Gregory Cemetery - Wilmore Lane - Pictures

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Gregory Cemetery
The Gregory Cemetery is located in the Graveltown Community near Pleasant Shade.
This Afro-American cemetery is on Wilmore Lane which turns off Nickojack Road.
GPS 36-21-355N 85-57-800W

Parker,Tinnie -- Apr 1873-3 Feb 1913 W/O Nathon Parker
"Gone but not forgotten."
Gregory, Dock Died 20 Aug 1887
"He was faithful to every duty."
Gregory, Ann Died 10 Feb 1914
"A tender mother and a faithful friend."
Gregory, Pleas 24 Jul 1858-25 Apr 1915
Several graves marked by fieldstones.

Carthage Courier Newspaper-Pleasant Shade Column Apr 29,1915. "Pleas Gregory, a highly respected and
well to do colored citizen, aged about 55 years, died Sunday at Nashville where he had been carried by
Dr. Beasley for an operation. His death was caused by an absess on the lung. The deceased had accumulated
considerable property and was respected by the white people as a man of sterling worth and honesty.
He was a member of the Baptist Church at Good Hope. Burial took place Tuesday at the home of the deceased."

Note: According to the Smith County marriage records:
Pleas Gregory married Laura Payne 2 Sep 1880. Her tombstone markings are probably on
the opposite side of her husband's tombstone which has fallen and too heavy to move.

Listed in Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries-North of the Cumberland River page 147.(1983)
Photographed by John Waggoner Jr. 22 Mar 2007

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