Aetna or Walker Cemetery  
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AETNA OR WALKER CEMETERY

Taken from Hickman County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, Book II

This is on the east side of the railroad from the main road to Hohenwald, Tn. from Centerville.  This cemetery covers about a square acre and most of the markers are beyond reading.  There are 75 to 100 unmarked graves.  Above the main cemetery and also to the south of it are family lots.  Read in 1975 by Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Lynn and corrected in 1986 by Rick Westbrooks.  This is also known as the Walker Cemetery.

Baker, Mary L. (Mathis) - November 8, 1864 - May 8, 1888

Baker, W. H. (William) - June 20, 1855 - January 29, 1932 (buried beside George W. and Sarah Thornton Mathis)

Bates, J. C. - July 2, 1900 - February 24, 1916 - "Carl". (Son of Wade Bates, he climbed a tree with his gun which accidentally discharged)  (more Bates Children buried near Carl)

Brown, (first wife of John Wesley Brown)
 Rebecca - August 30, 1916 - October 27, 1918 (child of Mealy Whiteside and Will brown)}
 Wesley - March 4, 1915 - February 26, 1920 (child of Mealy Whiteside and Will Brown)}

Chapman, (D. July 1925 - 2nd husband to Ethel Dunn Haley, sister ot Floyd)

Cooper, (Armelia McClanahan - 1856 - 1914)

(Cumberland, George - unmarked grave)

(Devore, (Jackson Calhoun}
    (Permelia}

Dunn, Charlie D. - January 12, 1934 - October 15, 1934

Dunn, Dorothy, daughter of Homer, April 5, 1927 - April 13, 1928

Dunn, Floyd C. (Coleman) - December 15, 1895 - February 8, 1969

Dunn, Laura B. (Bell Baker) - January 23, 1897 (only date)

Dunn, Lloyd Edward -  TENNESSEE PVT. U.S. ARMY WORLD WAR II, - August 7, 1917 - November 26, 1970 (son of Floyd and Laura, husband of Donna Fitzgerald, Sister to Fletcher)

Gilmer, Sallie - (Love.  Died about 1942 in childbirth and is buried with baby in her arms. Daughter of Quint and Oura A. Love)

Hendley, J. F. (Joe Frank) January 21, 1873 - November 1, 1920 ("Teet")

Hendley, Twins of O. C. (Otto Commodore) and Vesta Lee Breece Henley. Premature boy and girl.

Love, Bertie Westerman - March 27, 1896 - August 16, 1928}
          Ismael M. (Mansfield) - March 26, 1891 - September 16, 1923}

Love, Homer - (son of Quint and Oura A. Love, a concrete marker with no dates

Love, James Houston - August 4, 1852 - May 17, 1928 (husband of Ellena)

Love, Lessie - daughter of Ellena and J. H. Love, no dates

Love, (son of Quint and Oura; got hit with a baseball bat while fighting with another boy.  Marker has a M on it)

Love, Oura A. - November 17, 1880 - May 29, 1934}
          Quint A. - February 12, 1870 - April 28, 1960}

Infant of Harry and Jennie Riley Martin

Mathis, Jake Hugh - April, 1880 - November 27, 1945

Mathis, G. W. - January 24, 1846 - November 9, 1891 }   Parents of Hugh
 Sarah (Thornton) - April 20, 1842 - June 15, 1921}

Mathis, J. P. - November 8, 1866 - April 12, 1907

Melton, Edker Anderson - September 14 or 19, 188?

Pace, Bertie Lee Elizabeth (Register) - March 12, 1873 - August 24, 19??
         (wife of William Edmond Pace)

Pace, Clifford C. - TENNESSEE PFC CO. A 415 INFANTRY WORLD WAR II
 August 8, 1904 - December 11, 1950 (son of Wm. E. and Bertie Lee)

Pace, Leon L. -  May 23, 1902 - January, 19??

Pace William Edmond, - March 16, 1870 - January 18, 1947 (Son of Wm. and Ann)

Pruett, Roena Catherine - February 9, 1897 - January 30, 1918 (probably a sister of Ellena Quin Love)

Walker, Sylvanus - died May 13, 1833 - age 48 years

 Spence's HISTORY OF HICKMAN COUNTY, reprint, p.118, states:  "In 1825 Sylvanus Walker lived near the present site of Etna Furnace . . . P.119 -- "In 1836 Napier (Madison) came with his slaves and many other laborers built a furnace here, and commenced the mining of ore and the manufacture of iron.."  The pig iron from this furnace, which was named Etna Furnace", was carried to the place on Duck River, opposite Shipp's Bend, which has since been known as "Metal Landing"   (A second furnace on the railroad was operated until 1893)

Negro Section - Near Railroad  Parenthesis indicate graves had no stones.  Records given by Sam Montgomery when he was 91.  Further records given by Rick Westbrooks and Mr. Walker Loveless in 1986.

(Carter, Dave - Worked at the furnace. no marker
 Dude - son of Dave and Lethy.  Killed at the mines
 Leathy - wife of Dave Carter.  Worked at the hotel, no marker
 Toad - son of Dave and Leathy Joyce Carter. no marker)

(Joyce, "Grown Son" - son of . Killed at Gordonsburg. no marker
  Henry - worked at furnace. no marker
  Quincy - worked at hotel.  Wife of Henry. no marker)

Lawrence, Mack - CPL. CO. A 12 U.S. CLD  (Came back here from West Tennessee died about 1940)

(McConley, Porter - son-in-law of Henry and Quincy Joyce)

(Parker, Matt - no marker)

(Plummer, Mildred McConley - daughter of Porter and Ophelia Joyce McConley)

(Strowd, Andrew - worked at furnace)

(Totty, Berry - worked at furnace
 Mrs. Anderson Canady - daughter of Berry Totty)

(Washington, Uncle George (married 9/27/1869 - see old marriage records)
          Mariah Grimes - wife of George
           Theodore - son of George and Mariah - no marker
           Uz - called "Uzzie" - sister to George.  Lived at Gordonsburg
           Amanda - no marker)


 
Transcribed From Cemetery Book # 2 by:
United Daughters of The Confederacy; Centerville, TN
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