McDonald Cemetery Granville Highway Pictures

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McDonald Cemetery
The McDonald Cemetery is located off Hwy 53 between Chestnut Mound and Granville
on the east side of road on the farm of John Austin at #13 Austin Lane.
36-13-76N 85-48-99W

Apple, John S. 14 Oct 1847 - 4 Sep 1916
Apple, Celia 11 June 1851 - 16 Nov 1925
McDonald, Sarah G. 8 Aug 1842 - 11 Jun 1909
McDonald, William M. 12 Feb 1840 - 9 Mar 1920
McDonald, Clarkie A. 15 Mar 1873 - 10 Oct 1918
(Note: Above 3 McDonald grave enclosed by concrete block wall about 20 years ago.)
Glover, Vallie 17 Apr 1880 --
Glover, Robert 15 Jul 1876 - 30 Jan 1923
Apple, Ida w/o H.M.Apple 29 Aug 1882 - 12 Jun 1914
(Note: Above Apple stone is listed in error in the Smith Co. Cemetery book as H.M.
Apple.We found another piece of the broken stone which shows it was Ida W/O H.M.)
Mr. Austin states there are two children of Edgar McDonald buried here
that many years ago had a wood fence around them. He also stated that
about 50 years ago a lady was shipped from Califorina and buried here.
Her grave was not marked and no one has ever came to visit her grave.

Listed in Smith County Cemeteries - South of the Cumberland River on Page
233. There is a interesting history and photos of this family in the Smith
County History on Page 607.


After discovering the previously unknown burial place for their grandmother/greatgrandmother (Ida Apple) in
these cemetery photos, relatives from Texas and New Mexico came to this cemetery and placed a new stone.
The old stone was broken in three pieces which caused it to be transcribed wrong in the cemetery book.
See next photo.


We put this broken stone together for a photograph.


"The Viewing of Celia Apple"
This picture from the collection of Shara Hatcher.


John Austin and Retta Waggoner reading stones in the McDonald enclosure.

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