appear under the name Houston Cemetery in Decatur County, Tennessee Cemetery Records published by the Captain Daniel A. Wesson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Parsons, Tennessee, 1984, pp. 279-280.


Griffin, Allie B., Dec. 1, 1872-Oct. 17, 1921, "Wife of W. L. Griffin" (fallen)

Houston, J. P., Jan. 27, 1856-Dec. 30, 1929
Houston, Elnora Jane, Nov. 17, 1859-Dec. 6, 1916
[Alexander noted that they were the parents of Anna M. Roberts]

Roberts, Elnora Frances, Jan. 15, 1907-Apr. 12, 1924

Roberts, James Losson, Apr. 4, 1867-Sept. 13, 1951
Roberts, Anna M., Sept. 27, 1882-July 20, 1950
[Alexander noted that they were the parents of Square Roberts, that the father of James Losson Roberts was Capt. Elijah Roberts who is buried at Averett Cemetery, and that the mother of James Losson Robers is buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery (Mahalia Roberts)].

Young, F. C., Nov. 11, 1866-June 18, 1892, "Brother"

Young, George M., May 11, 1869-May 19, 1869, "Son of Robert & P. Young"

Young, Penelopa, Aug. 6, 1832-Dec. 23, 1909, "Wife of Robert Young"

Young, Robert, Feb. 8, 1820-Dec. 9, 1878 (fallen, out of place)
[footstone is in place; he is buried in the grave just south of Penelopa Roberts]

Young, Reuben Thurston, d. Oct. 9, 1889, "Age 27 Ys & 21 Ds" "Son of Robert & Penelopa Young"


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