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
|Name||Birth date||Death date||Comments|
|Bailey, Arnold Lee||1928||2011||F/H Marker|
|Bailey, Bessie Tipton||15 Feb 1896||18 Oct 1992||Shares marker with Samuel C. Bailey|
|Bailey, Della Jean||02 Oct 1942||18 Feb 1947||Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven|
|Bailey, Fieldon J.||1897||1970||F/H Marker|
|Bailey, Hubert||01 Apr 1920||19 Apr 2002||TEC5 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 1892||20 Jun 1949||Shares 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 1922||13 Feb 1994|
|Carroll, Larry David||1943||1980|
|Garland, Della [Biggs]||[3 Feb] 1898||[13 Jun 1944]|
|Garland, David Henry||1881||[20 Aug] 1948||F/H Marker|
|Nicholson, Helen B[ailey]||1926||1965||F/H Marker|
|Nicholson, John D.||1922||1965||F/H Marker|
|Nicholson, John D. Jr||06 Nov 1946||01 Nov 1973||SGT US Army Vietnam|
|Nicholson, Norman||1951||1965||F/H Marker|
|Wells, Lillian B[ailey]||[5 Jun] 1900||[6 Sep] 1993||F/H Marker|
|Whitson, Charles, Jr||17 Mar 1925||22 Mar 1972||PVT US Army WWII|
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.
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.