In the Lamar Community, turn off State Highway 81onto Taylor Bridge Road. Travel 8/10th of a mile. Turn left through a gate at the barn. Go around the barn and bear right through a gate. Continue up the hill to the top. It is between Cherokee Creek and the Nolichuckey River. The cemetery has a chain link fence around it. There are at least 15 fieldstones marking graves and several with no markers.
Thanks to Dave Denis for his work cleaning off this cemetery.
GPS location: 36°12.07 N 082°29.25W; Elevation: 1462 ft.
|NAME||BIRTH DATE||DEATH DATE||COMMENTS|
|Swingle, Evie Bland||21 Jun 1877||06 Aug 1882||Daughter of G. W. and E. C. Swingle|
|Brown, Sary||1797||[Confusing stone—also bears the date “1800”
**(see note below)]
|Brown, Jacob||04 Dec 1736||28 Jun 1785||*[Rev. War Veteran]|
|Brown, J[acob]||03 Aug 1761||9 Aug 18-7||[This marker not found in 1958]*[Rev. War Veteran]|
|Templin, Rebeca||08 Feb 1799||05 May 1851|
|Templin, Samuel||10 Sep 1795||31 Dec 1852|
|Swingle, Lou A.||22 Feb 1846||31 Dec 1878||Daughter of B. F. & M. L. Swingle|
|Swingle, John J. G.||03 Feb 1861||11 Jan 1898|
|Swingle, Margaret L.||No date||26 Nov 1898||Aged 76 Yrs. 2 Ms, 15 Ds.|
|Swingle, B. F.||11 May 1816||11 May 1911|
|Ward, Sopia Louisa||14 Jan 1842||20 Sep 1920||[**(see note below)]|
|May||[No date]||1795||[A child’s grave; there are letters before the date, either “M-1” or M H]|
Down the hill from the fenced cemetery toward Cherokee Creek, is the slave cemetery. Many unmarked graves.
Surveyed, transcribed and donated to the Washington County TNGen Web 2003 by Donna Cox Briggs, Jan Clark, Robert Shell, Chester Willis and Betty Jane Hylton members of the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee.
Copyrighted 2013 by the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee. No part may be copied without written permission from the Cemetery Survey Team.
**Sary Brown–Bible records state that Jacob Brown, II and his wife, Elizabeth had a daughter, Sarah, born March 4, 1794 and died March 25, 1797.
**Louisa Brown, daughter of Bird and Louisa Rebeka Brown, born January 14, 1842 and died September 21, 1923. She was married first to Shelby McDowell Deaderick, who was killed in the Civil War and married second to George C. Ward.
Elizabeth and Jacob Brown were married February 8, 1786 at the home of Ruth Brown, the widow of Jacob Brown, I, by William Clark, J.P.
Jacob Brown, I was married to Ruth Gordon about 1759. She was born August 14, 1740 and died October 9, 1810.
Louisa Rebeka Sevier Brown was the daughter of John Sevier, Jr. and his wife, Sophia Garrette. She married Bird Brown. He was the seventh child and third son of Jacob Brown, II and Elizabeth Bird Brown.
1858. Baby’s grave marked with stones on all sides.
1859. I believe this is the grave of Elizabeth Bird/Byrd Brown, wife of Jacob Brown, II. She was born on January 28, 1769 and died in 1846.
Found in 1958, but not in 2003:
Jacob Brown, II August 3, 1761 – August 23, 1838
Also buried here in unmarked graves (according to Mary McCown’s records):
William Brown, October 9, 1789- ca. 1863, son of Jacob II and Elizabeth
Susan Nelson Brown, wife of William Brown, daughter of George Washington Nelson and Alice Hoss
Bird Brown, October 28, 1801 – March 24, 1886.
*The Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has marked the graves of Jacob Brown, Sr. 8 May 2010 and Jacob Brown, Jr. 2 October 2010.