Information was supplied by Farris Moore Broyles, which located the burial ground and also by a descendant of Solomon Garber. Deed research confirmed that Solomon Garber owned the subject area using metes & bounds and an overlay to the current tax map.
Another unconfirmed note suggests that a couple members of the Brubaker family may be buried there. The Joseph Brubaker 451 acre parcel had a small shared property line with the Garber tract. No other evidence has been found to support this, however.
A physical inspection in 2015 found no markers or planted fieldstones. The area was not completely overgrown, however, enough growth existed to hide any visible depressions.
LOCATION –Off John Carson Road about ½ mile from the intersection of Old Stagecoach Road. It is under a very large oak tree on a hill by a fence line on the left side of the road heading south. The area is on the old John Carson Farm between Leesburg and Bowmantown, Tennessee. It is on the northwestern corner of Washington County tax parcel 066-017.00
GPS Location: +36° 16.910, -82° 34.080
Deed Book 34, Page 392 (1854) – Solomon Garber to John R. Carson
Deed Book 34, Page 60 (1853) – Joseph Brubaker to Drury Morrow – 451 acres. This parcel was west of John Carson (also known as Morelock) Road.
BURIALS – Unknown. All the tombstones have been removed many years ago. Approximately 10 graves were found.
From the descendant – Solomon Garber born 1785 and died unknown. This has not been confirmed by any other source. An unsourced and unconfirmed note suggests that Solomon’s dates were 1808 to 1854.
Another unsourced note – “….and two Brubakers…..” No other evidence has been found to support these two burials.
Surveyed, transcribed and donated to the Washington County TNGen Web October 2015 by Betty Jane Hylton, and updated by Gordon M Edwards, members 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.