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Crypt of Samuel Billingsley-detail

Of about five mid-19th crypts remaining in the cemetery; this is the only one with a legible engraving. Samuel's brother John (my ancestor) is also reported to have been buried in this cemetery, but I have not found his crypt or stone.
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Location35.64982, -85.12018
File nameCrypt of Samuel Billingsley-detail.jpg
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Smyrna Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA

Notes: 217 Interments, including 54 relatives such as



The cemetery is also known as the "Hutcheson Cemetery". It roughly 10 miles north of Pikeville, Tennessee, and about 3 miles as the crow files (but 12 miles by road) from the Cold Springs community, where many of my Hutcheson relatives lived.

I watched the 2017 full solar solstice in from this cemetery, which is on a hill in the middle of the Sequatchie Valley with views of the mountains of Central Tennessee.

Other Hutchesons and a lot of Kuykendalls are buried about 50 miles to the north in another Smyrna Cemetery, near Cookeville, TN. Cissy Myers' parents are buried about 50 miles to the west in a third Smyrna Cemetery, near Irving College, TN.

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Cemetery Photos

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1Adam Blakeman memorial stone at the Congregation Burying Ground Adam Blakeman memorial stone at the Congregation Burying Ground
This is an external link to the Congregational Burying Ground web page, on the Town of Stratford website.
There is a photo of the large memorial to Adam Blakeman, the town's founder, and a brief story about the erection of the memorial.
 

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