Bailey (Feildon) View 001 (3B)

Washington County, Tennessee Tombstone Inscriptions by Charles M. Bennett and the Watauga Association of Genealogists. Information used with the permission of Lorraine Bennett Rae.

From volume 2, page 277 – entry WCCL

BAILEY – Located in Embreeville, Tenn, 12 miles SE of Jonesboro. Established about 1875 by William P. Bailey.”

This burial ground is quite well kept and is still active for immediate family members. It is tucked up on a hillside and not readily visible from any roadway.

The name “William P. Bailey” has not been specifically tied to this burial ground. The distance from Jonesborough is correct. The first Bailey to own this property was Fieldon Bailey, whose grandfather was a William Bailey. No further name connection has been made. This burial ground was clearly established at the time the WPA prepared the WCCL. The difference in the establishment year has not been determined. Also, no deeds have been found for a “William P. Bailey” anywhere in the subject district.

LOCATION – 4629 Highway 81 South in the Embreeville community. Slightly south of the Beals/Tucker burial ground in the same community.

GPS Location: +36° 09.900, -82° 26.510

NameBirth dateDeath dateComments
Bailey, Arnold Lee19282011F/H Marker
Bailey, Bessie Tipton15 Feb 189618 Oct 1992Shares marker with Samuel C. Bailey
Bailey, Della Jean02 Oct 194218 Feb 1947Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven
Bailey, Fieldon J.18971970F/H Marker
Bailey, Hubert01 Apr 192019 Apr 2002TEC5 US Army WWII
Bailey, Isaac[19 Mar] 1907[26 Jan] 1946
Bailey, Oscar[11 Mar 1916][17 May 1937]Death Cert #15116 – No Marker
Bailey, Samuel C[olumbus]10 Jun 189220 Jun 1949Shares marker with Bessie T. Bailey
Bailey, Infant Son[1 Dec 1930][1 Dec 1930]Death Cert #29597 – No Marker
Carrell, Estella B[ailey]24 Feb 192213 Feb 1994
Carroll, Larry David19431980
Garland, Della [Biggs][3 Feb] 1898[13 Jun 1944]
Garland, David Henry1881[20 Aug] 1948F/H Marker
Nicholson, Helen B[ailey]19261965F/H Marker
Nicholson, John D.19221965F/H Marker
Nicholson, John D. Jr06 Nov 194601 Nov 1973SGT US Army Vietnam
Nicholson, Norman19511965F/H Marker
Wells, Lillian B[ailey][5 Jun] 1900[6 Sep] 1993F/H Marker
Whitson, Charles, Jr17 Mar 192522 Mar 1972PVT US Army WWII
LesterMarble Slab
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DEEDS – No deeds specifically call out metes and bounds for a burial ground. A few have a call or two mentioning the graveyard. The deeds mentioned here cover the parcels that would include where the burial ground is situated.

Deed Book 167, Page 191 (1910) – Amanda Beals receives her share of the W. N. Beals partition.

Deed Book 180, Page 429 (1929) – Amanda adds her husband, Fieldon Bailey, as joint owner. Amanda and Fieldon were married about 1921.

Deed Book 188, Page 359 (1931) – Fieldon Bailey to his brother, Samuel. This deed is the first to mention and except a graveyard, and was for only a portion of the entire tract. Technically, Fieldon and Amanda retained ownership of the burial ground.

There have been a few partitions and conveyances since, however the subject graveyard has remained in the Bailey family to this day.

BURIALS – The first known burial was that of a premature child of Samuel and Bessie Bailey. This child died in 1930. There are several unmarked graves.

Bailey (Fieldon) Cemetery 2015

Bailey (Fieldon) Cemetery

Researched, surveyed, transcribed, and donated to the Washington County TNGen Web September 2015 by Gordon M. Edwards, member of the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee.

Copyrighted 2015 by the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee. No part of this work may be copied without written permission from the Cemetery Survey Team.

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