The Old Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery Pictures

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The Old Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery
The Old Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery is located at #111 Kenny Bend Road near the Lost Creek
Road intersection north of Rock City community. The Mt. Olivet Church was organized prior to 1841 on
Flippen land. In 1928 the church building was moved to Rock City. This fairly large cemetery appears to have
many more unmarked graves than marked ones. The ground cover Periwinkle offers some protection but
this cemetery does not seem to have had any maintance in many many years.
36-16-44N 86-02-87W

Flippen, A.B. (Armistead Moore) 14 Dec 1770 Va - 8 Jan 1841
Flippen, H.G. (Henry Grant) 20 Nov 1812 - 8 June 1856 s/o A.B.
Ward, Ella Flippen 14 Dec 1838 - 17 Aug 1870 w/o J.B. Ward
Ward, James Barnette 2 Dec 1832 - 18 Nov 1900 (A Mason)*
Ward, John N. son of J.B. & Ella Ward 22 Nov 1864 - 20 Aug 1865*
Ward, Mary E. dau of J.B. & Ida J. Ward 22 Nov 1891 - 30 Nov 1891*
Sayle, J.W. 7 Apr 1836 - 18 Dec 1887*
(Note: J.W. Sayle was Confederate Soldier in H. Co. 4th (Murray's) Cav.)*
Sayle, Tabbie B 23 May 1846 - *
Bates. Mary G.F. 9 Dec 1824 - 27 Jan 1872
Bates. J.H. 3 July 1817 Rome, Tn - 29 Spt 1889, McKinney, Texas
Smith, R.B. 10 Dec 1835 - 16 Dec 1912
Smith, Mary H. 16 Nov 1840 - no death date
Smith, Rufus E. 22 Sept 1900 - 21 Jan 1901
Smith, Maggie S. 1 June 1871 - 11 Feb 1908 wife of L.C.
Smith, Ozella M. 22 Sept 1878 - 14 Jan 1893
Smith, Laura T. 18 Jan 1873 - 28 Feb 1894
Smith, James H. 25 Feb 1861 - 30 Sept 1882 s/o R.B. & M.H.
Owens, Sam M. son of Payton & Jane Owens 1 Feb 1910- 17 Sept 1911*

Names and dates from Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries- South of the Cumberland River Pages 15-16.

* denotes additions or correction by Retta Waggoner Oct 3, 2001.

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