|Cemeteries of Henry County Tennessee
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|From Paris court square, take 79 East toward Dover approximately 15 and 1/2 miles to Bridgeview Road.
Turn right (South) on Bridgeview Road then right (Southwest) on Scenic Drive. Turn right (West) on Eagle Creek Spur, left (South) on
Golf Course Lane, then left (East) on the TVA access road. The cemetery will be about 200 feet up the road on your left.
Access to Golf Course Lane from 79 is gated off.
Travel time from Paris Court Square is approximately 20-25 minutes.
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|The Bradford Cemetery is located on a TVA access road East of the present day golf course. It appears to be
currently well maintained despite its age. It is sad to learn that this cemetery seems to house quite a number graves that were not
marked and whose locations and identities are forgotten and will likely never be learned.
The namesake for the cemetery seems to be the Crawford family, although current records place a Mr. Marion Griffin as the cemetery's first grave. It can be surmised that there are a few possibly older graves of the Bradfords among those unknown graves mentioned. It was this author's knowledge that Crawford Bradford settled on the other side of the river, in Stewart county, when he migrated with David Gray from North Carolina. So the grave being here in Henry county is a bit suspect. We are, nonetheless, glad to see it.
Records contained in the Compendium indicate that there are two unfortunately segregated sections of this cemetery, one being for African American graves and the other for Caucasian. This author has left the division of names in the listing purely for purposes of identification by researchers.
The size of the clearing that the cemetery's stones inhabit is unusually small even for the amount of known graves listed. The authors may plan another expedition out to this cemetery to see if further investigation is needed.
The following is the text found in the Compendium regarding this cemetery:
No location given. (Copied from: The Kentucky Lake Cemetery Relocation Project by Judith Ann Maupin (1975) which says "This cemetery was above elevation, but the access was flooded. It contained 36 white and 55 Negro graves. It was well-kept and monumented. Remain permits were executed on 21 graves in the white section, four of these on persons known to be buried here although the exact location of each was unknown. No information could be obtained on the remaining 15 graves in the white section. Remain permits were executed on 31 graves in the Negro section, 15 on graves of persons whose exact location was not known. Nothing could be learned about the rest. All the graves remained."
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|Earliest birth date: Crawford Bradford, born 25 DEC 1788.||Names listed in Compendium: 51|
|Earliest death date: Mr. Marion Griffin, died 1862.||Names evident on records as of March 25, 2007: 58|
|Prevalent names seen: Ross: 12|
|Photos archived here: 15|
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|Photographs taken March 25, 2007.|
|Bradford, Crawford||007/a||25 Dec 1788||23 Aug 1868|
|Chilcutt, M. F.||1825||1900|
|Chilcutt, W. F.||014||no date||no date||Co. A. 5 Tennessee Inf. C.S.A.; possibly M.F. Chilcutt?|
|Griffin, Mr. Marion||1830||1862||Location Unknown|
|Kendall, Ellen||1850||1920||Location Unknown|
|Key, Mrs. Elizabeth||1827||1901||Location Unknown|
|Key, William||1823||1898||Location Unknown|
|Lemonds, Mary||023/a||1848||28 Mar 1881||wife of G.C.|
|Nairon, ?. Cates||1850||1883|
|Nairon, Mrs. J. C.||1820||1900|
|Oliver, ? (Mrs. George)||1847||1912|
|Robertson, Mr. Dolly||1899||1929||(male)|
|Ross, Dessa E.||033||1881||1977|
|Ross, Dora M.||034||1894||1922|
|Ross, Grover C.||035||1892||1971||1921|
|Ross, Gurnie||036||12 Nov 1918||10 Jan 1999||PFC U.S. Army, World War II|
|Ross, John C.||033||1889||1952|
|Ross, Josh H.||039||1857||1925|
|Ross, Nettie B.||035||1900||1926||1921|
|Ross, Nora I.||042||1867||1909|
|Ross, Mrs. V. H.||1862||1907|
|Williams, Melissa||aged 45 y.|
|African American Section|
|Coleman, Mary Ann||1867||1902||Location Unknown|
|Gray, Annie Mariah||1880||Location Unknown|
|Gray, Ellen||1920||Location Unknown|
|Gray, Hattie||1880||Location Unknown|
|Gray, Infants (2)||Location Unknown, Twins|
|Gray, Infants (4)||Location Unknown|
|Gray, Prince||Location Unknown|
|Pino, Viola May||1909||1932|