From the Vertical Files, Tennessee Room, Jackson-Madison County Library


Approached from Boon Lane by a dirt field road (on the south side) at 1.4 miles west from the intersection of Boon Lane and Riverside Drive. Situated on the William McCommon land, in a woods area, about .3 mile from Boon Lane, by the field road, on a slight rise among cedar trees about 40 feet south of a pond in an open field. A stream called Hicks Creek on contemporary maps meanders a short distance east of this burial ground. Only one large shaft tombstone sited here (no evidence of others having once been sited here), that of Matthew Tomlin (d.1862) and his second wife, Nancy Tomlin (d. 1863). He was the father of the Hon. John L. H. Tomlin (1826-1905), attorney and a former mayor of Jackson, Tennessee.

[HTML editor's note: The copy of this cemetery in the verticle files is unattributed but the typing is that of Jonathan K. T. Smith. The vertical files contains three polaroids of the shaft marker.]


Aug 9, 1862
Aged 66 yrs.
And I heard voices from heaven saying unto me, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea saith the spirit that they rest from their labors and their works do follow them.
(on west side of tombstone)

Dec. 5, 1863
Aged 56 yrs.
(on east side of tombstone)