Located in the northwest quadrant of intersection I-26 and Boones Creek Road, Johnson City, Tennessee. Overgrown with vegetation and all the headstones knocked over. Four markers are embedded in trees. These graves were relocated in 2001 due to construction in the area to the Boones Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery across the road from 143 Bart Green Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee.
NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE COMMENT
Bowman, Ann M. 02 Jul 1832 26 Jul 1881 Wife of Geo. C. Bowman
Bowman, George C. 1832 1898 Bowman, Willie B. 07 Oct 1861 21 May ???? Curtis, Ann R. [No date] Nov 1880 Age 42
Hylton, Jessie C. 09 Apr 1890 31 May 1903 Daughter of Solomon and Mary B [Bowman] Hylton
Hylton, Solomon 20 Sep 1838 19 Feb 1905 [Son of Austin and Rachel Booth Hylton
Unknown 18 Sep 1870 15 Aug 1885 [Broken stone]
Surveyed, transcribed and donated to the Washington County TNGen Web 16 Mar 2001 by George Holley, Margaret Holley and Betty Jane Hylton members of the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee.
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There are approximately 25 to 30 field stones.
Bowman descendants claim that Daniel Bowman b. Nov. 21, 1774, d. April 5, 1835, Age 60y, 7m. 16d is buried in this cemetery.
In May of 1982, Irma Bowman Kitzmiller and Loraine Bennett Rae surveyed this cemetery and found near Solomon Hylton’s marker:
Daniel Bowman who was born the 21st Nov. 1774, died the 5th Apil 1835, age 60y 7m 16d.
This marker was not found March 16, 2001. Daniel Bowman was one of the first preachers at the Knob Creek Church of the Brethren.
From The Brethren Encyclopedia, Philadelphia, PA and Oak Brook, IL, c.1983, v. 1, A-J, p.166:
Bowman, George C., 1832-98, minister. G.C. Bowman was born in Washington Co., NT. He married Anna Hylton in 1860. Elected to the ministry in 1861, he served as elder (ca. 1870ff.) in the area surrounding Boones Creek, TN. He was a member of Annual Conference Standing Committee several times in the 1880s and 1890s. Bowman was remembered as an outstanding preacher and evangelist who drew on a remarkable fund of memorized Scripture in his sermons. BEH
H.R. Holsinger, Tunkers (1901) 295-96, cf. Some Who Led (1912) 164-66; S. Missouri, Arkansas (1964) 32.
Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, 1780-1870 by Goldene Fillers Burgner, Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, SC 19641, c. 1985. p. 165:
December 16, 1869, Solomon Hylton – Mary Crouch – md. 16 December 1869 – L. Bowers, M.G.
The following notice appeared in the A.M. Authority, Johnson City Press, February 7, 2001:
- Chancery Court
- Washington County
- Mary Margaret Bowman, individually and as surviving general partner of the Bowman Family L.P., Ann Bowman Bradley, Julia Bowman, Marylyn Bowman, Lawrence B. Haynes, Anne C. Gaudet, Margaret Anderson, Eloise Carter, individually and as trustee of the testamentary trust created under the last will and testament of William Jackson Carter, Jr., Ann Burleson, individually and as trustee of the testamentary trust created under the last will and testament of William Jackson Carter Jr., William J. Carter III, individually as trustee of the testamentary trust created under the last will and testament of William Jackson Carter, Jr., Robert B. Carter, individually and as trustee of the testamentary trust created under the last will and testament of William Jackson Carter, Jr., and Janice Walker vs. Joe Keefauver, Charles Dyer, Marge Dyer, C.C. Dyer, Jodie Dyer, Wade Carter, James Carter, Patty Reed, Roger Carter, Eloise Carter, Phillip Carter, Jay Carter, Harlie Diehl, Marg Kinchlo, Martha Stuart, Greg Hylton, George A. Bowman, Kathryn Bowman and all the known and unknown heirs of person buried on the subject property; petition for the termination of use of land as cemetery.
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