Jacob Brown Cemetery 2003

Jacob Brown Cemetery

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.

Swingle, Evie Bland21 Jun 187706 Aug 1882Daughter of G. W. and E. C. Swingle
Brown, Sary1797[Confusing stone—also bears the date “1800”
**(see note below)]
Brown, Jacob04 Dec 173628 Jun 1785*[Rev. War Veteran]
Brown, J[acob]03 Aug 17619 Aug 18-7[This marker not found in 1958]*[Rev. War Veteran]
Templin, Rebeca08 Feb 179905 May 1851
Templin, Samuel10 Sep 179531 Dec 1852
Swingle, Lou A. 22 Feb 184631 Dec 1878Daughter of B. F. & M. L. Swingle
Swingle, John J. G. 03 Feb 186111 Jan 1898
Swingle, Margaret L.No date26 Nov 1898Aged 76 Yrs. 2 Ms, 15 Ds.
Swingle, B. F. 11 May 181611 May 1911
Ward, Sopia Louisa14 Jan 184220 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.

Additional notes

**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.


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