Monday, April 9, 2012

Apologize for being gone

I want to apologize for my absence from this blog. Things have been tough for the past two years, money issues among other things, but I don't really want to get into it. I no longer have my personal website where I had posted thousands of photos from cemeteries. What I can do now is post photos to Flickr and here. I am not able to get out as much, but I do have quite the backlog of places I have visited in the past that should keep me going for quite awhile.

I mostly want to apologize to those who posted questions on previous posts that I was not able to answer in a timely fashion. I will attempt to answer them in the following post, but as it has been so long I do not know if it will matter. But I will answer them to the best of my ability anyway.

Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian, MS
Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian, Mississippi
March 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ask questions here

If you have any questions about cemeteries I have visited but have not posted here yet, this is the place to ask the questions or provide additional information. You should not need an account to post a comment.

Thanks for reading!

4/9/12: I have moved this post date in order to bring it up to date.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery, TN

Burial place of William(Willie) Blount, 4th Governor of Tennessee; and Austin Peay IV, the 40th Governor of Tennessee.
Willie Blount was the half-brother of Territorial Governor, William Blount, and served as his private secretary. He served as Governor from 1809 until 1815. He attempted to run for another term in 1827, but lost to Sam Houston.
Austin Peay IV was the only Governor to have died while in office. He served from 1923 until 1927, when failing health took his life. He helped establish the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The college in Clarksville was renamed in his honor in 1929.

The Cemetery at Greenwood was established in 1873 as the first "perpetual care" cemetery in Clarksville. Families from the two older cemeteries, Riverview and Trinity, moved many of their loved ones to the new cemetery. Many of Clarksville's most prominent citizens are buried here, including the two Governors mentioned above, and "Gomer Pyle USMC" actor, Frank Sutton. It is currently the largest cemetery in Clarksville.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Farragut, Knox County, TN

Burial place for the Second Governor of Tennessee, Archibald Roane.Born in Pennsylvania in 1759. Served as Governor between the terms of John Sevier, from 1801 to 1803. Friend of Andrew Jackson, who helped get him elected to Governor. He served under George Washington in the Revolutionary War and was present at Yorktown for the surrender of Cornwallis. He died in 1819 and is buried here, in far west Knox County. Roane County in Tennessee is named for him.
This cemetery is one of the oldest in the area. It was established in 1796 and many of the stones in the areas photographed here are very old and many were hard to read. There is a large marker that notes that this land was given by David and Mary Steel Campbell, who emigrated from Virginia and established the fort here called Campbell's Station.